2017-2018 Competitive Season Review

Howie Magz

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Yep it is that time of year once again guys. Here are the categories for y'all opinions:

Best Coed Team:
Best All Guys Team:
Best All Girls Team:
Best US Team:
Best Canadian Team:


Just to mix things Up:

Most Overrated Team:
Most Underrated Team:
Most Dissapointing Team:
Most Improved Team:
 
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JesseMangat

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Best Coed Team: Aston
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: VSB Nishani
Best US Team: Soormay
Best Canadian Team: SPD


Just to mix things Up:

Most Overrated Team: Illini
Most Underrated Team: DDR
Most Disspointing Team: I guess if it’s set vs. execution, MOB Chicago
Most Improved Team: Soormay, NJJ
 
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sahab

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Best Coed Team: fcb
Best All Guys Team: spd
Best All Girls Team: van city girls
Best US Team: fcb
Best Canadian Team: spd


Just to mix things Up:

Most Overrated Team: ————
Most Underrated Team: vsb waris
Most Disspointing Team: all college teams
Most Improved Team: DDR
 

ramv88

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Best Collegiate Team: Illini
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: Van City Girls
Best US Team: Soormay
Best Canadian Team: SPD

Best Competition- Bruin
Best Stage- Burgh
Best Audience- Blowout
Comp that needs improvement- MCB

Independent all-guys team on the rise next year- RVD
Independent co-ed team on the rise next year- VSB
Independent all-girls team on the rise next year- SDS
Collegiate Team on the rise next year- MBT

Best Mixer- Pabla
Best Dholi(s)- Nana (DCMPAA), Gurpreet (DCMPAA) and The Late Ustad Jolly Bawa Ji (RIP) Punjabi Lok Naach- Punjabi Lok Nach Academy - Bhangra in the 6ix -That vid I had so much fun listening to that and that recording has inspired me to practice almost every day.



What I would love to see next year: more live competition opportunities in the US



- Dholi Ram
 
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srikarran

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Changing it up a bit

Best Coed Team: DDR, DRP
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: VSB Nishani, Panj girls @ buckeye
Best Collegiate Team: DRP, MBT
Best US Team: FCB
Best Canadian Team: SPD, NJ Joshiley
Best Australian Team: BASS
Best UK Team: Aston University
Best Mix: VSB Waris @ BBC, BDS @ BBC, Furteelay @ Burgh
Best Competition to Compete At: East Coast Showdown, Burgh
Best Gimmick: Fauj shooting down FCB plane
Best Vardiyan: Spartan Bhangra's new vardi
 

Kaashmoney

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Best Coed Team: DRP, DDR
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: Vancity Girls
Best Collegiate Team: DRP, MBT
Best Live Team: NJ Elite
Best US Team: Soormay, Furteelay
Best Canadian Team: NJ Joshiley
Best Australian Team: BASS
Best UK Team: GCC
Best Mix: VSB Waris @ 6ix, Bruin @ Blowout
Best Competition to Compete At: Blowout, Bruin
Best Gimmick: DRP Infinity War/Thanos Intro
 
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Amrit Singh

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Best Coed Team: DDR
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: Royal Queenz
Best US Team: NSG
Best Canadian Team: SPD
Most Underrated Team: VSB Waris
Most Improved Team: NJ folk loverz
Best Dancer: shorter red on folk loverz from mcb
Best Mix: VSB 6ix
Best Paggs ?: SPD, VSB, Norcal Naujawan, BK
Teams that should make a comeback: NJ Warriors, JJ
 

Vparikh

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Best Coed Team: DRP, Illini
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: Royal Queenz
Best US Team: Furteelay, FCB
Best Canadian Team: SPD
Best segment: NJJ Saaps @Circle
Best comp: Bruin, Burgh

Just to mix things Up:

Most Overrated Team: VTech, AEG
Most Underrated Team: VSB Waris, MBT
Most Dissapointing Team: ———
Most Improved Team: Soormay
 

TegHans

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Best Coed Team: DDR
Best All Guys Team: NJ Joshiley
Best All Girls Team: Royal Queenz/VSB Nishani
Best US Team: NSG/Soormay/Furteelay
Best Canadian Team: NJ Joshiley
Best Collegiate Team: Illini/MBT
Best Male Dancer: Jagmeet Saini
Best Female Dancer: Shorter red on Royal Queenz @ Burgh
Best Mix: VSB Waris
Best Live Team: NJ Waris, NJ Elite, Punjabi Lok Naach (not enough live performances this year to judge properly)

Most Overrated Team: CMU, AEG
Most Underrated Team: VSB
Most Dissapointing Team: Cal
Most Improved Team: NJ Folk Loverz, Boiler, VSB Waris, VT, Royal Queenz, Stanford

Trends that should continue:
- DJ's mixing in key - I've been pretty happy with what I heard this season. Most DJ's have all stepped up their game and have focused a lot more on mixing in key. Mix quality has gone up this season for sure.
- Getting low for jugni

Trends that should not continue:
- Massive phumans: just move your shoulders instead
- Segments too fast for your team to handle
 

johnnyappleseed

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Best Coed Team: DRP, DDR
Best All Guys Team: NJ Joshiley, SPD, NSG
Best All Girls Team: SDS
Best US Team: NSG, Furteelay, FCB
Best Canadian Team: NJ Joshiley, SPD
Best Collegiate Team: DRP, Illin, MBT
Best Male Dancer: Daljeet Singh (NSG, Bulldog, GGW, BK)
Best Female Dancer: Shorter red on Royal Queenz @ Burgh
Best Mix: NJ Joshiley @ Circle City, SPD @ Bruin, NJ Waris @ Fever
Best Live Team: Folk is dead

Most Overrated Team: CMU, AEG
Most Underrated Team: Furteelay
 
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Soorya_ramp99

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Best Coed Team: Aston, DDR, DRP
Best All Guys Team: SPD, NJJ, NSG
Best All Girls Team: Vancity, SDS, Royal Queens
Best US Team: FCB, NSG, Soormay
Best Canadian Team: SPD, NJJ, NJFL


Just to mix things Up:

Most Overrated Team: --
Most Underrated Team: VSB, RVD, FAUJ
Most Dissapointing Team:
Most Improved Team: RVD, NJJ, Soormay
 

naishp95

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Best Coed Team: Aston
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: Royal
Best US Team: Soormay
Best Canadian Team: SPD
Best Collegiate Team: N/A
Best Set Design: NJ Waris
Best Male Dancer: Jagmeet Saini
Best Female Dancer: Short red Royal Queenz @ Burgh
Best Live Team: Punjabi Lok Naach

Most Overrated Team: Howie
Most Underrated Team: FAUJ
Most Improved Team: NJ Joshiley

Trends that should continue:
- Higher emphasis on creative choreography

Trends that should not continue:
- Meaningless gimmicks
 

angeblah

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Fave Moments to Re-Watch:
-GCC Jhummar
-Aston Jhummar
-King's College Mirza
-VSB Nishani Intro Mela
-GTech Jhummar
-Northwestern Chaal & Morchaal formations (1:30:26 and 1:31:10)
-Soormay Saap Intro
-DRP Bruin intro (but not cool for calling out DDR ;))

Dark Horses: Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Boiler, Nimit Desai

Most Surprising Shimmy: Angad
Most Back-breaking Body Roll: Ragi
Most Extra Eye Contact: Brad

Trends that should go:
-Choreo hits that rely solely on shimmies, body rolls, or excessive modhey. Many teams' choreo started to blur together.
-So High
-Gun gimmicks
-A couple dancers doing a tabletop-style, ultra-low chaal while everyone else chills
-Pausing the mix before a drop.

Trends that should happen:
-More females posting their opinions on BTF :)
-Lesser known collegiate teams bringing the heat
-Designing every set element with purpose
-More teams establishing unique identities

Where the circuit will probably go:
-Decrease in competition diversity and quality
-Choreo blocking, increased move diversity
-Better form and stamina
-Throwing in set elements without purpose
-Teams following other teams' success models, rather than establishing their own unique identities
 
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joty

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Best Coed Team: didn't see one that stuck out
Best All Guys Team: SPD
Best All Girls Team: SDS
Best US Team: -
Best Canadian Team: SPD/NJ
Best Collegiate Team: N/A
Best Male Dancer: Jagmeet Saini/ shorter red from NJ folk loverz (vah that nakhra)/ yellow and red mix jodi NJ folk lovers @ MCB juniors 2017 (that kunda sway at 3:20 was by far the best move I saw this season)
Best Female Dancer: the little girl from mmd @ 6ix
Best Live Team: Punjabi Lok Naach

Most Overrated Team: -
Most Underrated Team: VSB Waris, NJ folk loverz
 

manugill

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Best Coed Team: none were great this year
Best All Guys Team: SPD/ NJJ
Best All Girls Team: Royal Queenz
Best US Team: Soormay, NSG
Best Canadian Team: SPD, NJJ, NJFL
Best Collegiate Team: none were great this year
Best Male Dancer: Prabh
Best Mix: NSG, VSB at 6ix, Soormay – based on song choice
Best Live Team: Punjabi Lok Nach Academy- really just pure bhangra right here
Most Overrated Team: tm to name
Most Underrated Team: RVD, Fauj, Ranjhe- solid set
Most Improved Team: RVD, NJFL, NJJ

Trends that should continue:
-variation of folk moves in sets

Trends that should not continue:
- whole beat stop for 2 seconds then everyone goes buck wild. Every team has done it- it was cool but it a good time for it to go
 
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Best Coed Team: Still up for grabs
Best All Guys Team: SPD/Soormay/NJ
Best All Girls Team: Royal
Best US Team: Soormay
Best Canadian Team: NJ/SPD
Best Mix: NSG at Burgh, Soormay at Legacy, NJ Girls at Boston, NJ Waris Fever
Best Set: Soormay @ Legacy/6ix, NJ Waris at Fever, SPD Bruin
Most Overrated Team: FAUJ, AEG, UNC
Most Underrated Team: GGW
Most Improved Team: NJJ, VSB
 

Kartik Madaan

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Best Coed Team: Illini
Best All Guys Team: NJ Warriors/SPD
Best All Girls Team: Vancity Girls/SMD
Best US Team: FCB/AEG/NSG
Best Canadian Team: SPD
Best Male Dancer: Pratik Lakhani/Jagmeet Saini/ Baljot Gill
Best Female Dancer: Angela Luo/Krupa Patel
Best Set: NYPD @ Elite 8 2012
Most Overrated Team: NSG
Most Underrated Team: VSB Waris/Furteelay
Most Improved Team: Furteelay/RVD
 
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