Boston’s “Status Quo” competes on MTV show

February 10, 2008

As an avid dance enthusiast–or at least an avid observer. My step ball changes are somewhat lethal–I pretty much become glued to any TV show that lets “average people” show off their skills, win the hearts of the public, win the competition and live happy ever after. Aww. Well, my new obsession is MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. And we have a local group competing!


They’re called Status Quo, with members from Boston and Dorchester. The show premiered on Feb 7th (after hosting a series of auditions, where judges traveled to different parts of the country to find the groups to compete in the show.) Status Quo is one of the more acrobatic groups with a ton of personality, so represent your boys!

And check out their performance on Feb 7th if you missed it. The jump? Um, hi. Are you human?

Edit: YouTube took off the last video. :(

This is from week 2. If they take this one off too, I PROMISE to put up week 3. Yes. I am that dedicated.


This is NOT the first TV appearance for some of these guys. E-Knock and Jamal of the group also auditioned on Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance. I was also obsessed with this show when it aired this summer, but I had no idea that these two guys were from Boston when I saw them.

After Status Quo’s segment on MTV, I instantly recognized Jamal as the guy from SYTYCD with the funniest audition EVER. Seriously. And…Jamal is also is a Berklee student and a dance teacher!

Dear Jamal,
Will you teach me to dance? I want to be you.

Anyhow, check out Jamal’s hilarious audition. It starts with E-Knock’s crazy-jumps-of-doom and then goes to Jamal’s turn. Keep watching. At about 3 minutes is the funny stuff. I love it.