Performing on a Broadway stage might seem glamorous, but it comes with one of the most grueling schedules a dancer can face. Maintaining your stamina and energy, warding off injury and keeping the material fresh for eight shows a week is no joke. So how do dancers do it? Dance Spirit talked to ensemble members from some of Broadway's danciest shows to get their survival tips.
Happy Halloween, everyone! We hope you're all busy preparing your dance-studio-ready costumes to wear to class tonight. I don't think I can even count the number of Halloween creations I structured around leotards during my dance glory days. (Oh, and if you're still looking for dance-y Halloween costume ideas, never fear: We've got you covered.)
Wondering how your favorite singer/dancer celebs are commemorating this spooktacular holiday? Well, thanks to "American Idol" finalist Todrick Hall—who is on a serious roll these days—a few of them are celebrating Chicago style. And by Chicago style, we mean Chicago the Musical style. And by Chicago the Musical style, we mean "Cell Block Tango" style. And as if that weren't enough, their "Cell Block Tango" is actually a remix—for some of Disney's greatest villains.
Behold: the "Spell Block Tango." It stars the likes of Amber Riley, Pia Toscano, Kimberly Cole, Adam Lambert and Blake McGrath playing classic Disney divas. (Hall even makes an appearance himself, as The Lion King's Scar.) It's wacky and weird and, predictably, wonderful. Enjoy!