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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