Saturday, January 26, 2013

Video: The girls of Funkdation - "Funkwear"

Here's a fun one choreographed by Lorena Valenzuela (ABDC Season 7's Funkdation Crew) danced by her and fellow Funkdation girls. From Youtube.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Video: Cypher with members of ICONic Boyz, 8 Flavahz, T.O.Y.S. Crew

The recent NRG Project Dance in Atlanta was scene to a cypher that included members of ICONic Boyz (ABDC Season 6), 8 Flavahz (ABDC Season 7) and T.O.Y.S. Crew (a great crew that auditioned but somehow never got picked for the show. From Redpipful Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Brian!

January 27: World of Dance Montreal - Blueprint Cru, Jun & Ricky (Most Wanted Crew), Jet Li (Poreotics)

World of Dance Tour opens 2013 in Montreal on January 27. As always, there will be dozens of crews competing and in exhibition. Some familiar and welcome faces for America's Best Dance Crew fans: Blueprint Cru (ABDC Season 5) will be performing in their first WOD ever. Some ABDC alums who are WOD mainstays that will be there: Jet Li (member of ABDC 5's Poreotics), Jun Quemado and Ricky Cole (members of ABDC Season 7's Mos Wanted Cru).

 If you're in the area, you'll definitely want to make this part of your weekend. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Video: Jabbawockeez and Super Cr3w performance - 25 minutes up close!

It's unusual to find a video of this length and quality of a live performance (albeit with some sound problems). Here's Jabbawockeez live at the new Glorietta Activity Center together with the Super Cr3w in the Philippines.

Video: Rolling Stone Magazine covers FootworKINGz

FreestyleCulture TV has behind the scenes action (including some dancing from a FootworKINGz (ABDC Season 6 ) feature for Rolling Stone Magazine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Video: Poreotics start their high school tour

Poreotics (winners of ABDC Season 5) are visiting high schools around the country. Here's footage from their stop at Temple City High from ChristinaLam615 Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Video: 8 Flavahz - Airport Skrillex

I think I'm going to start hanging out at airports from now on.  It seems whenever dancers have a delayed flights, they bust out into dance.  Check out this routine from 8 Flavahz (ABDC7) and WilldaBeast during their delay at the Atlanta airport.  From beast9688 YouTube.

Video: Sal Bunuelos (Elektrolytes) - "Hit Em With the Chopper"

Sal Bunuelos (member of ABDC 7's Elektrolytes) is back with a number of solo videos, including this freestyle. Check them out at his Salsgroovefactory Youtube channel.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Video: Kid Rainen (Jabbawockeez) battles Mig187

Here's an epic battle between Kid Rainen (member of ABDC Season 1's Jabbawockeez as well as Full Force) against Mig187 (Knucklehead Zoo) at the Tuesday Blend 2 Year anniversary event. From bboylifestyledotcom Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Video: Phunk Phenomenon - "Let's Go"

Phunk Phenomenon, )Americas Best Dance Crew Season 6) dances at their new studio in Peabody, MA. Choreography by Devin Woolridge - a choreographer for Phunk Phenomenon who has competed at Hip Hop International, and has recently choreographed for the Dance Central 3 video game. From KutoDance Youtube

Video: Chachi at Urban Dance Showcase

This video is from a 2012 performance by Chachi Gonzales (ABDC Season 6's IaMmE member) but the video was just released. Thanks Greg!

Congratulations to World of Dance Award winners: Mike Song, 8 Flavahz, Ellen Kim and more!

World of Dance kicked off their 2013 season with their awards to the people and groups that made singular contributions to dance in 2012. Among the winners:
- Mike Song - best male choreographer
- Ellen Kim - best famale choreographer
- Kaelynn Harris - best teen choreographs
- 8 Flavahz - best youth group
- Daniel Cloud Campos - most watched Youtube solo 
- Mike Song and his mother - most watched Youtube group dance
- Redbull BC One - Bboy event of the year
- Bboy Moy - Bboy of the year

We'll fill in the list as we get more information. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

More ICONic Collabs: KK (8Flavahz) feat. Nick Mara

Jersey represent! Here's Nick Mara of the ICONic Boyz dancing to Kaelynn "KK" Gobert-Harris choreo to "Murda Bizness" by iggy azalea from KK's New Jersey workshop several weeks ago. From Kaelynn Harris YouTube.

Video from 2008: Chachi dancing with ICONic Boyz coach GEO

Here's a young Chachi Gonzales (later a member of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE) dancing with Jesse Wade and GEO (member of ABDC Season 1's ICONic and leader of ABDC Season 6's ICONic Boys). Interesting that several years later, the battle for the America's Best Dance Crew title came down to two of the people in this video. From esferaluz Youtube.