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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!

Photo by Joe Toreno

The coolest place she's ever performed:

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Something she's constantly working on:

My feet. I'm flat-footed, so I'm always hearing, 'Point your toes!' And I'm like, 'I am!'


Signature look:

My hair! That, and a pair of leggings with a T-shirt or tank top.


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