We Hope You're Ready for "America's Best Dance Crew"

Season 8 of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" is finally (almost) here, premiering on Wednesday, July 29 at 11:00 PM. We hyped it up earlier this year, and now we've got the deets: the season will feature six "Video Music Award"-themed episodes. This new twist on our old favorite means that each week the all-star crews will focus on choreographing routines inspired by MTV's "VMAs"--think award-show dance routines, super catchy songs and lots and lots of wow-factor.

#throwback to the Season 7 finale (photo via MTV)

Five previous champions are returning: Super Cr3W (Season 2), Quest Crew (Season 3), We Are Heroes (Season 4), I.aM.mE (Season 6) and Elektrolytes (Season 7). And more exciting is that the new crew, Kinjaz, is made up of members from sSeason 1 champs Jabbawockeez and Season 1 fan-faves Kaba Modern). And more awesome is the list of judges: hip-hop superstar T-Pain, recording artist Teyana Taylor and TV/Broadway star Frankie Grande.

Members of the Jabbawockeez reminding us why we fell in love with ABDC from day one (photo via Jabbawockeez YouTube)

Clearly it's going to be an insane season with some mind-blowing dancing, and the whole "Road to the VMAs" theme will definitely add some drama to the mix. Which crew are you calling an early favorite? Tell us in the comments section below!

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