Sunday, October 26, 2008

America's Best Dance Crew getting ready for Season 3

In the last few weeks, Randy Jackson and crew have been searching high and low throughout the U.S. for the next group of dance crews to battle it for season three of the widely popular MTV series "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew." I had the pleasure to check out the Los Angeles leg of the audition and will have posts with video interviews of auditioning crews, choreographer Napoleon D'Umo, judge Shane Sparks and the master of the show Randy Jackson.

Randy Jackson says, "Three Baby!" As in Season Three.

On in unusually warm Saturday in October at the Foresight Studios in Los Angeles, a grip of dance crews came a calling for their chance to vie for a spot on the MTV show, "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew."

With the success of season two, more unique groups have come to play on the hallowed ABDC ground. From Krumpers to a crew from the Aloha State, potential ABDC crews took to pounding the pavement to illustrate their moves to sway the judges to pick them as a crew for the live tapings.

In this first post of the upcoming Season 3 show, I had the pleasure of speaking to choreographer Napoleon D'Umo about his duties as a scout in widdling down the candidates for the live show, how he got involved and what crews need to do to wow the judges.

Napoleon D'Umo works behind the cameras to help decide what crews will head to the live show of ABDC.

My interview with Napoleon D'Umo

Next ABDC post will be of Quest Dance crew who participated in the Los Angeles Audition.

Season 3 will premiere some time in January of 2009.

All photos by ©Sthanlee B. Mirador/Pacific Rim Photo Press

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