Saturday, August 17, 2013

Must-watch video: R16 Bboy Crew Battle World Finals

Amazing footage from YAKFilms -- the 2013 R16 Bboy Crew finals at Battle World in South Korea.

Watch Zendaya's new video "Replay" choreographed by Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew)

Zendaya's new video "Replay" debuted yesterday and already has over a million hits. The excellent choreography was the work of Ian Eastwood (member of ABDC Season 7's Mos Wanted Crew).

Friday, August 16, 2013

Video: Promo for (member of IaMmE)

Di Moon Zhang (member of ABDC Season 6 winners IaMmE) just created his own website -- --and is promoting it with a video. So far the site has his bio and a video, but you can expect new content soon!

TONS of Photos from HHI | LIKE us on Facebook!

Hey guys!  It's been a couple days since I got back from Las Vegas, but I've been nonstop working and dealing with personal issues as of late.  I plan on posting my review[s] in the following days, but in the meantime, you can click here and visit our BRAND NEW Facebook Page!

I took soo many pictures from HHI this year that I decided to start a Facebook Page and post 'em on there.  It's not much right now, but keep checking for more updates- including exclusive content that you won't find here.  So what are you waiting for? Go now!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Video: Academy of Villains at Vidcon

From World of Dance, here's Academy of Villains at this year's Vidcon. Thanks ninjaboi!

PLEASE COMMENT: Which were the all-time 'best' America's Best Dance Crew crews and dancers?

It's been over a year since MTV shut down America's Best Dance Crew. During the years, dozens of crews and hundreds of dancers have been on the MTV show, performed as a group, performed solo, competed at Hip Hop International, World of Dance and elsewhere, competed on other TV shows (America's Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, and others) and been all over Youtube.

The most successful group (at least in terms of $$) has got to be Jabbawockeez. But let's broaden the definition of success. Which groups or dancers have had the greatest impact on the world of dance? Which are you most likely to see 10 years from now? Which (if any) changed your life at least a little?

Please leave some comments or send us an email. If it makes sense, I'll put together some surveys on the topic. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Videos of the Gold Medal winners at Hip Hop International: Rockwell Family, Brotherhood, FLIP, Royal Family

Hip Hop International has released videos of the teams that competed in the Varsity Division at this year's finals. Here's Rockwell Family from Canada -- winner of the adult division.

Click here to watch the performances from Brotherhood (Varsity Division), Flip (Junior Division), and Royal Family (Megacrew).

Videos: This week's SYTYCD Hiphop routines plus a Must-see contemporary dance

The Top 10 show for So You Think You Can Dance featured 2 hiphop routines, though neither were the standouts for the show. That honor goes to a very emotion routine danced by Tucker Knox and SYTYCD Allstar Robert Roldon, who paired up in a moving contemporary dance about two brothers. The number was beautiful for its artistry in choreography and dance, but was personally moving in that it marked the comeback for Robert, who almost died in a car crash in 2012. Watch it here:

The hiphop this week came from a jazzy Christopher Scott routine danced by Hayley and tWitch.

And, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo choreographed for Nico (who was eliminated at the end of the show) and All-star Comfort

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Video: Freestyle from Pacman and Jaja (IaMmE): "First Dates"

Here's a summery free-style from Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Jaja Vankova (both members of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE). From pacman Youtube.

Vote now! Help Ninjaboi win contest to make movie mentored by Jon Chu, Wong Fu Productions, FreddieW

From long-time BBDC reader/reviewer/friend Ninjaboi (aka Paulo:
I recently entered a contest by Wong Fu Productions, FreddieW and Jon M Chu (Director of the Step Up Movies) called "Take Your Shot." Basically, they're working with AT&T to promote the video capabilities of the Galaxy S4. Basically people submitted pitches for a short film that would be shot entirely on a Galaxy S4. I'm lucky enough to say that after 2000 submissions, mine was chosen as one of the Top 50!

This is where you guys come in. They have opened up the Top 50 to public vote. The Top 10 vote getters will be then reviewed by the judges to select a Top 3 to be flown out to LA and be mentored by the three aforementioned film gurus in making this film. Voting Ends August 18th (Sunday) at 9PM EST

Here's my short pitch:
In the Eye of the Cypher by Paulo
A struggling dancer, inspired by footage captured of an epic dance cypher on a phone, begins to document his own training journey, with the goal that one day he will be the one being recorded in the eye of the cypher. His crashes, burns, and ultimate improvement are all captured on his own phone.
I feel like I'm lucky to have gotten this far, but I would love the opportunity to go further. Here's how you can help :)
2)Look for the pitch above
How to easily find me - Click on Name and then scroll down to the P's and look for my name.
3)Vote for my entry!
4)Pass it on to your friends/contacts/groups - every little bit helps!
Fun Fact - of the Top 50, mine is the only one focused on dance!

And that's it! Thank you in advance for all your help :) It really means a lot to me if you guys could vote and pass it on. I promise to let you guys know how it goes!

Monday, August 12, 2013

HHI Finals videos: 3 medallists from New Zealand's Palace Dance Studio: Royal Family, Bubble Gum, Sorority

The Palace Dance Studio in New Zealand amazed the crowds and judges at Hiphop International 2013, winning 3 medals in the finals. Here are the performances. Thanks Tafari!

Royal Family won 1st Place in the MegaCrew division:

Bubblegum won 2nd Place in the Juniors Division:

Sorority won 3rd place in the Varsity Division:

Hiphop International finals results: congratulations Rockwell Family, Royal Family, Brotherhood, FLIP!

Congratulations to all the finalists for this year's Hiphop International! Crews from Canada, New Zealand, Philippines, and Japan dominated the finals. Lil Phunk was the only US crew to end up in the top 5 in any division.  I'll post videos of some of the top dance groups as they become available.

Adult Division:
1. Rockwell Family (Canada) - 8.26
2. Identity (New Zealand) -  8.25
3. Elecoldxhot (Malaysia) - 7.84
4. Philippine Allstars (Philippines) - 7.80
5. F.L.A.T. (Japan) - 7.79
6. Break da Beat (Italy) - 7.70
7. Zerogate (Japan) - 7.55
8. Prestige Dance Crew (New Zealand) - 7.42

MegaCrew Division:
1. Royal Family (New Zealand) - 9.0
2. Praise Team (Canada) - 8.8
3. U.P. Streetdance Club (Philippines) - 8.47
4. La Salle Dance Company - Street (Philippines) - 8.12
5. Academy of Brothers (Australia)- 8.06 
6. No Excape XXL (Netherlands) - 7.86

Varsity Division:
1. Brotherhood (Canada) - 8.17
2. Sol-T-Shine (Japan) - 7.99
3. Sorority (New Zealand) - 7.70
4. Onizawa Ikka (Japan) - 7.42
5. No Chaos Allowed (Netherlands) - 7.40
6. I-Rock (Canada) - 7.32
7. J. B. Star Varsity (Japan) - 7.13

Junior Division:
1. FLIP  (Canada) - 8.55
2. Bubblegum (New Zealand) - 8.24
3. Shinyy-T (Japan) - 8.10
4. J.B. Star Junior (Japan) - 7.89
5. Lil Phunk (USA) - 7.34
6. Next Jr. (Japan) - 6.90

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Video: 'Hip Operation Crew' Teaser | World's Oldest Dance Crew Performs at HHI

As reported yesterday, New Zealand's Hip Operation Crew treated us with a special performance while awaiting the scores for the Mega Crew Division. It was then announced that 'the world's oldest crew' is set to perform on the World Championship stage.  Here's an exclusive sneak-peak:

You can check out the full performance tonight- along with World Championship Finals on the HHI LIVESTREAM at 7:00PM (Pacific Time). On the top right corner of the page is a link for the stream.

Video: HHI '13 - Sorority, RNG, & Mix'd Elements Performances

I wasn't able to get much video- they were much more strict this year about video recording, but here's what I got.  All videos are from the Preliminaries. First is Sorority (New Zealand), followed by RNG (USA), and followed by Mix'd Elements (USA).  Note that RNG didn't wear masks in the semi-finals, and I'm sorry for missing the first 3 seconds of the Mix'd Elements routine. Enjoy!

Catch the Live Stream of Hip-Hop International World Championships later today. For more info, go to