Ellen's Beats Commercial Is Everything
In case we haven't mentioned it recently, we love Ellen Degeneres.
And with the 86th Academy Awards just one week away, we're getting pretty anxious to find out what dance-tastic surprises this second-time host has in store for us. Last year's show (somewhat surprisingly) did not disappoint on the dance front—so, needless to say, we've got high expectations.
If Ellen's Oscars trailer (choreographed by none other than tWitch Boss) isn't enough to remind us that we're in good hands, hopefully her quirky and dance-filled Beats commercial will do the trick:
Yep, that's right: Ellen's always just lookin' for some music to groove to.
And with some of the most-ever-talked-about nominees for Best Original Song this year (umm "Happy" please?), we feel pretty confident Ellen will find her jam at the 86th Academy Awards.
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: