by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
Three years after its cancellation, America’s Best Dance Crew returned to the airwaves on MTV last week. For its eighth season, the competitive dance reality show brought back five former champions—Super Cr3w, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes, I.aM.mE and Electrolytes—and one new dance crew to battle in an all-star showdown leading to the VMAs.
The new crew on the show is Kinjaz, a Los Angeles-based urban dance group renowned for their fusion of theatrics, intricate choreography and comedy.
While this is Kinjaz’s first time on the ABDC stage, you may recognize members from the show’s previous seasons. This slick crew consists of ABDC Season 1 alums Mike Song, a former member of Kaba Modern, and Ben Chung, an original member of Jabbawockeez.
With matching masks, black hats and zebra pants, Kinjaz took the ABDC stage by storm with their signature ninja-inspired moves. As the crew danced to Chris Brown’s “Fine China,” its members seemed to glide and fly around stage as a single unit.
You can watch Kinjaz’s performance as well as the full episode below:
The second episode of America’s Best Dance Crew airs tonight at 11/10c on MTV.