America's Best Dance Crew (Season 2)


America's Best Dance Crew (Season 2)

Infobox Television
show_name = America's Best Dance Crew |

caption = "America's Best Dance Crew"
rating = TV-PG
format = Interactive reality game show
runtime = 90/60 minutes
executive_producer = Joel Gallen
Abe Hoch
Randy Jackson
Rob Lee
Howard Schwartz
Karen Schwartz
Harriet Sternberg
supervising_producer = Dan Sacks
director = Michael Simon
judges = JC Chasez
Lil Mama
Shane Sparks
presenter = Mario Lopez
company = Warner Horizon Television
country =
distributor = MTV
followed_by = America's Best Dance Crew (Season 3)
preceded_by = America's Best Dance Crew (Season 1)
network =

"America's Best Dance Crew" is an American television show featuring street dance crews from the United States. Season two premiered on MTV in the United States on June 19, 2008, with its live audition taken place on June 7, 2008. It is hosted by Mario Lopez and. features Layla Kayleigh as the backstage correspondent. It is judged by rapper Lil Mama, former *NSYNC singer JC Chasez, and hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks. The second installment of America's Best Dance Crew was won by Super Cr3w, originating from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Auditions

America's Best Dance Crew features dance crews from all over the United States and in the second season, these dance crews auditioned in four cities: New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. A total of fourteen dance crews were chosen and split up into West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and South based on the audition city.

Performances

Live Auditions Special

*Aired on June 07, 2008

The JabbaWockeeZ made an appearance and performed to a master mix of "The Boss" by Rick Ross feat T-Pain at the end of the episode. [cite episode|transcripturl=http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1588855|title=Season 2: Casting Special|series=America's Best Dance Crew|serieslink=America's Best Dance Crew|credits=Host: Mario Lopez|network=MTV|airdate=2008-06-07]

Week 1: Crew's Choice Challenge

*Aired on June 19, 2008

Each crew performed to songs of their own choosing. [cite episode|transcripturl=http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1589212|title=Crew's Choice Challenge|series=America's Best Dance Crew|serieslink=America's Best Dance Crew|credits=Host: Mario Lopez|network=MTV|airdate=2008-06-19]

Week 4: Speed Up Challenge

*Aired on July 10, 2008

Crews must transition from a slow tempo song to a faster one while still remaining on beat. [cite episode|transcripturl=http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1590313|title=Speed Up Challenge|series=America's Best Dance Crew|serieslink=America's Best Dance Crew|credits=Host: Mario Lopez|network=MTV|airdate=2008-07-10]

Week 7: Missy Elliott "Shake Ya Pom Pom" Challenge

*Aired on July 31, 2008

Missy and her longtime collaborator, choreographer Hi Hat, will watch from the audience as each crew performs to one of her hit songs. The crews' challenge: adapting the videos' innovative footwork to showcase their own style. Missy will work with the crews to master the moves and hone their routines. [cite news|url=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2008/07/americas-best-3.html |title='America's Best Dance Crew': Missy Elliott stops by |date=2008-07-21 |accessdate=2008-07-25 |work=LA Times]

Challenge #2: Dance Movie Challenge

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

Final Challenge: Your Last Word Challenge

Crews will create a routine that shows why they should be crowned "America's Best Dance Crew"

39 million votes total were submitted and Super Cr3w was announced the winner of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2.

pecial Episode: Battle for the VMAs

At the beginning of the show, champions JabbaWockeeZ and Super Cr3w performed to a remix of We Are the Champions choreographed by Shane Sparks.

Five crews from Season One and Two were given music videos nominated for Best Dancing in a Video. Like the Video Star Challenge, crews performed with the video behind them and tried to match up the moves in the video while keeping their own style. From this lot, three crews were selected and their standing made subject to public voting. The two crews with the highest votes would perform at the VMA Preshow.

Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern had faced off in the VMA Preshow and America was asked to vote again. Fanny Pak danced to Damaged by Danity Kane and Kaba Modern danced to Closer by Ne-Yo. Lindsay Lohan and Ciara had annouced that Fanny Pak had won the dance off.

America's Best Dance Crew Live

America's Best Dance Crew Live, is the very first ABDC tour. It will feature crews from both seasons. The crews on the tour are Super Cr3w, JabbaWockeeZ, Break Sk8, Fanny Pak, and A.S.I.I.D are the crews on the tour.These are the dates and venues for the first ABDC tour: [cite news|url=http://www.crashutah.com/somethingfornothing/2008/07/24/americas-best-dance-crew-abdc-live-tour-dates-and-venues/ |title='America's Best Dance Crew': Live Tour |date=2008-08-15 |accessdate=2008-08-15 |work=Something for Nothing]

Sep 18 Miami, FL: Waterfront Theatre at the American Airlines Arena
Sep 19 Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Sep 20 Atlanta, GA: Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center
Sep 21 Clemson, SC: Littlejohn Coliseum
Sep 23 New York, NY: WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Sep 25 Boston, MA: Citi Performing Arts Center
Sep 26 Atlantic City, NJ: Adrian Phillips Ballroom
Sep 27 Sewell, NJ: Commerce Bank Arts Centre
Sep 29 Washington, DC: DAR Constitution Hall
Sep 30 Newark, NJ: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Oct 1 Albany, NY: The Palace Theater
Oct 3 Detroit, MI: Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct 4 Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Theatre
Oct 5 Rosemont, IL: Rosemont Theatre
Oct 6 Kansas City, MO: Midland Theatre
Oct 8 Denver, CO: Wells Fargo Theatre
Oct 9 Oakland, CA: Paramount Theatre of the Arts
Oct 11 Portland, OR: Rose Quarter - Theater Of The Clouds
Oct 13 Everett, WA: Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center
Oct 16 Los Angeles, CA: NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE
Oct 17 Las Vegas, NV: Orleans Arena
Oct 18 San Diego, CA: San Diego Sports Arena
Oct 19 Phoenix, AZ: Dodge Theatre
Oct 22 Grand Prairie, TX: Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie
Oct 23 Houston, TX: Jones Hall

AEG LIVE is the concert promoter.

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