Monday, May 25, 2015

The Week in Youtube Dance


This week sees an old lady, some old friends and some new ones!

beatbox a Bruxelles

A beatboxer and an octogenarian come together through the medium of dance.




Surprise! It's the 'SYTYCD' Dancers!

We're excited for the new season of US SYTYCD, and so is Ellen! Here she invites some of her So You Think favourites, including tWitch, to remind us what we've been missing since the end of last season.




Beyonce - Drunk In Love feat Jay Z choreography by Angela Karaseva

The dancers from Dance Centre MyWay in the Ukraine are at it again, with another beautifully shot and choreographed routine to Queen B's anthem.



2 Kids Kill @MajorLazer Lean On Dance Routine

David Moore has worked with Beyonce, Miley and Kelly Rowland amongst others and works out of the renowned Millenium Dance Complex in LA.



FMD Extreme | 1st Place Upper Division | World of Dance Philippines Qualifier 2015

FMD Extreme are one of our personal favourites, and hopefully we'll get to see them live in Australia again this year! They tear this routine apart, with hard-hitting yet controlled movements that lock in together with the precision of a Swiss wristwatch.





My name is Rob Burt. I do lots of things, writing is but one. Find me at twitterinstagramfacebook and tumblr. Our website: purefunk.com.au

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Three Questions about Creativity with The Germein Sisters



I remember watching Adelaide's own Germein Sisters perform during the Fringe recently and thinking how much they'd improved in such a short space of time.

I'd initially taken notice of them when they released their video for 'Golden', which was filmed on their uncles farm near Minlaton on the Yorke Peninsula. I grew up in Mid North Yorke Peninsula and it was great to see it represented on screen, even if just for a few minutes. I also wondered where the inspiration for the video came from.



With hectic touring schedules, interviews and all the other work that goes into being a musician, you can't help but wonder where they find the time and energy to write songs, and great songs at that. 

On tour in Germany, Georgia Germein offered up her answers to those creativity questions.

What inspired us to become musicians?

Music has always been a big part of our lives growing up, and something fun we would do together as kids. We never expected to make music a career for ourselves, but since forming it and our early success it made sense to continue with it, and we're grateful for all the opportunities that have come because of this. Our parents certainly inspired us and encouraged us throughout our musical journey. 

What keeps us motivated?

The love we have for music certainly keeps us motivated. Although the industry can be very tough, we enjoy playing and writing so much that outweighs challenging times. We also love touring because of all the amazing places we get to visit, and the people we get to meet.

Specific thing that we do to help us get in a creative mind?

As the songwriter (Georgia), I try to make time to write almost every day. Before going on stage and performing, we warm up by singing in 3 part harmonies together which helps us get in the zone for live.

All the elements are there - Finding your passion, staying focused and working hard are always great foundations for any creative endeavour!

It's great to see the Clara, Ella and Georgia making a splash overseas, and here's hoping we see (and hear) a lot more of them in the years to come!

To find out more about the girls...
Website: http://www.germeinsisters.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2aUUiXG4FBPW4BPF37COzA
Twitter: @GermeinSisters

And buy their debut album 'Because you Breathe' at their online shop 


Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Week in Youtube Dance

MAIKA vs OSAAM Hiphop Final DANCE@LIVE Japan 2015 | YAK BATTLES

This is pretty solid. I love Maika's flow, she has groove for days and controls every movement like a puppeteer! 

Hit her up with your supportive comments on Facebook


Les Twins 2015 || Best Dance Of The World 2015 HD

I hate to post the same artist two weeks running (I don't really), but I love this video! All you really need is a dope wall and of course dope moves. Maybe you also need an identical twin.

Hit up Les Twins at their official website


Jean-Claude Van Damme Recreates His “Kickboxer” Dance Scene

It was your favorite meme last year, so this week saw JCVD decided to recreate his famous dance scene from Kickboxer on Conan.


Dylan Byrd | Britain's Got Talent 2015 | Audition Week 5

Dylan surprised the crowd and judges with his on point cover, the boy is on fleek!


tWitch and Allison Dance Their Socks Off

Dance your socks off... it's a metaphor, but that really happened here. SYTYCD Alum's tWITCH and Allison (they're now on Ellen and DWTS respectively), whoop it up in their !

And yes, they're married now! Awwww!




CALL ME BABY - EXO Dance Cover by St.319 from Vietnam

This is a well-executed dance cover! The chorey and execution is tight, the production value is up there for a cover band and the boys certainly look the part. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the St.319 boys if you like what they do!



My name is Rob Burt. I do lots of things, writing is but one. Find me at twitterinstagramfacebook and tumblr. Our website: purefunk.com.au


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Week in Youtube Dance

The Week in Youtube Dance

My favourite dance clips form the week are collated here for your viewing pleasure! And if you like what you see, subscribe to the artist channels and subscribe to purefunkdance!



The Yak films kids get it with some more NaeNae before that dance rides out.

Silento "Watch Me" (Whip/Nae Nae) | YAK x TURFinc #WatchMeDanceOn




Our personal faves, Les Twins, at our friends Breakin Convention 2015

Les Twins at Breakin’ Convention Hip Hop Dance Festival 2015



Another awesome performance from the king of flow and former SYTYCD winner Fik Shun

Fik-Shun | FRONTROW | World of Dance Dallas 2015



Rare footage of little Maddie Zeigler outside of a Sia Furler video. I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of her in the next few years.

Maddie Ziegler, Brynn Rumfallo and Jacyee Wilkins on Dancing With The Stars 2015




I haven't seen these guys before, but they come correct with this!

G.G.B Dance Crew - Show by Victoria Kimani (Dance Cover)


Monday, May 4, 2015

The Week in YouTube Dance


Time Machine Transports Viewers With Robotic Dance | Asia’s Got Talent Semis 3
Not the most amazing routine overall, too much acting and not enough dancing, but there is some thrilling stuff here. The moment the girls drop into a split for example.


We Are Toonz - Drop That #NaeNae | Hip-hop choreography by Ira Zaichenko
| D.side dance studio

Not a massive fan of crews jumping on fad dances, but I liked this and I'm not sure why. Either way, you spend hours, even minutes checking out the various Nae Nae clips out there.



The Production presents "The Key" ft. Marvel Superheroes
| FRONTROW | #WODBAY2015


Again, not a huge fan of crews that try acting half their routine, it ends up being as funny as 99% of rap skits. That said, these guys are pretty tight.


‘Michael Jackson’ dancing protester rocks Baltimore rally



Scarlett Johansson dances provocatively on SNL

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