Saturday, September 22, 2012

Interviews at SYTYCD finale Part I: Lil C (on krumping & Tight Eyez), Christopher Scott and Sonia Tayeh

Chris Trondsen talked to dancers, all-stars and choreographers after the So You Think You Can Dance Finale. Here are two of the choreographer interviews:

Lil C talks about not talking on the finale, why he thinks that the right people won the show, the impact of the changes in the show (going to once a week, celebrity judges) on this involvement with the show, his supposed battle with Tight Eyez and Street Kingdom, and how krumping is moving forward and evolving.,

Christopher Scott and Sonia Tayeh talk about their collaboration on a routine for the finale, their opinions of the others' strengths, and their views of the results and who won the show, and season. Scott also talks about his experience of dancing on the stage with tWitch, Comfort, and Cyrus

Video trailer: Ninjaboi's Freaks of the Beat

BABDC contributor Ninjaboi is also an organizer and member of a bboy dance group called Freaks of the Beat. They just released a trailer with solos from the members, including some who have been breaking for less than a week.

Freaks of the Beat | Check Us Out |2012 Trailer from Ninjaboi B on Vimeo.

Friday, September 21, 2012

SYTYCD Finale all-star interviews: tWitch & Allison (getting personal), Comfort, Melanie, Kathryn, Marco

Chris Trondsen interviewed contestants, all-stars, choreographers, judges, and celebrities after the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. Today, we present the all-stars, who talk about returning to help this season, their views on who won, and plans. Click to watch Kathryn and Marco and Melanie.

tWitch and Allison (who are a couple) also joke with Chris about each other's habits on topics like snoring, singing in the shower, and cooking

Comfort also discusses the difference between how SYTYCD presents hiphop vs. the dance form as presented on the streets and competition, as well as how she'd like to have her work viewed.

Flavahz updates: Ti and Tam on Glee, new Vlado footwear ad

Members of 8 Flavahz (ABDC Season 7) are on TV and ads again. Ti and Tam were on the Glee Britney II episode:

And they have a new video ad for Vlado footwear.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD winners and finalists Chehon, Cyrus, Eliana, Tiffany

Chris Trondsen talked to the 4 finalists after the So You Think You Can Dance Finale. Winners Chehon and Eliana talk about what they'll do with the prize money (a pony?) and what the win means for them. They and runners up Cyrus and Tiffany talk about their SYTYCD experiences, longterm plans, and the upcoming tour. In addition, both Eliana and Cyrus express some emotion through some spontaneous moves. Click to watch Tiffany and Cyrus.

BBoy Video of the day: Kid Rainen (Jabbawockeez) - "Foundation to my Life"

Kid Rainen (ABDC Season 1 Jabbawockeez) hits it hard with this inspirational video called "Foundation to my Life: From thewockeez Youtube.

Video: Jet Li (Poreotics) & EVMB - Acrylick Beatbox session

Poreotics dance style is well-suited to beatboxing, as seen in this session with Jet Li and EVMB, sponsored by Acrilick Clothing. From PoreoticsHD Youtube.

Mike + Laura Song on The Ellen Show and their meeting w. Psy

Earlier this month, we had posted [twice] the viral hit of 'Umma' Gangnam Style by Mike Song and his mother, Laura.  Well, here's a video of the two of them recently on the Ellen show, joining the long list of dancers who've appeared on the show via YouTube. 

And check out the backstage interview with the Songs and their encounter with Psy:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hip hop Highlight from SYTYCD finale #2: Cyrus, tWitch, Comfort & Christopher Scott - "Holy Ghost"

The So You Think You Can Dance finale had a tribute montage to hip hop dance, which is somewhat ironic since they only chose one hiphop dancer for their top 20. After the montage, they staged a dance choreographed by Christopher Scott and danced by Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer (the SYTYCD male runner-up for the season), SYTYCD all-stars tWitch and Comfort, and Chris Scott himself.

Hip hop highlight from SYTYCD Finale #3: Top 20 Group Dance - "Tom"

For the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, choreographers Christopher Scott and Sonia Tayeh teamed up to create a hip-hop contempo routine danced to "Tom" for this season's Top 20 dancers.

Hip Hop highlights from SYTYCD Finale #1: Dragon House - "Cryosleep"

The finale of So You Think You Can Dance featured several new performances, including 3 memorable hip hop routines. Here's the new-to-SYTYCD routine called "Cryosleep" from Dragon House. Three members of the crew (including SYTYCD runner-up Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer) auditioned for the show in Atlanta.

Jabbawockeez sell School of Dance DVDs - buy yours today!

ABDC winners Jabbawockeez just released 5 instructional DVDs that teach coordination and balance, syncopation and timing, musicality and rhythm, groove, and flow. The set costs $69.95 ($59.95 if you use the coupon code WOCKEEZ) or you can buy them separately for $19.95 apiece. The Jabbawockeez School of Dance videos are available at Thanks for the link JabbaJake!

This video explains the content for each of the DVDs.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Our survey: What was your favorite So You Think You Can Dance Finale routine?

Join us NOW for SYTYCD Finale live play-by-play!

The Play-Play for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 finale  is now open! Tonight, we rewatch the routines that the judges have dubbed the best of the season. Carly Rae Jepson performs something. And, the winners are revealed. Cmon, TiVo anything else you were thinking about watching -- this one is more interesting.  Join me for play-by-play to hash out the action or join me if you can't watch live or just want some other opinions. The Play-by-Play will be in the comments section of this post.

And, let us know what you think about the show.  Do America get it right?  How would you compare this to other seasons?   

Video: Parris Goebel [ReQuest, Royal Family] - Proudly Odd

Dedicated to the Bold, Brave, & Bizzarre, here's the latest production from Parris Goebel (ABDC 6's ReQuest). At the young age of 20, Parris has already accomplished so much success in her dance career, and it still continues to flourish. The video description notes that the speed of the choreography had not been technically altered in any way.

ISA's Dance tutorial: Feng (Quest) + links to their tutorials from Poreotics, members of IaMmE & Kaba Modern

International Secret Agents TV is running a series of dance tutorials called Step by Step. Number 5 features Feng (member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 3's Quest Crew). Check the videos out -- they are clear and well taught. Previous tutorials: PoreoticsYuri Tag (Kaba Modern),   Moon (IaMmE), Ellen Kim and Aimee Lee Lucas,

Join us tonight for SYTYCD Finale Live Play-by-Play, surveys, and more!

The end is here! Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance Finale, filled with reprises of top performances, and the announcement of the SYTYCD Season 9 favorite dancers.

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have Play-by-play, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  Feel free to comment along with me!
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite performances of the night.
- We'll announce who won our contest to predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancers and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 
So, please join us!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Video: Prestige Dance Crew succeed on New Zealand's Got Talent

Prestige Dance Crew (who competed at 2012 Hip Hop International) were a hit on the current season of New Zealand's Got Talent, making it to the next round.

Josh "Hazmat" Ulep | Matter of Time

Congrats to Hype 50 TV for their 75th video! This time - "Matter of Time" by Lisa Shaw, choreographed by Josh Ulep

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Video: Mike Song (Kaba Modern, Kinjaz) teaches Gangnam Style to his mom

Already viral but worth sharing: Mike Song (member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 1's Kaba Modern and of Kinjaz) taught his mother some Gangnam style dance steps. From MikeOSong Youtube.

SYTYCD choreographers at Performance finale: Chris Scott, Travis Wall, S. Tookey, D. Chaplin

Chris Trondsen interviewed four of the choreographers for the So You Think You Can Dancer Performance finale -- Chris Scott, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, and Dmitry Chaplin. They each talk about the dancers they worked with this week, give opinions on the Final 4 and include some behind-the-scenes insight into the challenges and humor at the rehearsals. Click to watch the interviews with Travis Dmitry and Stacey

Chris Scott talks about  the pressure of choreographing for Cyrus (Glitch and tWitch, his process of choreographing the routine, and how impressed he is with Cyrus's dancing this week.