Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bloopers from IaMmE, Phunk Phenomenon at PHUNK'tion

We've already showed you the highlights from PHUNK'tion with Phunk Phenomenon and IaMmE (click here if you missed it!). Here's the outtakes and funny moments from Chachi and the two ABDC6 crews. From HouseofCrews Youtube..

Video: Redbull Flying Bach

From "1,200 fans packed into the Burgtheatre to watch Red Bull Flying Bach make its debut in Vienna, Austria. The show ended in a standing ovation for Christoph Hagel and the Flying Steps breakdance crew.

Friday, November 11, 2011

NAOTV Episode 1: Loads of Locking

What's poppin' BBDC readers? Actually, a better question would be what's lockin' BBDC readers? The first ever installment of NAOTV is bringing you guys some of the best lockers in the world this week. This was a great week for dance videos in general, but it was especially true for locking videos. And I couldn't just pick one video either. So first, let's head on over to Chinatown in NYC to check out our first pair of lockers: Hurrikane and Firelock.

The reigning Juste Debout locking champions showed off their versatility in dance styles as well as their world class locking abilities. And as always, the Yak Films production quality is top notch. Our next pair of videos feature Hilty and Bosch at Urban Dance Camp. Definitely check these out:

These guys became two of the most popular lockers in the world after their showcase at Red Bull BC One 2005. Their UDC videos definitely show us why.

For more dope dance videos from this week, you can check out this playlist or click on the links below.

---Other dope videos from this week---

Rockwell Family - Hip Hop International 2011 (thanks to YouTuber stephcharbonneaurwf for the submission)

**If you have any submissions for NAOTV, please send them to my YouTube account here.**

That's it for this week's episode of NAOTV! Thanks for reading and watching! - NAO

Video: Mos Wanted Crew - "Avengers" Introduction

This past weekend, World of Dance Tour held it's first ever WOD Boston! One of the most notable themes throughout the event, was Mos Wanted Crew's performance.

Aside from the amazing dancing, this show had a lot of hilarious moments. But, my favorite part had to be the ending freestyles. So dope!

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Video: ICONic Boyz dance in collaboration with Vlado Footwear

ICONic Boyz and Vlado Footwear just released a dance video.

Video: Jaja & Pacman (IaMmE) in PROOV Allstyles battle final

Jaja and Pacman (members of ABDC6's winning crew IaMmE) made it to the All-styles final round at PROOV, a free-style event held at Brown University on November 5, 2011. They lost to A-Boogie (from Slaughter House Family) and Yoyo (NBW Allstars). The event was sponsored by Brown's Ground Breakin' dance group and GR818ERS, a group from LA including Devious (Step Up 4, LXD Season 2). Video from tamtink1 Youtube Channel. Thanks for the tip, Ken!

Video: FootworKINGz at the Federal Bar

FootworKINGz (ABDC Season 6) recently danced at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA. From Princejron Youtube.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Video: Kaba Modern Legacy at University of Virginia

Kaba Modern Legacy performed at the University of Virginia for a concert to raise awareness of breast cancer. From iHarvs Youtube.

Video: Lil' O (Phresh Select) "Dope"

Yak Films recently uploaded a video of Lil' O (Phresh Select) dancing in Brooklyn. Music: "Dope" by Thurz

Rhythm City is back -- new website, new major US show!

We hadn't heard much from Rhythm City (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4) lately. They've returned with a new website -- -- to bring news, videos, photos, etc. The first news: They have a big show called The Takeover in New York on December 23. It is "an off- Broadway-style show that is theatrically staged, with complete stage props, elaborate sets and wardrobe, and energetic performances that will shake New York City." This production builds on their highly successful tour in China this summer, and promises to have all the energy and excitement that Rhythm City showed on ABDC. Tickets go on sale November 11; more info on their website

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In Case U Missed It: Phunk Phenomenon at WOD Boston

ABDC 6's Phunk Phenomenon closed out the show at World of Dance Boston. You may recognize this performance as the opener to the I.aM.PHUNK'tion event at Northeastern University.

Favorite KoopaTV videos of week: "Legends Never Die" & "Ninjas in Paris"

There was a tie for favorite KoopaTV video for the week: Andrew Baterina's "Legends Never Die" and Ellen Kim's "Ninjas in Paris". Click here for the detailed results. In case you missed them, here are the videos:

Video: Funk'd Up TV's "Vanessa Hudgens" and "Hip Hop Bay Allstars"

FunkdupTV Youtube is a reliable source of watchworthy videos of dance from the Bay area. Among my recent favorites are two very different productions: "Vanessa Hudgens" and "Hip Hop Bay Allstars"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 audiitions -- January 2012!

According to Hip Hop International's Facebook page, auditions for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 will be held in January 2012! Cities, dates & locations are being finalized & will be announced soon! Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!  

Enter Return of the ABDC Blowups Week 5 now!

Back for week 5 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 November 12,  2011.

Here's this week's image and a clue with VERY DELIBERATELY chosen words: "On a recent America's Best Dance Crew, they gave some mighty praise."

Video: Toybox at Maxt Out XI

Toybox won first place in the 2011 Major Choreo Division at Maxt Out XI. Here is his performance featuring members of his crew Inside The Box, which competed on the show Live To Dance last year. Bonus points to anyone who can spot any ABDC alumni in the video.

Video: Hazmat (Hype 5-0) and Shasha (Hype Juniors) on Ellen Show

Josh "Hazmat" Ulep of ABDC's Hype 5-0 and Shasha (Hype Jrs.) appeared on the Ellen Show on November 7, 2011. Thanks for the link Eddygris!
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Video: Shaun Evaristo "Throwback: Kpop"

Shaun Evaristo has recently been uploading old dance videos of his onto his YouTube channel. This video is the beginning phases of his work with the Korean pop artist Se7en. The dancers are Jaffar Smith and Sh*t Kingz. Check it out:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Solution to ABDC Blowup Contest Week 4: Vogue Evolution

Thanks to everyone who entered Week 4 of our ABDC Blowup Contest. Vogue Evolution was our mystery crew.  Here is the blowup:
The clue alluded to dipping, which is the signature move for Vogue Evolution. Here is the original photo, from the Martial Arts challenge:
I'm getting concerned about the contest now -- the number of entries is way down and there were only 7 correct answers. I may end this early, in the next week or two, if there isn't more interest and involvement. FYI -- Jai, JabbaJake, and PerezOverride are all tied for the lead. Week 5 of the contest will be posted tomorrow, and I hope you solvers find it more welcoming!  Anyone can still win if the contest continues to the end.  Click here for the contest rules.

In case you missed it: Jaja (IaMmE) with XStyle Team at Russian Dance Kemp

In July 2011, Jaja (member of ABDC6 winning crew IaMmE) performed with Brazil's XStyle Team at Russian Dance Kemp. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Poreotics Turkey-Day Fan Challenge runs monthly fan contests, and the one for November 2011 is designed to get you thankful. Chad's Challenge: Cook or bake something Poreotics Related, like a turkey with sunglasses or spelling out "Poreotics" in mashed potatoes and gravy. Details here.  If you enter, send us a picture too at

Sunday, November 6, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Choreo Cookies CS Showcase 2011"

Hi there! NAO here with today's episode of KoopaTV and a little announcement after the video. Today, we're headed to Los Angeles, where last month Culture Shock hosted its annual Choreographers Showcase. Among the many groups performing in exhibition was Choreo Cookies.

This performance shows us a very different side of Choreo Cookies that we're not used to seeing. See for yourself:

Now for the announcement: after today, KoopaTV is going on hiatus for the rest of the year. For the time being, I will be taking his place, posting the dopest video of the week every Friday evening around 6. You can still submit videos to his YouTube here or mine here. Since I will be posting weekly, submissions must have been posted no earlier than the Friday of the last episode. Thanks to everyone who has watched, commented, and submitted videos to KoopaTV's Dance Clip of the Day so far. He will resume posting daily next year.

Until then, KoopaTV, signing off.

TiVo Alert: Hazmat and Sasha on Ellen

Here's one for the Hypersquad fans out there. Josh Ulep (Hype 5-0, ABDC5), and Sasha (Hype Jrs) have caught attention of Ellen DeGeneres, and will be appearing on her show tomorrow, Monday November 7th. Check you local listings for times! In case you forgot why they caught her eye, here's a reminder: 

Video: Mix'd Elements 2.0 at CS Showcase 2011

The defending USA Hip Hop Dance Championships Silver Medalists Mix'd Elements 2.0 performed at the 2011 Culture Shock Choreographers Showcase. For anyone who has been wanting to see their HHI performance, this appears to be an extended version of it. If that is the case, then in my opinion that silver medal was well deserved. Check it out:

Videos: I.aM.PHUNK'tion

Northeastern University's Kinematix organized a hip hop dance showcase with ABDC 6's I.aM.mE and Phunk Phenomenon as the headlining performers.

Phunk Phenomenon opened the show with their entire company dancing to their own remix of DJ Khaled's "Welcome to My Hood".

I.aM.mE's full crew is finally all back together as they performed their signature "brain bangs" in front of the Northeastern University crowd.

Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!