Here Are Some Life-Affirming Dance Videos for When You Need a Break from Politics Today
Ohhh boy. It is a weird day, to put it mildly.
Since the political conversation is dominating every news and social media network in the world, we wanted to give you somewhere to escape, if you need to. And the best way to escape is to watch a bunch of beautiful, life-affirming, soul-soothing dance videos.
This isn't a scientific or comprehensive selection. It's just the clips we tend to turn to when we need more happy in our lives.
Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca in the balcony pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet
Their chemistry is otherworldly. This is one of the most difficult pas in all of ballet, but they make it look natural as...well, being in love.
We know this is a less conventional choice, but JUST WATCH GABE. He's in the front of the first group, a wee dude (this is from 2013) absolutely, unequivocally dominating Miranda's inspired choreography. If this doesn't give you hope for the future, nothing will.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.