MTV "Rocks the Vote" with tWitch and Kathryn
Doesn't dancing make you want to...vote? Actually, after you watch MTV's 2012 Rock the Vote video, it just might.
In addition to stars like Miley Cyrus, Josh Duhamel and, uh, Vinny from the Jersey Shore, the video includes dancelebrites like tWitch and Kathryn McCormick, along with half the cast of "Glee," hammering home the importance of getting to the polls. Rounding out the package is big old joyful dance number.
Naturally us dance fans want to see dance everywhere, but how did all that choreo work its way into this sort of unlikely place? Well, the video was directed by none other than Adam Shankman—a guy who definitely understands the power of a sweet dance routine. (And tWitch's unique appeal to young female voters...)
Check it out—and then, if you're 18 or older, register to vote!
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.