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Mario Lopez & Layla Kayleigh (2008-2012)
Jason Dundas (2015)
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MTV: 2/7/2008–6/13/2012
MTV Productions
Warner Bros. Television

Abbreviated as ABDC, (Randy Jackson Presents) America's Best Dance Crew was a dance competition where dance crews showcase their talent and compete for a $100,000 grand prize and the golden ABDC trophy.


There were teams of dance crews competing. Each week, the crews are given a challenge. The challenge is different for each crew, but has the same general concept or shares a specific theme. To begin each episode, Mario Lopez reveals, in no particular order, which crews are safe and which crews are at risk for elimination. After the crews in the bottom perform their routines, the judges decide which crew will advance to the next round.

Another unique aspect of ABDC is the crew banner. Each banner's logo represents its respective crew, appearing during interviews, performances, and on various merchandise. It is also used as a transition effect. When a crew is eliminated, their banner falls from the top of the stadium, where the banners of the crews still in the running stand. The contestants get to dance one final time on the stage as they "walk it out" to the song of the same name. If a crew is eliminated from the sixth place mark (fifth in Season 4, 5, and 7), the show will play a compilation video of their journey on ABDC. Whichever dance crew has the best dancing at the end of the entire show will receive $100,000 and the Golden ABDC Trophy.


JC Chasez
Lil Mama
D-Trix (Season 6-7)
Omarion (Season 5)
Shane Sparks (Seasons 1–4)


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CBS Television City


Randy Jackson


"Your banner must fall!"

International Versions[]

Here is a list of countries where this show is aired:

  • Caribbean
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Argentina
  • Russia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Canada
  • France
  • Philippines
  • Fiji
  • Vietnam


The show was originally developed for NBC under the title World Moves.