This year marks the WCA's 8th anni, and the organization just announced its list of nominees. As usual, it's absolutely jam-packed with A-list names from all different parts of the dance world.
Check out the full list below. Winners will be revealed at the ceremony on October 23rd at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, where icon Debbie Allen will also receive the Joe Tremaine Legacy Award. Merde, everybody!
Why? Because during last night's episode of the grown-up "Dancing with the Stars," we got a sneak peek at the gloriousness that is about to be "Dancing with the Stars Juniors," set to premiere on Sunday, October 7th.
Does "The Late Late Show" host James Cordon wanna see it?
Thank the dance gods, he does.
Fik-Shun popped up on Cordon's show last night during the "James Wanna See It" bit, featuring a wheel of things that Cordon may or may not want to see. "A Robot Doing the Robot," one of the wheel's options, made the cut—and after a lackluster still drawing of said animatron failed to impress Cordon, Fik-Shun came out in full robot regalia to show everyone how it's really done.
Yup, Mary Poppins Returns is happening, friends! In fact, there's now a trailer out for the much-anticipated follow-up to the Disney classic, set to hit theaters December 18th. And from a dance perspective, the new film looks practically perfect in every way.
Misty Copeland in the final trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
Well, we knew from the first we heard of it that Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms would be a far cry from the sugary-sweet holiday ballet we all love. And each trailerwe've seen in the lead-up to the film's November 2nd premiere has confirmed that we're in for a very wild, very nutty ride.
But the final Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer, which just dropped, is next-level spooktacular. Gothic techno remixes of Tchaikovsky's score? Check. Helen Mirren, aka evil Mother Ginger, unleashing armies of not only mice, but also what appear to be devilish nesting dolls? Check. Keira Knightley, aka the Sugar Plum Fairy, doing a voice that'll make your hair stand on end? Check. This film is DARK.
18-year-old Justin Souriau-Levine (indicated by arrow) takes us backstage as an ABT supernumerary. (Photo by Kyle Froman)
American Ballet Theatre boasts nearly 90 dancers. But when the company is mounting an elaborate story ballet at NYC's cavernous Metropolitan Opera House, it actually needs more bodies to complete the picture onstage. Enter supernumeraries, aka "supers." These supplementary performers are hired for non-dancing background roles (think "third courtier from the left" or "tall market lady"). Being a super is a fabulous way to get onstage experience—not to mention an up-close-and-personal look at some of the dance world's biggest stars.
Cheryl and Jenna and (newbie alert) Brandon, oh my! (original images ABC)
We are less than a month out from the 27th—twenty-seventh—season of "Dancing with the Stars"! The latest iteration of the be-sequined show kicks off (literally) September 24th on ABC. And while we still don't know which celebs will be taking to the ballroom floor (only that the group won't include any athletes), we were just gifted the names of the 13 pros who'll be squiring them.
Including "Singin' in the Rain," of course. (Giphy)
Happy birthday, Gene Kelly! The dance icon would've been 106 years old today—and his legacy is still burning bright. We thought we'd honor the incredible performer with a look at five of his greatest routines ever.
Mendes breaking it down in The Chainsmokers' "Side Effects" video (via YouTube)
Sure, we've known for a bit now that Camila Mendes—aka Veronica Lodge on "Riverdale"—has some moves. (Exhibit A being, of course, the kind of epic Veronica/Cheryl dance battle that happened on the show last year.) But this month, Mendes has been taking her dancing up a notch in not one but two music videos that y'all need to watch right now.