America's Best Dance Crew 1

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America's Best Dance Crew is an American television show featuring street dance crews from the United States. The season one premiered on MTV in the United States and MuchMusic in Canada on February 7, 2008. In the first season, it was hosted by Mario Lopez and featured Layla Kayleigh as the backstage correspondent and was judged by rapper Lil Mama, former *NSYNC singer JC Chasez, and hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks. JabbaWockeeZ was declared the winner of season 1 on the March 27, 2008 season finale and received the $100,000 (USD) prize.


America's Best Dance Crew features dance crews from all over the United States and in the first season, these dance crews auditioned in four cities: New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. A total of twelve dance crews were chosen from the four cities and were then broken up into four regions: East Coast, Midwest, South, and West Coast.

East Coast Midwest South West Coast
Status Quo BreakSk8 Live in Color JabbaWockeeZ
ICONic Femme 5 Enigma Dance Kru Kaba Modern
The Movement Full Out Fysh N Chicks
Automatic Response


Eliminated Bottom 2 Winners

Week: 1/26? 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 3/13 3/20 3/27
Dance Crew Result
JabbaWockeeZ Btm 2 Winner
Status Quo Btm 2 Runner-up
Kaba Modern Btm 2 Elim
Break Sk8 Btm 2 Elim
Fysh n Chicks Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
Live in Color Elim
ICONic Btm 2 Elim
Femme 5 Elim
Enigma Dance Kru Elim
Automatic Response Elim
Full Out Elim
The Movement Elim
? The live auditions special determined the nine spots for the season premiere.


Live Auditions Special

Aired on January 26, 2008

Week 1

Aired on February 7, 2008

Dance Crew Song
Live in Color "Watch Them Roll" by Sean Paul
JabbaWockeeZ "Apologize" by OneRepublic featuring Timbaland
Fysh n Chicks "Whine Up" by Kat DeLuna
Status Quo "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Femme 5 "Do It Well" by Jennifer Lopez
Enigma "I'm So Hood" by DJ Khaled
ICONic "Cyclone" by Baby Bash
Break Sk8 "Get It Shawty" by Lloyd
Kaba Modern "Technologic" by Daft Punk

Week 2

Aired on February 14, 2008

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.

Dance Crew Song
Kaba Modern "Wall to Wall" by Chris Brown
Live In Color "Hey Mama" by The Black Eyed Peas
JabbaWockeeZ "Ice Box" by Omarion
BreakSk8 "Get Up" by Ciara
ICONic "Kiss Kiss" by Chris Brown
Status Quo "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
Fysh n Chicks "Freakum Dress" by Beyoncé
Femme 5 "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

Week 3

Aired on February 21, 2008

Each crew must perform to a popular dance, also known as a "dance craze", while showing their style. However, since some of the dances are very simple, there were certain challenges each team had to do while performing.

Dance Crew Song Challenge
Live in Color "2 Step" by DJ Unk Crew must exchange clothing in their dance
JabbaWockeeZ "Lean wit It, Rock wit It" by Dem Franchize Boyz Crew must create an illusion that defies gravity
BreakSk8 "Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid Crew must stay physically connected in a section of the Cupid Shuffle
Kaba Modern "G-Slide" by Lil Mama Crew must partner up and perform a lift
Fysh n Chicks "It's Goin Down" by Yung Joc Crew must perform some of the steps in reverse
Status Quo "Crank Dat" by Soulja Boy Crew must perform a portion of the dance upside down
ICONic "Chicken Noodle Soup" by DJ Webstar Crew must perform a portion of the dance on their backs

Week 4

Aired on February 28, 2008

Each crew has to perform a storyline as a character in a movie, while performing on the set of a street.

Dance Crew Song Character
JabbaWockeeZ "Ayo Technology" by 50 Cent Thieves
Kaba Modern "Sensual Seduction" by Snoop Dogg Geek Boys & Popular Girls
Status Quo "Hey Baby (Jump Off)" by Bow Wow & Omarion Tuners
BreakSk8 "What Is It" by Baby Bash Basketballers
Fysh n Chicks "Maneater" by Nelly Furtado Business Women Hitting the Town
Live In Color "B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)" by Outkast Vampires & Damsels in Distress

Week 5

Aired on March 6, 2008

Each crew must perform to a track from Michael Jackson's Thriller in honor of the album's 25th anniversary.

Dance Crew Song
Status Quo "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson
JabbaWockeeZ "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" by Michael Jackson
Kaba Modern "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Fysh n Chicks "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
BreakSk8 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

Week 6

Aired on March 13, 2008

Each crew has to perform a Broadway scenario and turn it into a hip-hop routine.

Dance Crew Musical Song
Status Quo Hairspray "You Can't Stop the Beat"
JabbaWockeeZ Chicago "All That Jazz"
Kaba Modern Grease "You're the One That I Want"
BreakSk8 Dreamgirls "One Night Only"

Week 7

Aired on March 20, 2008.

Each crew must perform to a master mix of the same songs using moves from the history of hip hop.

Funkytown by Lipps Inc
It's Like That by Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
It's Just Begun by Jimmy Castor
Push It by Salt-n-Pepa
Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC
Get Buck in Here by DJ Felli Fel
With Status Quo and JabbaWockeeZ moving on to the final, they each performed an encore "Do or Die" round for America to view, call, and make their final decision of who will be "America's Best Dance Crew".

Dance Crew Encore Performance Title
Status Quo Jack in the Box
JabbaWockeeZ The Red Pill
Kaba Modern America's Best Dance Crew Video Game (Not shown on MTV)

Week 8

Aired on March 27, 2008.

Season Finale and the results show, announcing the winner of America's Best Dance Crew. All the crews came back and worked on a dance with other crews in their respective divisions (West, Midwest, South, East). The songs the crews performed to were also subject to represent the area they came from, the West and E-40 (Bay Area), South and Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys (Atlanta), East and LL Cool J (Queens, NY), and the Midwest with Huey (St. Louis). JabbaWockeeZ was announced as the winner of season 1 of America's Best Dance Crew.

Region Dance Crews Song
West Coast Fysh n Chicks, Kaba Modern & JabbaWockeeZ "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40
South Enigma Dance Kru & Live in Color "Get Low" by Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys
East Coast ICONic & Status Quo "Phenomenon" by LL Cool J
Midwest BreakSk8 & Femme 5 "Pop, Lock & Drop It" by Huey

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