(Maud and Chloé Arnold, Courtesy Concord Theatricals/CLI Studios)

Irving Berlin + Chloé & Maud Arnold = #TBT Video Perfection

In light of the guaranteed stress awaiting us next #ElectionWeek, we recommend spending your weekend eating lots of candy you bought for yourself (hello, socially-distanced Halloween) and taking a blast to the much simpler past a la Irving Berlin's 1935 movie musical Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the legendary composer's film, CLI Studios and Concord Theatricals partnered with dance world delights including Lucy Vallely, Al Blackstone, and the Arnold sisters to produce a brand new series of videos inspired by Top Hat's iconic songs. You can check out all three videos here. And if the nostalgic vibes + sugar high really have you yearning for the good old days, you can stream Top Hat for free to catch Fred and Ginger in action themselves through November 9, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies. Happy viewing!

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Auditions rarely fail to deliver on suspense. But this? This was the nail-biter to end all nail-biters. Hayoung Roh and Chelsea McCloskey, both professional dancers based in NYC, had made it through what felt like endless rounds of cuts, both on Zoom and in person. Out of the nearly 500 dancers (from 30 states and nine countries) who'd answered the Knicks City Dancers' open call for video submissions, just 20 remained—McCloskey and Roh among them. "We were separated into six holding rooms, where we kept trying to figure out the math," Roh recalls. "How many girls are there in total? Who was called back?"

Finally, the women returned to the audition room to dance one last time—or so they were told. Instead, KCD head coach Alyssa Quezada dropped her bombshell: All 20 women had made the final cut. They would be 2021–22 Knicks City Dancers: the latest and greatest edition of one of the most prestigious NBA dance teams. "It was the biggest celebration and the coolest moment of my dance career so far," says McCloskey now. And that was just the oh-so-perfectly-dramatic beginning.

Chelsea McCloskey stands on her left leg while kicking her right leg up with her arms crossed, a smile on her face. She is auditioning for KCD. Chelsea McCloskey Photo by Tess Mayer


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