Spring Break has finally sprung, and the best crews of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew are still on everyone’s hot list. Many of these teams will visit the greater tri-state area for ultra-hot 18+ club events. The first of these awesome evenings is this Sunday, April 5th with season one’s KABA MODERN! The party starts at 7pm at Touch nightclub and if that isn’t enough for you, the team from Kaba Modern will also have a meet and greet for the first 100 guests who purchase their tickets online. Even cooler, buying tickets online will not only get you photo ops but also will get you a 5$ discount off the entrance fee too. More »
When watching the second-to-last episode of ABDC season 3, I became sad. We are one episode away from knowing who America will vote best, but can I really live with no more shows until season 4? I am going to be in ABDC withdrawal! How will I get my fix for Quest Crew and Beat Freaks?
Either of these spectacular teams is game, so right now voting is so important… We know from season one that when you don’t vote (*cough* Kabamodern *cough*) then your team might not have enough support. SO, VOTE! One crew secured a spot for next week’s finale: Beat Freaks As usual, this left the other two teams to compete for a spot: Quest Crew vs. Fly Khicks. More »
Six styling crews are raring to go in this 4th episode of Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew. The movements needed for this week’s competition are based on what is called the Whack Track challenge. The teams will have to rock old school dance crazes in a modern way. Only four of the crews will be safe and move on to next weeks show. More »
We are three episodes into Randy Jackson’s ABDC, and thus far, it has failed to deliver its promise on being the most challenging season. Seven crews are left competing to be the best of the nation, and tonight’s test had the groups dancing to Britney Spears inspired choreography. Assisted by Britney choreographer Andre Fuentes, the first two teams were announced to place for next week’s top five. More »
Welcome back, here is part 2 of the Quest Crew interview! In part 1 of the interview, I asked the boys about what they like to do in their downtime, but before we got the chance to get to Dominic, I had to ask about their favorite video games… Now, here are Dominic’s “hobbies,” in full glory: More »
Last Tuesday, I got the chance to catch up with Quest Crew after the live taping of episode two. If goes without saying that all the members of Quest Crew are extremely talented individuals, but after speaking with them, I can safely add a few things more to the list: hilarious, friendly, humble, fun-loving, down to earth, determined, adorably boyish—okay, I’ll stop there… More »
The show didn’t spare any suspense when it came to naming the first two crews safe for next week’s episode. Fit Test Challenge was this week’s theme, and each team had to incorporate a specific physical mega-move within their routine. The crews chosen for guaranteed placement within next week’s lineup are the ultimate cuties from “Quest Crew” and—a choice that bewilders me—“The Fly Khicks.”
Quest Crew took to the stage with their required movement of Kickboxing, set to a remix of “Let it Rock” by Kevin Rudolph & Lil’ Wayne. Quickly, Quest set the mood with creativity and some freaky moves. I can only say holy snap; did I just see the guys sliding on their heads and then back flipping over their peers? Was that slow motion a stop cam or the guys’ doing? I actually thought it was a special effect and had to rewind it nine times! It was moments like those that saved this routine from being mediocre and kept it at a high level. More »
So as it turns out, Asians are pretty good dancers. Thank you Jabbawockeez and Super Cr3w and all the other Asian crews from the first two seasons of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. You’ve completely dispelled a long, long time standing negative stereotype of Asians and you did it in basically one year. That’s the amazing thing to me. Not that other Asians on other tv shows didn’t have an impact. The combination of Jabba’s greatness and the shear reach of MTV provided a perfect opportunity. Funny, what happens when you categorically dismissed 3.5 billion people’s ability to do something.
Since ABDC has a special significance for Asian media, it has a special significance for Ningin. As you’ve noticed, we’ve expanded our coverage of ABDC with two bloggers writing recaps and commentaries. Ningin blogger, Tiffinie Lee will be covering the show live. They’ll be contests, at least two of them, cuz everyone loves free stuff. Of course, we’ll also have stills and videos of the Asian crews in the show. There’s other stuff we’re still trying to confirm, so just expect more than what I just listed. All of this is neatly presented in our special ABDC microsite which you should bookmark for the next 8 weeks!http://abdc.ningin.com
Make sure to follow the progress of Beat Freaks, Boxcuttuhz, Quest, and Team Millennia with us! More »
What a premiere… In terms of diversity of dancing, this episode had it all, whether it was Latin dance, crumpin’, flexin’ or clogging. While it was refreshing to see new acts, most of them floundered. For those who succeeded in episode one, a solid foundation in hip hop and bboy was key. Stomp and Riverdance may have their places in the dance world, but as far as being America’s Best Dance Crew, few of these specialized dances translated into wide, mainstream appeal. More »
Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew premiered its third season tonight. Again, casting has brought out the most skilled and talented teams. In addition, we saw several different styles new to the show. Several groups stand out as fan favorites who raised the bar, while others have fallen flat. More »