Open casting calls announced for ‘Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew’

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Americas Best Dance Crew Season 7 Auditions

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Courtesy of ABDC talent producer Lacy Forrest

MTV and Warner Horizon Television have announced the open casting call dates for season seven of the hit competitive dance reality television series “Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew”. During the month of January, 2012 auditions will be held in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Houston. Video taped submissions will also be accepted for dance crews that can not attend one of the open auditions.

America’s Best Dance Crew, also known as ABDC, premiered on February 7, 2008 and was an instant hit. Over 40 million votes were cast that first season. The show features Hip-hop dance groups from all over the United States and around the globe. The dance groups compete is weekly challenges that are different for each crew but have the same general concept. Through an exciting and unique process of elimination, the winning dance crew receives a $100,000.

Three-time Young Artist Award winner and and “Dancing with the Stars” season three runner-up Mario Lopez hosts ABDC. The gorgeous British-American television personality and model Layla Kayleigh is a co-host who serves as backstage correspondent and on the road correspondent looking for talent in various cities.

Grammy Award winner and five-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated musician, singer, record producer, music manager, entrepreneur, and television personality Randy Jackson serves as executive producer for America’s Best Dance Crew. USA and World Hip Hop Championships creators Howard and Karen Schwartz, who also executive produce ABDC, recruited Randy Jackson.

Season six introduced the first-ever superstar-themed weeks. Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, and Kanye West were among the special guest mentors to appear. Season 7 secrets of the reality competition series will surely aim to top last year’s game-changing outing.

Open Casting Call Details

“Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” is back on MTV to top last year’s game-changing season! The show’s casting producers are looking for the most talented, fresh, creative, and diverse crews to dominate the ABDC stage. This could be the year your crew becomes a household name like the Jabbawockeez, Super Crew, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes, Poreotix, and last year’s winner I.aM.mE! ABDC Season of the Superstars continues in season 7 – is it your time to reign?

Crews should consist of five to seven members, made up of any combination of males and females of all ages. If your dance crew has auditioned for previous seasons of ABDC, you are welcome to audition again for season seven.

Here is how your dance crew can audition:

• Go to the America’s Best Dance Crew Registration Page and sign up.

• Attend one of the open casting calls.

• If you can not attend, submit a video taped audition routine.

Full details on how to reserve a priority audition at one of the below cities can be found on the Official America’s Best Dance Crew website.

Venues:

Chicago, IL – January 13, 2012
Superior Street Rehearsal Facility
2744 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Click Here for directions.

Houston, TX – January 15, 2012
SoReal Studio
6108 S Rice Avenue
Suite 104
Houston, TX 77081
Click Here for directions.

New York, NY – January 21, 2012
S.I.R. Studios
520 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Click Here for directions.

Los Angeles, CA – January 28, 2012
CenterStaging
3407 Winona Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
Click Here for directions.

Larger/mega crews are also encouraged to audition. If your crew is larger, please contact the casting team in advance and be prepared to showcase your routine with just seven dancers if requested.

Crews larger than 7 members please contact:

1-855-777-ABDC or abdc@mtv.com

Casting Director:

Michelle McNulty

Talent Producers:

Lacy Forrest
Courtney Burns
Luke Cheney

Production Companies:

Warner Horizon Television
3601 W Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Tenth Planet Productions
3450 Cahuenga Blvd W.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Hip Hop International
8033 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA 90046

MTV
1515 Broadway Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Executive Producers:

Joel Gallen
Randy Jackson
Howard Schwartz
Karen Schwartz
Harriet Sternberg

Directors:

Rob Kraut
Michael Simon

Judges:

J.C. Chasez
Lil Mama
To Be Announced

About America’s Best Dance Crew:

Lock the doors and bar the windows, because “Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” is back for it’s seventh season! The stage for this epic competition is set with six previous seasons that showed off some of the most amazing, intricate and off-the-wall moves anyone has ever seen. But as the saying goes, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. America’s Best Dance Crew pits the best dance crews from across the country against each other as they face-off to the hottest music and put together the craziest routines. These incredibly talented and insanely hungry dance crews will krump, grind, clog, step and in every way shape and form showcase their fancy footwork for the opportunity of a lifetime and a $100,000 prize.

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