Get Syncopated With Chloé Arnold & Her Ladies—And Rihanna!
When it comes to her killer, always dance-worthy tunes, Rihanna needs no assistance. Girl's got the "I will make you get up and move" thing nailed down.
But the one thing that perks up her hit song "Where Have You Been?" just a little?
Specifically, Chloé Arnold's tap group, the Syncopated Ladies.
Check out this video of the five gorgeous women (we spy Melinda Sullivan!) rocking out some super-fast shuffles and turns to the sounds of Rihanna. It's pretty awesome.
And yes, it's making me dance at my desk. Join me?
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.
The groundwork for Erin Carpenter's company, Nude Barre, began when she was a teenager. At 16, she earned a spot in the residency program at The Kennedy Center in partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem. "We were required to wear nude—as in, our actual skin tone—tights and shoes," she remembers. Carpenter brought her "sun tan" tights and a pair of pink ballet shoes with her, because that was all she could find. But she wasn't allowed in class because her dancewear didn't match her skin. "I was so embarrassed," she says. "I looked unprepared. I just didn't have the right nudes." Her teacher explained that the dancers dyed their tights and pancaked their shoes.