America's Best Dance Crew (season 2)

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America's Best Dance Crew
Season 2
Broadcast from June 19 – August 30, 2008
Judges JC Chasez
Lil Mama
Shane Sparks
Host(s) Mario Lopez
Broadcaster MTV
Venue United States
Super CR3W

The second season of America's Best Dance Crew premiered on June 19, 2008. The live auditions special took place on June 7, 2008. The season was hosted by Mario Lopez, featured Layla Kayleigh as the backstage correspondent, and included Lil Mama, JC Chasez, and Shane Sparks as judges. In the live finale, which aired on August 21, 2008, Super CR3W was declared the winner.


For the second season of America's Best Dance Crew, the dance crews auditioned in four cities: New York City, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. A total of fourteen dance crews were selected from the four cities and then categorized into four regions: Midwest, South, East Coast, and West Coast. Following the live casting special on June 7, 2008, the initial pool of dance crews was narrowed down to ten.

Dance Crew Hometown Region
A.S.I.I.D. Detroit, Michigan Midwest
Boogie Bots Washington, D.C. East
Distorted X Houston, Texas South
Fanny Pak Los Angeles, California West
Full Effect Chicago, Illinois Midwest
HIStory Houston, Texas South
Phresh Select Philadelphia, Pennsylvania East
Sass x7 Piscataway, New Jersey East
Shhh! North Bergen, New Jersey East
SoReal Cru Houston, Texas South
Super CR3W Las Vegas, Nevada West
Supreme Soul San Francisco, California West
Team Millennia Fullerton, California West
Xtreme Dance Force Naperville, Illinois Midwest


Rank Dance Crew Episode
01 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 92 10
5 Supreme Soul IN IN IN IN RISK IN OUT
7 Phresh Select IN IN IN RISK OUT
8 Xtreme Dance Force IN IN IN OUT
9 Sass x7 IN IN OUT
10 Distorted X IN OUT
N/A Full Effect OUT
N/A Shhh! OUT
N/A Team Millennia OUT

^Note 1 : The live auditions special determined the ten spots for the season premiere.
^Note 2 : A non-elimination episode meant to showcase the two finalists.

     (WINNER) The dance crew won the competition and was crowned "America's Best Dance Crew".
     (RUNNER-UP) The dance crew was the runner-up in the competition.
     (IN) The dance crew was safe from elimination.
     (RISK) The dance crew was at risk for elimination.
     (OUT) The dance crew was eliminated from the competition.


Episode 0: Casting Special[edit]

  • Original Airdate: June 7, 2008

Fourteen dance crews competed in a live casting special for America's Best Dance Crew. The reigning champions, JabbaWockeeZ, performed to a remix of "The Boss" by Rick Ross featuring T-Pain at the end of the episode.

Episode 1: Crew's Choice Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: June 19, 2008

Each crew performed to songs of their own choosing.

Dance Crew Song
SoReal Cru "Entourage" by Omarion feat. 50 Cent
Supreme Soul "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" by Busta Rhymes
Xtreme Dance Force "Shawty Get Loose" by Lil Mama feat. T-Pain and Chris Brown
A.S.I.I.D. "Whatever U Like" by Nicole Scherzinger feat. T.I.
Boogie Bots "More Bounce To The Ounce" by Zapp & Roger
Super CR3W "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown
Phresh Select "Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men
Sass x7 "Damaged" by Danity Kane
Fanny Pak "Speakerphone" by Kylie Minogue
Distorted X "Oops (Oh My)" by Tweet feat. Missy Elliott
  • Safe: SoReal Cru, Supreme Soul, Xtreme Dance Force, A.S.I.I.D., Boogie Bots, Super CR3W, Phresh Select, Sass x7
  • Bottom 2: Fanny Pak, Distorted X
  • Eliminated: Distorted X

Episode 2: Video Star Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: June 26, 2008

The crews created routines inspired by iconic music videos.

Dance Crew Song
Super CR3W "Run It!" by Chris Brown feat. Juelz Santana
Fanny Pak "Wind It Up" by Gwen Stefani feat. Pharrell
Supreme Soul "Touch" by Omarion
Phresh Select "Gimme That" by Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne
A.S.I.I.D. "Like a Boy" by Ciara
SoReal Cru "Love In This Club" by Usher feat. Young Jeezy
Xtreme Dance Force "Let Me Love You" by Mario
Boogie Bots "Bump, Bump, Bump" by B2K feat. P. Diddy
Sass x7 "I’m A Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears
  • Safe: Super CR3W, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul, Phresh Select, A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Xtreme Dance Force
  • Bottom 2: Boogie Bots, Sass x7
  • Eliminated: Sass x7

Episode 3: Rock the Title Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: July 3, 2008

Each crew utilized a physical transformation to visually illustrate the title of their song.

Dance Crew Song
A.S.I.I.D. "Roll" by Flo Rida feat. Sean Kingston
SoReal Cru "Snake" by R. Kelly
Super CR3W "We Fly High" by Jim Jones
Boogie Bots "Game Over" by Lil' Flip
Fanny Pak "Toy Soldier" by Britney Spears
Supreme Soul "Elevator" by Flo Rida feat. Timbaland
Phresh Select "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" by T.I.
Xtreme Dance Force "Earthquake" by Tech N9ne
  • Safe: A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Super CR3W, Boogie Bots, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul
  • Bottom 2: Phresh Select, Xtreme Dance Force
  • Eliminated: Xtreme Dance Force

Episode 4: Speed Up Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: July 10, 2008

The crews had to transition from a slow tempo song to a faster one while still remaining on beat.

Dance Crew Song
Boogie Bots "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne feat. Static Major
Super CR3W Creator” by Santigold
A.S.I.I.D. "Dangerous” by Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon
SoReal Cru "With You" by Chris Brown
Fanny Pak "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey
Phresh Select Shawty Is a 10” by The-Dream
Supreme Soul "Party Like a Rockstar" by Shop Boyz
  • Safe: Boogie Bots, Super CR3W, A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Fanny Pak
  • Bottom 2: Phresh Select, Supreme Soul
  • Eliminated: Phresh Select

Episode 5: Janet Jackson Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: July 17, 2008

The episode began with a group performance to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation". Then, each crew was given a Janet Jackson song and had to incorporate her signature style and moves into their dance.[1]

Dance Crew Song
Fanny Pak "All Nite (Don't Stop)"
Supreme Soul "Nasty"
Boogie Bots "Control"
SoReal Cru "I Get Lonely"
Super CR3W "Black Cat"
A.S.I.I.D. "If"
  • Safe: Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul, Boogie Bots, SoReal Cru
  • Bottom 2: Super CR3W, A.S.I.I.D.
  • Eliminated: A.S.I.I.D.

Episode 6: Bring The Beat Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: July 24, 2008

The crews were assigned a song and a school activity. They were required to utilize the stage props, themed after a high school gym, to create the beats for their routine.[2]

Dance Crew Song Activity
Fanny Pak "Spaz" by N.E.R.D Physical education
SoReal Cru "Tambourine" by Eve feat. Swizz Beatz and Sean Garrett Band practice
Boogie Bots "Universal Mind Control" by Common feat. Pharrell Bench warmers
Super CR3W "Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)" by Busta Rhymes Basketball
Supreme Soul "Church" by T-Pain Ice Hockey
  • Safe: Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, Boogie Bots
  • Bottom 2: Super CR3W, Supreme Soul
  • Eliminated: Supreme Soul

Episode 7: Missy Elliott Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: July 31, 2008

The episode opened with a group performance to Missy Elliott's "Shake Your Pom Pom". Afterwards, the crews adapted the footwork from her music videos to showcase their own style. Elliott starred as the first guest judge on America's Best Dance Crew, helping the regular judges select which crew was eliminated.

Dance Crew Song
SoReal Cru "One Minute Man"
Super CR3W "We Run This"
Boogie Bots "Work It"
Fanny Pak "Get Ur Freak On"
  • Safe: SoReal Cru, Super CR3W
  • Bottom 2: Boogie Bots, Fanny Pak
  • Eliminated: Boogie Bots

Episode 8: Eighties Theme Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: August 7, 2008

The remaining three crews competed in two challenges inspired by the 1980s.

Challenge #1: Groove Step Challenge[edit]

Each crew built routines featuring popular party dances from the '80s. In addition, the crews had to complete the physical task assigned to them.

Dance Crew Dance Songlist Challenge
Super CR3W The Humpty Dance "Bust A Move" by Young MC > "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground > "Word Up!" by Cameo Perform the move with only four feet on the floor.
SoReal Cru Kid N' Play "Poison" by Bell Biv DeVoe > "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D and the Boyz > "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown Create a chain reaction during the routine.
Fanny Pak Vanilla Ice "Lean On Me" by Club Nouveau > New Jack Swing" by Wreckx-n-Effect > "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice Perform the move horizontally.

Challenge #2: Dance Movie Challenge[edit]

The crews crafted routines that incorporated elements of classic '80s films. The crews were given remixed versions of the songs from their respective movies.

Dance Crew Song Movie
SoReal Cru "Tour de France" Breakin'
Super CR3W "Footloose" Footloose
Fanny Pak "Maniac" Flashdance
  • Safe: SoReal Cru
  • Bottom 2: Super CR3W, Fanny Pak
  • Eliminated: Fanny Pak

Episode 9: Championship Showdown[edit]

  • Original Airdate: August 14, 2008

In a non-elimination episode, the final two crews faced off in three rounds of challenges.

Challenge #1: Around the World Challenge[edit]

Dancing to the same mix of songs, the crews created routines that included different dance styles from around the world.

"Mas Que Nada" by Sérgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas
"We Be Burnin'" by Sean Paul
"The Anthem" by Pitbull feat. Lil Jon
"Mundian To Bach Ke" by Panjabi MC feat. Twista

Challenge #2: Original Dance Craze Challenge[edit]

Working with music producers to write and create an original soundtrack, the crews had to create their own dance craze.

Dance Crew Song
Super CR3W 'S' To The Chest
SoReal Cru Smash It Up

Challenge #3: Last Chance Challenge[edit]

The two finalists were given one last chance to perform before the lines opened for the final voting session of the season.

Dance Crew Song
Super CR3W "Give It Up or Turn It Loose" by James Brown
SoReal Cru "A Milli" by Lil Wayne

Episode 10: The Live Finale[edit]

  • Original Airdate: August 21, 2008

The eliminated crews returned and performed with the finalists for a regional collaboration. Instead of going head-to-head, Super CR3W and SoReal Cru teamed up for their last performance.

Dance Crew(s) Song
Super CR3W and SoReal Cru "Puttin' on the Ritz", "It's Me Snitches" by Swizz Beatz and "In the Ayer" by Flo Rida feat.
East: Boogie Bots, Phresh Select, and Sass x7 "Run the Show" by Kat DeLuna feat. Busta Rhymes
South: SoReal Cru and Distorted X "Get Like Me" by David Banner feat. Chris Brown
Midwest: A.S.I.I.D. and Xtreme Dance Force "Touch the Sky" by Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco
West: Super CR3W, Fanny Pak, and Supreme Soul "Go Hard or Go Home" by E-40
Super CR3W "Dope Boys" by The Game feat. Travis Barker
  • Winner: Super CR3W
  • Runner-up: SoReal Cru

Episode 11: Battle for the VMAs[edit]

  • Original Airdate: August 30, 2008

At the beginning of the show, champions JabbaWockeeZ and Super CR3W performed to a remix of "We Are the Champions" by Queen.

Five crews from the first and second seasons were given music videos nominated for "Best Dancing in a Video" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. The crews had to incorporate the moves from the videos while retaining their own style. In the end, the judges chose their three favorite performances. After votes were cast, the two crews with the highest number of votes would perform at the VMA preshow.

Dance Crew Song
Kaba Modern (Season 1) "4 Minutes" by Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake
Breaksk8 (Season 1) "Closer" by Ne-Yo
SoReal Cru (Season 2) "Forever" by Chris Brown
Fanny Pak (Season 2) "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls
Status Quo (Season 1) "Damaged" by Danity Kane

Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern were eventually selected to compete against each other at the preshow.

Fanny Pak danced to "Damaged" by Danity Kane, while Kaba Modern danced to "Closer" by Ne-Yo. Lindsay Lohan and Ciara later announced that Fanny Pak was the winner of the battle and received $25,000 (USD) for charity.


  1. ^ ABDC Insider (2008-07-14). "Crews Get 'Nasty' for This Week's Janet Jackson Tribute". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  2. ^ ABDC Insider (2008-07-22). "ABDC: Bringing Da Beat". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 

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Preceded by
Season 1
America's Best Dance Crew
Season 2
Succeeded by
Season 3