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July 12, 2016 Uncategorized 0

Who are the 2013 Maxt Out Dance Competition Judges?

Wanna know more about the Maxt Out 13 judges, and find out what they are looking for in this year’s competition? We got all the juicy details from each of them, and we’re posting everything here for our competitors to get the inside tip.

Read on to learn about their diverse dance backgrounds, find out where they’re from, and learn about their judging styles.

Beau Fournier

Judging: Minor Crew + Chor

MO: Where are you from? 
BF: Chatsworth, CA

MO: What’s your dance style background?
BF: Hip hop/jazz funk/contemporary

MO: Where have we seen you? Where has your dance journey and career taken you?
BF: Americas Best Dance Crew season 2 and 7 with Fanny Pak, Mischief Makers and the Maker Empire, Jennifer Lopez, Mobbed, and Honey 2.
My journey in my dance career has been such a blessing. I would have never thought I would be where I am, directing, choreographing, and even dancing as my career. After dancing for 11 years, my new focus has been directing and choreographing and I love working with the hungry and passionate youth that possess dance in a new light. I hope to inspire others by staying true to self and embracing difference as a strength.

MO: Have you ever been a Maxt Out competitor?
BF: Never been a compeititor, but I have danced on the Maxt Out stage four times before!

MO: What’s your judging style?
BF: I look for committed and strong talented dancers as well as a defined group balance. I take everything into account! From performance, choreography, execution and energy, but most importantly the flow, transitions and what makes a crew stand out from the rest. I am big with individuality.

Check out Beau Fornier’s dance routines and follow him:
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www.facebook.com/robertbeaufournier
www.twitter.com/beaufp

Cindy Minowa

Judging: Minor Crew + Chor

MO: Where are you from?
CM: Michigan

MO: What’s your dance style background?
CM: I grew up in the dance studio training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, etc. Soon after my studio days, I trained in all styles of fundamental hip hop and hip hop in general.

MO: Where have we seen you? Where has your dance journey and career taken you?
CM: Probably most commonly seen on ABDC: Season 1 as Kaba Modern. I’ve been fortunate to have been able to travel all around the world through my dancing.

MO: Have you ever been a Maxt Out competitor?
CM: Yes! 2004 – 2006.

MO: What’s your judging style?
CM: I definitely look forward to variety of styles, execution, cleanliness, performance quality, and the originality/”wow factor”. It’s always a big plus for me when the chemistry within the team is strong (Yep, you can tell on stage). Something about it makes their performance shine even more.
I normally like to focus more on the dancing aspect rather than the story or the grand production/theme but when the story/theme is read-able and makes sense, it’s always a huge plus!

MO: What are you looking for in the Maxt Out dance competitors?
CM: Honestly, I just want them to experience what I experienced during my time – family, hard work ethic, good sportsmanship, new friendships (inside and outside the team), constant growth and lots of fun! Yes, it’s a competition but it’s not just about that. It’s these opportunities that we were all able to grow as a dancer, person, and as a family.

Check out Cindy Minowa’s dance routines and follow her:
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https://twitter.com/CindyMinowa

Jeffrey Calimbas, “Big Jeff”

Judging: Major Crew

MO: Where are you from? 
JC: Originally from Chicago, I now live in Los Angeles.

MO: What’s your dance style background?
JC: Mainly choreo Hip Hop.

MO: Where have we seen you? Where has your dance journey and career taken you?
JC: I started out as one of the founders of Common Ground Dance Crew then trained under Breed OCLA, GRV, Academy of Swag, and School District. Currently I dance with Culture Shock LA and direct Diamond Bar All Male Dance Crew

MO: Have you ever been a Maxt Out competitor?
JC: Yes I have! With GRV Dance team.

MO: What’s your judging style?
JC: I’m pretty fair, never harsh. Constructive criticism, never negativity!

MO: What are you looking for in the Maxt Out dance competitors?
JC: I look for originality, entertainment appeal and most of all CLEANLINESS.

Check out Jeffrey Calimbas’ dance routines and follow him:
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twitter.com/jeffreycalimbas

Justin “Jet Li” Valles

Judging: Minor Crew + Chor

 MO: Where are you from?
JV: Grew up in the small towns of Matawan and Old Bridge, New Jersey but currently live in Los Angeles.

MO: What’s your dance style background?
JV: Started breaking when I was 7 years old and got into popping during my middle school years. From there I learned nearly every type of street dance style from Locking, Waackin, Krump, Robot and Jookin’.
My current style is a representation of the foundation, moves and grooves of what I’ve learned over the years.. I move through whatever feeling the music gives me.

MO: Where have we seen you? Where has your dance journey and career taken you?
JV: You may have seen me on MTV’s Season 5’s America’s Best Dance Crew with winning champs Poreotics. You can also catch me in the latest Step up movie, Step Up Revolution.
I’ve also done many work on Disney’ Shake it Up, featured on Puma’s Dance Dictionary website, featured as Blue Ranger on “Power Rangers Dubstep” and appeared in Justin Bieber and Usher’s “Somebody to Love” Music Video, and Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song”. I’ve recently shot a short scene with Poreotics in the upcoming Step Up 5 film as well.

MO: Have you ever been a Maxt Out competitor?
JV: No, however my crew Poreotics has competed and won the competition years ago 🙂

MO: What’s your judging style?
JV: I have a very open style of judging. I look for foundation and technique of movements, especially if street styles are involved. Cleanliness, levels and formations and blow ups are important too.
Overall, I base my score on crowd reaction. When you put on a show the crowd is there to watch you, so understanding how a crowd reacts is important.

MO: What are you looking for in the Maxt Out dance competitors?
JV: Nowadays everybody seems to be doing what everybody else is doing, its hard to tell apart team from team. I understand Youtube’s a place for inspiration but nearly all teams have been executing such a formulaic way of dancing on stage that I haven’t seen much individuality. Therefore I would like to see and encourage dancers to grasp the idea of individuality and base what they put on stage on their own feeling of the music.

Check out Justin “Jet Li” Valles’ dance routines and follow him:
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facebook.com/JustinJetLiValles
Twitter.com/Justinjetli

Ricky “Rick Rawk” Cole

Judging: Major Crew

MO: Where are you from? 
RC: Born in Mississippi, raised in Ventura County, CA.

MO: What’s your dance style background?
RC: Started as a Bboy/Popper/Freestyler and then got into Hip Hop.

MO: Where have we seen you? Where has your dance journey and career taken you?
RC: Credits: (ABDC7) Mos Wanted Crew, (Americas Got Talent) AGT Sick Step, World Of Dance, Mary J Blige, Nike, Reebok, Soul Fresh Clothing, and HHI Judge: Ireland and Mexico.

MO: Have you ever been a Maxt Out competitor?
RC: I’ve coached Valencia high all male hip hop for six years and performed with numerous teams such as Sickstep and Pac Modern.

MO: What’s your judging style?
RC: All styles.

MO: What are you looking for in the Maxt Out dance competitors?
RC: Originality, passion, cleanliness, and entertainment.

Check out Ricky “Rick Rawk” Cole’s dance routines and follow him

http://m.youtube.com/user/bboyricrawk https://m.facebook.com/RickyColePage2?__user=549971594

https://mobile.twitter.com/rickycole_mwc

Ryan “Ryanimay” Conferido

Judging: Major Crew

MO: Where are you from?
RC: Grew up in Downey and San Gabriel Valley.

MO: What’s your dance style background?
RC: Mostly breaking, stunts, or pretty much whatever style the job calls for at the time.

MO: Where have we seen you? Where has your dance journey and career taken you?
RC: Started out as a Season 1 Top 10 cast member on So You Think You Can Dance then won first place on ABDC Season 3 with the Quest Crew. I’ve done lots of film, tv, and stage jobs all over the world.

MO: Have you ever been a Maxt Out competitor?
RC: Yes! Maxt Out 05′ I entered the 2 on 2 b-boy battles with Steve Terada as my partner. We battled Victor Kim who later joined Quest Crew, and his partner Geo Lee who later began Instant Noodles Crew. We ended up losing to Gyroe, who I’m friends with today, and Emjay, who was our fellow teammate on ‘Sickstep’ at the time.

MO: What’s your judging style?
RC: I hold a pretty high entertainment and presentation standard. I definitely enjoy seeing effort in overall production and detail, since those are extremely important from an industry standpoint.
I think every dancer has a professional potential, so I aim to judge them accordingly. I definitely can’t let unique, memorable moments go unrewarded, since that’s what keeps the audience still talking about the event weeks and even months later.

MO: What are you looking for in the Maxt Out dance competitors?
RC: Innovation. Something new. Something weird. and a LOT of RISK . not always physically, but you can always respect someone who took a chance on a wild idea, whether it’s concept or format. And it feels great to watch it pay off on the stage. Those are the moments that make you glad you were there to see it.

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The 13th annual Maxt Out Dance Competition produced by Jayvee Empire, Inc. is challenging all dance crews and choreographers to bring their unique hip hop styles to the dance stage at 12 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th. This year our ONE LOVE. ALL DANCE. street-cred competition will be at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Our competitions are for anyone and everyone, and we nurture all street styles while celebrating the creative.

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We’ll see you at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse at 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776. The doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the competition begins at 12 p.m. sharp on Sunday, November 24th. Got questions, or want to compete? Talk to us at maxtoutdance@gmail.com.

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