Saturday, November 5, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: Junior Boogie Judge's Showcase

Hey there! Today's clip takes us to Vancouver, Canada. In this episode of KoopaTV, we head out to the Last One Stands event, the biggest battle in Vancouver. Junior Boogie, one of the judges for the hip hop battles at this event, performs his judge's showcase in front of the Vancouver crowd.

His showcase combines a dope popping flow with some great b-boy footwork, and he transitions between the two styles very smoothly. This is only part of his showcase, which will leave you wanting to see much more. Check it out:

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Video: Jaja Vankova & Emilio Dosal present: "Devil's Contract"

I.aM.mE's Jaja and Millie star in this concept video featuring Jaja's choreography to The Killing Moon by Nouvelle Vague. Jaja's Czech crew Out of Bounds Top have won competitions while performing this piece. Check it out:

Tickets on sale now for Steelo Fundraiser: JabbaWockeeZ, Team ILumimate, Groovaloos, LXD & more

Tickets are now on sale for the December 6 dance fundraiser in Los Angeles to help fellow dancer Richard 'Steelo' Vazquez. Among the performers: JabbaWockeeZ, Team iLuminate, Super Cr3w, Beat Freaks, The LXD, the Groovaloos, Twitch (So You Think You Can Dance), Flomaster of Footwork Fanatix, and Killafornia. Full info on the event, buying tickets and making donations at

As we reported earlier, the event is held to help out Steelo, an exceptional dancer who suffered a brain aneurysm and must now undergo major rehabilitation to restore basic living functions. All proceeds go to raise funds to help with medical costs and support of Steelo's child. Here's a sample of Steelo's earlier work with Groovaloos (who will be performing that night) -- Steelo is wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt. Do yourself and Steelo a favor -- buy a ticket. If you can't go, please make a donation!

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: "Halloween Dubstep"
- Sunday: Andrew Baterina, "Legends Never Die"
- Monday: Ellen Kim, "Ninjas in Paris"
- Tuesday: Brian Tanaka & David Moore, "The Lost Ones"
- Wednesday: Vin Nguyen, "You Ain't Got Nuthin"
- Thursday: "Flow One Three"
- Friday:  CJ Zamani, "Lovestoned"


Friday, November 4, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Lovestoned"

Hallo! Today we're moving it to Germany! This episode of KoopaTV pays a visit to Dance Energy studio, where CJ Zamani filmed this soulful piece.

I'm always a fan of smooth R&B pieces, and CJ's execution was definitely on point! Enjoy the piece:

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Video: Scenes from ICONic Boyz Halloween Party, featuring IaMme & Phunk Phenomenon

ICONic Boyz (ABDC Season 6 Runners-up) started their ICON Dance the Convention Tour with a Halloween party in Parsippany, NJ. Also on the dance floor: Geo Hubela (their teacher and member of ICONic), and fellow ABDC6 alums Phunk Phenomenon and Brandon from IaMmE. For more info on the tour, go to From OFFICIALICONicBoyz Youtube.

Odd news of the day: Police apprehend 'disconcerting' JabbaWockeeZ 'tribute' dancer

From the Huffington Post:  "A mime dancing at an intersection in a Chicago suburb alarmed residents enough for police to be called to the scene Tuesday...The dancer in question was Buffalo Grove resident Sorin Dumitru, 19, originally from Romania, UPI reports. Dumitru said his dancing, and his white gloves and mask, were a tribute to San Diego dance group Jabbawockeez, winner of the first season of "America's Best Dance Crew."

"According to a police report, "Officers located a subject that was performing his pantomime. He was advised that some residents apparently find mimes disconcerting and he agreed to go home." 

Video: Street Kingdom, "My Stees"

Street Kingdom takes to the street in their latest, "My Stees" from WORLDOFDANCETOUR Youtube.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Flow One Three"

Hallo! We're flying all the way out to Holland! Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to the Flow One Three 2011 bboy Jam. One battle, between Seven Commandoz & Body Carnival was especially dope.

Bboy Differ (Korea) & Menno (Holland) represented for Seven Commandoz, but Bgirls Ayumi & Narumi (Japan) held it DOWN for the ladies. Body Carnival is easily one of my favorite Bgirl crews, and this is why:

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Two more We are Heroes video dance tutorials: Ali and Nichelle

The We are Heroes/Sony Biggie tutorial series continues: Nichelle teaches flips and Ali teaches a routine. From WeareHeroesCrew Youtube.

Video: 747 (IaMmE) - "World Wide Choppers"

More awesomeness from Brandon '747' Harrell (member of ABDC 6 winners IaMmE): a workshop demonstration to "World Wide Choppers" taught at Soundbox Studio in Houston. From IaMmECrew Youtube

More from UK Champs: Plague Showcase

The defending World Hip Hop Dance Champions performed a showcase in their home country's UK B-Boy Championships. Here is their performance:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Vinh Nguyen - You Ain't Got Nuthin"

Hey! We're going back to the mL studio! Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to Vinh Nguyen's class, while he had time off of the Mus.I.C. show.

Vinh's control and musicality makes is what really sets him apart from other dancers. Subscribe to his channel, [Here]. Check it out:

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Survey Results: World Order's "2012" this week's most popular KoopaTV Video

Readers voted World Order's "2012" performance their favorite KoopaTV video for the week. Click here for the detailed results. In case you missed it, here's the video:

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Hi guys - I know it's been a while. But I've got news that brought me back for anyone in the Philadelphia Area who likes watching dance. The annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival returns with an impressive lineup of films, including some related to hip hop dance specifically.

First up, tonight at 7pm, is the opening night featuring "Among Bboys," a documentary on the tale of the Hmong bboys. Not only does it talk about the social struggles of this particular minority group, it also highlights how the hip hop movement has positively impacted them. Director Chris Woon will be in attendance at the event, which includes a bboy demonstration. 

Next up, we have a film that strikes me as a combination of Step-Up and Planet Bboy. Saigon Electric tells the tale of hip hop dancers in modern-day Saigon. This film actually premiered back in September on the West Coast, with Poreotics and Kaba Modern being guest stars. Click here to check out the interview with Poreotics on why you should watch this film. This will be aired on Friday night at 9pm, with director Stephane Sauger scheduled to attend.

Finally, in the short films showcase Saturday afternoon, anyone who loves ABDC will see some familiar faces. Steve and Hirano from Quest Crew (ABDC3) and Yuri Tag from Kaba Modern (ABDC1), take the three lead roles in "My Name is Seven," a tale of the shy guy learning some dance moves to get the girl from the alpha male. Here are some clips of Steve and Hirano, Yuri, and Marie Poppins cyphering behind the scenes 

Visit the Film Festival's website at [] to find locations and order tickets. I'll definitely be at these events, so hope to see you there!

In case you missed it: Frost (Supreme Soul) "Krawling"

Antoine "Frost" Troupe (member of ABDC Season 2's Supreme Soul) goes solo to Linkin Park's "Krawling". Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "The Lost Ones"

Hey! We're sticking around Cali! Today's KoopaTV takes us into the creative minds of Bryan Tanaka and David Moore, who created this concept short.

The visual effects combined with the dope dancing really makes this a powerful package. It reminds me of something the LXD would do. Check out Bryan's Youtube Channel, where the vid was posted to see some of his other clips:

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Enter Return of the ABDC Blowup Week 4 now & win!

Back for week 4 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 29, 2011.

Here's this week's image and a clue with VERY DELIBERATELY chosen words: "Party time? We've got the best dip!"

Video: Hiro (We Are Heroes) teaches tut technique

As we reported earlier this week, Sony is partnering with We Are Heroes (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4 winners). The women are promoting Sony Bloggie MP4 cameras by creating video to showcase their competition-winning moves. For the next several Wednesdays, Sonybloggie Youtube channel will feature one of their videos.   

Up now: Hiro demonstrates how to tut, so that viewers can learn and do the moves. Thanks for the link, PerezOverride!

Watch JabbaWockeeZ performance on NatGeo's Brain Games now!

A special JabbaWockeeZ performance was featured in the National Geographic special "Brain Games". Watch it here and let us know how well you performed.

Monday, October 31, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Ninjas In Paris"

Hey! We're moving it back to LA! Today we're visiting Ellen Kim as she records a recent piece in the mL studio.

I'm really feeling the second run-through. You never realize how long a combo is, until it's done all in one shot. Major props to Ellen! Subscribe to her channel for more of her vids, [Here].

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Video: Lando Wilkins @ World Of Dance: San Diego

Here's a new video released from the World of Dance Tour Youtube Channel. This time, we get to see Lando Wilkins, as he performs one of his newer pieces.

Song: What U Doin? - Big Sean

The answer to Return of the ABDC Blowup Week 3: BreakSk8

Thanks to everyone who entered Week 3 of our ABDC Blowup Contest. We had as many entries as in earlier weeks, but only 3 people got it right -- BreakSk8 was our mystery crew. 
Here is the blowup:
 Here is the original photo from America's Best Dance Crew Season 1's Live Finale:
 Week 4 of the contest will be posted tomorrow, and I hope you solvers find it more welcoming!  Anyone can still win!  Click here for the contest rules.

Just Dance Off featuring Quest

The makers of Just Dance are holding the Ultimate Just Dance Off to promote Just Dance 3 and its new "Just Create" feature. The contest pits Victor King (Quest/Fallen Kings) against D-Trix(former Quest Crew member/current ABDC judge) and YouTube celebrity Ryan Higa. You can vote for your favorite dance here after watching their videos.


Victor King:

Ryan Higa:

Video: Chachi (IaMmE) dance outtake for AXI

From the Youtube description: "This is an extended outtake clip of the short film starring Chachi in AXI episode 5. After fighting evil in her conscious world Chachi finds peace in her pasion with a friend during an elaborate dream sequence. This was after the cast had left as Chachi and Ryan were just playing around on set. Her main dance scene will occur in a haunted mansion to be dropped in December."  You can watch the series at and follow its director's tweets at @ShawnWellingAXI

Sunday, October 30, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Legends Never Die"

Hey! We're headed down to Houston, Texas! Today, we're joining Andrew Baterina & Homegrown for a new video, inspired by all the leaders and musicians that Andrew looked up to, throughout his childhood.

Andrew has even said that Aaliyah was the artist that first made him fall in love with R&B music, making this video all the more special. Subscribe to his channel for some more high quality releases, [Here]. Sit back and enjoy:

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Video: StreetQuest @ Collaboration 2011

Street Kingdom recently flew to New Zealand to collaborate with ReQuest Dance Crew. The mixture of Street Kingdom's masterful krumping and ReQuest's patented PolySwag created some dope results. A wider angle video is available here. Or, you can check out this close-up shot. And thanks for the tip, GSupreme!

In Case U Missed It: Kyle Hanagami - Britney Submission

Kyle recently re-uploaded this video submission for the Britney Spears tour. In case you missed it the first time around, here it is again!

MTV Danceathon October 30-31 with We are Heroes

MTV is holding a 24-hour danceathon on October 30-31 for a charity to combat bullying. We Are Heroes (ABDC Season 4 winners) are among the participants. It will be live-streamed at, though it's not clear what time that starts. 

Videos: Instant Noodles at TASA Freestyle

Instant Noodles (ABDC Season 6) were special guests at a dance event held on October 27, 2011 by Rutgers Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA). Here's their routine (from Joshua Cayabyab Vimeo) and their freestyle (from RhythmAddictsTV Youtube). Thanks for the tip, BSG!