IT'S BEY DEY!!!
WE ARE GOING TO WRITE THIS POST IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE THERE IS NO OTHER ACCURATE WAY TO CONVEY OUR EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW!!
BEYONCÉ RELEASED AN ENTIRE NEW ALBUM OVERNIGHT WITHOUT WARNING ANYBODY!! YOU NOW HAVE 14 NEW BEYONCÉ TRACKS TO PLAY OBSESSIVELY!! FOURTEEN!!!
OH, AND DID WE MENTION THAT THIS IS A "VISUAL ALBUM," WHICH MEANS EACH SONG HAS A VIDEO?! AND THAT THERE ARE THREE ADDITIONAL BONUS VIDEOS?! AND THAT THE CLIPS STAR MANY OF THE QUEEN BEY BACKUP DANCERS WHO GRACED OUR MAY/JUNE COVER?!
OK. Calming down a bit now. We are professionals.
All of this goodness is available in full via iTunes, but 30-second clips of each video have also been posted to YouTube. And we've shared some of our favorites below. Because THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BEYONCÉ VIDEOS!! AHHH NO STILL TOO EXCITED FOR REGULAR TYPING!!!
"Mine," featuring Drake
"Heaven" (check out dancer Ashley Everett as the bride!)
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.