Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happy National Dance Day!

Today is National Dance Day.  People all over the country are celebrating... including the bay area's Academy of Villains.  Check out this piece choreographed by Percy Agoncillo.  And for more info on NDD, check out the Dizzy Feet Foundation.  From pharside YouTube.

Video: Poreotics - "Clarity"

Our season 5 champs show us how they gear up for EDC in this production to "Clarity" by Zedd.  And if that wasn't ridiculous enough, check out the behind the scenes footage of them in wardrobe.  WOW.  Thanks perezoverride.  From PoreoticsHD & irchadzilla YouTubes.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Video: Lando Wilkins (Mos Wanted Crew) f. SHEstreet: "The 6th from the Left"

A tribute to the letter F, not from Sesame Street but from Lando Wilkins (America's Best Dance Crew's Boxcuttuhz, Mos Wanted Crew). Featured Fs: Flow, Freedom, Freestyle. You decide. Landowilkins Youtube.

Video promo for the Beatdown: performance highlights from Mike Song, Lydia Paek, Hok EKnock

The Beatdown will be held in Toronto on August 12, 2013. The judges include America's Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance alums Mike Song (Kaba Modern), Lydia Paek (Boxcuttuhz), EKnock (Status Quo), Hok Konishi (Quest Crew and SYTYCD), as well as Addy Chan and Mariano. Lydia Paek will also sing at the show. Click here for more info and to buy tickets. Thanks Greg!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Video: Blueprint Cru perform at Hit the Floor

Blueprint Cru (runners up for America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) recently performed for Scion Car Company at Hit The Floor. Good to see they've retained all their originality, humor and precision!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Video: Two hiphop routines on the Top 16 (down to 14) So You Think You Can Dance

The Top 16 So You Think You Can Dance was brutal for animators and hip hop dancers as BluPrint and Mariah were sent home. The hip hop routines of the night were choreographed by Dave Scott with strong compliments for the choreographer and 3 of the dancers. 
First, Malece and Alan had a routine that supposedly involved aliens out to retrieve hiphop from some intergalactic thief (that's one way to explain costume choices):

Next, Makenzie and Paul had a retro 1930s (disguised as 1920s) hiphop routine ostensibly about a photographer trying to get a movie star to act sexy. I wish they'd stop trying to pin concepts to dances and just focus on the skills. Whatever.

Video: Hype on America's Got Talent live NYC show: "I won't dance"

Hype (including a member of Hype 5-0 from America's Best Dance Crew) appeared on the America's Got Talent live show from Radio City Music Hall in New York, on July 23, 2013. They find out tonight if they're moving on to the next round. Here's their performance:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Video: Quest Crew dances with Caravan Palace

In July 2013, members of Quest Crew (winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 3)  got onstage with Caravan Palace during CP's tourdate in Los Angeles for an amusing collaboration.

Video: ABDC regular Koopa's latest routine for E.P.I.C. Motion Dance Company

Many of our long-time readers have been following Koopa (one of our regulars) and his progress as a dancer. I think his latest dance, a piece he taught at E.P.I.C Motion Dance Company, is really impressive -- see for yourself! On KoopaOviasu Youtube.

Video: Vote for Hype on America's Got Talent tonight!

We think that Hype (related to America's Best Dance Crew's Hype 5-0) will be performing on America's Got Talent tonight, on NBC at 9pm ET/PT. Vote for them so they can go to the next round!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Video: Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew) - "Strawberry Bubblegum"

For his 100th Youtube video, Ian Eastwood (member of America's Best Dance Crew's Mos Wanted Crew) choreographs and dances with Ade Willis and Chris Rhodes. Very smooth.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Video: Pharside & Krystal Meraz (Academy of Villains), Emilio Dosal (IaMmE, SYTYCD), Megan Batoon - "What You Gon Do"

The latest from Chris 'Pharside' Jennings (America's Best Dance Crew's Supreme Soul, and founder of Academy of Villains) also features Emilio Dosal (IaMmE) who seems to have recovered nicely from the mishap that knocked him out of this season's So You Think You Can Dance Top 20. Also featured: Krystal Meraz and Megan Batoon. On Pharside Youtube.

Video: Dumbo (Poreotics) with Miniotics - "Crowd Control"

A pas de trois with Dumbo of Poreotics (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) and two of the Miniotics. Thanks for the link Greg!