Quest Crew are the winners of Season 3’s America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. The seven members of Quest are Victor Kim (22), Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval (23), Steve Terada (24), Ryanimay Conferido (25), Feng (26), Brian Hirano (26) and Hok (24). Quest Crew came up with their name after being taken in by the Quest Learning Center in Artesia, California.
Some of you may have recognized several members of Quest from the show So You Think You Can Dance. Ryan, Dominic, and Hok made the Top 20 on the show, while Steve Terada and Victor Kim could be seen during the auditions. During Week 1 of ABDC, Quest received positive comments from the judges. Quest had one of their several memorable performances during the Britney Spears Challenge, dancing to Toxic as Lil Mama and Shane Sparks both pointed out their “feminine” side.
But their performances weren’t without judge criticism: They were criticized by JC Chasez for too much posing during two of their performances and walking during their transitions. Shane Sparks had also stated after their Illusion Challenge performance that the all-female group “Beat Freakz are on your butts” and declared Beat Freakz as America’s Best Dance Crew during the Battle of the Sexes challenge. I don’t really remember if Lil Mama openly criticized Quest, but she usually just agrees with the other judges and says generic things like “Bring It/Come Harder.”
When Week 7 rolled around, Quest ended up in the bottom two along with Fly Khicks. The first performance by Quest, to the Hip Hop Decathlon, brought a standing ovation by all three judges, and their final performance, the Last Chance challenge, featured Ryan playing the piano while D-Trix does a headspin on the piano.
I gotta admit that I was rooting for Quest Crew because I was a fan of several of their members after watching So You Think You Can Dance, and they entertained through their dance moves, stories, humor, and even their haircuts with JC calling them “America’s Best Hair Crew”.
You can watch some interviews about Quest Crew, including discussions about their ethnic background, seven year old B-boy Jalen Testerman, talking about Lydia Paek who is part of the overall Quest crew (but appeared on the show with Boxcuttuhz) and what they think about Asians parents who do not support their kids dancing. They also mention about auditioning for Season 1 (which featured Jabbawockeez and Kaba Modern), but were restricted due to other contracts. Looks like not being able to compete on Season 1 worked out for them.