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They also performed for DECA's 66th Annual International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City.
Jabbawockeez returned to America's Best Dance Crew on June 5, 2011 when they performed during the Season 6 finale.
Tayag, Brewer, and Larot all later moved to the San Diego area, and what began as an effort to start a Southern California chapter of the Mind Tricks crew later evolved into Jabbawockeez.
"We want you to experience Jabbawockeez as a group and not just follow or be fans of one individual person. Our philosophy is that when you watch us perform, you have to watch us as a whole...
The Jabbawockeez auditioned as a seven-member contingent for the first season of America's Best Dance Crew, because of crew member limits imposed by the show.The Jabbawockeez toured Australia from August 28 to August 30, 2009.The three-day tour was for Australian fans who were unable to see the crew due to the cancellation of the Australian leg of New Kids on the Block's Full Service Tour.By 2004, their members included Ben "B-Tek" Chung, Chris "Cristyle" Gatdula, Rynan "Kid Rainen" Paguio, and Jeff "Phi" Nguyen. Phil "Swagger Boy" Tayag, Kevin "KB" Brewer, Joe "Punkee" Larot began performing as a trio called "Three Muskee" in Sacramento, California while wearing white masks and gloves.The mask and glove motif was adopted as a tribute to the 1970s San Francisco strutting crew Medea Sirkas.When we put [the masks] on, it's not about who we are or where we came from.We're all one." in San Diego, California, Jabbawockeez is the brainchild of the "Three Musky" who wanted to showcase freestyle dance.Originally, the ABDC group was supposed to consist of Gary Kendell, Phil Tayag, Kevin Brewer, Joe Larot, Rynan Paguio, Chris Gatdula, and Phi Nguyen; however, when Gary died that year, and Joe suffered a knee injury during the audition rounds, the group chose Ben Chung to replace Joe on the show and left Gary's spot vacant, proceeding with six members.They eventually went on to become the winners of the show. The group also made an appearance on Cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model during the episode "Dance With Me" to help the contestants learn how to convey emotions with their bodies.Performing with nine members, the group was eliminated in the Las Vegas callbacks episode.In 2008, they auditioned and were accepted onto the first season of America's Best Dance Crew.