Saturday, March 19, 2011

New video with ReQuest: Vince Harder's "I Want this Forever"

ReQuest (Hiphop International grand champions and ABDC6 crew) are the featured dancers on this new music video from Vincent Harder called "I Want This Forever".Thanks for the tip, IsMadeofAwesome!

New IaMmE Video: "Bang" (and info on buying their crew shirt)

Most of the older group performances by ABDC6's IaMmE are currently unavailable due to a dispute with Youtube. But, here's a brand new performance called "Bang" on Marvelousmoon Youtube.  The video's description also mentions that IaMmE Tshirts are now available at  Thanks for the tip, LMFAO.

Get to know the ABDC6 Top 10 -- Lots of links for Info and videos

To help you prepare for the new season of America's Best Dance Crew and our next contest, here's a summary of recent links about the crews:

New videos from Fanny Pak!

Fanny Pak is back with two new video on FannyPakTV Youtube. Thanks for the tips, Teldon!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Video: Poreotics - "Hide and Seek" by Afrojack

Our season 5 Champs are at it again... this time to Afrojack's "Hide and Seek".

Don't forget to catch 'em this Sunday on Disney's Shake It Up!

Congratulations to Deon H. -- winner of the ABDC Top 10 Contest!

Thanks to all of you who entered our ABDC Top 10 contest. We had several entries that tied with 5 correct picks. The winner was also the very first entry we received for the contest, sent within one hour of the contest's post. Deon H. correctly identified that 787 Crew, IaMmE, Phunk Phenomenon, ReQuest, and Oceans 11 (aka Eclectic Gentlemen) would be chosen for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6.

In a few days, we'll start a new contest, where you can win prizes for predicting the Top 4 crews in the order of their finish.

Our Discussion Boards and Contact info for ABDC6 crews are now up - fire away!

We've updated our site to include Discussion Boards and contact information (Facebook, Twitter, websites) for each of the crews chosen for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 -- 787 Crew, Eclectic Gentlemen, FootworKingz, IaMmE, Iconic Boyz, Instant Noodles, JAG6ED, Phunk Phenomenon, ReQuest, and Street Kingdom.  You'll find them on the left side of this home page. So, feel free to leave comments here about your favorite crews and/or contact them yourself to congratulate them!

Information and videos for 3 ABDC6 crews: FootworKINGz, Instant Noodles, JAG6ED

Our coverage of the auditions for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 did not include information on 3 of the crews that were chosen. Here's more information and videos for those crews: Footwerkingz, Instant Noodles, and JAG6ED.

-- FootworKINGz appeared on America's Got Talent in 2009. In 2010, the Chicago crew has also performed in exhibition at World of Dance Chicago. They released a DVD called "Take Flight" about their dance style. Members have toured with Madonna and appeared in her "Celebration" video and have numerous other TV and dance events credits. You can follow them at,  FootworkingzTV Youtube and Facebook and Twitter.
-- Instant Noodles is a Los Angeles crew formed in 2003. They've been a force on the West Coast dance scene. Among the places they danced in 2010: World of Dance Pomona. Maxt Out, and  San Diego Best Dance Crew (where they came in third). The crew came in 4th at Hip Hop International 2010 US Finals. They auditioned for ABDC Season 5. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instantnoodlescrew Youtube.

Click here for info and videos of JAG6ED.

Music Video: Strikers All-Stars in The Airborne Toxic Event's "Changing"

Strikers All-Stars (ABDC Season 3) dance front-and-center in this new video called "Changing" from The Airborne Toxic Event. Thanks for the tip, Your Name!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

America's Best Dance Crew Top 10 Crews announced -- here's the list!

America's Best Dance Crew has announced the ten crews who will compete in Season 6. Here's the list, along with the 'official' descriptions. 
787 Crew  -San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hailing from Puerto Rico, this crew is among the fiercest dance crews to hit ABDC. Their fusion of tricks and acrobatics combined with their street finesse and Latin flavor are sure to tear up the dance floor. They take their inspirations from past dance crews, including Jabbawockeez and Kaba Modern, who showed them the real meaning of what it means to be a dance crew.  787 is ready to show everyone how it’s done.

Eclectic Gentlemen -North Hollywood, California
The dancers that make up this crew have taught workshops and toured with musical artists around the world, however, they aspire to reach a higher level — and gain recognition in the dance industry.  With their focus on being clean cut and well dressed, these suave dancers from North Hollywood bring a unique professional style to the stage; they are sure to wow the judges and viewers, and maybe steal a few hearts.  NOTE: This crew was called Oceans 11 at the ABDC6 auditions.

FootworKINGz - Chicago, Illinois
This renowned dance group from Chicago represents the essence of strength, raw talent and extreme energy and power. Their artistic direction comes from Charles “King Charles” Parks and Prince “Prince Jron” Boyd, who have both toured globally with Madonna.  FootworKINGZ bring a dance style to ABDC never seen before. Blink and you may miss their incredibly quick foot movement in unison to music played at 160 bpm. It's hard to believe this ultimate synchronized crew is from two rival battle cliques representing the West and South sides of Chicago who have united to attract attention to their one-of-a-kind Chicago dance style. The Chicago Tribune describes their unique dance style as “part tap, African tribal and breaking,”.
IaMmE  - Houston, Texas
This crew originated in Houston, with members from around the globe, including China and the Czech Republic. Individually, these dancers have an impressive resume including collaborations with past dance crews, performing with Justin Bieber, Fat Joe, Cobra Starship and American Rejects. They are ready to bring their talents and experiences together to be America's Best Dance Crew.

ICONic Boyz English Town, New Jersey
With a member of the crew as young as 10 years old, these boys will be the youngest dancers to ever compete on the “Dance Crew” stage as they hope to impress the crowd with their unique style of hip hop and street jazz. While most young boys take up sports like football, baseball and basketball, this crew has been pursuing dancing.  They may be a bunch of little “Italian boyz” from New Jersey, but they can hang with the best and are not afraid of a fight!

Instant Noodles - Los Angeles, California
Instant Noodles is a crew of five young men whose dance roots and native tongue are in
Taipei, Taiwan but who live in Southern California attending college and entering dance battles whenever there is the opportunity. Sharing not only a country of origin but also a love for dance, the crew aims to inspire future generations of b-boys while remaining true to their craft in building a distinctive and entertaining style that showcases their groundbreaking dance skills. This crew will quickly become an ABDC favorite with their musicality, sense of humor and energetic choreography.

JAG6ED  - Crenshaw, California
From roller skates to jump ropes, past dance crews have proved that nearly anything can be incorporated into hip hop dance as long as it is done with style.  These California girls from Crenshaw, a district in Los Angeles, are a contemporary pole-dance crew, fusing the art of dance with aerial pole work.  The sophisticated six-member crew strives to break the negative image of pole dance and reconstruct it as an art form.

Phunk Phenomenon - Boston, Massachusetts  
Composed of New England's finest male and female dancers, Phunk Phenomenon is a company of unique multi-ethnic and multi-cultural urban artists who create an intriguing blend of modern and traditional dance styles. The end result is a provocative dance performance with a unique synthesis of style and appearance. In addition to fighting for the title of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” Phunk Phenomenon is also fighting to raise awareness for Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare disease that is afflicting the son of the crew’s founder back home in Boston.

ReQuest - Auckland, New Zealand
Flying across the globe from New Zealand, this group of females is riding high as the 2010/11 World Hip Hop Dance Champions.  — whose members are Kiwi, Samoan, Chinese, Maori, Rarotongan, Japanese, Hawaiian and Portuguese — are a melting pot of many cultures.  Though made up of many cultures, this crew is brought together by the culture of hip hop dance and hopes to inspire women around the world to get up and dance. 

Street Kingdom - Los Angeles, California
Tight-Eyez, the group’s founder and co originator of Krump who was featured in the movie RIZE, leads this dynamic crew.  Having experienced rough inner city life in Los Angeles, this dance crew knows the meaning of hardship.  Dance became an outlet and a savior for them as they discovered their passion for Krumping, a highly energetic style characterized by free, expressive and explosive movements.  After overcoming gang life and broken homes, the members of Street Kingdom feel like they have the strength to succeed on the “America’s Best Dance Crew” stage.

Video: new ReQuest performance

From the description on the video, it seems that this set might include part of the routine that ReQuest used for their audition. Thanks for the tip, Rich and ismadeofawesome!

Video: Finger tutting demonstration from Quest's Hok

Hok Konishi (Quest Crew) shows some impromptu finger tutting while on the set for an upcoming LMFAO Party Rock Anthem music video. From hokutoknoishi Youtube Channel.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Video: Mike Song and Victor Kim "Just Chillin"

Mike Song (Kaba Modern) and Victor Kim (Quest Crew) created an impromptu collaboration called "Just Chillin" on MikeOSong Youtube. Thanks for the link, LMFAO!

Poreotics guest star of Disney's Shake it Up on March 20

Poreotics (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 champions) are guest stars on Shake It Up on March 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm ET/PT. Here's backstage footage from the taping. Thanks for the tip, JJChachi and DirtfaceX!

Video: Mos Wanted Cru member collaboration: "Luv Songs"

This video of "Luv Songs" is the first of (hopefully) many collaborations among Mos Wanted Crew members. It was a quick collaboration between Brian Puspos, Jun Quemado, and Ian Eastwood, while Brian and Jun were in Chicago for the Courageous Creators Conference (CCC). 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teldon's Rewatch Review: Season 5 Episode 12 - Champions for Charity -- THE END!

About this series: Teldon is going to watch every episode of America's Best Dance Crew to try and see them with a fresh outlook, judging them on their own merits.  He invites you to join him, rewatching and reviewing the shows. Click here to read his criteria and how he is judging the performances. His only request:  "please keep an open mind through out this look back.  You may surprise yourself and learn to enjoy crews you did not like or see one of your favorites in a new light."

We now come to the Summit of Mt. Awesome as all five champion crews come back to the stage to perform for charity.  Regardless on how we feel about certain crews that won we know this is going to be a great night of dance. Besides anything these crews do tonight will be better then that awful finale we just saw. Watch the episode, then read the Rewatch Review.

Mike Song (Kaba Modern) & Victor Kim (Quest) in Nigahiga video to raise money for Japan disaster relief

Nigahiga's latest video has a serious mission: to raise funds for disaster relief for Japan, The vidoe fea tures Quest's Victor Kim and Kaba Modern's Mike Song. Thanks for the link, JJVirus. Watch it, and help by contributing to

JabbaWockeeZ dance-off in new Ford Explorer ad

JabbaWockeeZ star in an ad/promotion for Ford's new 2011 Explorer, where they have a dance-off using a mix from "Robot Remains". Do-Knock ( who dances with JabbaWockeeZ in MUS.I.C. and is also a member of Super Cr3w) is the eighth member. Thanks for the tip, JabbaJake!  

Monday, March 14, 2011

Teldon's Rewatch Review: Season 5 Episode 11 -- the Finale

About this series: Teldon is going to watch every episode of America's Best Dance Crew to try and see them with a fresh outlook, judging them on their own merits.  He invites you to join him, rewatching and reviewing the shows. Click here to read his criteria and how he is judging the performances. His only request:  "please keep an open mind through out this look back.  You may surprise yourself and learn to enjoy crews you did not like or see one of your favorites in a new light."

Finally we've reached the finale!  Despite what has happened in any season, we always look forward to the amazing routines crews come up with  -- either by region or chosen group -- and when the top two do a duo.  It is just a treat to reward the loyal fan to help end the show.  Too bad that ain't happening this finale.... Watch the episode, then read the Rewatch Review. Tomorrow: Champions for Charity!

Video: Apocalypse audition routine for ABDC Season 6

Apocalypse is a Gainesville, FL crew that auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 in Houston and did well in the the call-back round. They've been informed that they're not being picked for this season, so they posted their audition routine (which they call The Hydrogen Bomb) on WeAreApocalypse Youtube.

Videos: Braun cruZer video ads starring Ronnie (Super Cr3w) and DJ Lean Rock (Floorlords)

Braun cruZer released two news ads, featuring Super Cr3w member Ronnie Abaldonado and Floorlord member DJ Lean Rock. Glad to see advertisers picking up and rewarding hiphop talent!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Teldon's Rewatch Review: Season 5 Episode 10: Hip-Hop Nation & Last Chance Challenge

About this series: Teldon is going to watch every episode of America's Best Dance Crew to try and see them with a fresh outlook, judging them on their own merits.  He invites you to join him, rewatching and reviewing the shows. Click here to read his criteria and how he is judging the performances. His only request:  "please keep an open mind through out this look back.  You may surprise yourself and learn to enjoy crews you did not like or see one of your favorites in a new light."

 Now we have arrived to our top three and you know what that means: time for an extended mix challenge and the always yummy last chance challenge. Which crew will make magic happen tonight and shut everyone up once and for all, like the past four seasons?  Let's find out. Watch the episode, then read the Rewatch Review. Next up: The Live Finale.

Purple Elephant Society in Kollaboration ATL

Jason Cabacungan and Allan Skeene Jr. (Swagger Crew, ABDC5) will be competing with their new choreo team "Purple Elephant Society" at Kollaboration in Atlanta, March 26th.  If you're gonna be there, go out and support them!

Video: Michael Jackson's "Hollywood Tonight" featuring Rino Nakasone

Rino Nakasone (Beat Freaks, Geminiz) dances in the group scene at the end of this Michael Jackson video of "Hollywood Tonight". Thanks for the tip, Martin!

More work from ABDC6's top auditioners: Traffik Jam

Traffik Jam is a crew that made it to callbacks in the Houston ABDC6 auditions. You can follow them on Facebook. Here's their performance at a Black Heritage Festival at East Side Memorial High School in Austin, TX, on March 10th, 2011 on TraffikJamcru Youtube.  They'll be performing at Texas Best Dance Crew on March 25 and World Of Dance Dallas on April 23, 2011