Any one else in "So You Think You Can Dance" withdrawal? I mean, we're super psyched that Season 12 is a go, and all, but how are we supposed to wait until the summer?! Don't worry, guys, we have a survival strategy.
Step 5: Make a short list of dancers you need to see on Season 12. (Bring back Mr. Strange!)
Once you have exhausted all of those outlets, it's time to check out Billboard.com's equally thrilling (OK, maybe not so much) new web series, "So You Know You Can't Dance." Yes folks, this is happening.
Here's the premise: Billboard's Pop Shop editor, Jason Lipshutz, calls himself a lover of pop music who just happens to be the "most awkward dancer alive." So instead of settling for a life with two left feet, he decided to do something about it. Cue "SYKYCD," a web series that enlists the help of major pop stars to teach Lipshutz how to groove.
So far, there have been two episodes: In Episode 1, Kiesza teaches him some moves from "Hideaway," and in Episode 2, Tinashe teaches him "the whip." Not gonna lie, as a bunhead who's completely lost on the d-floor, I'll definitely study up on these videos. Check 'em out!
Look out for more episodes of "So You Know You Can't Dance" on Billboard.com.
(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 on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer