FSU Marching Band Nails Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," Makes Our Lives
Just when we thought we'd seen every possible rendition of Beyoncé's revolutionary "Single Ladies" dance, the Florida State University marching band went and blew our darn minds.
At Saturday's football game versus Notre Dame, every single member of the Florida State Marching Chiefs performed a rendition of JaQuel Knight's iconic "Single Ladies" choreography. There was strutting. There was hip-wiggling. There was, of course, all kinds of hand-flipping. And the whole thing was life-affirming in a way you don't normally associate with college football halftime shows.
Also, this happened:
(If all this is making you want to run home and watch Drumline, that 2002 marching band masterpiece that's on cable every five minutes or so these days, we have more good news: VH1 is apparently about to release Drumline 2. And yes, original Drumline star Nick Cannon will make an appearance.)
(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.