Kick It. Kick It Good.
If you're a dance teamer or a wannabe Rockette, you'll agree that there's nothing quite as awesome as a perfectly precise kickline. That's why you should get excited for National Dance Week Foundation's Kick It Challenge, which runs through the end of November. For this annual event, NDWF invites you to learn its intermediate/advanced choreography (or create your own) and upload videos of your dance team or studio rocking those high kicks.
Want to get in on the fun? Watch the official "Kick It" choreography here:
And get a more detailed breakdown here:
Now teach it to every dancer you know!
Find more details and upload your video at nationaldanceweek.org. Happy kicking!
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.
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.