Hi guys! So you know how a ton of amazing dance things have happened over the course of the last week? Like the Olympic opening ceremonies? And the premiere of Step Up Revolution? And the Dance Teacher Summit? And National Dance Day? And the A.C.E. Awards? And the premiere of "All the Right Moves"?
We were just so excited about so many things...that we totally forgot to tell you about the Season 15 "Dancing with the Stars" cast, which was announced last Friday. So now we're making up for it! Because they're doing an All Stars season! And it's kind of great! LOUD NOISES!
No, but seriously: Some of our favorites from seasons past are going to duke it out for the mirrorball trophy this time around. Here's the full list, in no particular order.
Apolo Ohno, Season 4
Shawn Johnson, Season 8
Drew Lachey, Season 2
Emmitt Smith, Season 3
Helio Castroneves, Season 5
Kelly Monaco, Season 1
Pamela Anderson, Season 10
Kirstie Alley, Season 12
Gilles Marini, Season 8
Joey Fatone, Season 4
Bristol Palin, Season 11
Melissa Rycroft, Season 8
And there's another twist: The final contestant will be chosen by America in an online vote. The three choices are:
Carson Kressley, Season 13
Sabrina Bryan, Season 5
Kyle Massey, Season 11
Phew. Got all that? Keep your eyes peeled for the pros' names, coming later in August. And tune in for the Season 15 premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 pm EST!
Since the NYC premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's Whipped Cream at American Ballet Theatre's spring gala Monday night, the DS editors haven't stopped talking about its creepy-cute sets and costumes, created by artist Mark Ryden. Well, the obsession is about to get even crazier, because we just heard that Ryden's artwork for the ballet is now on display in not one, but TWO locations in NYC.
Yes, yes, we know: Dancers are athletes as well as artists. But we haven't seen anything hammer home just HOW athletic dancers are quite as well as this video from Self magazine, which features American Ballet Theatre principal/fairy princess Isabella Boylston trying to teach top-level CrossFit enthusiasts ballet.
There's a reason Mia Michaels' nickname is "Mama Mia." The legendary choreographer invests deeply in her dancers, whether they're competitors on "So You Think You Can Dance," members of the Radio City Rockettes, or part of her own elite assistant squad. And now, Michaels is launching a project that aims to give more dancers access to her gifts as a teacher and mentor.
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.