#FlashbackFriday to summer, when we were all jamming out to Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass." OK...so I may or may not have listened to it on the way to work this morning (#nojudgement). You just gotta love a song that celebrates positive body image! Plus, it's so. darn. catchy.
This week, we got another dose of Trainor's '50s-inspired bubblegum sass with the release of her newest music video, "Lips Are Movin'." It's got everything we've come to expect from the singer: doo-wop dance moves, mod fashion, pink-galore and plenty of booty. But Trainor pulled out some secret weapons this time around. You may have heard of Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, aka Les Twins...
D'aww, brotherly love.
...If you haven't heard of these French phenoms of commercial dance, we're no longer friends. JK. (But actually—go watch all of their YouTube videos immediately.) The whole collaboration came out of Trainor's partnership with HP's #bendtherules campaign, which brought stars from YouTube, Instagram and Vine to the set of the music video. Check out the final product, and see which other celebs you can pick out:
(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 by clicking on their names here:
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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.