Dance, Video

L.A. Hip-Hop Dancers Share Their Common Dream

To get right in the center of the hip-hop dance community, look no further than the streets of Los Angeles. From the corners of North Hollywood to the ocean city views of Long Beach, dancers are performing everywhere if you just know where to look. It’s one of the reasons international students flock to the […]

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Dance, Emcee, Lifestyle, Media, New Music, Video

“AdultLessons” by Ian Eastwood

Like a heart beating to pump life into our bodies, music’s melody and BPMs ignite a dancer’s rhythm to move and groove. They work hand in hand to create a story told through syncopated steps that lead to the creation of choreography, with the marriage between the two being a beautiful sight.  Chi-Town native and dancing prodigy […]

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Dance, Lifestyle

Lady in Hip-Hop: A Musing On The Trends of Street Dance

Hip-hop and street dance culture continually redefine themselves, shifting both quickly and slowly. In some instances, it has shown itself to evolve into something entirely different overnight without my having noticed. In other instances, it moves at a snail’s pace, fighting change every step of the way. These shifts, whether they come quickly or slowly, […]

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Dance

A Lady in Hip-Hop: A Musing on the Dance Scene

I realize that I’ve never introduced myself, despite the fact that I started at The 5th back in August. My name is Noelle Marie and I am a freestyle dancer repping Femme de la Funk, Homeland, and International House of Artistic Punking. I used to run my own blog titled “A Lady in Hip Hop,” in […]

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Dance, Video

San Frandisco Judge Showcase – Tiffany “Jimini” Bong

She’s back y’all! And with a heart-wrenching solo, nonetheless. This solo was from the San Francisco Ball hosted last month for OG Punker, Viktor Manuel’s, birthday. White Road Films have finally released and shared the footage. If you’re not familiar with this face – well, then you should be. Tiffany “Jimini” Bong has been in the […]

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Dance, Video

Koharu Sugawara Debuts New Piece at Urban Dance Camp

It looks like choreography just keeps getting more and more ill. Peep the new piece by Koharu Sugawara – done to Clean Bandit’s “Come Over,” and debuted at Urban Dance Camp. While I’m not a choreo-head, myself, I’ve slowly begun to have my eyes opened as more and more in-depth pieces have been produced. Just […]

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Dance

KOD Hip Hop: Flooridians vs. Versastyle Fellas

  Looks like Step X Step posted the videos from the Keep On Dancing USA Qualifier. Here is the Hip Hop Final with VersaStyle Fellas vs. Flooridians. As far as I can remember, this was the most hype battle of the night. Anyone who can do an 18(!) minute round has my respect. Further, they kept […]

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Breakdancing, Dance

Keep On Dancing: USA Prequalifiers

The Keep On Dancing: USA Prequalifiers have just ended! KOD is an international battle that has a preliminary round in multiple countries — the winner is then flown out for the World Championships representing their country. It has four categories: Popping, Locking, Breaking, and Hip Hop. The contest is a 4 vs. 4 format, and each […]

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Dance

Dance Fight LA – Originellie Showcase

I’ve always been a big fan of seeing street dancers go on to do big things. My first contact with Nellie Bethel,  now an acclaimed choreographer and professional dancer, was back in 2010 during Homeland’s Annual Jam. She competed in the Waacking category. At the time, I was young, new in the scene and starstruck […]

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Dance

Change the Game: King Charles Reigns Supreme

The Change The Game Project in Calgary, Alberta, Canada consists of a weeklong gathering of dancers old and new to take classes with the pioneers of the street dance world. The focus is both on the dance as well as the culture — informing students to further the unification of hip-hop.

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Dance

Summer Dance Forever – Your Win Is In Your Hands

Summer Dance Forever is a Street Dance Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, that includes workshops, theater performances, master classes, battles and parties. World class dancers come out to compete in house, breaking, hip-hop and popping. The 2015 festival just concluded last week and some of the battle footage has already been released. Click through to learn […]

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Dance, Lifestyle

Hip Hop International 2015 – Foundation Wins

After nine days of showcase, elimination and judges’ decisions, the final two teams for the MegaCrew Division in the World Championships for Hip Hop International came down to Korea’s Lock n Lol and New Zealand’s Royal Family. While both teams brought out an immense amount of talent, beautiful visuals and amazing concepts, Lock n Lol […]

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