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Mix up your dance wardrobe with this super sassy crop top, that will be a constant reminder as to why you're such a dancing kween! What's even better is it looks as good at school as it does in the studio. Enter below for your chance to win this versatile top!

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(From left) Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, and Roberto Campanella on the set of The Shape of Water (courtesy Fox Searchlight)

Nope, there's still no Oscar for Best Choreography—but thanks to your votes, we now get to reveal the winner of our own Dance Spirit award for best cinematic choreography of 2017. Though we're big fans of all four of the nominated choreographers, and think each one deserves to be acknowledged for their contributions to some of our favorite films this year, there can only be one winner. And that is...

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Our nominees (clockwise from top left): Roberto Campanella, Aurélie Dupont, Ashley Wallen, and Anthony Van Laast

Last month, we asked why there wasn't a Best Choreography category at the Oscars—and discovered that many of you agreed with us: Choreographers should definitely be acknowledged for their work on the super-dancy movies we can't get enough of.

Now, we're taking matters into our own (jazz) hands.

We've decided to create a Dance Spirit award for the best cinematic choreography of 2017. With your input, we've narrowed the field to four choreographers whose moves lit up some of the best movies of the year. Check out our nominations for best choreography below—and vote for the choreographer you think deserves the honor. We'll announce the winner on Friday, March 2.


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