#BowDown: Watch Serena Williams Dance with Taylor Hatala and Willdabeast

If you thought this long holiday weekend couldn't get any better, we're glad to report that you thought wrong. The dance gods have once again gifted us with a video of epic proportions—like, Serena Williams + Taylor Hatala + Willdabeast epic. It's no secret that tennis superstar Williams can hold her own on the dance floor, so naturally she slayed in this collaboration with Willdabeast and Janelle Ginestra for Delta Airlines. The video, which also features Fraternal Twin (and one of the all-time #stankface greats) Taylor Hatala, is a minute of high-octane, trademark Willdabeast and Ginestra choreo, and we're loving every second. See for yourself below!

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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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