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AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW: Martial Arts Challenge

August 24, 2009 by  

Martial arts meets the artistry of dance when the seven remaining crews of AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW take on this special martial arts challenge.  Can they combine these two art forms into one explosive routine? Steve from last year’s winning Quest Crew is here to help them out.  This should be interesting.

  • AfroBorike is up first. And I’ll be honest. They didn’t impress me last night as much as they did the week before. I thought their routine was all over the place and it lacked the uniqueness that they brought last week. Overall I thought it was pretty boring. I actually had to rewind the routine to see if they got their assigned martial arts move in there. I didn’t notice it the first time around.
  • Next up was my favorite crew of last week, We Are Heroes. While they were certainly much better than AfroBorike, I thought this was another lackluster performance.  There were some cool stunts, but I thought the execution of the choreography was weak.  They were assigned karate which should be hard and powerful. They looked like they were punching balloons in the air.  They didn’t hit anything.  Not a fan.
  • Vogue Evolution was assigned Kung Fu as there partial arts challenge. Three weeks in and this crew is my favorite so far! They are such incredible performers.  Tonight’s jungle theme was so vivid.  Again, I didn’t see the martial arts moved they were assigned.  I wanted it to pop a little more. But overall it was a great routine.  If you’re a fan of this crew, do a search for Leiomy on YouTube and you’ll be floored by her talent.
  • The next crew to perform was Massive Monkees. Congrats on being the first crew that I was really excited about tonight. There was a lot of really interesting choreo. Again, the challenge element wasn’t really present. What’s with these crews tonight? The performance on the whole was really good.
  • Beat Ya Feet Kings has to step it up big time this week. And I must say, I thought they were better than I expected them to be. Their foot work was really incredible.  Was I blown away?  Nope.  What’s up with the crews tonight?

The five crews with the most votes have already danced for your vote.  Now it’s down to Southern Movement and Rhythm City to battle it out to stay in the competition.  These two will go head-to-head and the judges will decide which crew is going home tonight.

  • Rhythm City is up first. And well would you look at that – one of the bottom crews from last week fought their way up to the top tonight. I thought this routine was one of the best, if not the very best tonight.  Great integration of the challenge throughout the routine. Interesting choreo. I was impressed.
  • Battling them out for the win is Southern Movement. Talk about having your back up against the wall. A shame that the two best crews of the night are up against each other for elimination. Southern Movement was crazy good tonight. I loved the use of their props tonight. So clean and so interesting.

In the end we had to say goodbye to Southern Movement.  Such a shame.  But someone’s gots to go.

Did the right crew go home this week? How did your favorite crew perform tonight?  And what can we do to get the show to eliminate the martial arts challenge next season?  I’m kind of over it.

Next week the crews take on a Bollywood inspired challenge. Um….AWESOME!!!


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