MTV "Rocks the Vote" with tWitch and Kathryn

Doesn't dancing make you want to...vote? Actually, after you watch MTV's 2012 Rock the Vote video, it just might.

In addition to stars like Miley Cyrus, Josh Duhamel and, uh, Vinny from the Jersey Shore, the video includes dancelebrites like tWitch and Kathryn McCormick, along with half the cast of "Glee," hammering home the importance of getting to the polls. Rounding out the package is big old joyful dance number.

Naturally us dance fans want to see dance everywhere, but how did all that choreo work its way into this sort of unlikely place? Well, the video was directed by none other than Adam Shankman—a guy who definitely understands the power of a sweet dance routine. (And tWitch's unique appeal to young female voters...)

Check it out—and then, if you're 18 or older, register to vote!

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to 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:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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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.

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