Wanna See Your Choreo in a Music Video?
You guys already know Daisha Graf. She's the super-talented commercial dancer and recording artist who formed the D(n)A Arts Collective with her sister, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Alicia Graf Mack. (Seriously, the genes in that family.)
Well, Daisha just released a new single, "REBORN"—and she wants your help choreographing the music video.
How, you ask? Just download the single (for free!) here, come up with some great choreography (we know you guys can deliver), upload your video to YouTube, and post a link to Twitter, tagging @iamthedaisha. The winner, chosen by Daisha herself, will see his/her moves featured in the "REBORN" video. Easy as that.
You'll need to act quickly, though—the "REBORN Choreo Challenge" entry deadline is February 1. Get choreographing!
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