Exclusive: Meet America's Best New Dance Crews (Including a Half-Dozen Pole Dancers?!)

America’s Best Dance Crew returns with its sixth installment on Thursday, April 7 (MTV, 10/9c), and while its being touted as the “Season of the Superstars” (because of its new celebrity theme-weeks), we think the strength of the dancers speaks for itself.

Ready to meet the real superstars? We’ve got exclusive details on ABDC‘s 10 new crews.

787 Crew | Meet one of the fiercest cliques to hit the ABDC stage. Their fusion of tricks and acrobatics, combined with their street finesse and Latin flavor, are sure to dazzle the dance floor.

FootworKingz | Welcome to the stage a dance style never-before-seen on ABDC. Blink and you may miss their incredibly quick foot movement in unison with music played at 160 BPM. Even better? This ultimate synchronized crew are actually two battle-cliques representing the West and South sides of Chicago. Here, they’ve united to draw attention to their one-of-a-kind dance style.

IaMmE | Although this hip-hop crew originated in Houston, its members hail from all around the globe, including China and the Czech Republic, and have performed with the likes of Justin Bieber, Fat Joe, Cobra Starship and American Rejects.

Iconic Boyz | With one member as young as 10 years old, these New Jersey boys are the literally freshest dancers to ever compete on ABDC. They hope to impress the crowd with their unique mix of hip-hop and street jazz.

Instant Noodles | Say hello to this season’s b-boys. The Los Angeles-based crew, with roots in Taipei, Taiwan, aims to build on the already unique style and share what makes them distinct.

JAG6ED | This all-girl collection of contemporary pole dancers are on a mission to change the image of of their craft, replacing erotic connotations with jaw-dropping acrobatic ability.

Eclectic Gentlemen | With their focus on being clean-cut and well dressed, these suave hoofers from North Hollywood bring a professional style to the stage. The crew currently teaches workshops and has traveled the world with big-name musical acts, but hopes to attain individual recognition on ABDC.

Phunk Phenomenon | Boasting a blend of modern and traditional dance styles, this co-ed crew from Boston is ready to wow the West Coast. In addition to performing, this group promotes “Hip Hop for Hope,” which raises awareness for Sanfilippo disease.

ReQuest | These New Zealand ladies are currently riding high as the 2010-11 World Hip Hop Dance Champions. They hope to showcase their  moves while fusing cultures together and inspiring girls around the world to dance.

Street Kingdom | Despite their rough pasts in inner city Los Angeles, Street Kingdom’s co-ed members have made a fresh start — and it’s all because of a shared passion known as KRUMP.

America’s Best Dance Crew premieres Thursday, April 7 at 10/9c on MTV.



Comments (99)

  • go request. do new zealand proud:)

    Comment by mareko eria apulu – March 17, 2011 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ICONIC BOYS ARE GONNA KILL IT!

      Comment by Kira – April 4, 2011 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Iconic Boyz are definately gonna take this one I agree. My newphew is one of the dancers and they are AWSOME

        Comment by Susan – April 13, 2011 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Whhhosee Yoour Nepheew ?

          Comment by Mirayda – April 19, 2011 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • 787 crew rocks GO 787 I WANT TO SEE U ON TV AGAIN!!!!!

            Comment by BREANNA – April 30, 2011 08:13 AM PDT  
        • can i have his number and they r all cute so i dont think it matters which one

          Comment by ty wilson – April 21, 2011 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Which boy is your nephew? I’ve only been dreaming about meeting them. I wanted to be their costume designer or assistant designer if they already have one, which I’m sure they do.

          Comment by Lea – April 22, 2011 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I love them my fav is mikey he is cute and looks really nice

          Comment by brooklynn – April 28, 2011 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh thaats so great! iLove Iconic Boyz! Who’s your nephew??

          Comment by Juli – May 1, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • your lucky that one is your nephew but whitch one…

          Comment by cristiana – May 15, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • i love iconic boyz they are my favorite crew i hope you win :)

          Comment by florence – May 19, 2011 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree 100%

          Comment by Ashaki – May 19, 2011 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They are awful and merely captured the tinie bopper vote. They dance like a bad boy band. (stupid little guidos).

          Comment by Steve – June 5, 2011 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • O my gosh really i love them so much i hope them the best u should get me one of theirs # haha

          Comment by sierra – June 6, 2011 12:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • who is ur nephew jason

          Comment by Cheyenne – July 23, 2011 06:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Which one? :)

          Comment by Courtney Pourgol – October 2, 2011 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yess they are i cant wait till they win and they are soooooo cute but some of them are older than me im only 11 haha but they are so cute!!!!!! Iconic Boys Rock <3

        Comment by Dede – April 18, 2011 12:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i love u madison ur the best of iconic boys !!!!!! <3

        Comment by grace – May 8, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like we have a pretty good diverse group of crews this year! Can’t wait to see the kind of dances they’ll bring this season!! Let’s go ABDC Season 6!!!!!!! Who’s ready??!!! I know I am!! Oh and quick question: Does anyone know who the judges will be this season?? I hope JC Chasez is still a judge! I love how constructive his criticism is!! Judging on the fact that he was a dancer before, I really respect the great advice he gives to the contestants on improving their moves each week! So I hope he’s still planning on judging this season! ;)

    Comment by Annette – March 17, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i too hope JC is still a judge. but for the exact opposite reason. his lack of knowledge about actually dancing makes for entertaining bs.

      Comment by umm – March 18, 2011 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am excited for Phunk Phenomenon!!!! They are going to kick a$$!!

      Comment by Missy – March 18, 2011 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Its jc, lil mama n d trix from quest.

      Comment by nick – April 4, 2011 01:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never before, have I seen such a terrible “top 10″ list of crews, AHAHAHHA!!!!

    Comment by Pinky – March 17, 2011 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • One Crew Thats The Best….. I.aM.mE Crew!!!!

      Comment by Wes – March 24, 2011 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sike iconicboyz rocked the votes this season i luv louis off of iconicboyz
        I HATE iamme

        Comment by sike – June 12, 2011 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Already calling “Instant Noodles” as the winners based on the Asian-male crew trend for this show.

    Comment by Jay – March 17, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can u juss re look at the crews becuase there alot of better crews then some of them like Collizion crew i think if a crew like that made it this season well be so tight it might be the best season besides season one an quest crew trust me please rethink on ur decision

    Comment by michael blakely – March 17, 2011 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i see why the south never wins because yall dont put tha many good cru in the show it cool if u have collusion an iamME becuase there the type of cru that will battle for the show but collusion didnt make it i hope you pray you look over your decesion

    Comment by james arnold – March 17, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t wait for REQUEST!!!!! they are AMAZING!!!!!!

    Comment by LB – March 17, 2011 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ABDC wont know what him em when ReQuest hit da stage. Go girls, wop wop.

    Comment by Dany Haira – March 17, 2011 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GEEZUS why can’t we get a New York crew that does the distance? No wonder the West always wins – that’s it, I’m going for ReQuest and rolling with the Kiwis!

    Comment by ImStillToni – March 17, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REQUEST!!!!! you girls will go far! yous ar soooooooo awesome. cant wait to see you on NZ tv. th whole of new zealand will be cheering fr YOU!!!!! x

    Comment by Ems – March 17, 2011 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ummm, they are vertical gymnastic apparatus, not “stripper poles”. The one and only thing I learned watching The Talk.

    Comment by Sabrina – March 17, 2011 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GO ReQUEST!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Raelene Marsters – March 17, 2011 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hullah REQUEST!! http://strangertolight.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Micahel – March 17, 2011 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So proud of Request….let them gave it girls… :•}

    Comment by Gami – March 17, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • REQUEST.ARE.GONAA.KILL.IT
    you girls rock!!!!

    Comment by dantedallas – March 17, 2011 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wooo! Go Request!
    These girls are gonna rip it up!

    Much Love from NZ!

    Comment by Kylie – March 17, 2011 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PHUNK PHENOMENONS GUNNA BRING ITTTT

    Comment by stacy – March 17, 2011 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO U4RIA?!?!?!?!?!?!
    yooo please re-think ur decision abdc! U4RIA, IaMmE, & collizion need to rep the south forreal!!!!
    :’(

    Comment by Renee – March 17, 2011 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sooooooooooooooooo U4RiA isn’t on here???? Thats gotta change! :) PUT U4RiA CREW!! hehehe

    Comment by Jake – March 17, 2011 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AMERICA’S Best Dance crew and there’s a crew from New Zealand?? What the… There was 2 crew’s before from Puerto Rico (G.O.P. Dance) and Canada (Bluprint Cru), and that is still acceptable because it’s America’s Best Dance Crew, and not US’ Best Dance Crew, but now a crew from New Zealand??

    Comment by Mark – March 17, 2011 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go ReQuest!!! Proud to see some Poly Swagger out there in the Big Screen… Go Parris…

    Comment by Lance the Barber – March 18, 2011 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cant wait to see reQuest.

    Comment by kara – March 18, 2011 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cant believe they didnt take Mos Wanted Crew! They wouldve beasted their way to win! How can they say no to all 9 of the WORLDS TOP CHOREOGRAPHERS!!! ABDC knew they would win no matter what! The show is rigged! WEST COAST IS GONNA TAKE IT AGAIN FOR 6 STRAIGHT!!!

    Comment by JG17 – March 18, 2011 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ReQuest have got this

    Comment by 10Aciouss – March 18, 2011 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeii Yeii!! ReQuest!! Freaking amazing dancers!! choreographed by the AMAZING! paris!! Go girls!!

    Comment by danni && tracie – March 19, 2011 04:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • request gona kill it sh0t gurlz

    Comment by alex – March 20, 2011 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go request oriana and parris go hard and to iamme crew i have some fans in there pacman go hard u to crews!!!!

    Comment by skie – March 21, 2011 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Instant Noodles is straight legit. I’m stoked!!!!

    Comment by sectornine – March 21, 2011 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think the iconic boyz will do great! im so proud of them

    Comment by marry jones – March 21, 2011 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Iconic boyz are hot!! I want to see more of them!!

    Comment by esther vargas – March 22, 2011 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ReQuest are gonna crushh! no question about it. So are the instant noodles

    Comment by Victoria Spinelli – March 22, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you know whhat all u meanies.. Iconic Boyz are gonna do amazinng sooo dont get ur hopes up

      Comment by Emily Sriber – March 22, 2011 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE I CONIC BOYZ ARE AWESOME . I HOPE THEY GO A LONG WAY BECAUSE THOSE KIDS DESERVE IT!!!

    Comment by Christy Dane – March 22, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let me get this srtaight for everyone out there..ICONIC BOYZ ARE going to kick butt and all of you are just jelous that they are so good. so sit back relax and watch the ICONIC BOYZ win!! k thankss bi

    Comment by Marissa Uribe – March 22, 2011 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ReQuest are gooing to do amazing! VOTE for them!!!!!!!! yeah girls you show them who’s boss!!!

    Comment by Ilayna Rapkin – March 23, 2011 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • instant Noodles ReQust Fottworkkingz Phunk PhenomenonEclectic Gentlemen IaMmE are going to be the best 6 out there. i am from california so i think i know what they’re looking for

    Comment by Kaity Hingle – March 23, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i have a crew thatare good dancers the name robotix but it nick name rbxz

    Comment by andrewbobino – March 26, 2011 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rip it up ReQuest. NZ is behind you 110%. We love you girls.

    Comment by Kruzenia Siteine – March 27, 2011 02:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Eclectic Gentlemen – I hope they go far in the competition. Question – why is a NZ crew on ABDC????

    Comment by Sweet Tea – March 27, 2011 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FINALLY!!! The best Krump Crew in the whole world is going to participate in this season of America’s Next Best Dance Crew! LEGOO STREET KINGDOM, TIGHT EYEZ, and Big Mijo

    Comment by Bladez – March 30, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s confirmed, The 3 judging this season will be

    JC Chasez

    Lil Mama

    Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval

    :3

    Comment by Jopz – March 31, 2011 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see Phunk Phenomenon do what they do best, I am super excited about this season :-)

    Comment by Rodline A – March 31, 2011 05:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Next season brinq all the champions back

    Jabbawockedz will take iy

    Comment by kENNy – April 1, 2011 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Everyone who is supporting ReQuest Dance Crew abdchttp://www.facebook.com/pages/ReQuest-Dance-Crew-US-fan-base/205883599431170

    WE LOVE ReQuest!!!!!!!!!!! Supporting you girls from here in UTAH!!!!

    Comment by Natasha Burgess – April 3, 2011 01:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReQuest-Dance-Crew-US-fan-base/205883599431170

    SUPPORT ReQuest Dance Crew

    Comment by Natasha Burgess – April 3, 2011 01:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let’s go chicagos very own footworKingz

    Comment by Jc – April 3, 2011 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Request, i.am.me, instant noodles and street kindom ftw

    Comment by nick – April 4, 2011 02:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • KIA KAHA REQUEST, Release the Pacific flava Beats to the L.A streets

    Comment by manu – April 4, 2011 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mos Wanted Crew should have made it. They would beat any of these crews hands down.

    Comment by DanceInsider – April 4, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m from the west and been supporting the west coast crew for straight 5 seasons. West coast just got it like that, but this season I think I’m going for I.aM.mE crew. Damn, this crew is just freakin’ awesome not gonna lie. I.aM.mE crew all day!

    Comment by Anonymous – April 5, 2011 01:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • STREETKINGDOM IS TAKING THIS HOME TRU REPS FOR CHRIST! SO EXCITED MY BROS AND SIS GOT THIS WE PRAYING FOR YALL

    Comment by Michalea – April 7, 2011 12:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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