Throwback Video of the Day: Britney Dances & Drinks Pepsi
I love a good throwback commercial—especially of the dance variety.
Lately, having dancers promote your product in the background of your ad is pretty standard. Duh, dancers make everything better.
But casting dancers in commercials is nothing new, and I especially adore when a commercial features great dancers and a "not a girl, not yet a woman" celebrity who can groove right along with them.
Case in point: The 2006 "For those who think young" Pepsi commercial featuring one of my all-time faves, Ms. Britney Spears.
The girl could sing (um, more or less).
The girl could dance (totally).
And oh yes, the girl could sell a product to even a non-soda drinker like myself.
Super-choreographed commercials? Whatever you're selling, I'm buying.
Click here to watch Brit Brit dance through the decades and push Pepsi products to fangirls (AKA me) worldwide.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
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.