Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ABDC Season 4 Finale... Season 5 Announced!!

America has spoken! Congratulations We Are Heroes!

We Are Heroes is America's Best Dance Crew for Season 4! The first female, non-b boy street dance crew to earn the title literally set the stage on fire with their prior week's performance which earned them the highest number of votes from America and the $100,000 grand prize. Runners up Afroborike also crushed the floor with an incredible performance born from the roots of their sexy Latino style.

All 9 of season 4's crews returned to perform live in Sunday's season finale. After the show there were tears of excitement and sadness from various crew members as they said their final good byes to the ABDC stage. And of course there was an after party sponsored by NIKE! Friends, family, celebrities, dancers, you name em, were catered to an after party event which was held on the Warner Bros studio lot in what seemed to be a New York street scene set of a movie. Nike provided prizes and guests were entertained with music, dancing, food & drinks all night long. We will share photos and video from these last moments on hiphopinternational.com shortly.


Season 4 is a wrap and season 5 has officially been announced! Hip Hop International will continue to cover the details as the new season approaches. If you have a dance crew and would like information on ABDC auditions or the 2010 USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships, log onto www.hiphopinternational.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ABDC 4
Master Mixes Available for ABDC's Semifinals Episode

District 78 posted the master mixes America's Best Dance Crew 4's Decades of Dance and Last Chance Challenges, including the music for the Massive Monkees performance we didn't get to watch.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ABDC 4 - SEASON FINALE
Sunday, September 27th
9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT

If you were to jump in a time-travelin' DeLorean with Michael J. Fox and travel back seven weeks ago, you'd see NOBODY was predicting these crews to meet in the final two. Yep, against all odds, we've got two top underdog crews going head-to-head in the ABDC finale, and we can't wait to find out how this Cinderella story ends.

Of course, it goes without saying that it's still anyone's game. Both We Are Heroes and AfroBorike ripped up the stage last night, and (literally!) set it on fire with their Last Chance performances.

After last night's drama-packed show finally came to an end, the two remaining crews filed off the stage into the garage and breathed a collective sigh of relief. It's official: AfroBorike and We Are Heroes have done all they can do -- and now it's in America's hands to decide who's crowned the winners of Season 4's ABDC.

And as it was pointed out Season 4's America's Best Dance Crew will have at least 3 female members.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ABDC 4 EPISODE # 7
Sunday, September 20th
9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT
"Decades of Dance Challenge"
"Last Chance Challenge"


Only two episodes left before ABDC crowns a champ! And to honor all the amazing dancers (and Dance Crew alumni) who paved the way to Season Four, the final challenge will celebrate great performers of the past! In no particular order, the crews will dance to a master mix of the following songs:

'Decades Of Dance Challenge'
1960s "Sex Machine" - James Brown
1970s "Uprock" - Rock Steady Crew
1980s
"Cold Hearted" - Paula Abdul
1990s "U Make Me Wanna" - Usher
2000s "Love Game" - Lady Gaga

And just a reminder about how the game's played: one crew will be given the boot halfway through the show, then the remaining two will deliver their "Last Chance Challenge" routine in hopes of locking in your vote. Get ready for a do-or-die battle!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

ABDC 4 Episode 6

ABDC 4 EPISODE #6
Sunday, September 13th
7:00pm ET/PT
VMA MEMORABLE MOMENTS WEEK

Get your behind the scenes look from this weeks show. We received great feedback from the remaining crews before and after the show! Also, please feel free to leave comments and questions/remarks you would like us to ask the crews next week.

Backstage with Afroborike after their nights performances...

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Backstage with We Are Heros before their nights performances...
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ABDC 4 EPISODE # 6
Sunday, September 13 th
7:00 PM ET/PT, 6:00 PM CT
VMA MEMORABLE MOMENTS WEEK

For the first time during this season of ABDC, the crews will join together to perform an opening number. On Sunday's VMA Challenge episode, the dancers will honor a legend sorely missed around the world by performing to a master mix of "Smooth Criminal." All week, everyone's been cranking extra hard to make sure they do Michael Jackson justice, so let's hope they give it the white glove treatment!

With the VMAs airing Sunday night at 9pm, America’s Best Dance Crew (airing at 7pm) will rightfully pay tribute to the legendary music showcase by challenging its remaining four crews to get inspired by some of the awards show's most memorable performances. For this special episode of ABDC, each crew will update a classic VMA dance-driven routine.

Episode #6 Song List:

AFROBORIKE "Slave 4 U" Britney Spears
MASSIVE MONKEES "Tearing Up My Heart" *NSYNC
RHYTHM CITY "Wall To Wall" Chris Brown
WE ARE HEROES "Vogue" Madonna

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ABDC 4: VMA MEMORABLE PERFORMNACES WEEK

With the VMAs airing Sunday night at 9pm, America’s Best Dance Crew (airing at 7pm) will rightfully pay tribute to the legendary music showcase by challenging its remaining four crews to get inspired by some of the awards show's most memorable performances. For this special episode of ABDC, each crew will update a classic VMA dance-driven routine, plus kick off the show with an incredible group performance.

Episode 6's song selections:

AFROBORIKE "Slave 4 U" Britney Spears
MASSIVE MONKEES "Tearing Up My Heart" *NSYNC
RHYTHM CITY "Wall To Wall" Chris Brown
WE ARE HEROES "Vogue" Madonna

Backstage interviews after the performance - Episode 5

ABDC 4 EPISODE # 5
Sunday, September 6 th
9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT
DANCE CRAZE CHALLENGE

After the show Layla Kayleigh comments about the crews performances and the sudden loss of Vogue Evolution.
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Afroborike's Alain Lavalle and Josue Torres gives us insight for their upcoming performances. Josue confirms that his crew will NOT imitate and will keep pushing that latin flavor to win the title of America's Best Dance Crew.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ABDC 4 EPISODE # 5
DRESS REHERSAL AUDIENCE WANTED!
TIME: 2:30pm (done by 5:30pm)

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS
**Gate 8 Parking Structure**
6510 Forest Lawn Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
**see meeting place below**

REHEARSAL: For those of you that didn't get tickets to the real show, this is a special opportunity to see the rehearsal. You will see all the crews perform. The rehearsal starts 3:00pm sharp and will end at approximately 5:30pm. Please arrive as close to the call time as possible so you can park, make it thru security and be seated. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE SHOW IF YOU COME TO REHEARSAL

AGE: EVERYONE MUST HAVE AN I.D. TO ATTEND THE SHOW! You and your guests must be at least 16 years old and have a valid state or government issued ID, passport or high school ID to attend the show. No Exceptions!

PARKING: FREE AUDIENCE PARKING IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF FORREST LAWN DRIVE AND GATE 8. ***DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN GATE*** PARK IN THE PARKING STRUCTURE NEAR THE MOUNTAINS. YOU WILL SEE A BIG 1iota SIGN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET POINTING TO THE CORRECT GARAGE. THE GARAGE WILL OPEN AT 2PM.

MEETING PLACE: AFTER PARKING, GO TO LEVEL 2 AND FIND THE 1IOTA CHECK-IN TABLE. YOU WILL GET YOUR WRISTBAND THERE.

DRESS: DO NOT WEAR WHITE SHIRTS!!!! MAKE SURE YOUR GUESTS DO NOT WEAR WHITE EITHER. IT MIGHT CAUSE YOU TO BE TURNED AWAY! We ask that everyone dress like you are going out to a club and try to wear bright colors. Do not wear any baseball hats, elaborate patterns or large logos, as they are not camera-friendly.

PERSONAL ITEMS: NO CELL PHONES will be allowed in the studio during this live show. No cameras or recorders.

SECURITY: Please be aware that all audience members will go through a metal detector upon entering the studio. Please downsize any purses or bags you are bringing with you.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

* No food or alcohol will be served.
* 1iota Audience check-in will open at 2:30pm and close at 3:30pm sharp. Allow extra time for traffic, parking, security and checking in.

BASIC GUIDELINES:
* No compensation (other than a great time) is provided.
* No autograph seeking or photography is permitted. No cameras.
* No wandering into any restricted areas. (You will be shown where you need to be.)
* You must adhere to the designated dress code.
ABDC 4 EPISODE # 5
Sunday, September 6 th
9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT
DANCE CRAZE CHALLENGE

ABDC stage change: the human springboard.

Yep, for one week only, the Dance Crew stage will be outfitted with a giant trampoline for all the crews to use as they please! Layla Kayleigh broke the news to the final five squads at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, so they could start practicing their high-jumps.

For their challenge this week, the crews will be incorporating the latest dance crazes (think updated Cabbage Patch) into their routines. And in addition to mastering their moves -- and giving 'em their own perosnal spin -- they'll also need to incorporate that big ol' trampoline ... without falling flat on their faces. Take a look at the songs and challenges assigned to each ABDCrew.

AFROBORIKE - "Swag Surfin" Fast Life Yungstaz
MASSIVE MONKEES - "Do The Ricky Bobby" B-Hamp
RHYTHM CITY - "You're A Jerk" New Boys
WE ARE HEROES - "Stanky Legg" GS Boys
VOGUE EVOLUTION - "Halle Berry" Hurricane Chris

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ABDC 4: Bollywood Songs and Challenges

ABDC 4 EPISODE # 4
Sunday, August 30th
9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT
BOLLYWOOD CHALLENGE

MTV has announced the song choices and specific challenges for the
Bollywood Challenge during ABDC Week 4:

Song List and Challenges for Episode 4:

This week's dance challenge should excite everyone, as our six remaining crews will be tested in the art of Bollywood dance! With the incredible success of Slumdog Millionaire, Bollywood, its music and its dances have captivated America. Each crew will be given a Bollywood accented hip-hop track and be expected to perform their routine incorporating a specified move from the lexicon of Indian Dance. Here are this week's crew songs and challenges:

RHYTHM CITY "Jai Ho" A.R. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls
Challenge: BHARATA NATYUM - The movements are ample and precise, always symmetrical. The technical vocabulary comprises jumps, spins and balanced attitudes. This style has a lot of bending, squatting and large arm movements.

WE ARE HEROES - "Arab Money" Busta Rhymes & Ron Brownz
Challenge: GIDDHA - Performed in a circle, Giddha consists of clapping and often becomes a friendly battle between two people trying to out do each other, with a story. This style is performed by women only and is considered the female version of Bhangra.

AFROBORIKE - "Dance Bailalo" Kat De Luna
Challenge: KATHAK - Kathak performers are noted for their fast turns and stomping footwork, whose rhythms, exaggerated by ankle bells, develop into complex metrical sequences. Kind of like tap dance, but without the shoes.

VOGUE EVOLUTION - "Calabria 2008" Enur
Challenge: RAJASTHANI - Rajasthani Dance comes from the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a folk style performed during Indian celebrations. The style is fluid with swaying movements, hand gestures and small hip movements. Women generally perform this in a circle wearing brightly colored veils and skirts flaring out as they twirl in circles.

MASSIVE MONKEES - "Bang" Rye Rye Ft. M.I.A.
Challenge: BHANGRA - Bhangra is considered to be the most energetic dance style of India. The movement requires lot of athleticism. Bhangra is somewhat graceful, but the moves are large and powerful. It’s a very masculine form of dance.

BEAT YA FEET KINGS - "So Fine" Sean Paul
Challenge: GARBA - People dance around the center, bending sideways at every step, their arms making sweeping gestures, each movement ending in a clap. Formation changes, switching partners and barrel turns make a diverse and difficult Garba.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Martial Arts Challenge on ABDC

Martial Arts Challenge
Sunday, August 23
9:00 PM ET/PT, 8:00 PM CT
MTV



MTV has announced the song choices and specific challenges for the
Martial Arts Challenge during ABDC Week 3:

Song List for Episode 3:

AFROBORIKE: "I Know You Want Me" (Pitbull) - Capoiera
BEAT YA FEET KINGS: "Chillin" (Wale) - Tae Kwon Do
MASSIVE MONKEES: "Bounce" (Masterkraft ft. N.O.R.E) - Extreme Martial Arts
RHYTHM CITY: "LaLaLa" (LMFAO) - Muay Thai
SOUTHERN MOVEMENT: "Ugly" (Bubba Sparxxx) - Kali
VOGUE EVOLUTION: "Work" (Ciara) - Shaolin Kung Foo
WE ARE HEROES: "Starstruck" (3OH!3) - Karate

Song links for ABDC Week 3 - Martial Arts Challenge
PureTVNet has the Itunes links up for the songs in the Martial Arts challenge.
These are the originals and not master mixes.

http://www.puretvnet.com/2009/08/19/abdc-season-4-week-3-music/

Monday, August 3, 2009

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Adult Division Finals - Complete Scores

The official final standings for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, Adult Division Finals are as follows:

  1. R.A.F. CREW (France): 8.57
  2. NEUTRAL ZONE ADULTS (Mexico): 8.47
  3. JOYCE & THE BOYS (Singapore): 8.45
  4. PHILIPPINE ALLSTARS (Philippines): 8.35
  5. PHYSICAL FUNK (Germany): 8.31
  6. ROCK 8 COLLABO (Canada): 8.30
  7. POREOTICS (United States): 8.29
  8. SWEET & SOUR (New Zealand): 8.12
  9. SOREAL CRU (United States): 8.07
  10. TMC (New Zealand): 7.66
  11. KABA MODERN (United States): 7.42
  12. BLACK SOUL COMPANY (Mexico): 7.30
  13. STREET4ONE (The Netherlands): 6.72

Congratulations to every amazing crew!

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Varsity Division Finals - Complete Scores

The official final standings for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, Varsity Division Finals are as follows:

  1. REQUEST (New Zealand): 8.57
  2. IRRATIK (Canada): 8.57
  3. KANA BOON!: (Japan): 8.06
  4. FUNK BEYOND CONTROL (United States): 7.90
  5. UNDERCOVER (France): 7.78
  6. DZIAH 2.0 (New Zealand): 7.76
  7. MYZTIKAL (United Kingdom): 7.20
  8. HURRICANES (Italy): 7.14
  9. LEGIT STATUS (Philippines): 7.12
  10. NEUTRAL ZONE VARSITY (Mexico): 7.06
  11. PHYZIKAL GRAFFI-T (United States) 7.04
  12. LAS 8 SUPERNENAS (Spain): 6.80

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Junior Division Finals - Complete Scores

Here it is, folks. The official final standings for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, Junior Division Finals:

  1. LIL PHUNK BOYZ (United States): 7.79
  2. MONSOON! (Japan): 7.67
  3. FRESHH (Canada): 7.50
  4. DE JA VU (New Zealand): 7.48
  5. KANI KREW (New Zealand): 7.25
  6. RNG (United States): 6.88

Congratulations to all of our incredible finalists!

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: World Finals 2009

The Medals have been announced!!!

Ladies and Gentelemen, these are the new World Champions of Hip Hop Dance:

JUNIOR DIVISION:

Bronze: FRESHH (Canada)
Silver: MONSOON (Japan)
Gold: LIL PHUNK BOYZ (United States)


VARSITY DIVISION:

Bronze: KANA BOON! (Japan)
Silver: IRRATIK (Canada)
Gold: REQUEST (New Zealand)


ADULT DIVISION:

Bronze: JOYCE & THE BOYS (Singapore)
Silver: NEUTRAL ZONE ADULTS (Mexico)
Gold: R.A.F. Crew (France)

What an incredible night! Many huge congratulations to every single one of our performers!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Toni Basil to Accept Living Legend of Hip Hop Award

The brilliant and beautiful Toni Basil arrived at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships this weekend--received by the welcoming embraces of some of her oldest and fondest friends, like dance giants Don "Campbellock" Campbell, Boogaloo Sam and Tony GoGo.

Basil will be the first (but certainly not last) woman to receive the prestigious "Living Legend of Hip Hop" Award, which she will accept onstage at tonight's World Finals.

We sat down with the dancing queen for a hot minute while she shared a little bit about awards, memories, locking, The Lockers, and sneaking a teeny bit of Boogaloo into the now-iconic video for her 80s mega-hit, "Mickey."




We're intrigued. Can you spot the Boogaloo?


LIL PHUNK BOYZ' K-Brooks Loses An Appendix, Gains A Medal

Those that have been here in Vegas for the last week have witnessed not only the incredible activity of the World Hip Hop Dance Championship--but that of the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship (which took place July 27-29) as well.

One of the incredible stories to emerge from the action-packed week is that of junior crew LIL PHUNK BOYZ member K-Brooks (aka Kyle Joseph Brooks), who helped his team earn the silver medal in the USA Juniors Devision competition, before falling ill to appendicitis and being rushed to the hospital for surgery.

Post-surgery, K-Brooks didn't fly home to Boston or hole up in his hotel room. Instead, he's been a fixture on the Championship floor, here in full force (with a bandaged tummy, to boot) to support his crew.

AND if he's up it, he may even dance in tonight's finals. We can barely believe the notion ourselves! But don't take our word for it... take his:

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: B-Boy Battles Winners Announced

In 1st place... USA's UNDERGROUND FLOW!

In 2nd place... USA'S KNUCKLEHEAD ZOO!

In 3rd place... Mexico's RHYTHM INVADE!

Congratulations to all of our competitors!

Hair Apparent [VIDEO]

One thing's for sure... the attendees of the World Hip Hop Dance Championship aren't shy--especially when it comes to their perfect, clever, creative (and sometimes curious) coifs.

What can we say? These dancers look good. See what we mean...



Thank you to our sponsor Paul Mitchell for helping care for our dancers' hair!

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Popping Battle Results

An awesome, hours-long Popping battle took place this afternoon, the best of the best showing what they had on the legendary competitive dance floor.

After much deliberation, the winners were chosen:

In 3rd place... DUMBO

In 2nd place... JENNIFER VIAUD

And the champion popper, in 1st place... MARIE POPPINS!

Other fine competitors included:

ROMY RAMOS
MICHAL KACZOROWSKI
A-BOOGIE
TRISTAN GRAY
MIGUEL ECHAVE
GCINA NKULA
SHUBADOO
GIZMO
MARC MOJICA
KA LAM PANG
LIZ LEE
CRAZY CRESH
ELISA DI MAIO
KENNEDY MAO
MONSTAPOP
NATALIE McPARLAND
RYUZY
KAORI HIMURO
LOCO YOKO
BOOGIEWALKER
SOUHAPOP
YOUSSEF IDERDAR
CASEY CANO
ALPH-ALPHA
LEE PUTMAN
ABRAHIM JARMAN
RAJ QUIROS
HENRY CHAU
POPPIN' C
SHOCKWAVE
GRILLZ
AYUMI SAYAKI
TETRIX
KIMIRON RAMPARAS
JOEL GISPERT
NATALIA ANDREEVA
SPRIGHT
CAN NGUYEN
HIP HOP LADY

Thank you and congrats to all of our contenders!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Locking Battle Results

Three dancers take top honors in the World Locking Battle!

In 3rd place... SORI

Sori

In 2nd place... LOCKADELIC

Lockadelic

And in 1st place, also claiming the Don "Campbellock" Campbell Award... OMAR THOMAS!

Omar Thomas

Highlights from the stage below. Many sorries to all of those dancers not included in the video!



Congratulations to our big winners! You are major!

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: World B-Boy Battle


Who will come out on top?? B-Boys duking it out now...

Crews from the United States:

KNUCKLEHEAD ZOO
ZIRCLE ONE CREW
7-0-ZOO
WE BURN 4 FUN
RUNAWAY TRIBE
FURIOUS SOLDIERS
STYLISTIC KINGS
UNDERGROUND FLOW
ALASKAN ASSASSINS
BLOW UP KINGS

Crews from around the world:

SKB (Australia)
XTREME BREAKERS (Trinidad & Tobago)
SAHARA MILITANTS (Morocco)
NOW OR NEVER (Canada)
KADETS DEL TOKE (Mexico)
NORTH FLAVA (Mexico)
JUSTICE (Australia)
CRAZY PHYSICAL FUNK (Germany)
RHYTHM INVADE (Mexico)

...Results to come! Stay tuned.

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: World Locking Battle Contenders


The World Locking Battle took off quickly this afternoon, with the following contendors respectfully sharing the stage in hopes of winning top honors, as well as the esteemed Don "Campbellock"Campbell award.

In the running:

ILL-COSBY
ISAAC ESCOTO
MICHAEL BRISTOL
DAVID LE
BRIAN PEREZ
JOHN SYDIONGCHO
A-JAY NICOLAS
ADAM BLACHOWICZ
SINOVUYO DUNYWA
TAL IOZEF
NICOLE RENOJO
JAY-R SALADAR
NATALIE McPARLAND
OMAR THOMAS
GOLDILOCKS
MICHELE KING
NOBUO NAGATOMO
KAORI HIMURO
SACHIKO MORINO
KIMURA TAKOYA
LOCKADELIC
JUNKO
WILLIAM KONG
REBECCA LOGAN
SALVADOR BARCENA
VINCE JOHNSON
BOOGIEWALKER
SOUHAPOP
NINI
RACHID AITTEHBARIT
ELLINGTON MAJDA
LORENZO DASSILVA DASSE
JOHN MAGAT
TEEMU KORJUSLOMMI
TSUYOSHI TAKAYAMA
DONNA ARRAGONTE
ESSI LAHTINEN
RICKY CARRANZA
DANY THE KID
TIFFANIE BONG

With legendary celebrity judges Don "Campbellock" Campbell, Toni Basil and Boogaloo Sam keeping score, nerves will be tight! Good luck to all of the dancers...

All photos courtesy of Master Shots and Hip Hop International. Please do not use without citation.

Josh & Jeremiah: Hey Now, They are Allstars [Video]

Immediately after the Philippine Allstars took the stage last night, YouTube phenoms Josh & Jeremiah followed up with a mini-version of Allstars moves (Understatement of the century---when you see the one-armed lift at :## of the clip below, you'll know what we mean) for the world to see.

If you haven't already had the pleasure of watching Josh & Jeremiah's near-perfect mimicry of the Allstars and Jabbawockeez, you're in for a treat. And even if you've been following them for a year and just can't get enough... why, you're in for a treat as well.



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Philippine Allstars Take the Stage and Defend Their Title [Video]

You know you're dying to see tonight's prelim performance of defending World Champions, the Philippine Allstars! The crowd could hardly contain themselves as the 7 dancers hit the stage--so much so that the Allstars had to leave the stage for a period and return after the love had calmed down.

Good thing they were worth the wait!

We've got exclusive video of the performance--the only one available on the web for the duration of te Championship. Peep it below:



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World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Adult Division Finalists Announced

What an insane, amazing night. The stage was afire with blazin' performances--for hours and hours and hours! It seemed the hotness would never stop.

Eventually, however, the battle had to come to a close and the scores all tallied.

Only the twelve top-scoring crews will advance from tonight's incredible preliminaries to Sunday's finals competition.

Advancing to the finals (final scores listed below):

PHILIPPINE ALLSTARS (Philippines): 8.69

Philippine Allstars

*Thanks to fotog Melissa Rodriguez for the above photo! See video of the Allstars' performance here.

NEUTRAL ZONE ADULTS (Mexico): 8.61

Neutral Zone Adults

SWEET & SOUR (New Zealand): 8.60

Sweet & Sour

PHYSICAL FUNK (Germany): 8.32

Physical Funk

R.A.F. CREW (France): 8.28

R.A.F. Crew

POREOTICS (United States): 8.27

Poreotics

ROCK 8 COLLABO (Canada): 8.16

Rock 8 Collabo

SOREAL CRU (United States): 8.10

Soreal Cru

TMC (New Zealand): 8.07

TMC

BLACK SOUL COMPANY (Mexico): 8.06

Black Soul Company

JOYCE & THE BOYS (Singapore): 8.04

Joyce & the Boys

KABA MODERN (United States): 8.03

Kaba Modern

STREET4ONE (The Netherlands): 7.95*

Street4One

All additional standings and scores:


JUSTICE CREW (Australia): 7.94
ODYSSEY (New Zealand): 7.91
T-DA CREW (Japan): 7.89
ABC (Columbia): 7.87
STOP REQUESTED (Italy): 7.83
24K (Canada): 7.82
BEATPHONIK (Australia): 7.81
PERIDOT (United Kingdom): 7.77
UNITED DANCE (Russia): 7.63
XVIBE (The Netherlands): 7.59
DE VERTIGO (Spain): 7.57
ECLECTIK (Trinidad & Tobago): 7.53
ZENITH DANCE CREW (Australia): 7.50
TOYBOXX (United Kingdom): 7.50
XTREME SOUL STYLE (Canada): 7.43
D-SAME (Switzerland): 7.36
REMIX (The Netherlands): 7.34
H CREW (Italy): 7.34
SPOKO (Poland): 7.32
SPIRIT DANCE SUPREMACY (Mexico): 7.29
SNATIT (Switzerland): 7.29
ZETTON (Japan): 7.22
YESSAI SQUAD (Italy): 7.21
VERSION ONE (South Africa): 7.17
CRAZY STEPS (Germany): 7.07
F.C.A. DUNKAN (Columbia): 6.99
RELEASE (South Africa): 6.97
CRUELLE (Trinidad & Tobago): 6.92
MAJESTICS CRU (South Africa): 6.88
ACTION DANCE (Brazil): 6.58
MONTEVIDEO MAGNA CREW (Uruguay): 6.56
SKYD CLASS (Austria): 6.42
THE QUALITY DANCE (Columbia): 6.22
CLASS X (Denmark): 6.14
WOMANS WORK CREW (Germany): 6.03
KOLORZ (Switzerland): 5.66
XTREME BREAKERS (Trinidad & Tobago): 5.25

*In our error, we accidentally omitted STREET4ONE from our first print of the finalists list. Good luck to them in the finals!

All photos courtesy of Master Shots and Hip Hop International. Please do not use without citation.

Adults on the Floor

An incredible 50 teams will hit the stage tonight in pursuit of a spot in the Adult Division of Sunday's World finals. Adult prelims began at 7pm this evening and nobody's leaving until the last step is stepped...

Competing now:

WOMANS WORK CREW (Germany)
POREOTICS (United States)
XVIBE (The Netherlands)
XTREME SOUL STYLE (Canada)
PERIDOT (United Kingdom)
T-DA CREW (Japan)
SPOKO (Poland)
UNITED DANCE (Russia)
CLASS X (Denmark)
NEUTRAL ZONE ADULTS (Mexico)
KOLORZ (Switzerland)
PHYSICAL FUNK (Germany)
YESSAI SQUAD (Italy)
ODYSSEY (New Zealand)
ROCK 8 COLLABO (Canada)
KABA MODERN (United States)
THE QUALITY DANCE (Columbia)
SOREAL CRU (United States)
DE VERTIGO (Spain)
STREET4ONE (The Netherlands)
BEATPHONIK (Australia)
RELEASE (South Africa)
ACTION DANCE (Brazil)
SWEET & SOUR (New Zealand)
BLACK SOUL COMPANY (Mexico)
TMC (New Zealand)
MONTEVIDEO MAGNA CREW (Uruguay)
ZETTON (Japan)
H CREW (Italy)
TOYBOXX (United Kingdom)
ABC (Columbia)
MAJESTICS CRU (South Africa)
SKYD CLASS (Austria)
D-SAME (Switzerland)
ECLECTIK (Trinidad & Tobago)
JUSTICE CREW (Australia)
REMIX (The Netherlands)
24K (Canada)
ZENITH DANCE CREW (Australia)
R.A.F. CREW (France)
F.C.A. DUNKAN (Columbia)
STOP REQUESTED (Italy)
CRAZY STEPS (Germany)
VERSION ONE (South Africa)
SNATIT (Switzerland)
JOYCE & THE BOYS (Singapore)
CRUELLE (Trinidad & Tobago)
SPIRIT DANCE SUPREMACY (Mexico)
XTREME BREAKERS (Trinidad & Tobago)
PHILIPPINE ALLSTARS (Philippines)

These competitive performances will be followed by showcase performances by JOSH & JEREMIAH - ALLSTARS and BEATIN HEARTS.

Head Judge: Natasha Jean-Bart
Judiciary Director: Ian Levia
Skill Judges: Luther Brown, Benito Deane, Devon Marlink, Dennis Danehy
Performance Judges: Shane Sparks, Jesselee Santos, Denyse Nagee, Margherita Vasselli

Good luck to everyone in the Adult Division!

Friday, July 31, 2009

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Varsity Division Results Announced

The top-scoring ten crews from the Varsity Division prelims will advance to Sunday's finals competition. Keep a close eye on those numbers... they were super close... who knows what's to come??

Advancing to the finals (final scores listed below):

UNDERCOVER (France): 8.23

Undercover

IRRATIK (Canada): 8.22

Irratik

REQUEST (New Zealand): 8.09

Request

FUNK BEYOND CONTROL (United States): 7.78

Funk Beyond Control

DZIAH 2.0 (New Zealand): 7.63

Dziah 2.0

KANA BOON! (Japan): 7.62

Kana Boon!

LEGIT STATUS (Philippines): 7.50

Legit Status

HURRICANES (Italy): 7.40

Hurricanes

NEUTRAL ZONE VARSITY (Mexico): 7.39

Neutral Zone Varsity

LAS 8 SUPERNENAS (Spain): 7.31

Las 8 Supernenas

MYZTIKAL (United Kingdom): 7.31

Myztikal

PHYZIKAL GRAFFI-T
(United States): 7.31

Phyzikal Graffi-T

All additional standings and scores:

UNTAMED (South Africa): 7.25
BREAKTHROUGH (United States): 7.23
GHETTO FABULOUS (Ireland): 7.17
ILLEST-VIBE (Canada): 7.08
JUNIOR FUNK STAR (Japan): 7.00
FEARLESS DANCE KREW (New Zealand): 6.91
KSTAR VARSITY (Australia): 6.91
UP2U (Australia): 6.81
RAPTURE CREW (Ireland): 6.81
PROJECT ONE (Canada): 6.76
MASTAZZ (Switzerland): 6.74
GUM-Q (Japan): 6.55
DC CREW (Australia): 6.53
TWITCH (South Africa): 6.53
DNA (United Kingdom): 6.45
MAGNETIC JAM MESSENGERS (Germany): 6.39
NEXT DOOR BOYS (Italy): 6.35
LUCKY JEANS (Switzerland): 6.31
ANEXAR (Philippines): 6.25
MUGRE (Mexico): 6.16
GHETTO BLASTER (Switzerland): 6.13
STREET FEET (Denmark): 6.12
IN CONTROL (Netherlands): 6.06
REEL STYLE (Mexico): 5.81
BLACKOUT (Trinidad & Tobago): 5.71
BK CITY KIDS (Germany): 5.68
MIND THE GAP (Italy): 5.61
BANDA ILYICHA (Russia): 5.01
IMPACTO URBANO (Brazil): 4.00

Congratulations to all of the Varsity competitors!



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Varsity Is Versatile


We've got 41 teams vying for the top spots in the Varsity preliminaries, which began at 1pm today.

Our fierce competitors come in all shapes and sizes, and speak all different languages--but everyone's here to show their fiercest and finest.

Competing now:

IMPACTO URBANO (Brazil)
BANDA ILYICHA (Russia)
DNA (United Kingdom)
UNTAMED (South Africa)
REEL STYLE (Mexico)
BREAKTHROUGH (United States)
RAPTURE CREW (Ireland)
GUM-Q (Japan)
ANEXAR (Philippines)
BK CITY KIDS (Germany)
UP2U (Australia)
MUGRE (Mexico)
NEUTRAL ZONE VARSITY (Mexico)
BLACKOUT (Trinidad & Tobago)
NEXT DOOR BOYS (Italy)
TWITCH (South Africa)
DC CREW (Australia)
MYZTIKAL (United Kingdom)
DZIAH 2.0 (New Zealand)
FUNK BEYOND CONTROL (United States)
MIND THE GAP (Italy)
KANA BOON! (Japan)
KSTAR VARSITY (Australia)
FEARLESS DANCE KREW (New Zealand)
PROJECT ONE (Canada)
MAGNETIC JAM MESSENGERS (Germany)
ILLEST-VIBE (Canada)
REQUEST (New Zealand)
PHYZIKAL GRAFFI-T (United States)
IN CONTROL (The Netherlands)
LUCKY JEANS (Switzerland)
JUNIOR FUNK STAR TEAM (Japan)
HURRICANES (Italy)
STREET FEET (Denmark)
MASTAZZ (Switzerland)
IRRATIK (Canada)
GHETTO FABULOUS (Ireland)
LEGIT STATUS (Philippines)
UNDERCOVER (France)
GHETTO BLASTER (Switzerland)
LAS 8 SUPERNENAS (Spain)

Head Judge: Natasha Jean-Bart
Judiciary Director: Ian Levia
Performance Judges: Shane Sparks, Alexandra Lande, Jesselee Santos Denyse Nagee, Margherita Vasselli
Skill Judges: Tony GoGo, Luther Brown, Devon Marlink, Dennis Danehy

We wish everyone in the running good luck!

All photos courtesy of Master Shots and Hip Hop International. Please do not use without citation.

World Hip Hop Dance Championship: Junior Division Finalists Announced

Every single dancer on the stage today was amazing--but this is, after all, a battle for the world's top honor.

The top-scoring six crews from the Junior Division prelims will advance to Sunday's finals competition.

Advancing to the finals (final scores listed below):

LIL PHUNK BOYS (United States): 7.67

Lil Phunk Boyz

DE JA VU (New Zealand): 7.52

De Ja Vu

MONSOON (Japan): 7.45

Monsoon

FRESHH (Canada): 7.39

Freshh

RNG (United States): 7.33

RNG

KANI KREW (New Zealand): 7.27

Kani Krew

All additional standings and scores:

FIERCE BUT CUTE (United States): 6.98
RAPTURE JRS. (Ireland): 6.88
KAPEESH (New Zealand) 6.76
PITBULL (Italy): 6.37
LIL HUSTLERS (Ireland): 6.37
KSTAR JUNIORS (Australia): 6.30
FLOOR ASSASSINS (South Africa): 5.92
MINI SHADOW (Mexico): 5.87
ICE COLD (United Kingdom): 5.84
BREAK OUT (South Africa): 5.72
SERAPHIN ANGELS (United Kingdom): 5.64
SZAL LOLLIPOPS (Poland): 5.63
SUPERSTARS (Mexico): 5.59
SPIRIT DANCE JR. (Mexico) 5.57
UNDAGROUND CREW (United Kingdom): 5.44
B-ZONE (Denmark): 5.27
LIL SOUL STYLES (France): 4.80

Congratulations, everyone!

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