Remember waaaaay back in June, when we gave you the heads-up about the latest version of "Dance Central"—the video game in which your whole body, thanks to the Xbox Kinect system, is the controller? We were super-psyched about the fact that "Dance Central 3" would teach you some of Usher's slickest moves, routines based on actual choreography from his music videos.
Well, "Dance Central 3" has arrived, and it's even better than we imagined. In addition to the Usher amazingness, there are more than 40 other songs to choose from, by artists like Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk and (my personal favorite) New Kids on the Block. This game will teach you how to Dougie—or how to do the Hustle. You can even share the goodness with up to seven of your best dance friends, thanks to "Crew Throwdown," which lets teams of dancers battle it out.
But you don't have to take our word for it: We're giving away a copy of "Dance Central 3"! Enter here for your chance to win.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
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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.