Our Mission: “We are a family committed to utilizing our passion for the art of dance to inspire and cross all boundaries within diverse communities through artistic expression, humility, constant growth, and respect for all.”
Kaba Modern is an urban collegiate dance group founded in 1992 by Arnel Calvario. As a proud part of the Filipino-American club, Kababayan, at the University of California, Irvine, he established the group to perform in the modern dance suite of their annual PCN (Pilipino cultural night). The group has since evolved to be one of the most cutting edge Hip Hop dance crews in California. Kaba Modern’s legacy has lived on, first and foremost, as a family of artists, while embracing diverse styles of dance to create a name for themselves in the dance community.
Kaba Modern has a rich history of award-winning performances at competitions such as Bust-A-Groove, Bodyrock, Fusion, and Vibe. On the global scale, they recently placed 3rd in US nationals and was a finalist among 52 competing international teams in the world for the 2009 Hip Hop International Dance competition. Kaba Modern was also featured as one of the final crews on the first season of the hit MTV show, America’s Best Dance Crew, and continues to accrue a fan base in countries all around the world.