- America's Best Dance Crew (Season 2)
show_name = America's Best Dance Crew |
caption = "America's Best Dance Crew"
rating = TV-PG
format = Interactive reality
runtime = 90/60 minutes
executive_producer = Joel Gallen
supervising_producer = Dan Sacks
director = Michael Simon
JC Chasez Lil Mama Shane Sparks
company = Warner Horizon Television
America's Best Dance Crew (Season 3)
America's Best Dance Crew (Season 1)
"America's Best Dance Crew" is an American television show featuring
street dancecrews from the United States. Season two premiered on MTVin the United States on June 19, 2008, with its live audition taken place on June 7, 2008. It is hosted by Mario Lopezand. features Layla Kayleighas the backstage correspondent. It is judged by rapper Lil Mama, former *NSYNC singer JC Chasez, and hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks. The second installment of America's Best Dance Crewwas won by Super Cr3w, originating from Las Vegas, Nevada.
America's Best Dance Crew features dance crews from all over the United States and in the second season, these dance crews auditioned in four cities: New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. A total of fourteen dance crews were chosen and split up into West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and South based on the audition city.
Live Auditions Special
June 07, 2008
JabbaWockeeZmade an appearance and performed to a master mix of "The Boss" by Rick Ross feat T-Pain at the end of the episode. [cite episode|transcripturl=http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1588855|title=Season 2: Casting Special|series=America's Best Dance Crew|serieslink=America's Best Dance Crew|credits=Host: Mario Lopez|network=MTV|airdate=2008-06-07]
Week 1: Crew's Choice Challenge
June 19, 2008
Each crew performed to songs of their own choosing. [cite episode|transcripturl=http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1589212|title=Crew's Choice Challenge|series=America's Best Dance Crew|serieslink=America's Best Dance Crew|credits=Host:
Week 4: Speed Up Challenge
July 10, 2008
Crews must transition from a slow tempo song to a faster one while still remaining on beat. [cite episode|transcripturl=http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1590313|title=Speed Up Challenge|series=America's Best Dance Crew|serieslink=America's Best Dance Crew|credits=Host:
Missy Elliott"Shake Ya Pom Pom" Challenge
July 31, 2008
Missy and her longtime collaborator, choreographer Hi Hat, will watch from the audience as each crew performs to one of her hit songs. The crews' challenge: adapting the videos' innovative footwork to showcase their own style. Missy will work with the crews to master the moves and hone their routines. [cite news|url=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/07/americas-best-3.html |title='America's Best Dance Crew': Missy Elliott stops by |date=2008-07-21 |accessdate=2008-07-25 |work=LA Times]
Challenge #2: Dance Movie Challenge
Crews must create a routine that incorporates elements of an 80s dance movie. Similar to the "Broadway Challenge" from Season 1, crews were given remixed versions of the songs from their respective movies
Final Challenge: Your Last Word Challenge
Crews will create a routine that shows why they should be crowned "America's Best Dance Crew"
39 million votes total were submitted and
Super Cr3wwas announced the winner of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2.
pecial Episode: Battle for the VMAs
At the beginning of the show, champions JabbaWockeeZ and Super Cr3w performed to a remix of
We Are the Championschoreographed by Shane Sparks.
Five crews from Season One and Two were given music videos nominated for Best Dancing in a Video. Like the Video Star Challenge, crews performed with the video behind them and tried to match up the moves in the video while keeping their own style. From this lot, three crews were selected and their standing made subject to public voting. The two crews with the highest votes would perform at the VMA Preshow.
Fanny Pakand Kaba Modernhad faced off in the VMA Preshow and America was asked to vote again. Fanny Pakdanced to Damaged by Danity Kaneand Kaba Moderndanced to Closer by Ne-Yo. Lindsay Lohanand Ciarahad annouced that Fanny Pak had won the dance off.
America's Best Dance Crew Live
America's Best Dance Crew Live, is the very first ABDC tour. It will feature crews from both seasons. The crews on the tour are
Super Cr3w, JabbaWockeeZ, Break Sk8, Fanny Pak, and A.S.I.I.D are the crews on the tour.These are the dates and venues for the first ABDC tour: [cite news|url=http://www.crashutah.com/somethingfornothing/2008/07/24/americas-best-dance-crew-abdc-live-tour-dates-and-venues/ |title='America's Best Dance Crew': Live Tour |date=2008-08-15 |accessdate=2008-08-15 |work=Something for Nothing]
Sep 18 Miami, FL: Waterfront Theatre at the American Airlines Arena
Sep 19 Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Sep 20 Atlanta, GA: Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center
Sep 21 Clemson, SC: Littlejohn Coliseum
Sep 23 New York, NY: WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Sep 25 Boston, MA: Citi Performing Arts Center
Sep 26 Atlantic City, NJ: Adrian Phillips Ballroom
Sep 27 Sewell, NJ: Commerce Bank Arts Centre
Sep 29 Washington, DC: DAR Constitution Hall
Sep 30 Newark, NJ: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Oct 1 Albany, NY: The Palace Theater
Oct 3 Detroit, MI: Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct 4 Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Theatre
Oct 5 Rosemont, IL: Rosemont Theatre
Oct 6 Kansas City, MO: Midland Theatre
Oct 8 Denver, CO: Wells Fargo Theatre
Oct 9 Oakland, CA: Paramount Theatre of the Arts
Oct 11 Portland, OR: Rose Quarter - Theater Of The Clouds
Oct 13 Everett, WA: Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center
Oct 16 Los Angeles, CA: NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE
Oct 17 Las Vegas, NV: Orleans Arena
Oct 18 San Diego, CA: San Diego Sports Arena
Oct 19 Phoenix, AZ: Dodge Theatre
Oct 22 Grand Prairie, TX: Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie
Oct 23 Houston, TX: Jones Hall
AEG LIVE is the concert promoter.
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