|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||JabbaWockeeZ||February 7, 2008||March 27, 2008||JC Chasez
|2||Super CR3W||June 19, 2008||August 21, 2008|
|3||Quest Crew||January 15, 2009||March 5, 2009|
|4||We Are Heroes||August 9, 2009||September 27, 2009|
|5||Poreotix||January 28, 2010||April 8, 2010||JC Chasez
|6||I.aM.mE||April 7, 2011||June 5, 2011||JC Chasez
|7||Elektrolytes||April 11, 2012||June 13, 2012|
|8||Quest Crew||July 29, 2015||August 29, 2015||T-Pain
Super Cr3w (pronounced “Super Crew” and also spelled “Super CR3W”) is a breakdance crew from Las Vegas, Nevada who won the 2nd season of America’s Best Dance Crew.
|Members||Michael “Mike Murda” Carrasco
Abenamar “Ben” Honrubia
Jon “Do-Knock” Cruz
Ronnie “Ronnie Boy” Abaldonado
RJ “Rockadile” Puno
Gibrahimer “Lil G” Tovar
Fabiano “Neguin” Lopez
Faye “Faye Boogie” Lim
Jalen “J-Styles” Testerman
Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula
Week 0: Live Audition’s Special
Aired on June 7, 2008 Super CR3W was introduced to audiences through a series of questions by judges JC Chasez, Shane Sparks and Lil Mama. JC Chasez asked to hear more about the “very accomplished B-boys” in the crew, to which Do-Knock replied about having “some nasty cats” on his squad, stating members’ individual accomplishments such as Ronnie’s 2007 Red Bull BC One championship, Murda and Ben’s two-time Battle of the Year wins, and his own Star Search win.
Week 1: Crew’s Choice Challenge
Each crew performed to songs of their own choosing. Super CR3W selected the song “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown and performed in Ninja costumes. Accordingly, their dance moves were Ninja-influenced. Super CR3W was in the bottom 5, but after their performance to “Get Up Offa That Thing”, Super CR3W’s fanbase quickly grew and Super Cr3w became one of the top contenders. Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas was seen during this episode holding up the Super CR3W hand sign right after their performance.
Week 2: Video Star Challenge
Each crew was given a different video with a dance sequence in it, which they had to perform while keeping their own style as a crew. Super CR3W was given the music video for “Run It!” by Chris Brown. They used the element of krumping from the video and mixed it in with B-boy moves such as the deuce deuce. JC Chasez said afterward that he saw more tricks than dancing and would like to see actual dance moves incorporated into their next performance, to which Shane Sparks countered to by saying break dancing and tricks is dancing.
Week 3: Rock The Title Challenge
Each crew was given a song whose title was used as inspiration for their dance. Super CR3W received the song “We Fly High” by Jim Jones. As part of the challenge, they dressed in Clark Kent uniforms and performed “flying” moves such as Ben’s air flare and the crew’s airplane transformation. The judges, especially Shane Sparks, were ecstatic with Super CR3W’s performance, complimenting the crew’s ability to complete the challenge they were given. Chris Gatdula, member of The Jabbawockeez, Super CR3W and Full Force, from season 1 of America’s Best Dance Crew were seen wearing Super CR3W’s T-shirts and cheering for them.
Week 4: Speed Up Challenge
Crews must transition from a slow song to a faster one while still remaining on beat.Super CR3W chose the song “Creator” by Santogold. Jon Cruz dressed as a graffiti artist while the rest of the crew were painted gold to replicate gold statues. For the challenge, the crew used the 6-step B-boy move at an incrementing speed to transition from slow to fast.
Week 5: Janet Jackson Challenge
Each crew was given a Janet Jackson song and had to incorporate some of her moves into their dance, similar to the Michael Jackson challenge of Season 1. Super CR3W received Black Cat by Janet Jackson. For the first time ever, Super CR3W was in the bottom two against A.S.I.I.D. However, Super Cr3w managed to beat A.S.I.I.D and remain in the competition. Shane Sparks told Super Cr3w that “they’re finally back!”
Week 6: Bring The Beat Challenge
Each crew was given a song and a school subject to use as the theme for this week’s prop-oriented dance routines. Super CR3W was given the song “Don’t Touch Me” by Busta Rhymes and the subject of basketball. For the second time in the show (and in a row), they were in the bottom two, this time against Supreme Soul, but once again they were saved from elimination.
Week 7: Missy Elliott Challenge
Each crew was given a song by Missy Elliott and had to adapt the videos’ innovative footwork to showcase their own style. Super CR3W was given the song “We Run This” by Missy Elliott They were not in the bottom 2 this time. All three judges gave them praise and positive feedback, and guest judge Missy Elliott claimed Super CR3W’s choreography was so hot, they made her video “look wack” as a compliment to show how great their performance was.
Week 8: 80’s theme Challenge
Using the songs Bust A Move by Young MC, Humpty Dance by Digital Underground and Word Up by Cameo, Super CR3W had to create a routine using a dance from the 80s. Like the “Dance Craze Challenge” from Season 1, crews were given a physical challenge to complete during their routine. Super CR3W had to perform the Humpty Dance with only 4 feet on the floor.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. Super CR3W were given the movie Footloose. All three judges gave Super CR3W high praises for both of their amazing performances this week.
Week 9: Championship Showdown
World Dance Challenge Both crews had to create a 2-minute routine that had different forms of world dance such as Latin, Reggae, Punjabi dance, and African Music. The songs included “Mas Que Nada” by Sérgio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas, “We Be Burnin'” by Sean Paul, “The Anthem” by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon, and “Mundian to Bach Ke” by Panjabi MC featuring Twista. Only Super Cr3w received raving reviews from the judgesBoth crews had to create their own dance craze and had to record their own music for it. Super Crew recorded “S to the chest” by Super Cr3w.
- Final Challenge: Your Last Word Challenge
Crews will create a routine that shows why they should be crowned “America’s Best Dance Crew”. Super Cr3w performed to Give It Up or Turn It Loose by James Brown.
Week 10: Live Finale
Super Cr3w and SoReal Cru opened the show with a special performance together. SuperCr3w came out in a jacket that was half of the Philippine flag and half of the Puerto Rican flag because half the crew was Filipino the other half is Puerto Rican. All crews later came together to dance for their respective regions, and Super Cr3w teamed up with Fanny Pak and Supreme Soul to represent the west coast. A total of 39 million votes were submitted and Super Cr3w were crowned the title of America’s Best Dance Crew.
The Elektrolytes are an all-male dance crew formed by a group of local dancers within the area of Gilbert, Arizona in 2006. They are the winner of the seventh season of America’s Best Dance Crew. They are also the winners of Hip Hop International USA 2011 Adult Division, and finished seventh in the World Hip Hop International 2011 Finals.
|Members||Sal “Swerve” Banuelos
Joey “Slimfly” Arevalo
Kyle “Harry Larry” James Price
George “Slideshow” Jones
Marcus “TK” Jones
|2: Flo Rida Challenge||None||“Club Can’t Handle Me”
Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
|3: Madonna Challenge||Must Krump in their Routine||“Hung Up”
|4: Drake Challenge||Create the Illusion that someone is Floating||“Headlines”
|5: Jennifer Lopez Challenge||Create a Subway and use Canes in their Routine||“Get Right”
|6: Pitbull Challenge||Capoeira||“I Know You Want Me”
|7: Rihanna Challenge||Incorporate a Mic Stand in the Routine||“Where Have You Been”
|8: LMFAO Challenge||Must perform Robotics and Transform into a giant Robot||“Champagne Showers”
LMFAO feat. Natalia Kills
|9: David Guetta Challenge||The crews had to demonstrate their versatility by creating a routine that incorporated three different styles of dance.||Gloving: “Memories”
David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi
Doll Movements: “Turn Me On”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj
Gliding: “Without You”
David Guetta feat. Usher
|Had to Battle Mos Wanted Crew for the last spot in the Top 2||“Feel So Close”
|10: The Katy Perry Live Finale||Partner:
|Perform for the last time with Poreotix before Winner of ABDC’s Announcement||“Part of Me”
|Victory Dance after being announced season 7 ABDC winners||“Starships”
.We Are Heroes
We Are Heroes is an all female popping dance crew best known for being the first all-female crew to win America’s Best Dance Crew with their title in Season 4. The winning prize amount was $100,000 in cash as well as ABDC’s Golden B-Boy Trophy. Their styles of dance is popping, locking, tutting, and waacking, and also Nichelle and Ali are trained in gymnastics and can do flips.The crew as a whole likes to represent diversity as the five members come from two entirely different sides of the globe. Both Hiroka “Hiro” and Mami are from Japan, Ali is from New York, Riquel is from Idaho, and Nichelle is from California.
|Members||Hiroka “Hiro” McRae
Riquel “Riqdiculous” Olander
Past Members Nichelle Thrower
|1: Crew’s Choice Challenge||Show America what We are Heroes is made of in a one-minute routine.||Waters of Nazareth – Justice|
|2: Beyoncé Challenge||“The grind” section from the video||Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) – Beyoncé|
|3: Martial Arts Challenge||Karate||Starstrukk – 3OH!3|
|4: Bollywood Challenge||Giddha||Arab Money – Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz|
|5: Dance Craze Challenge||The Stanky Legg||Stanky Legg – GS Boyz|
|6: VMA Challenge||Incorporate hand-fans and the vogue in the routine||Vogue – Madonna|
|7: Decades of Dance and
Last Chance Challenge
|Must incorporate some of the moves from past decades music videos to their 2-minute routine.||1960s: Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine – James Brown
1970s: Uprock – Rock Steady Crew
1980s: Cold Hearted – Paula Abdul
1990s: You Make Me Wanna – Usher
2000s: LoveGame – Lady Gaga
|Create a routine that will convince viewers to vote for them and make them ABDC.||“Ichiban”|
|8: The Live Finale
Artistry in Motion
|Girls on the Dance Floor – Far East Movement|
|I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas|
|Champion’s performance||I’m the Ish – DJ Class ft. Lil Jon|
|Season Five Special:
Champions for Charity
|All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled|
|Rock That Body by The Black Eyed Peas|
|Season Six Week 10: The Finale||Show what new moves and choreography have learned after the show||Girls (Who Run The World) by Beyoncé|
|Season Seven Week 10: Katy Perry Challenge||Partners:
|Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry Ft. Missy Elliott|
Quest Crew is an American hip-hop dance crew from Los Angeles, California who were declared winners of the third season of America’s Best Dance Crew.[They made their first few appearances individually on shows like So You Think You Can Dance and at events such as Kollaboration 8 and World of Dance.They are currently helping with choreography for well-known artists such as LMFAO and touring with them as well. On August 29, 2015, Quest Crew was declared all-star champions of Season 8 of America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC). This is the crew’s second time being declared champion of MTV’s hit show.
Week 1: Sudden Death Challenge
During the Sudden Death Challenge, Quest Crew performed to their own master mix featuring Hero by Nas. They received overwhelmingly positive comments from the judges and were saved from elimination. Kid Rainen, a member of the JabbaWockeeZ served as a guest judge in place of JC Chasez. He complimented D-Trix’s double halos and shoulder halos b-boy moves. Lil’ Mama complimented Ryan on performing a highflip and landing on his head (describing him as ‘crazy’). Shane Sparks also praised them, and said, “The battle is on.”
Week 2: Fit Test Challenge
During the Fit Test Challenge, Quest Crew was given the challenge of Kickboxing. This challenge was performed to a master mix of Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne’s “Let It Rock.” Steve is a martial arts instructor, and he took them through all the basic punches and kicks. The crew relied on him to deliver those heavy blow ups. JC said they had great moments but thought the performance seemed a little too “Tae Bo” and said they had too much posing. Lil Mama agreed. However, Shane Sparks thought there were many moments in their performance where they killed the show and praised them. Nevertheless, they were saved from elimination that night.
Week 3: Britney Spears Challenge
During the Britney Spears Challenge, the Britney Spears song that Quest Crew received was “Toxic”. For this challenge, they had to perform a portion of their routine blindfolded. Their performance was given positive remarks from the judges with judge JC Chasez calling it his favorite performance of the night. Shane Sparks, stated that the crew “killed the stage” when they incorporated a little feminine vibe into their routine. Shane Sparks also complimented Ryan on his “Shablam,” and calling him ‘crazy’ for doing that. Originally, Dominic was supposed to do the solo, performing fouettes into airflares, but injured his shoulder in rehearsal. At last minute, Ryan created the back flip “Shablam” but ironically, after the episode he injured his knee. After the airing of the episode, Dominic and Ryan both commented that the Britney Spears Challenge was cursed on account of both getting injured.
Week 4: Whack Track Challenge
During the Whack Track Challenge, Quest Crew got You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block as their whack track.[The crew chose to do the crotch grab pendulum and their routine featured Hok looking like he was on his hands but in reality he had switched his clothes around and eventually changed back into regular attire. The performance was again praised due to Quest’s creativity and getting Hok in and out cleanly.
Week 5: Illusion Challenge
During the Illusion Challenge, Quest Crew had to put an object through their body. The crew chose to perform to a master mix of Got Money by Lil Wayne feat. T-Pain. In their performance, Feng “stabbed” Brian Hirano with a coat rack and broke it off.
Week 6: Battle of the Sexes Challenge
During the Battle of the Sexes Challenge, it was between two male crews, and two female crews. Quest Crew had to dance to the song “Forever” by Chris Brown. The crew decided they would imitate the smooth moves and gliding from the video. The judges complimented their performance and Shane complimented D-Trix (Dominic Sandoval) on having the cleanest air flares on the show.
Week 7: Hip-Hop Decathlon and Last Chance Challenge
During the Hip-Hop Decathlon Challenge, Quest was put into the bottom two for the first time against Fly Khicks. The crew had to incorporate five styles of hip hop into their routine: threading, krumping, housing, tutting and waving. Hok was familiar with tutting and Ryan Conferido knew how to thread so the crew depended on them to work on those sections. Songs performed in the Hip Hop Decathlon were: Poker Face by Lady Gaga (Threading), Love Lockdown by Kanye West (Tutting), I’m in Miami trick by LMFAO (Waving), Closer by Ne-Yo (Housing), and Get Up by 50 Cent (Krumping). The performance received a standing ovation from the judges and audience. The judges highly praised the crew. D-Trix performed elbow airflares, which received compliments from Shane Sparks, Hirano receiving compliments for being buff – since he ripped his shirt off during the krumping section – and Steve Terada performed a backflip from a sitting Indian-style position. Victor Kim performed threaded handhops, and Hok Konishi choreographed the tutting section. JC praised Hok in his tutting by calling him a true Egyptian and stating that Hok should be called “King Tut”.
For the finale Quest performed in a dance collaboration with Strikers All Stars and Dynamic Edition. This group which was chosen by Shane Sparks had to dance to the song “Right Round” by Flo Rida. Later that same night Quest performed a routine with fellow finalist Beat Freaks to a mastermix “Beggin'” by Madcon. After nearly 20 million votes were cast, Quest was declared the winners of America’s Best Dance Crew season 3. Their victory dance was to “On Top of the World” by T.I. ft Ludacris.
Special: Champions for Charity
On April 15, 2010 America’s Best Dance Crew held a special charity episode featuring the winners of the first five seasons. Each dance crew was partnered with a charity organization. Quest Crew supported the DoSomething.org volunteer organization which inspires young people into action to better their community. Quest spent time with Jordan Coleman, the fourteen-year-old from Hackensack, NJ, who developed and released the film “Say It Loud” to promote the importance of education. Hok held the honor of presenting Jordan with a donation check worth $10,000. They performed to “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Swing Kids.
ABDC Season 6 Finale
On June 5, 2011, Quest Crew performed on the sixth season finale of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. The crew performed to “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO. This was the first performance where D-trix did not dance with Quest Crew on ABDC.
Poreotics, also known as Poreotix, is an Asian American all-male dance crew from Westminster, California. The crew was formed in 2007 by Matthew “Dumbo” Nguyen and specializes in popping, choreography and robotics, hence the name Po-reo-tics. They have performed in numerous hip hop dance competitions, most notably coming in 1st place in the USA division of the 2009 and 2010 Hip-Hop Internationals and in other dance programs and competitions including the Vibe 15, FUSION X, Body Rock, and World Of Dance. On April 8, 2010, they were crowned the champions on the fifth season of America’s Best Dance Crew. On January 14, 2011 they were crowned as Team of the Year at the World of Dance awards.
|Members||Matt Dumbo Nguyen
Can Trong (Can) Nguyen
Lawrence (Law) Bravo Devera
Andrew-(Chad) Fausto Mayate
|Past members||Charles Viet-Nguyen
Justin (Jet-Li) Valles
I.aM.mE (which stands for inspire, motivate, and energize) is an American hip-hop dance crew from Houston, Texas. The group rose to prominence after being crowned champions in the sixth season of America’s Best Dance Crew.The three founding members, Phillip Chbeeb, Di Moon Zhang and Brandon Harrell, formed I.aM.mE after Marvelous Motion Crew disbanded. Three additional members, Chachi Gonzales, Emilio Dosal, and Džajna “jaja” Vaňková, joined later after an audition.The new and present roster of I.aM.mE includes members of dance crews who have competed in past seasons of ABDC, Tamara “Tam” Rapp (from 8 Flavahz, season 7), Jean “B-Boy Bebo” Lloret (from Phunk Phenomenon, season 6), Scarlett Nabil (from Funkdation, season 7), and sole newcomer to the show, Liza Riabinina.
Phillip “Pacman” Chbeeb
Di “Moon” Zhang
Brandon “747” Harrell
Emilio “Millie” Dosal
Džajna “Jaja” Vaňková
Olivia “Chachi” Gonzales
Tamara “Tam” Rapp (also from8 Flavahz, season 7)
Jean “B-Boy Bebo” Lloret (also from Phunk Phenomenon, season 6)
Scarlett Nabil (also from Funkdation, season 7)
Week 1: Lil Wayne Challenge
I.aM.mE kicked off the season, performing to a mastermix of Lil Wayne’s “Right Above It”. Their performances pleased the crowd, and garnered good comments from the judges. D-Trix called them “clever” and that they “took tutting to the next level”: the crew added some Rubik’s-cube shapes and brought something new to ABDC. Lil Mama liked how the crew showed illusions and visual effects but mixed it with solid dance choreography. JC Chasez liked their style and was entertained, but wanted the crew to expand and dance to other parts of stage, instead of just the center.
Week 3: Black Eyed Peas Challenge
Their challenge in the third week was to create a futuristic machine, while performing to a mastermix of the Black Eyed Peas’ song “Meet Me Halfway”. They achieved this three times in their routine, notably at the end, when the whole crew came together to form a robot. The judges were pleased, but JC still was not satisfied with how they used the stage, and asked them to spread out more. Lil Mama however, said that they were the most improved and D-Trix said they executed their challenge “greatly”.
Week 4: Katy Perry Challenge
In the fourth week, they received the Katy Perry song “Peacock” with the challenge to fan out like a peacock onstage. Although some of the members had never seen a peacock, and they had difficulty using the whole stage, the crew performed admirably, crafting a routine which satisfied all three of the judges, D-Trix stating how their dancing was authentic and they covered the entire stage, and JC saying he was satisfied with their use of the entire stage.
Week 5: Rihanna Challenge
In the fifth week all the crews were given the challenge of incorporating the dance style known as Dance Hall, while performing to songs by the artist Rihanna. I.aM.mE. received the Rihanna song “S&M”, and the dance move known as “The Spiderman”. The crew performed a routine which met the challenge and highlighted member Olivia “Chachi” Gonzales as a major character. The judges called the routine “exceptional” and “absolutely brilliant”.
Week 6: Justin Bieber Challenge
In week 6, all five remaining crews were given a challenge by Justin Bieber, based from his documentary movie, Never Say Never. I.aM.mE was given a challenge to perform Usher’s famous glide in the routine to the mastermix of “Somebody to Love”. The crew performed with a chilling opening, featured the moonwalk, and ended with Brandon “747” Harrell jumping down after gliding and giving a rose to Lil Mama while the rest of the crew made a big heart with their arms. Lil Mama was still surprised, but she liked how the routine worked. D-Trix said that he loved the performance, just like the last week and told the crew that they were brilliant entertainers. JC still commented on “How I.aM.mE worked the routine on the middle, again”, but he liked how I.aM.mE made the opening cold and chilling.
Week 7: Nicki Minaj Challenge
All top four crews blasted the seventh week with a routine performed with Nicki Minaj’s challenge, based on her alter-egos. Nicki Minaj, who delivered the challenge to the crews herself, gave I.aM.mE the challenge to incorporate childhood games based on Nicki’s alter-ego, Cookie, into their dance. After working through cultural differences in childhood games, I.aM.mE decided to incorporate similar games that many people would know. Backstage, Phillip “Pacman” Chbeeb said that he was having dehydration before, during, and after the performance because of the hard-training routine and fatigue.
Week 8: Kanye West Challenge and Last Chance Challenge
As three crews were still standing in the championships, I.aM.mE faced their first time in the bottom two and had to face off against Phunk Phenomenon for a spot in the finals: ICONic Boyz had proceeded to the finale already. The crews were given a task to perform with Kanye West’s mastermixes and show their own versatility to perform three different classic dance styles. The challenge was handed out by fifth season’s winner, Poreotix.
Before the performance videos, the crew revealed that they had no problems performing two out of the three different styles (Boogaloo[clarification needed] and Isolations[clarification needed]) and only had problems performing the Dougie. Moon said that he really wanted to have a good performance that week because he wanted his parents to come to the finale and watch him perform live for the first time. He also said that he loved the crew that he created and danced with, and he stated that he believed they could make it to the finale.
Week 9: Battle of Final Two/The Ultimate Battle
I.aM.mE and ICONic Boyz, as the top two crews at the ninth week, were given the task to extend the choreography from one of their previous performances picked by judges and to perform it, before the ultimate battle that consisted of three rounds.
The crew performed to an extended performance of “S&M” and were praised by the judges. JC noted again that they were unique. Lil Mama was excited as Chachi turned back into Spider-Girl and showed a new way to “knock” her enemies. D-Trix said that the crew was getting better and better. At the end, both crews faced off in a three-round dance battle with music provided by Swizz Beatz. At the end both crews showed their own original sign: ICONic Boyz with the thumb and I.aM.mE with the letters I, M, and E.
Week 10: The Finale
The finale opened with I.aM.mE and ICONic Boyz performing in a dance collaboration to “Raise Your Glass” by Pink. After the performance, America’s Best Dance Crew champions JabbaWockeeZ (from season 1), Super Cr3w (season 2), Quest Crew (season 3), We Are Heroes (season 4), and Poreotix (season 5) returned to the stage to perform for the season finale.After 50 million votes were cast, I.aM.mE was declared as the winner of America’s Best Dance Crew for season 6. The crew performed their victory dance to “Written in the Stars” by Tinie Tempah.
The Jabbawockeez (stylized as JabbaWockeeZ) is a hip-hop dance crew best known for being the winners of the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew. They were initially formed by members Kevin “KB” Brewer, Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag, & Joe “Punkee” Larot under the name “3 Muskee”. By 2004, their members included Ben “B-Tek” Chung, Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula, Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio, and Jeff “Phi” Nguyen. Tony “Transformer” Tran joined the crew in 2013. The Jabbawockeez do not have a group leader; choreography for their performances, as well as music and design choices, are made as a collective unit.
|Members||Kevin “KB” Brewer
Joe “Punkee” Larot
Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio
Jeff “Phi” Nguyen
Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag
Tony “Transformer” Tran
|Past members||Gary “Gee” Kendall (Deceased)
Ben “B-Tek” Chung (with Kinjaz)
Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula
Eddie “Eddie Styles” Gutierrez
Saso “King Saso” Jimenez
Randy “DJ Wish One” Bernal
Eddie “Eddie Styles” Gutierrez