Keep an Eye Out for These 3 Dancy Super Bowl Commercials
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It's game day, dancers! We're talking, of course, about the Super Bowl—but maybe more importantly, about the always hilarious and thought-provoking commercials that air in between all the, um, sportsball. (Sorry, not a football person!) This year, it looks like we'll be blessed with at least three ad spots highlighting dance. Without any further ado, here's all the best dance going down later today during the commercial "breaks." (As if we'd take a break from watching, PLEASE.)
Comedian Adam Scott makes a memorable guest appearance in this spot for the reimbursement-app company. We're most excited, though, about the Cleopatran (we just decided that's a word now, FYI) dancers adding glitz and glamour to rapper 2 Chainz's parody of your typically over-the-top lavish music video.
2 Chainz x Adam Scott | Expensify :30 Super Bowl Commercial 2019
There are only brief teasers out as of now, but we CANNOT WAIT to see the full version of this commercial, starring dancing-boy-band icons The Backstreet Boys and wunderkind Chance the Rapper. In a nod to the original music video for "I Want It That Way," the guys are working on some moves in an aircraft hangar. Unclear what that has to do with Doritos, but we're looking forward to learning the answers later today.
Doritos® | Chance the Rapper x Backstreet Boys Super Bowl Commercial Teaser #1
Doritos® | Chance the Rapper x Backstreet Boys Super Bowl Commercial Teaser #2
This last one's a bit of an honorable mention, as the major dancing happens briefly—around 0:25. But that brief moment of movement is worth mentioning because Ludacris makes a special appearance for said choreo! (Ludacris famously hails from Atlanta, where today's game will take place.)
Super Bowl 53: Ludacris stars in new Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl commercial
Enjoy the game, the commercials, and what's sure to be some awesome dancing in the halftime show!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Welcome to Madison Brown's world. This summer, she's in her third year as a National Training Scholar with ABT, while also competing for NYCDA's Teen Outstanding Dancer title. (She's already won Outstanding Dancer in the Mini and Junior categories.) The logistics are complicated—ABT's five-week intensive overlaps with the weeklong NYCDA Nationals, which translates to a lot of cabs back and forth across Manhattan—but Maddie is committed to making the most of each opportunity. "I love contemporary and ballet equally," she says. "While I'm able to do both, I want to do as much as I can."
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Corbin Bleu in rehearsal for "Kiss Me, Kate" (Jenny Anderson, courtesy Roundabout Theatre Company)
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