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)

  • I would like 2 no if street kingdom r born again believers living a life of Christ likeness or just performing in the house if they r the former welcomee to the house hold of faith but if they r the latter we the family of faith r waiting 4 praying 4 holding u up your brother in christ pastor q

    Comment by pastor Q – April 8, 2011 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • IaMmE is soo dope nasty crew! i love them! woot woot

    Comment by Melvin – April 13, 2011 09:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OH SHIZZLE Instant Noodles gonna represent yo. and i know these girl groups are gonna bring it. CNT WAIT TO SEE!!!!all the new talent. ABDC TAKING IT UP A NOTCH

    Comment by BLur – April 14, 2011 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am in LOVE with the Iconic Boys, eventhough im like 6 years older then them. They are really good. I hope they go real far

    Comment by Kerbie – April 16, 2011 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the Iconic Boyz are gonna go far! There younger and I have a feeling teens will vote for them. Im definately goin for them theyre cuties :)

    Comment by Olivia – April 16, 2011 11:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Each year this show gets weaker and weaker. Not to offend but girl groups aren’t impressive. Wrist flicking and butt jiggling gets old. smh.

    Comment by Taylor – April 17, 2011 09:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go the girl from Rewa Request rock the US and bring back the crown your whanau are right beside you

    Comment by G – April 20, 2011 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE THE ICONIC BOYZ best thing is that they are in my age range

    Comment by Darbie – April 21, 2011 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Iconic Crew was “RAW” all day all night all the time, they definitely killed it again, following: Phunk Phenomenon,Street Kingdom,787 and of course the yummy Instant Noodles…Really enjoying myself with these diverse performances…

    Comment by Tempting – April 21, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi guys, I’m in love with the Iconic boyz. Does anyone have absolutely ANY connection to them? I really want to be a costume designer and they would be a perfect start for me. I’m only 13 but I have a lot of good feedback on my boyish style. Is anyone out there going to help me?

    Comment by Lea G. – April 22, 2011 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg I love the iconic boyz they rock plus there all cute

    Comment by caitlin – April 28, 2011 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We looooooooved the fact that the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, CA was represented on ABDC this season. We think the Eclectic Gentlemen didn’t get a chance to shine like they do. We interviewed them about their experience…Super fly gents who represent NoHo!

    http://nohoartsdistrict.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=319:did-mtvs-americas-best-dance-crew-make-a-mistake?&Itemid=221

    Thursdays are ABDC nights at the NoHo Team office.

    Comment by Lisa Bianconi – April 29, 2011 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i thought it was AMERICA’s best dance crew? wtf why are people from around the world heading there. abdc is getting worse and worse each year.

    Comment by abdcisgettingsuckiereachyear – May 1, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Iconic Boyz will take the stage. Win and make all of the other crews jealous of the talent that these boyz have……….. im with them all the way!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    Comment by Melissa – May 1, 2011 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i love u iconic boys! you guys rock <3

    Comment by i lov em – May 5, 2011 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Iconic Boys ily…. Madison ily I wish I lived in Jersey to see u…I Love Iconic Boys and Madison!!!!

    Comment by Samantha Marlatt – May 9, 2011 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love you alott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! iconic boyz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) good luck you guys are jyst soooooooooooooooooooooo hotttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by love you alott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! iconic boyz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) – May 9, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Iconic boys!! Let’s go baby

    Comment by Donte – May 12, 2011 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • we want be on the show in the summer from 829.

    Comment by 829 – May 14, 2011 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love iconic boyz!!!!!!!!!! Go iconic boyz!

    Comment by Madison! :) – May 19, 2011 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved instant noodles… :(
    Phunk phenomenon and I aM mE are Uh-MAZING!
    I hate how other people hate on street kingdom. They’ve had a rough past and people don’t need to be mean, Nevis you don’t know what they’ve been through. Also, crump is a real dance style and shouldn’t be judged along with othe tastes and styles because it’s all personal preference. Plus it looks like a great stress relief…
    Iconic boyz

    Comment by Gee.eye.are.ell. – May 20, 2011 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are great and I love them but quite honestly I dont think they would’ve made it so far if they weren’t kids. Not that they don’t deserve to be there, but most of their fans are probably 14 and younger and like them cuz they’re young cute dancers but their age definitely gives them an edge. Still love them though :) :) :) :) :) :) :) <3 <3

    Comment by Gee.eye.are.ell. – May 20, 2011 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All of the crews rock but I am me will bring and the iconic boys to go ABDC

    Comment by Troy – May 26, 2011 09:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • they are sexy and hot

    Comment by j – October 18, 2012 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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