There's nothing we love more than a dancer who goes beyond the classroom to give back. And Kyle Hanagami's doing just that. You probably know him as the smooth-moving, super-cute hip-hop choreographer. (Remember this video?!) Well, now we're seeing a different side of him. After a recent injury sidelined him, he started thinking beyond dance and decided he wanted to make a difference in the world by raising money for cancer research.
Kyle started out by donating all of the proceeds from one of his classes to the cause—and the studio matched the amount. Inspired, he decided to take it one step further and give everyone else a chance to get involved. Enter, letters of love. Here's how you can help:
1. Write a love letter. Talk about any kind of love and decorate it however you'd like.
2. Send it:
P.O. Box 6339
North Hollywood, CA 91603
3. For every 10 letters Kyle receives, he'll donate another dollar of his own money to cancer research.
Watch Kyle talk about the whole process here:
So easy, so awesome. Now, grab some paper and get writing! Together, we can be dancers who make a difference.
Nearly 80,000 dance-loving Instagram followers can't be wrong: Quinn Starner is one to watch. And what's just as impressive as the 15-year-old's rabid online following is her ever-growing list of competition accolades. Quinn, who trains at Indiana Ballet Conservatory and Stars Dance Company, been named first runner-up at The Dance Awards for two years in a row (as a junior and a teen); was the 2016 West Coast Dance Explosion Teen National Champion; earned first place in contemporary and third place in the classical division at Youth America Grand Prix Regionals in Pittsburgh last year; has won the Grand Prix Award at ADC|IBC; and was a gold medalist at World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix. Plus, she made it to the Academy round on last year's "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation," and has performed as Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Here's what Quinn has to say about her favorite songs, teachers, and career highlights.
Want a chance to get personally involved in the HOTLY anticipated TV show "World of Dance"? Of course you do. That's why J. Lo. and the rest of the "WOD" team have launched an interactive version of the upcoming NBC series that lets Snapchatters get in on the action.
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.
Fashion looks better in motion—that's why runways exist. But when does fashion look REALLY amazing? In dancey motion. And exhibit #69372 in the case for the inescapable connection between dance and fashion is this new video from Harper's Bazaar, featuring our favorite dancer/model/rock star, Larsen Thompson.