Exclusive: Meet the New Cast of America's Best Dance Crew

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Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew premieres on April 11 at 10/9c on MTV, and for the first time, one returning crew will compete against nine new hip-hop dance troupes in hopes of winning the $100,000 prize and  the America's Best Dance Crew title. The series, hosted by Mario Lopez, will feature judges JC Chasez, Lil Mama and D-Trix.

So, who will take home the title? Below, we've got your first look at (and fun facts about) this season's competitors:

"Fanny Pak"     
Hometown: San Fernando Valley, California
- This is the first crew to ever compete a second time.
- They also became the first dance crew to ever win an award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

"Collizion Crew"
Hometown: Atlanta
- They were inspired by the movie You Got Served. 
- All the members were involved in a near fatal car "collision," hence the team name.

"Electrolytes"
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.
- They placed first in Hip Hop International's USA Hip Hop Dance Championship.
- They call themselves "Elektrolytes" because dance "fuels their body."

"8 Flavahz"
Hometown: Honolulu
- Their ages range from 10 to 17 years old.
- They practice over the Internet via Skype.

"Funkdation"
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
- They incorporate salsa dancing with American hip-hop dance.
- They are inspired by old school "poppers and lockers."

"Irratik"
Hometown: Montreal
- The crew is comprised of only women.
- They won the Canadian Hip Hop Dance Championship three times.

"Mix'd Elements"
Hometown: North Hollywood
- They are known for their unique use of suspenders in their routines.
- They were forced to rally together during auditions after one member suffered a death in the family.

"Mos Wanted Crew"
Hometown: Los Angeles
- Their members represent over 30 dance crews from California and Texas.
- They have become Internet sensations with their self-produced dance videos.

"Rated Next Generation"
Hometown: Mukilteo, Washington
- The team is comprised of six women and one guy.
- They aim to be role models for today's youth.  

"Stepboys"
Hometown: Roseville, California
- They perform comic  interpretations of hip-hop dance
- They turn to each other and their comedy as a means to get through economic hardships.

Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew premieres Wednesday, April 11 at 10/9c on MTV.

 

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