With just seven crews remaining there are only a few weeks left before a new "America's Best Dance Crew" champion is crowned. As a result; the judges have turned up the pressure expecting the dance crews to perform above and beyond the call of duty. During one group's routine critiques choreographer and judge Shane Sparks issued the warning for dance crews to stop watching You Tube and copying other people's dance moves. Sparks is looking for originality and complexity.
The challenge for this week was incorporating moves from the martial arts. Each crew was given a particular martial arts style from which to chooose their moves.
The mood of the evening was set after the first group - AfroBorike - took the floor and the judges called the dance weak, boring and lacking energy.
The girls of We are Heroes faired a little better when after a slow start the dance was energetic and interesting. Lil Mama stated that she loved the performance.
New York's Vogue Evolution got mixed reviews from the judges with JC and Lil Mama liking the performance but Shane siad, "I did not like it at all." Shane added that he loved what the group did and asked them to clean it up.
The B boys of Seattle - the Massive Monkeys - followed exciting Shane with their moves and while the other judges agreed they also noted that the crew did not quite complete their given task.
Beat Your Feet Kings (and queens) took on tae kwan do in a routine that Lil Mama said was clean, smooth and theatrical.
Rhythm City and Southern Movement found themselves in the bottom two and had to dance for their lives in a dance off. In a battle that became a north vs south turned out to be the best performances of the night according to the judges. But after the dances JC, Lil Mama, and Shane had to decide which one of the crews would be sent home and who would stay. Southern Movement was the only crew who drew a challenge that included using a prop.
Despite giving one of the best performances of the night the crew of Southern Movement found themselves taking the final walk off the stage as their banner fell from the ceiling.
Next week the six remaining crews must take of the dance moves of the popular Indian dances of Bollywood.