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Crew Throwdown: Flash4wrd

Last summer we ran a series of Crew Throwdown blogs, basically as an excuse to show off some really cool concept art, get all the info about crews in one place, and also to guide our production timeline for our merch store. Then the holidays happened and we had to take a break to focus on those and then Fitness. But a few crews didn’t get their time in the spotlight, so we’re going to do that now! Put your hands together, please, for...

Cool and sassy, the Flash4wrd girls throw the meanest house parties around, keep it real at the mini golf course, and go all the way back to old school in the old days of Dance Central. Let's take a look at their timeline!

Dance Central

Back in the old days of Dance Central, when our beloved characters spent their days dancing through school and the streets, Taye was a one-woman dance crew. Her default outfit included a too-cool-for-school Letterman jacket, some gold shinies (including that giant belt buckle, lest you forget her name!) and a hat that over time became rather iconic for Flash4wrd.

Early concept art of Taye reveals that Taye's sassy character shown through right from the get-go. Check out the character sketchbook of her back in the Dance Central days!

She's a solid combination of personality, elegance, and confidence, both on and off the dance floor.

Dance Central 2

Dance Central 2 introduced us to the unstoppable personality of Lil' T, whose big smile, eclectic style, and high energy gave a nice balance to Taye's more laid back confidence. Lil' T inherited Taye's old hat along with some killer dance moves and the pair are simultaneously a super cool and adorable picture of sisterly teamwork.

Their alternate outfits are the perfect example of where their styles diverge. While Lil' T, characteristic of her age, pulls in a lot of pastels and neons, sort of K-pop in her style, Taye has a much older, cooler, punk-rocker-meets-those-red-boot style.

And they hang out at the mini-golf course, which is about as cute as it gets.

Dance Central 3

Sending Flash4wrd back to the 90s, as Dance Central Intelligence did in the third game of the franchise, was pretty genius. What a perfect decade for them to break it down in, both for its music and its fashion.

The 90s musically have just the blend of boy band, hiphop, R&B, alternative and punk that so adequately fits the stylings of Taye and Lil' T. Style-wise, the girls hit it out of the park with their combination of baggy pants, combat boots, buttons, bangles, baseball caps, and overalls. Overalls! One of Taye's buttons reads "As if!" If you don't remember saying "As if!" you were either not born yet or totally asleep through the 90s.

And in true sister fashion, the ladies of Flash4wrd throw a house party that we can only assume their parents did not approve. Getting a glimpse of the sisters' childhood home as it appeared in the 90s is not only fun just for learning a bit more abotu the characters, but also because the venue is FULL of fun little finds. We'll give you a hint for one of them: childhood photos anyone?

Let's not forget the DCI look for these two sassy ladies. If you thought their DCI uniforms would be boring, boy are you wrong. Taye's rocking possibly the coolest hair in the whole Dance Central franchise, while Lil' T's blend of preppy and stylish makes for a pretty neat cosplay.

Swag Check

Flash4wrd gets their own phonecase and crew shirts in our latest crew merch update, but also gave them a mug for good measure (and probably because more than a few mugs got broken in that house party they threw...)

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Flash4wrd Playlist Challenge

Below are all the songs linked with Taye and Lil' T. Get ready to bust a move!

  • "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" -TLC (DC3)

  • "Boom Boom Pow" -The Black Eyed Peas (DC3)

  • "Call Me Maybe" -Carly Rae Jepsen (DLC)

  • "Conceited (There's Something About Remy)" -Remy Ma (DC2)

  • "Control" -Janet Jackson (DLC)

  • "Dip It Low" -Christina Milian (DC)

  • "Drop It Like It's Hot" -Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams (DC)

  • "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" -Backstreet Boys (DC3)

  • "Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)" -Craig Mack (DC)

  • "Get Busy" -Sean Paul (DLC)

  • "Get Ur Freak On" -Missy Elliot (DC2)

  • "Goodies" -Ciara ft. Petey Pablo (DC2)

  • "Heard 'Em All" -Amerie (DLC)

  • "Hollaback Girl" -Gwen Stefani (DLC)

  • "Hot Stuff" -Donna Summer (DC2)

  • "I Am the Best" -2NE1 (DC3)

  • "Ice Ice Baby" -Vanilla Ice (DC3)

  • "Impacto (remix)" -Daddy Yankee ft. Fergie (DC2)

  • "La La Land" -Demi Lovato (DLC)

  • "Low" -Flo Rida ft. T-Pain (DLC)

  • "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" -Los Del Rio (DC3)

  • "Now That We Found Love" -Heavy D & The Boyz ft. Aaron Hall (DC3)

  • "Only Girl (In the World)" -Rihanna (DLC)

  • "Paparazzi" -Lady Gaga (DLC)

  • "Push It" -Salt-n-Pepa (DC)

  • "Right Thurr" -Chingy (DC2)

  • "Rude Boy" -Rihanna (DC2)

  • "SOS" -Rihanna (DLC)

  • "Spice Up Your Life" -Spice Girls (DLC)

  • "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" -Kelly Clarkson (DC3)

  • "Take Over Control" -Afrojack ft. Eva Simons (DC3)

  • "What's My Name" -Rihanna ft. Drake (DLC)

  • "Whine Up" -Kat DeLuna ft. Elephant Man (DLC)

  • "Whip My Hair" -Willow Smith (DC2)

  • "Wild Thing" -Tone Loc (DLC)

That's all for this crew! As always, stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook for future announcements.