Hip-Hopper Jake Kodish Brings the Heat

Hey guys, it's your resident hip-hopaholic here, ready to provide your #FridayVideoFix.

You all know I have my favorites—those choreographers I YouTube on the regs to scan for recent releases. I just can't resist a new choreo video by Kyle Hanagami, Keone and Mari Madrid or Marquese Scott, to name a few.

But this week, there's a new hip-hopper on my radar, and OMG he is so, so talented. Jake Kodish actually isn't new to the hip-hop scene: His performance credits include the Houghs' Move Live on Tour, Step Up: Revolution and Disney's "Shake It Up." Yesterday, he released a solo video repin' his hometown—Miami, FL—that blew my mind. Here's the thing: Kodish isn't a small dude (he reminds me a little bit of fellow statuesque hip-hopper Willdabeast), yet he moves those long limbs so. freakin'. fast. See for yourself:

Jake Kodish, Ima go ahead and put you on my (YouTube) watch list. Happy Friday!

Latest Posts


Martha Graham Dance Company's Xin Ying (James Jin, courtesy Ying)

How to Dance Outside

We've all been stubbing our toes and whacking our elbows dancing in less-than-roomy indoor spots lately (hello, 5' x 8' patch of bathroom tile). If you're lucky enough to have access to a backyard or other big green space right now, you're probably itching to take your grand allegro outside, especially as the weather gets warmer. But how can you dance safely and productively in the great outdoors? We got pro tips from Mike Tyus of Jacob Jonas The Company and Xin Ying of Martha Graham Dance Company, both of whom were dancing outside long before COVID-19 hit.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Getty Images

Listen to Black Dancers Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice

This weekend, protests against racially-charged police brutality—spurred by the unjust killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Sean Reed, and so many others—swept the country. Supporters, including many of members of the dance world, took to social media to share their thoughts, and express their grief.

As allies, one of the first actions we can take in this moment is to listen to and amplify the voices of Black members of our dance community. Here are some of the most powerful posts written by Black dancers.

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Just a few of our special Class of 2020 digital covers

Congrats to Our 2020 Dance Grad Cover Stars!

We're thrilled to be honoring members of the great Dance Class of 2020 on special digital covers. One new cover star was revealed every day during the month of May. Take a look at all of our winners below!

Keep Reading SHOW LESS

Editors' Picks

contest
Enter the Cover Model Search