8 Flavahz

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8 Flavahz
Origin Honolulu, Hawaii
Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip-hop dance, Jazz dance
Years active 2011-Present
Associated acts 24VII Danceforce, CollectiveUth
Website http://www.8flavahz.com/
Members
  • Angel Gibbs
  • Camren "Cam Cam" Bicondova
  • Charlize "Char Char" Glass
    Jaira "Jay" Miller
  • Summer Waikiki
  • Tamara "Cherri" Rapp
  • Tiara "Pom Pom" Rapp
  • Kaelynn "Kay Kay" Gobert-Harris

8 Flavahz is an all-female dance crew from Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. They are best known for being the runner-ups[1] of the seventh season of America's Best Dance Crew. The crew consists of four members from Hawaii - Tiara Rapp, Tamara Rapp, Camren Bicondova and Summer Waikiki - and four members from Los Angeles - Kaelynn Gobert-Harris, Jaira Miller, Angel Gibbs, and Charlize Glass. Camren Bicondova has been cast as Selina Kyle in the 2014 series called Gotham which takes place before Bruce Wayne became Batman.[2]

History[edit]

Before 8 Flavahz[edit]

Before forming 8 Flavahz with its current lineup, the crew was known as Flavahs Crew and consisted of eight girls from the Hawaii dance studio 24VII. The original crew had auditioned for the sixth season of America's Best Dance Crew, but did not make the cut. Although they did not make it onto the show in season 6, they were encouraged to return to try out for the next season by ABDC judge D-trix.[3]

Formation[edit]

In 2011, after failing to make it onto the sixth season of America's Best Dance Crew, the Hawaii girls - Tiara, Tamara, Camren, and Summer - attended a dance convention in Los Angeles, where they met their L.A. counterparts - Kaelynn, Jaira, Angel, and Charlize. The Hawaii girls then invited the four L.A. girls to join them and their crew to compete in World of Dance Hawaii.[3] Under the name Flavahs and Friends, they competed in World of Dance Hawaii and placed in third.[4] Three of the Hawaii girls - Tiara, Tamara, and Summer - were also a part of another group that was competing in the same competition, named 24VII Danceforce, in which they were crowned the winners.[4] After placing third in World of Dance Hawaii, it was decided that the four Hawaii girls would form a new group with the four L.A. girls and they were officially dubbed, 8 Flavahz. With their newly formed group, the girls were ready to audition once again for the next season of America's Best Dance Crew placing second in the competition.[3]

Members[edit]

Name Hometown Flavah
Tiara "Ti" Rapp Honolulu, Hawaii Pomegranate
Tamara "Tam" Rapp Honolulu, Hawaii Cherry
Kaelynn "Kay-kay" Gobert-Harris Los Angeles, California Tropicana
Jaira "Jay" Miller Los Angeles, California Kiwi
Angel "Angel" Gibbs Los Angeles, California Grape
Camren "Cam Cam" Bicondova Honolulu, Hawaii Blue Razzle
Summer "Sum " Waikiki Honolulu, Hawaii Blueberry
Charlize "Char " Glass Los Angeles, California Zesty Lemon

America's Best Dance Crew[edit]

Week Challenge Music Result
1: Britney Spears Challenge None "3" by Britney Spears Safe
2: Flo Rida Challenge None N/A N/A
3: Madonna Challenge Incorporate voguing "Vogue" by Madonna Safe
4: Drake Challenge Become connected at some point "Find Your Love" by Drake
5: Jennifer Lopez Challenge Incorporate salsa dancing, and trumpets "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez
6:Pitbull Challenge Incorporate can-can in their routine "Hey Baby" by Pitbull featuring T-Pain
7: Rihanna Challenge Create a fire effect and extinguish it "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna
8: LMFAO Challenge Recreate the group blow-up from the video, and incorporate "The T-step" and "The SpongeBob". "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock Bottom 2
9:David Guetta Challenge Incorporate gliding, gloving and dance like dolls Gloving: "Memories" by David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi
Gliding: "Without You" by David Guetta featuring Usher
Dancing like dolls: "Turn Me On" by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj
Safe
10: Katy Perry Challenge None "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" by Katy Perry (with We Are Heroes) Runners Up

Appearances[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Members Role Ref
2012 Battlefield America Camren Prissy [5]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Members Ref
2010 "Blowing Me Kisses" Soulja Boy Kaelynn
"Whip My Hair" Willow Smith Angel, Charlize [6]
"Waka Waka" Shakira Angel
2011 "Mrs Right" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn, [7]
"Girls Talkin Bout" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn, Jaira, Charlize
2012 "Valentine's Girl" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn, Jaira
"Hello" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn
"Be Mine" Bruno Moneroe Tiara
"Bad For Me" Megan and Liz Kaelynn
"Got Me Good" Ciara All except Tiara
2013 "Girls Just Gotta Have Fun" Sophia Grace Charlize [8]
"Lolly" Maejor Alift. Juicy J, Justin Bieber Charlize
2014 "Good Kisser" Usher Kaelynn
"Enjoy the Ride" Krewella Camren

Television[edit]

Year Title Members Role Ref
2010 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Angel Justin Bieber's Backup Dancer [7]
2011 Shake It Up Camren, Angel Fake Highlighters [9]
2011 MTV Video Music Awards Kaelynn, Angel, Charlize Britney Spears Tribute Dancers [7]
2011 BET Awards Angel, Charlize Kevin Hart's Backup Dancers [7]
America's Got Talent Angel, Charlize Dancers [7]
Dancing With The Stars Angel Dancer
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Camren Dancer [9]
So You Think You Can Dance Charlize Dancer from Rage Crew [10]
The Voice Charlize, Angel Cee Lo Green's Backup Dancer [7]
2012 The Fresh Beat Band Charlize Dancer [7]
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kaelynn, Jaira Mindless Behavior's Backup Dancers [7]
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Charlize Celebrity Guest [11]
Maury Charlize Dancer on Maury's Mini Idol
America's Best Dance Crew All Competing crew [12]
Hawaii News Now Tiara, Tamara, Summer Guests [13]
KHON2 Tiara, Tamara, Summer Guests [14]
2013 2013 Kids' Choice Awards Camren, Angel Pitbull and Christina Aguilera back-up dancers
Dancing With The Stars Charlize, Angel Dancing with Zendaya
2014 BET Awards Kaelynn Usher's backup dancer
Gotham Camren Young Selina Kyle

References[edit]

  1. ^ 8 Flavahz fall in ‘ABDC’ finale. Honolulu Pulse. June 13, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  2. ^ 8 Flavahz crew bio. MTV. April 11, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c 8 Flavahz Ready For ABDC Run Honolulu Pulse. April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  4. ^ a b World of Dance Hawaii 2011 Winners World of Dance Jan 25, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Battlefield America Full Cast. imdb. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  6. ^ Young Black Starz. Young Black Starz. April 12, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h The PULSE Spotlighting. The PULSE. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  8. ^ [1]. Centric TV. Oct 22, 2012. Retrieved Oct 24, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Collective Uth CollectiveUth. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  10. ^ 'So You Think You Can Dance' Results: See Who Was Eliminated Hollywood Reporter. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2012
  11. ^ A Day in Ellen's Photos, Featuring Charlize Glass! The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Feb 7, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012
  12. ^ ABDC7 Crews MTV. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012
  13. ^ 8 Flavahz on Sunrise Hawaii News Now. June 22, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  14. ^ 8 Flavahz Return Home From ABDC KHON2. June 19, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.

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