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Origin Gilbert, Arizona
Genres Hip-hop, popping, bboy
Years active 2006–Present
Members Sal "Swerve" Banuelos
Nico Banuelos
Joey "Slimfly" Arevalo
Kyle "Harry Larry" James Price
George "Slideshow" Jones
Ben Barnett
Chris Thomas
Marcus "TK" Jones
Dominic Larovere
Max Thompson
Phoenix Banuelos

The Elektrolytes are an all-male dance crew formed by a group of local dancers within the area of Gilbert, Arizona in 2006.[1] They are the winner of the seventh season of America's Best Dance Crew. They are also the winners of Hip Hop International USA 2011 Adult Division, and finished seventh in the World Hip Hop International 2011 Finals.[2]


Before forming Elektrolytes, they were all friends in school. Years later, they decided to make a dance crew naming themselves Elektrolytes as dance fuels their body and it's what plants crave. The crew auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew three times, failing to pass each time. After placing first at HHI 2011 USA for the Adult Division, the crew decided to audition for ABDC and passed.

ABDC 7[edit]

Elektrolytes were declared ABDC Champions on the Live Finale June 13, 2012.

Week Challenge Music Result
2: Flo Rida Challenge None "Club Can't Handle Me"
Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
3: Madonna Challenge Must Krump in their Routine "Hung Up"
4: Drake Challenge Create the Illusion that someone is Floating "Headlines"
5: Jennifer Lopez Challenge Create a Subway and use Canes in their Routine "Get Right"
Jennifer Lopez
6: Pitbull Challenge Capoeira "I Know You Want Me"
7: Rihanna Challenge Incorporate a Mic Stand in the Routine "Where Have You Been"
Bottom 2
8: LMFAO Challenge Must perform Robotics and Transform into a giant Robot "Champagne Showers"
LMFAO feat. Natalia Kills
9: David Guetta Challenge The crews had to demonstrate their versatility by creating a routine that incorporated three different styles of dance. Gloving: "Memories"
David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi
Doll Movements: "Turn Me On"
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj
Gliding: "Without You"
David Guetta feat. Usher
Bottom 2
Had to Battle Mos Wanted Crew for the last spot in the Top 2 "Feel So Close"
Calvin Harris
Saved By Judges
10: The Katy Perry Live Finale Partner:
8 Flavahz
"Wide Awake"
Katy Perry
Perform for the last time with Poreotix before Winner of ABDC's Announcement "Part of Me"
Katy Perry
Victory Dance after being announced season 7 ABDC winners "Starships"
Nicki Minaj


Member Chris Thomas injured his knee during rehearsal and missed the performances of weeks 2 and 3.


After ABDC, the Elektrolytes competed again at the 2012 Hip Hop International. They received silver in the USA Adult Division and 4th Place in the World Adult Division. The Elektrolytes were dancing while traveling on tour, but now are on ABDC season 8.


  1. ^ Srianthi Perera; Sky Schaudt (14 June 2012). "Gilbert's Elektrolytes win MTV's 'America's Best Dance Crew'". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "America's Best Dance Crew: Crews: Elektrolytes". muchmusic.com. Bell Media Television. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

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Preceded by
America's Best Dance Crew Champions
Succeeded by
Quest Crew