Sunday, 10 February 2008

Skittlez Crew

I get a lot of questions from friends back in Malaysia about my crew. Well it's about time to introduce my 2nd family to the world (or at least to my regular readers, LOL).

United by one passion. Dancing.
United by one love. Friendship.
United by one choreographer. God.
We will tear up dance floors.

Name: Michael Decano
Or also: Decky
Skittle Color: Lime Green
Forte: Krump, LA New Style, Tutting, Locking, Choreography
The big brother of the crew, Decky is also a member of Krumpinoy and the La Salle Dance Company - Street. He's a full-blown Krumper who hits every beat with groove and power. Apart from being a lady's man, he's also a cypher-starter at The Prince of Jaipur, where we all party.

Name: Nicole Carlos
Or Also: Nica
Skittle Color: Red
Forte: LA New Style, Breakdance, Choreography
The one responsible for bringing me into the Skittlez Crew, Nica is a member of the Southside New Breed breakdance crew and is an avid b-girl. She also helps choreograph some of our dances and breakdance parts. The moment you think she's a harmless girl, then BAM, you just got hit by an arm invert.

Name: Kevin Dion
Or also: Papa Kev
Skittle Color: Pink
Forte: Street, Breakdance, Choreography
Papa Kev choreographed a lot of the dance for the crew's REMIX 2007 piece, and is one of the crew's big brothers. He was also a member of the La Salle Dance Company - Street before joining Skittlez. Unfortunately, academic work and organization responsibilities have caught up with him and he seldom sessions with the crew. He's a dear member, and will always be looked up to.

Name: Matt Padilla
Or also: G-Fab 43
Skittle Color: Yellow
Forte: Krump, Street, Choreography
Matt is another Krumpinoy member who is a proud Skittle and our head music-mixer. Talented in editing and production, he mixes the songs for competitions and shows, along with Decky. A very technical dancer, his Krump is a mixture of smoothly controlled power and kill-off tricks. Battle at your own risk.

Name: Marie Corazon Munar
Or also: Coyi
Skittle Color: Purple
Forte: Booty Hop, Street
Coyi is the smallest member of the crew, but no doubt she's one hell of a dancer. Her booty hop is insane and can never cease to drop jaws to on-lookers. She provides a lot of laugh for the crew, and her fresh style livens up the crew a lot. She's also a beat-boxer and a freestyle MC.

Name: Ann Chua
Or also: Ann
Skittle Color: Orange
Forte: Booty Hop, Street
Ann is another booty-shaker who can never cease to amaze the audience with her powerful hits on every beat. She can just about kill any other girl (with the possible exception of Coyi) in booty hop, and has used it on occasion to kill off during a battle. She is now a trainee of the La Salle Dance Company - Street.

Name: Dhonnebenx Resuello
Or also: DX
Skittle Color: N/A
Forte: Breakdance, Street, LA New Style
DX is Nica's crew mate in the Southside New Breed until DX was accepted into the La Salle Dance Company - Street. He's a battle breakdancer, with his trademark air-chairs. He never really got to be in any Skittle dance or performance and he left the crew. He ended up being replaced by Matt, the yellow Skittle.

Name: Francis Fabie
Or also: Fabieoulous
Skittle Color: Blue
Forte: Pop-lock
Fab is the Skittlez' specialist in popping and his contortions and tricks are decidedly deceptive. He dances for Victory Christian Church as a pop-locker. He is also the crew's 'photographer' most of the time.

Name: Lizbeth Yap
Or also: Liz
Skittle Color: Turquoise
Forte: Street
Liz is the last remaining girl of the original Skittlez Crew. She dances a conventional hiphop style, and can always be seen in crew sessions.

Name: Brent Chua
Or also: Brent
Skittle Color: White
Forte: Street, Breakdance, Krump, Locking, Choreography
Brent is in the weird position of being jokingly called the Skittlez' 'trainee' while also being one of our choreographers. He was a member of the Sketchers Dance Battle winning team, Dance-X of Xavier School, and is a member of the La Salle Dance Company - Street. Brent is probably the most experienced of the lot in terms of years dancing, and it shows on the Jaipur battle floor.

Name: Jessica Villena
Or also: Jess
Skittle Color: Maroon
Forte: Street
The newest member of the crew, Jess has always wanted to be a Skittle but certain problems were in the way. Recently though, she has just started joining our sessions and ta-da, she's a pretty good dancer, so we welcomed her into the family.

Name: Aldrich Heiner Go
Or also: Aldz
Skittle Color: Green
Forte: Breakdance, Street
Definitely the one with the longest name (2 words omitted from above), Aldz is also currently the Skittlez' best male breakdancer. A typically shy dancer, he pops inverts and air-freezes for fun, and he's the headspin guy of the crew. He provides tons of laughter for the crew as he is usually the joker and Pentium 1 member.

Name: Jason Cruz
Or also: Jay
Skittle Color: Black
Forte: LA New Style, Strutting, Krump, Breakdance, Choreography
Joined when Nica asked me to meet her dance group. I had an empty slate in dancing, having stopped breakdancing for 4 years due to an injury. Proud to have trained under Cross Effects, those guys were instrumental in bringing me back to dancing. I'm a definite freestyle dancer, and a cypher-battler in Prince of Jaipur. I hit groove and beats, and I Krump Slayer-style, which means with 'weapons' and 'kill off tricks'.

Special Mention:

Name: Lily Mae Cua
Or also: Lily
Skittle Color: N/A
Forte: Street
Lily was a part of the original Skittlez Crew that made it through the elimination stage of REMIX 2007, but unfortunately, she had to move to the USA. The Skittlez Crew needed to replace her talent and quickly, and guess who was that new member? *wink* That's Lily on the right, with Decky, during the REMIX Eliminations.

Skittlez Chyeah on three! =)



  1. hey jay! we love you. family. chyeah! :) ---ann

  2. Aww.. hehe! A skittle-y blog :)

    I'm just a harmless girl. :3 It's actually called an arm invert though, not a headstand invert.

    LOL at Coyi being the smallest member. HAHA!

    DX is very good with the LA style too. Very smooth, quite a contrast to his bboystyle :)

    Nice entry, Jay. Thank you. :)

  3. Ann: A family that dances together, stays together. =)

    Nica: LOL okies. Will edit. DX did a bit of LA for his LSDC-Street audition right..? But he is a crazy bboy. LOL.

  4. Ahaha.. So now you know who are the members of my crew. =)