'America's Best Dance Crew' Holds First Charitable Episode

MTV today announced that it is partnering with the teen volunteer organization DoSomething.org to air the first-ever charitable episode of its hit reality dance competition series from Warner Horizon Television - "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" - LIVE on Thursday, April 15th at 10 p.m. ET/(tape delay) PT.

In a landmark "ABDC" event, ALL five previous "ABDC"-winning crews will return to perform and to honor five of DoSomething.org's most dedicated young social activists for their incredible contributions to their communities. "America's Best Dance Crew" and DoSomething.org will highlight the causes of these five young people, and the network will reward each of their organizations with cash donations to help augment their efforts. The JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes and Poreotix will perform together and will also be partnered with a youth volunteer whose charity they will learn about through hands-on work with the organization, later performing exhibition routines in their honor.
Fans will get to see the five previous "ABDC" winners kick off the show in an explosive, one-night-only group performance; watch them give back as they work side by side with the youth volunteer and later perform a solo routine in their honor; and learn how their lives have changed since they were last on the "ABDC" stage. After viewers watch this very special episode, they can impact change themselves by logging onto DanceCrew.MTV.com to find out how to take action through DoSomething.org.

DoSomething.org is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations in the U.S., inspiring and empowering young people to take action around important causes. For each of the five young people participating in this episode, DoSomething.org has provided a platform to expand their projects through financial support, national exposure and tailored guidance from the Do Something staff.

"I am so happy 'ABDC' can team up with Do Something, which is one of the best charitable organizations out there, and together we can try to get more young people excited about volunteering and making a difference," said executive producer Randy Jackson.

"Just like Poreotix rocked 'ABDC' this season, these five amazing young people are rocking community change every day and we're psyched that 'ABDC' is featuring them," said Aria Finger, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org. "We know their incredible stories will inspire millions of fans across the country to take action in their communities as well!"

-press release

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