We are obsessed with this video. Taking you from "arabesque" to "TurF FeinZ" and hitting every letter in between, the "A–Z of Dance" manages to be both informative (who knew the rumba was so fast?) and wicked fun. This special project for i-D and Diesel was directed by Jacob Sutton and features dancers showing off every trick and style in the book—er, alphabet—in Jogg Jeans and cutoffs.
Here's the full "glossary" of styles included in the video, plus the names of the dancers demonstrating each one:
A - Arabesque, Morgan Quinn
B - B-girl, Bgirl Terra
C - Chicken Noodle Soup, Terence Dickson
D - Death Drop, Nick Lanzisera
E - East Coast Swing, Yani Marin, Nathan Kim
F - Finger Tut, John P-Nut Hunt
G - Grand Jeté, Julia Cinquemani
H - Harlem Shake, Amanda Meade-Tatum
I - Indian Bhangra, Reshma Gajjar
J - Jump Style, Høps
K - Krump, Jigsaw
L - Liquid Dance, Phillip ‘Pacman’ Chbeeb
M - Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck
N - Northern Soul, Levanna McLean
O - OMG, Anthony ‘Lil’ Bob’ Cabaero
P - Pole, Nicole ‘The Pole’ Williams
Q - Questionable, Reid Shapiro
R - Rumba, Junior and Emily Alabi
S - Step, Soul Steps: Dionne Norton, Heather DeLeon, Maxine Lyle
T - Twerk, Twerk Team: Lady Luscious, Mizz Twerksum
U - Ultimate, Shofu Tha Beatdown
V - Vogue Hands, Javier Madrid of Legendary House of Ninja
W - Whine, Colleen Craig
X - X-press Yourself, Ryan Heffington
Y - YMCA, Allison Chu at Next Models LA
Z - TurF FeinZ: Byron Vincent Sanders Jr aka T7, Donald Brooks aka Torch, Eric Bossett aka Kidd Strobe, Gary Morgan aka Noh-justice, Leon M Williams aka Mann, Rayshawn Thompson aka Looney2smooth
And that's a wrap on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24, ladies and gents! It's certainly been one for the books. From injuries to shocking eliminations, let's just say Season 24 has had its emotional ups and downs. But despite all that, the season made for some seriously phenom dancing and some killer performances. And as usual, we've loved watching every second of those cha chas, foxtrots, and waltzes.
Let's get right to the exciting stuff, though: Last night's winning couple of "Dancing with the Stars" is...
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.