Saturday, June 7, 2014

Andrew Baterina - 1998: The Choreography Album

It's here!  SoReal choreographer, Andrew Baterina, (along with some friends) bring to us this new concept of a 'choreography album' entitled, 1998.  From the description, that was the year SoReal was founded in a little garage by Andrew's brother....  Now, it's amazing to see how far the company has come along since.  Enjoy!  From Andrew Baterina YouTube.

Friday, June 6, 2014

SYTYCD hiphop video highlight: allstars Fik-shun, Cyrus & Legacy battle auditioner Kyle

Kyle Taylor auditioned on the June 4 So You Think You Can Dance. After his solo, Nigel Lithgoe suggested that he should be doing some hiphop battling. This set up a fun battle between SYTYCD all-stars Fik-shun , Cyrus, and Legacy. Unfortunately, Kyle will not be going through to the next round.

SYTYCD Hiphop highlight: Marie 'Poppins' audition with Fik-shun

In the So You Think You Can Dance auditions show on June 4, there were 2 instances of the hiphop auditioners working with SYTYCD Allstars. Marie 'Poppins' Bonnevay started out solo, but Fik-shun (winner in last season's SYTYCD) hopped onstage to dance with her. Mary won dance awards at Hiphop International, and was supposed to be a member of We Are Heroes (winner of ABDC Season 4) but had to drop out because of some logistical and timing issues. TV viewers will get to see more of Mary, as she easily made it to the next round on SYTYCD.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance video highlight #2: Jaja Vankova

Will a third member of IaMmE (winners of ABDC Season 6) make it to the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance? Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb made it before he was on ABDC, Emilio Dosal made it last season (but dropped out because of an injury). Is it Jaja Vankova's turn? Her audition in Los Angeles was so powerful that she scored an almost-unheard of standing ovation from the judges and made it directly to the next round.

Tomorrow, we'll post two more hiphop highlights from this week's SYTYCD so stay tuned!

So You Think You Can Dance hiphop video highlight #1: Academy of Villains v. Breaksk8

The two crews facing off against each other this week are Breaksk8 (ABDC Season 1) vs. Academy of Villains (founded by Chris 'Pharside' Jennings of ABDC Season 2' Supreme Soul). You can still vote for your favorite by tweeting #SYTYCDsk8 or #SYTYCDvillains until 8pm EDT on Tuesday June 10.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance Match-up: Breaksk8 vs. Academy of Villains

Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance, there are two crew contenders that should have appeal to America's Best Dance Crew fans: Breaksk8 (ABDC Season 1) vs. Academy of Villains (formed by ABDC Season 2's Supreme Soul member Pharside Jennings, as well as Krystal Meraz). Watch the show, then vote for your favorite either on the SYTYCD website or by texting #sytycdsk8 or #sytycdvillains.

We'll have the video tomorrow when available (as well as a post and video of Jaja Vankova (member of ABDC's IaMmE) who had an amazing krump audition and got a standing ovation from the judges AND a video of a popping battle with SYTYCD allstars Fikshun, Legacy, Cyrus and an auditioner from Wichita.

Unfortunately, Poreotics did not win the popularity battle last week and will not be appearing on the show. 

Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance: watch & support Academy of Villains!

Academy of Villains will be one of the two dance crews featured on the June 4 So You Think You Can Dance audition episode. If you want great hiphop crews to advance, you've got to support them with tweets and on-line votes.  As a reminder of why AoV deserves your support, here's their 1st place performance at the 2014 VIBE XIX competition:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Videos: Elektrolytes - "Not A Bad Thing" & "Drink You Away"

It's been several months since we've seen anything from the championship crew, The Elektrolytes... but it was worth the wait!  Here are the Banuelo Boys - Nico and Sal - with these fun productions to Justin Timberlake's "Not A Bad Thing" and "Drink You Away".  From Elektrolytes Dance crew Youtube.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Must-see Video: ReQuest Crew - "New Kings"

ReQuest Crew (ABDC Season 6) is back and super-intense, dancing to Nicki Minaj's "New Kings". Thanks for the link Tafari!