This Dancetastic Music Video Is Pure #FridayFeeling
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Warning: "Get Stupid" is about to be stuck in your head—again!—and you'll love every second of it.
Remember the uber-catchy song in that Samsung Galaxy S9 commercial from back in February? No big deal if you don't, because that infectious track—Aston Merrygold's deliciously danceable "Get Stupid"—is back, and this time there's an incredibly dancy music video to match.
In addition to writing and recording music, Merrygold is a legit dancer in his own right. In fact, he recently opened BASE Dance Studios in London. Merrygold (he's the one in the pink sweatshirt) understandably takes center stage in the clip, but he also recruited tons of truly incredible dancers from BASE to star alongside him. Everyone from tiny hip-hoppers to a red-hot ballroom couple get to show off all their best moves—and we think you'll be seriously inspired. If you need a kickoff-to-summer soundtrack, look no further—and start learning all of the 1000%-lit choreo, stat!
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)
Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.
The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.
Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancyFX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.
Gabrielle Hamilton in John Heginbotham's dream ballet from Oklahoma! Photo by Little Fang Photo, courtesy DKC/O&M
Last night, longtime theater legends (including Chita Rivera herself!) as well as rising stars gathered to celebrate one of Broadway's danciest events: the third annual Chita Rivera Awards.
The evening paid tribute to this season's dancer standouts, extraordinary ensembles, and jaw-dropping choreography—on- and off-Broadway and on film.
As usual, several Dance Spirit faves made it into the mix. (With such a fabulous talent pool of nominees to choose from, we're glad that ties were allowed.) Here are the highlights from the winner's list: