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.

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  1. go request. do new zealand proud:)

  2. Annette says:

    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! ;)

  3. Pinky says:

    Never before, have I seen such a terrible “top 10” list of crews, AHAHAHHA!!!!

  4. Jay says:

    Already calling “Instant Noodles” as the winners based on the Asian-male crew trend for this show.

  5. michael blakely says:

    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

  6. james arnold says:

    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

  7. LB says:

    can’t wait for REQUEST!!!!! they are AMAZING!!!!!!

  8. Dany Haira says:

    ABDC wont know what him em when ReQuest hit da stage. Go girls, wop wop.

  9. ImStillToni says:

    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!

  10. Ems says:

    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

  11. Sabrina says:

    Ummm, they are vertical gymnastic apparatus, not “stripper poles”. The one and only thing I learned watching The Talk.

  12. Gami says:

    So proud of Request….let them gave it girls… :•}

  13. dantedallas says:

    you girls rock!!!!

  14. Kylie says:

    Wooo! Go Request!
    These girls are gonna rip it up!

    Much Love from NZ!

  15. stacy says:


  16. Renee says:

    WHAT HAPPENED TO U4RIA?!?!?!?!?!?!
    yooo please re-think ur decision abdc! U4RIA, IaMmE, & collizion need to rep the south forreal!!!!


  17. Jake says:

    sooooooooooooooooo U4RiA isn’t on here???? Thats gotta change! :) PUT U4RiA CREW!! hehehe

  18. Mark says:

    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??

  19. Lance the Barber says:

    Go ReQuest!!! Proud to see some Poly Swagger out there in the Big Screen… Go Parris…

  20. kara says:

    Cant wait to see reQuest.

  21. JG17 says:

    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!!!

  22. 10Aciouss says:

    ReQuest have got this

  23. danni && tracie says:

    Yeii Yeii!! ReQuest!! Freaking amazing dancers!! choreographed by the AMAZING! paris!! Go girls!!

  24. alex says:

    request gona kill it sh0t gurlz

  25. skie says:

    Go request oriana and parris go hard and to iamme crew i have some fans in there pacman go hard u to crews!!!!

  26. sectornine says:

    Instant Noodles is straight legit. I’m stoked!!!!

  27. marry jones says:

    i think the iconic boyz will do great! im so proud of them

  28. esther vargas says:

    The Iconic boyz are hot!! I want to see more of them!!

  29. Victoria Spinelli says:

    ReQuest are gonna crushh! no question about it. So are the instant noodles

  30. Christy Dane says:


  31. Marissa Uribe says:

    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

  32. Ilayna Rapkin says:

    ReQuest are gooing to do amazing! VOTE for them!!!!!!!! yeah girls you show them who’s boss!!!

  33. Kaity Hingle says:

    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

  34. andrewbobino says:

    i have a crew thatare good dancers the name robotix but it nick name rbxz

  35. Kruzenia Siteine says:

    Rip it up ReQuest. NZ is behind you 110%. We love you girls.

  36. Sweet Tea says:

    I like Eclectic Gentlemen – I hope they go far in the competition. Question – why is a NZ crew on ABDC????

  37. Bladez says:

    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

  38. Jopz says:

    It’s confirmed, The 3 judging this season will be

    JC Chasez

    Lil Mama

    Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval


  39. Rodline A says:

    I can’t wait to see Phunk Phenomenon do what they do best, I am super excited about this season :-)

  40. kENNy says:

    Next season brinq all the champions back

    Jabbawockedz will take iy

  41. 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!!!!

  42. Jc says:

    Let’s go chicagos very own footworKingz

  43. nick says:

    Request, i.am.me, instant noodles and street kindom ftw

  44. manu says:

    KIA KAHA REQUEST, Release the Pacific flava Beats to the L.A streets

  45. DanceInsider says:

    Mos Wanted Crew should have made it. They would beat any of these crews hands down.

  46. Anonymous says:

    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!

  47. Michalea says: