Monthly Archives: February 2011

LXD duet in the snow

This short dance film by The LXD crew was directed by Charles Oliver and features Harry Shum and Frances Manzo (who danced with my wife in High School! Go Frances!). Love it!

Showcase Bboy battle at Claws Out II (Seattle)

El Niño and Junior battle it out in front of an audience with the Cornerstone Band playing live.

The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers does tap too!

I love The LXD. Great dancing in lots of styles, used as a vehicle to tell an engaging story. I post this episode because of the fantastic tap during the first part of this episode.

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Tap Dance for Life

Ryan Kasprzak wowed Adam Shankman and the rest of the judges on So You Think You Can Dance? during Season 5, despite not being selected for the top 20 competition with his brother Evan. Ryan is a brilliant choreographer and performer and he focused his talents into this fund-raising piece for DRA Dance.

“Thought of You”

In case you haven’t seen this yet, Ryan Woodward beautifully animated and directed this piece using dancers at Brigham Young University.

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

Behind-the-scenes information is on This video also shows a lot of the creative process:

Thought of You – Behind the Scenes Preview – ROUGH CUT from Cambell Christensen on Vimeo.

Bboy competition – Claws Out II (Seattle)

I had the privilege to film some of the best dancing on the West Coast at the Claws Out II (Seattle) bboy and bgirl competition on May 22, 2010. If you want to see more breakdance footage, check out my footage of the top bboys on the West Coast as recorded at Claws Out II (Seattle) on May 22, 2010.

Here are some clips from the evening:

Flying Sneakers Cru and RA Scion

RA Scion (of the Hip-hop group Common Market) had a side project with producer MTK called Victor Shade. “Soothsayer” launched the album in March 2010, and the video features performances and dancing by the Flying Sneakers Cru of Seattle, led by Michael “Mikeskee” Huang.

The uncut footage from the dance session is raw and impressive as well.

Zombie Baseball Lindy Hop

Yes, this was performed on Halloween night in 2007. Zombies, baseball, Lindy Hop swing.

Choreography by Elaine Grenko, directed by Curt Holman of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company. Featuring Garrett Wesley Gibbons and Jessica Laitinen.