Dance dads are awesome for lots of reasons. They support our dreams no matter what, inspire us with their unique improv skills, prove that you really can't be tutu committed to Parents' Night at the dance studio, and have always been our first—and favorite!—dance partners.
Because winning the Junior Division on last summer's inaugural season of "World of Dance" (suuuuuuuuuuper casual) just wasn't enough.
An amazing dance crew starring some adorable little hip-hoppers? Yep, we're sold. This week on "America's Got Talent," The Future Kingz, a multi-age dance group from the Chicago area, wowed the judges with their high-flying flips, out-of-this-world contortions, and insane synchronization.
Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin doesn't appear to have completely shed his bad-boy skin. A new video from Rankin Hunger Magazine, "Sergei x Rankin," shows us what happens when Polunin is given total freedom to explore his tendency for raw, emotional movement. Paired with British photographer Rankin, the duo creates a captivating video that explores our primal need for unrestrained expression set to an alternative rock soundtrack by Husky Loops.
Fresno State's marching band performance at the E3 Expo, the world's coolest gaming event, was over-the-top in the best possible way. Each year, Ubisoft (the company responsible for the cult-classic game Just Dance) puts together a fun performance filled with fame, talent, and a dash of humor for the unveiling of its new and improved version of the game. Last year, Bebe Rexha performed!
"Him" is about Smith's struggle to find his place in religion as a gay man. As Gay Pride parades and festivals happen all across the world, the message behind "Him" is an issue at the forefront of peoples' minds everywhere. Hanagami and his group of dancers—including Evan Debenedetto, Michael Dameski, and Macy Swaim—bring Smith's powerful lyrics to life through passionate movement and striking edits.
If Jenna Dewan has taught us anything these past few months, it's that dancing can truly heal the soul. Shortly after she and Channing Tatum split (and hearts around the world collectively broke), Dewan released a beautifully emotional video of herself dancing on a beach at sunset. It was pure, raw catharsis, and proof that the best way to handle your feelings is to dance through them. Now, in Harper's Bazaar, Dewan is dancing again—this time with a little help from a lot of sequins, fishnets, and shoulder pads.
There are do-it-all dancers, and then there's New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck. When she's not on stage with the company, Peck keeps her schedule packed designing leotards for Body Wrappers, appearing in cool side gigs like music videos or on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"), and performing in festivals and programs around the world. Casual.
While curating and performing in last summer's BalletNOW program at Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Peck added two more tasks to her schedule: Be the subject and one of the producers of her very own documentary, Ballet Now.