Saturday, October 22, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Lyle Beniga - Murder To Excellence"

Hey! We're going back to LA! Today's KoopaTV takes us back to the Debbie Reynolds Dance Center, where Lyle Beniga dropped some new choreo.

Lyle says that, as a child, he used to train heavily in Sports Karate, which is what Tricking is derived from. He wanted to go back to his roots and blend his past and present. This is what he created:

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Video: Anthony Lee (featuring Law Devera & Pat Lam) - Novacane

Anthony Lee (LXD /Kinjaz/ CADC) has uploaded a new video, featuring the help of Law Devera (Poreotics) and Pat Lam (ArchiTEKS). Apparently this video is dedicated to their "ABN" fam from the Tic Tic Tour in Australia.

P.S. Amazing cameo from Lawrence Kao (Kaba Modern) near the end:

Preview: AXI Episode VI (featuring Jaja of IaMmE)

It looks as though Jaja will finally be making her appearance in the 6th episode of Avengers of Xtreme Illusion (AXI) series. Here's the teaser with a very dark plot:

Video: Carlo Atienza - "Say My Name"

You may recognize Carlo from an early episode of KoopaTV. He has recently uploaded a new piece to his Youtube Channel. Check it out:

Video: Chi-town Finest Breakers and SB (JabbaWockeeZ at WOD San Diego

One more video from World of Dance San Diego 2011: Chi-Town Finest Breakers danced with JabbaWockeeZ' SB, from IMOKDilla Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Dance!

Vote for your favorite KoopaTV Dance Videos of the Week!

Every day, Koopa posts fresh video of some of the freshest dances found on the web. Now, it's your chance to rate those videos and let us know what you think is the best. Each week, we'll post links to that week's KoopaTV.  Watch (or rewatch them) if you want (just click on the video's title), then pick the TWO that you think are the standouts. Voting closes on Monday at midnight. This week's choices:
- Saturday: Firelock and Hurricane, "Bike Shop Lock"
- Sunday: War Machine Crew, "Reclaim your TV"
- Monday: Katalyst, "Do it like a Dude"
- Tuesday: Samath Orm, "Speakerphone"
- Wednesday: Kyle Hanagami, "Carnival 2011"
- Thursday: Kristen Aguinaldo, "Get Me Bodied"
- Friday: Quick Crew, "Second UDC Performance"

Friday, October 21, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Quick Crew - 2nd UDC Performance"

Hallo! We're back to Germany! Today's episode, once again, brings us back to the constant stream of videos pouring out of the Urban Dance Camp & Urban Dance Show Youtube Channels. This time, we focus on Quick Crew, for their second showcase.

Using the theme of martial artists, Quick puts an amazingly creative spin on their already unique style. Even the lone bboy of Quick finally decides to make an appearance! You gotta check this out:

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Video: Brian Puspos - "Phat Raps"

The VybeDance Youtube Channel has started to upload some older videos. One of their latest uploads includes choreo from Brian Puspos:

Upcoming Events: Music Movement Soul

Coming to Pasadena, California this Sunday, October 23rd, is the Music Movement Soul Dance Competition! The event will featuring amazing crews like Poreotics & Remote Kontrol. There will also be guest appearances from many Youtube comedians including Just Kidding Films.

Doors open at 1pm, and the event ends at 10pm. For all the information about this event, visit their website right [Here]. Hope everyone in the area can make it to this!

Video: Kids React to Dubstep

So this isn't technically a dance video but I felt like sharing it with you guys anyways. "Kids React" is a YouTube show that features kids' reactions to viral videos. This episode's viral video is Nonstop's "Pumped Up Kicks | Dubstep", which was featured on this site a while back.

Della Hamby (ASIID) Highlights Reel

Since her appearance with ASIID in America's Best Dance Crew Season 2, Della Hamby has been busy -- dancing with LMFAO, Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey and others; appearing onstage, in TV and videos, and participating in international tours. Here are some highlights:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Get Me Bodied"

Hey! We're headed back to San Diego! Today's episode of KoopaTV us to Studio 429, where Kristen Aguinaldo starred in this fierce concept video.

Featuring the talent of Tracy Seiler, Mariel Martin, Bianca Villar, and many more, this piece shows the power of the female dynamic. But, we can't forget Keone Madrid and Xavier Ramos for the amazing directing!

Subscribe to Kristen's Channel, right [Here]:

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Video: Lil Buck and Victor Kim (Quest) Freestyle

HouseOfCrews recently uploaded a video of Lil Buck (New Styles Krew) and Victor Kim (Quest/Fallen Kings) dancing on a helipad to "Blast Off" by Sonnymoon.

Videos from WOD San Diego: 1st place SGBM; Instant Noodles, Elektrolytes, Acad. of Swag ++

World of Dance San Diego 2011 brought out some of the top local crews. This year's adult winner was Super Galactic Beat Manipulator, and the top youth crew was Fortissimo.
Here's SGBM's performance (from micman Youtube Channel)

Here's Fortissimo, from CFDAcademy Youtube Channel:
Click here for other top performances including Academy of Swag (2nd place adult division), Instant Noodles (performing in exhibition) Elektrolytes, and Elektrolyttlez.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Kyle Hanagami - Carnival 2011"

Hey! We're going back to LA for the Choreographer's Carnival! Today we're focusing on Kyle Hanagami, as he puts out another Carnival set.

Featuring dancers Ian Eastwood, Tony Czar, Brandon Dumlao, Amanda Grind, Candace Brown, and MANY many more, this set has a whole range of style and execution. Subscribe to Kyle's Youtube Channel, [Here], and sit back and enjoy the show:

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Survey Results: "N****s & Parris" this week's most popular KoopaTV Video

Readers voted "N****s  & Parris" their favorite KoopaTV video for the week. Click here for the detailed results. In case you missed it, here's the video:

Poreotics at UF: new revelations and their workshop video (including PerezOverride)

UFAKMonth covered Chad Mayate and Lawrence “Law” Devera (member of ABDC Season 5 Champion Poreotics) during their  visit to University of Florida as part of  Asian Kaleidoscope Month and Filipino American History Month. The story tells the dancers' background histories and some fun facts.

My favorite quote is from Chad: "For me, I hear a song and maybe I’ll do a random move to a word.  I build off that moment and freestyle...For Poreotics, 50 percent is made up by goofing around, doing stupid stuff. We end up saying ‘Wow, that was really funny!’  So we put it in, judge the reaction from the audience.  We want to show our personality. It’s one thing to dance, but to dance and entertain is what we aim for.  We want to create a performance, not just a dancing show.”

Here's video of the workshop. PerezOverride (thanks for the tip!) appears in a plaid shirt at 0:53.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Full-length video of JabbaWockeeZ experience at ABDC Season 6 Finale

JabbaWockeeZ just released a 20 minute video about their return to the America's Best Dance Crew stage at the end of Season 6. It includes some never-before seen interviews, rehearsals, backstage moments, and performance. From thewockeez Youtube.

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Speakerphone"

Hey! We're going to San Diego! Today's KoopaTV takes us to World Of Dance: San Diego, where we find Samath Orm's project.

Samath is a legend in the San Diego dance community. He was part of the 2001 Culture Shock San Diego team along with Anna Sarao, Vanessa Andrada, Sherman Shoate, and many other amazing dancers who have trained many of the SD dancers in the scene today.

This is his exhibition project from World of Dance SD 2011. You may recognize many dancers from 220 such as Anthony Tabucbuc, Dan Surdilla, Kiko James, Justin Arcega, Trai and Kei Tsukamoto (former member). There are also other dancers who aren't from 220 such as Carlos "Momo" Morris, Raul and two kids from breakthrough, Dustin Yu and Vivian Lin.
Huge thanks to Alvinito, for the submission AND the write-up!

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Video: Emilio "Millie" Dosal (IaMmE) - "Hey Sexy Lady"

Emilio recently taught at Houston's own Soundbox Studios. Here's the compilation of the class footage, with his own solo included at the end:

Return of the ABDC Blowups Week 2: Enter now to win!

Back for week 2 of our RETURN OF THE ABDC Blowups.  We're bringing back some of our favorite images -- but you'll have to look CLOSELY! In this contest, we've blown up parts of photos from ABDC Seasons 1-6. All images can be found somewhere on Your task: Name that crew.

Rules: This contest will go on for several weeks, and the person with the highest cumulative number of answers will win a Tshirt, iTunes certificate or other merchandise of his/her choice, worth up to $30. If there is a tie, we will randomly choose the winner. To make it a little harder, we are disabling the comments for the contest posts. Send your answer to; we will NOT confirm whether you have the right answer. Please do not post your answer in on this site or elsewhere -- we want to keep this fair. If I find that you've posted the answer online, you are permanently disqualified from the contest and banned from all comments. Answers for this week's puzzle must be received by midnight October 22, 2011.

Here's this week's image and a clue with VERY DELIBERATELY chosen words:  THEIR AIM IS TRUE.

Video: Poreotics Tic Tic Tour II Part 2

Here is Poreotics' second set from their Tic Tic Tour II show in Melbourne, Australia.

TiVo Alert: JabbaWockeeZ on National Geographic "Brain Games" Oct. 20

JabbaWockeez appear on "Brain Games" on the National Geographic Channel in an episode called “Pay Attention.” They perform "Noize" with a special guest. The next air date is Thursday October 20, 2011 at 5pm ET/PT.

Monday, October 17, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Katalyst"

Hey! We're moving back to LA! Today's episode of KoopaTV brings us to a new all-female crew, by the name of Katalyst.

Led by Hannah Wintrode, these girls really brought "Do It Like A Dude" to life. Not to mention, the shocking change up halfway through the choreography was a great touch! Check it out:

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Answer for Return of The ABDC Blowup Week 1: Instant Noodles

Thanks to everyone who entered Week 1 of our Return of the ABDC Blowup contest. Here's the image you had to puzzle out:
The answer: Instant Noodles -- from MTV's general publicity photo of the crew
 The clue was "3 minutes or less", which is the crew's slogan.  We had 22 correct answers to the challenge. Come back tomorrow for the next blowup -- it's early and anybody (even those who sat out the first week) could win.

Video: Luam "Inside Out"

Here's Luam's take on the song "Inside Out" by Britney Spears:

Results: UK B-boy Champs

Yesterday was the final day of the UK B-boy Championships.
Solo B-Boy Champion: Morris

Popping Champion: Kite
**UPDATE: Here's the video of the final battle.**

And in the main event, Vagabonds defended their crew championship with a win over Jinjo Crew.

More videos will be posted soon!

Freeze Report: World of Dance San Diego

BABDC Contributor Freeze attended World of Dance San Diego this last Saturday, and was kind enough to get us both shoutouts for the website, as well as a write up. Check the shoutouts below, and click through at the bottom of the post to read the full recap, as well as see some pictures.

What’s good BloggingAmericasBestDanceCrew! This is Freeze here recapping what was probably one of the best World of Dance's I’ve been too. They just seem to be getting bigger and better every year!  Of course the moment I got there I blew through my money buying as much stuff as I could and as much as it hurt my wallet it was worth it. I grabbed my seat and got ready for the show to start, Ricky Cole from MWC and Charles Nguyen(Whose Birthday it was) from Poreotics came on to host the Youth Division.
Click here to read the rest of the recap, and view pictures from the event! Thanks Freeze!

Trailer: "Kenya Boys" documentary about auditioning for Kenya's ABDC

According to Indie Wire, "Kenya Boys", an inspiring documentary following a dance troupe from the slums of Nairobi, will be screening at the Hollywood Black Film Festival on October 29, 2011.

Film description: "Five Kenyan high school boys living in the second largest slum in all of Kenya band together as a hip hop dance crew to try and audition for Kenya’s version of ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ inspired reality show. Facing extreme odds, a near fatal car accident, and despite being the youngest dance team, the boys attempt to dance their way to the top.”

Sunday, October 16, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "War Machine Crew"

Hey! Today we're headed down to Minnesota! This episode is dedicated to War Machine Crew, and their entry in the "Reclaim Your TV" campaign.

Their video is part of the Karma Loop TV contest to win $2500, as the week's best video! Vote for them [Here] and show your support!

Big thanks to StrifeTV for uploading this great crew Promotional video!

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Video: Nick DeMoura - New Choreography + Tutorial

So Nick DeMoura just uploaded a new piece to his Youtube Channel, and has included a link in the description to download your own tutorial! Enjoy:

Results: UK B-Boy Champs Day 1

The first day of the UK B-boy championships consisted of the preliminary rounds of the individual bboy and popping battles. The final four dancers from both styles, as well as the bboy crews that qualified will be battling today on the second and final day of the event.

The popping semifinal battles on day two are:

Greenteck vs. Nelson (defending champion)

The individual b-boy semifinal battles are:

Video: Ghost Crew - "Why do you Cry"

Ghost Crew(America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) just posted their dance to "Why Do You Cry" that they performed in the MoveSomething Gospel Dance Competition in 2009. From HoustonGhostCrew Youtube Channel.  Thanks for the tip, Xerpent!

Today: Poreotics workshop at University of Florida

Sorry for the last minute notice on this: Chad and Law (Poreotics) will be holding free workshops at University of Florida as part of Rhythm Defined. Thanks for the tip PerezOverride!

Video: Jerome Esplana Choreography

Jerome Esplana recently uploaded a video showcasing two pieces of his own choreography. First, he performs "U Don't Have to Call" by Usher, followed by his piece to "Hey There Hater". Enjoy!