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STEEZY @ ABDC Season 8 Tapings

Jessie MaComment

After a 3-year hiatus, ABDC came back and took the nation by a storm stronger than ever. America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars: Road to the VMAs is like the 2nd Hunger Games- where all the survivors of the past Games come back to compete in this extra-intense battle against the best of the best.

Except ABDC is far less morbid and all the contestants aren't caught up in this hyper-competitive spirit; they're all friends who share the same passion for dance, who support each other, and respect what every other crew has worked for to get to share the stage.

Each episode was comprised of an opening number, performed by all the remaining teams, followed by each teams' set to a Video Music Award- themed song. Hosted by Jason Dundas and judged by T-Pain, Teyana Taylor, and Frankie Grande, the show has, in the past few weeks, delivered arguably the most epic and impressive performances that ABDC has had on the show.

When STEEZY visited behind-the-scenes a few weeks ago (Week 3), we got up close and personal with each crew- asking some interesting and borderline-intrusive questions about their members, and what makes each team unique. Although the content we gathered wasn't published, I did snag some nice photos with the crews!

SuperCr3w! Hilarious and playful guys who didn't let me stop laughing. 

SuperCr3w! Hilarious and playful guys who didn't let me stop laughing. 

These artistic geniuses were so fun and easy to talk to! I love dancers who remain down to earth no matter where they go. I.aM.mE. is always a favorite. 

These artistic geniuses were so fun and easy to talk to! I love dancers who remain down to earth no matter where they go. I.aM.mE. is always a favorite. 

These guys... No need to talk about how proud our community is. Kinjaz are true inspirations to all dancers. 

These guys... No need to talk about how proud our community is. Kinjaz are true inspirations to all dancers. 

The Elektrolytes were so charming and funny! Bonus points for a few of them giving shoutouts to their girlfriends and wives during our interview. 

The Elektrolytes were so charming and funny! Bonus points for a few of them giving shoutouts to their girlfriends and wives during our interview. 

Where do I begin.. I actually STARTED dancing at Quest Studio in Artesia, and would catch these guys rehearsing late at night. That's how I met Aris (not pictured) and became good friends with him. 10 years later, visiting the tapings, I went from knowing OF the rest of the crew, to actually knowing them. Each with such unique and unforgettable personalities, the Quest guys are special beyond their talent. They're grounded and kind, light-hearted and sweet. Your second championship is well-deserved; the world is celebrating with y'all. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me! A fan forever. <3

Where do I begin.. I actually STARTED dancing at Quest Studio in Artesia, and would catch these guys rehearsing late at night. That's how I met Aris (not pictured) and became good friends with him. 10 years later, visiting the tapings, I went from knowing OF the rest of the crew, to actually knowing them. Each with such unique and unforgettable personalities, the Quest guys are special beyond their talent. They're grounded and kind, light-hearted and sweet. Your second championship is well-deserved; the world is celebrating with y'all. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me! A fan forever. <3