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, Video

Get In The Groove: New Jack Swing and 90s Hip-hop Dance

In honor of The 5th Element’s R&B party #BABYGIRLDANCEPARTY  taking place on Saturday, August 15th, we decided to travel back to the golden era of the 90s. The musical landscape we all know and love as hip-hop was changing, reinventing itself once again to make it better and more addictive than before. Street dance went […]

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Emcee, Video

The Top 5 Bad Boy Records Music Videos

If you grew up in the early 90s and liked music, there’s no doubt that you’re familiar with the ubiquitous influence of Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records. Regardless of its controversial past, the iconic label is important to hip-hop for a lot of reasons. For one thing, it left a significant mark on the […]

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DJ

Jam On It: Kaytranada BBC 1 Residency 5/5/15 Mix

With the large influx of DJs out there, it’s a true gem when we find a dude that just seems to get it: possessing an eclectic taste of music that encompasses past, present and future and can find the common thread and weave them all interchangeably. Kaytranada is definitely one of those DJs, and his […]

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Events, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle

RECAP: Happy Socks x Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and Happy Socks presented their 2014 Holiday Campaign showcasing entertainment icon Snoop Dogg’s exploration into a new artistic medium called “The Art of Inspiration”. The event took place at Austere, a Scandinavian space for innovation and design in Downtown Los Angeles. Attendees enjoyed a live set by DJ Snoopadelic, Happy Socks gifts and […]

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DJ, Media

reFRESH Mixtape By DJ MikeRawk

As you may already know, The 5th Element is collaborating with Los Angeles based Traklife Radio to bring you a party you don’t want to miss. We’re calling this one reFRESH, a 90’s throwback party that will pay homage to classic hip-hop and R&B music from the era, its fashion trends, and those unforgettably fly […]

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