Saturday, December 24, 2011

Video: How Santa Funk'd up Christmas

One more holiday video: FunkdUpTV Youtube filmed Santa Claus (aka  Sal "Doc Lock" of Groovmekanex and Fresh Dynamix) popping and locking all around San Francisco. Thanks to the folks at Funk'd Up for keeping 2011  full of dance.

Video: Kyle Hanagami & Friends - "Moondance"

Kyle Hanagami is back with smooth moves, performing "Moondance, along with Brandon Dumlao (So You think You Can Dance), Koharu Sugawara, Tanner Clark, and Alessandro Steri. From kylehanagami Youtube.

11th day of Crewmas: 2011 best crew lists from ICONic Boyz, Elektrolytes, and other top crrews

The 11th day of Crewmas asked top dancers from ICONic Boyz, ICONic Girlz, Elektrolytes, Rhythm City, SGBM, In da Clutch, Ven15, 5 Crew Dynasty, and PLAGUE to name their favorite dancers of the year. The nominations (with some photos and film clips) include: ReQuest Crew, Skill Methodz, Vagabonds Crew, U-Min, Chris Brown, Buddha Stretch, IaMmE, New Styles Krew, Choreo Cookies, and Mischief Makers. Go to HouseofCrews Youtube for all the days of Crewmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

NAOTV Episode 7: Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays BBDC! This week's episode is choc full of holiday themed videos. But all of those are after the jump because it would be blasphemy to not feature Lyle Beniga's choreography to "Bait" this week.

You can never go wrong with a Movement Lifestyle artist. Now onward to the Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/whatever other holidays people celebrate spirit! (and other, not exactly holiday related videos)

As usual, you can watch the playlist here or follow me after the jump.

---Other Dope Videos from This Week---

Quick-Christmas Concept 2-Let's get the holiday ball rolling by heading to Norway for Quick Crew's Christmas video. Normally, music box routines are performed by popping crews. Here, Quick puts their own unique spin on it with their unique style.

Mike Song, Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb, and Di "Moon" Zhang-"Christmas Jiggy"- This was a very fun collaboration among three very talented ABDC alumni. Nothing says Christmas quite like pajamas, Santa hats, and dancing to Mariah Carey songs.

Dumbo n Chloe Christmas Freestyles-This was a great year for kid dancers getting exposure. Here we have Dumbo and his 11 year old student Chloe Enriquez freestyling to dubstep. For only training in popping for 6 months, this girl is pretty good.

Unveiled-Pacman's holiday present to his fans includes his signature style of choreography and I.aM.mE's trademarked Brain Banging. Performing alongside him are fellow crew members Millie and Jaja.

Jaja Vankova-"Promise"-Someone just made the naughty list! Jaja flaunts her sexy side in this video. Her rnb choreo is just as good, if not better than, as what we're used to seeing from her. Throw in some comic relief from 747 and her own mother, and you get a great video.

Faboo & Valentina by Tomson-Great production combined with great dancing is the best way for a dance video to get views. This video has just that. Really dope stuff.

Les Twins @ Tunay Ink Dance Studio-Les Twins and Yak Films. Need I say more?

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

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

10th day of Crewmas: Stunt Demos & explanations from Ringmasters, Elektrolytes, Plague, 5 Crew Dynasty

I was hoping that the 10th of Christmas gift of Lords A-leaping would translate into some Crewmas stunt explanation. House of Crews did a really nice job on this one with both visuals and explanations for: Elektrolyte's Tower, Ringmasters' jumps, Plagues's crash dive, and 5 Crew Dynasty's Incredible Hulk. As they say: Don't try this at home. If you missed any of the previous Crewmas videos, you can catch them at HouseofCrews Youtube.

Video: Pacman, Jaja & Emilio (IaMmE) - "Unveiled"

Here's another video designed as a Christmas present for fans: Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb choreographs and dances with IaMmE crewmates Džajna "Jaja" Vaňková and Emilio "Millie" Dosal. This mini-brainbang is called "Unveiled". From Pacman Youtube.

Video: Megan (Fanny Pak) on "Ils Dansent"

From the Megan Lawson Vimeo description: "A shortened version of Ils Dansent episode 7 featuring the choreography of Megan Lawson.Ils Dansent is a Montreal based documentary series chronicling the journey of 10 young male dancers. This program allows viewers to see the creative process of both teacher and student in the world of dance."

Video: Static Noyze's new footage - the road from auditions to rehearsals to ABDC

Static Noyze (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) just released a video showing a lot of new footage that should be interesting to their fans and to crews considering auditioning for the show. It includes clips from their final audition routine vs. different versions of the routine for ABDC's 'regional' show (answering the question of how routines change to take advantage of camera angles), and other rehearsal and backstage footage. From StaticNoyze6TV Youtube.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

9th day of Crewmas= ladies dancing: ReQuest, We Are Heroes, Ven15

Since today's Christmas present is 9 Ladies Dancing, it's no surprise that the Crewmas focus today is on ladies of dance: ReQuest Crew, We are Heroes, and Ven15. The video from HouseofCrews shows older performance footage. The discussion: goals as a girl group and advice for women aspiring to become dancers.

Video from Poreotics 4 year anniversary: dancing, plus interview with Poreotics, Instant Noodles, Moon (IaMmE) & more

Chris Trondsen covered Poreotics' 4 year anniversary party on December 19, 2011 for PacificRimVideoPress. Scenes of the ABDC5 winners dancing are interspersed among interviews with the crew and their friends -- Pac Modern, Instant Noodles, Moon from IaMmE, Toybox, Movement Lifestyle, and others.

Video: Pacman, Moon, & Mike Song - "Christmas Jiggy"

Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Di 'Moon' Zhang (members of IaMmE) join up with Mike Song (Kaba Modern, Kinjaz) for some "Christmas Jiggy". Love the Christmas PJs, Santa hats, awesome dancing, and a camera angle that makes them look slightly elf-ish. From MikeoSong Youtube.

Video: GOP Dance LA-Style workshop

GOP and their dance family (including 787 Crew) have been pushing the hip hop dance community forward in Puerto Rico for years. Here's a recent example: an LA-style workshop class. From GOPDANCE Youtube

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

8th Day of Crewmas: fitness confessions from ReQuest, Phunk Phenomenon, Rhythm City & more

No 8 maids a-milking for the 8th day of Crewmas. Instead, HouseofCrews Youtube presents a discussion on milk and other fitness and diet tips/confessions from ABDC alums from ReQuest Crew, We Are Heroes, Phunk Phenomenon, and Rhythm City, as well as members of SGBM, New Styles Crew and other dance groups.

Video: Steelo's Christmas party (including Beat Freaks and Groovaloos)

The dance community came out to support Steelo's recovery and his family at the recent Steelo 444 fundraiser (read about it here). This new video provides an update on Steelo -- as you can see, he's made major progress since the aneurysm that sidelined his dancing career. The video also includes members of Beat Freaks and Groovaloos at this holiday party.

Here's hoping for continued progress for Steelo in the new year! While the fundraiser was a great success, additional contributions will be helpful in supporting Steelo until he's fully recovered. For more information (and for information about the video of the Steelo 444 event once it's available) go to Thanks for the tip, Joanie and Greg!

Tivo Alert: Bonita (Beat Freaks) on MADE tonight

Bonita, a member of Beat Freaks, is the coach on the episode of MTV's MADE that airs December 21, 2011. Check your local listings. Here's a preview:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Video: Vibes Juniors Competition: Congratulations IDK!

The First Vibes Juniors Competition was held December 17, 2011. First place went to IDK, second place to TM Jr. and Third place to The Organization. Congratulations and hope you audition for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7! Thanks for the links Xerpent!

7th day of Crewmas: hidden talents of ReQuest, ICONic Boyz, Phunk Phenomenon, We Are Heroes

For the seventh day of Crewmas, the HouseofCrews couldn't come up with any swans a-swimming, so they asked crews about their other talents. ReQuest Crew, ICONic Boyz, Phunk Phenomenon, We are Heroes, Ringmasters, SGBM, and others. There's a lot of singers, as well as some strippers, rappers, knitters, jugglers, and an on-command farter (guess which crew!)

Video: Chachi (IamMe) workshop at Planet Funk

Chachi (member of ABDC6 champions IaMmE) taught a workshop at Planet Funk in Houston on December 17, 2011. I find it inspiring how she finds time to help out the next generation of dancers, in addition to the rest of her crazy schedule. From ShawnWellingDance Youtube.

Poreotics talk about ABDC judges, fights, and ideal girls on Threesome Nightly

Poreotics did a long interview with ThreeSome Nightly in December 2011. They answered questions from the fans and from moderators including: their ideal girls, the most rewarding part about performing, why they almost never perform without shades, why they'd like to collaborate with Black Eyed Peas,their biggest influences,  their craziest fight, and what they think about the judges on America's Best Dance Crew. Here's part of the interview; click here to see the sections on ideal girls, biggest influences, and shoutouts to fans. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!

Video: JabbaWockeeZ in the 2011 Hollywood Christmas Parade

JabbaWockeeZ danced at the 2011 Hollywood Christmas Parade, which aired on the Hallmark Movie Channel. The performance is a good indication of why their Las Vegas show MUS.I.C continues to attract large audiences.

Monday, December 19, 2011

6th day of Crewmas: How ReQuest, Ringmasters, We Are Heroes, SGBM relax

Halfway through the 12 days of Crewmas from HouseofCrews Youtube. Instead of 6 geese a-laying, we've got dancers laying around. ABDC alums from ReQuest Crew, Ringmasters, We Are Heroes, as well as members from Super Galactic Beat Manipulators, 5 Crew Dynasty, In Da Clutch, PLAGUE, and New Styles Crew talk about how they kick back. Here's the previous 5 days of Crewmas videos: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

Video: Massive Monkees rehearse for Mezzo Lunatico

Massive Monkees (ABDC Season 4) are still very active in their hometown of Seattle. Here's video from a rehearsal from at for Mezzo Lunatico at Teatro Zinzanni. From Teatro Zinzanni Youtube.

Video: Philippine Allstars at Pinoy Funkin Styles Concert

Here's a new performance from one of the top international crews -- Philippine Allstars. From bgirlbeatch Youtube.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

5th day of Crewmas: all about boy groups - ICONic Boyz, Ringmasters, Elektrolytes

No golden rings for the Fifth Day of Crewmas. Instead -- the golden boys: all-boy crews. There are interviews with performance footage for Elektrolytes, ICONic Boyz, Ringmasters, and 5 Crew Dynasty. If you missed the first 4 days of Crewmas from Youtube, click here to watch: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3,   Day 4

Video: Dtrix tutorial on how to air flare

Got some extra time during your holiday break? Learn to air flare from Domininc 'Dtrix' Sandoval (America's Best Dance Crew judge, member of ABDC3's Quest Crew, So You Think You Can Dance all-star, & Youtube Family member). From VincaniTV Youtube which has a good series of videos teaching basic bboy moves.

Video: Machine Gone Funk at J.U.I.C.E Hip Hop Festival

Machine Gone Funk danced at J.U.I.C.E (Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy) Hip Hop Festival  in September 2011. From BionicSupreme Youtube. Thanks for the tip Brian!