And you can't spell "dancetastic" without "dance"! (screenshot via YouTube)

"We promise that you'll never find another [music video] like thi-i-IS!" Sorry not sorry, because all of us Swifties at Dance Spirit have waited a long year and a half for new T-Swift music—which, naturally, brings with it a new choreographic style for the princess of pop.

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Natalie Bebko (courtesy Bebko)

At 17, commercial standout Natalie Bebko ("Nat Bat") has already accomplished more in her career than most adults: She was an assistant choreographer for the 2016 BET Awards and has worked with tons of music greats, including Trey Songz, Flo-Rida, Sia, Mila J, and Big Sean. She trains with immaBEAST dance company and consistently breaks the internet by slaying in class videos. Catch her on Instagram, where she has a casual half a million followers, and read on for The Dirt!

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It features some of the most exciting, inspiring women in commercial dance. (screenshot via vogue.com)

Sure, we already know that L.A.'s Millennium Dance Complex is a magical place where the industry's best dancers and choreographers—especially women dancers and choreographers—make thrilling art. But isn't it fabulous that the tastemakers at Vogue are telling the rest of the world about it, in a story highlighting some of our fave female stars?

WHY YES. YES IT IS.

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It's game day, dancers! We're talking, of course, about the Super Bowl—but maybe more importantly, about the always hilarious and thought-provoking commercials that air in between all the, um, sportsball. (Sorry, not a football person!) This year, it looks like we'll be blessed with at least three ad spots highlighting dance. Without any further ado, here's all the best dance going down later today during the commercial "breaks." (As if we'd take a break from watching, PLEASE.)

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Photo by Joan Fisher, courtesy Delaney Glazer

Delaney Glazer's captivating cool-girl presence and precise, hard-hitting moves have made her a commercial superstar (she has a casual 1 million followers on Instagram). But she's also got the resumé to back up all those viral class vids: Glazer's danced with music industry greats like Justin Bieber on his Purpose world tour, Chris Brown, Ciara, Demi Lovato, and Timbaland. Originally from St. Louis, MO, the 22-year-old has also performed at awards shows, including the American Music Awards, The Grammys, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, and VH1's Hip Hop Squares. Catch her teaching in L.A. at Robin and Kenny Wormald's studio Playground LA—and read on for The Dirt! —Courtney Bowers

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via @mkik808 on Instagram

Another #CutToTheFeelingFriday, another instantaneously iconic viral moment brought to you by Mark Kanemura.

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"So You Think You Can Dance" alum Gaby Diaz has been a familiar face in the commercial dance world ever since she won Season 12 of the hit reality show. Not only did she return to "SYT" as an All Star, but she also performed alongside dance legend J. Lo and toured with Shaping Sound. Now, Diaz is adding a new and exciting plot twist to her career: She's transitioning into concert dance.

We caught up with the dance darling to get details on her new gig with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and to find out why she decided to make the leap.

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Screenshot via YouTube

Tiffany & Co. primarily sell jewelry, but it's their new dance-filled commercials that we're really sold on! Elle Fanning stars in the luxury retailer's latest dancetastic ad and we must say, the starlet's got moves. Though she may not be a ballet dancer (a fact which was made painfully clear in a 2017 Vanity Fair video of Fanning supposedly demonstrating how to do a piqué turn on pointe) Fanning's high energy performance proves she can groove and freestyle with the best of them. In fact, Fanning does appear alongside all-star dancer Maddie Ziegler, who's also been featured in a previous dance inspired commercials by Tiffany & Co.

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Just for Fun
Screenshot via YouTube

Tiffany & Co. primarily sell jewelry, but it's their new dance-filled commercials that we're really sold on! Elle Fanning stars in the luxury retailer's latest dancetastic ad and we must say, the starlet's got moves. Though she may not be a ballet dancer (a fact which was made painfully clear in a 2017 Vanity Fair video of Fanning supposedly demonstrating how to do a piqué turn on pointe) Fanning's high energy performance proves she can groove and freestyle with the best of them. In fact, Fanning does appear alongside all-star dancer Maddie Ziegler, who's also been featured in a previous dance inspired commercials by Tiffany & Co.

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The City of Angels can be overwhelming—so many cool, artsy hot spots, so little time. How can a dancer decide where to take class, eat, shop, or sightsee? We turned to four pros living in L.A. for local recommendations. They crafted their ideal itineraries for all things dance and more.

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Photo by Erin Baiano

Going from your local studio to the big leagues of the the dance industry can be daunting. That's why many dancers chose to work with a talent agent, an expert who's dedicated his or her career to helping clients navigate the world of show biz. Agents assist with everything from finding auditions to submitting resumés and dance reels, and can dramatically ease the process of transitioning from amateur dancer to pro.

But finding an agent who has the right vision for your career takes time and research. We caught up with Go 2 Talent Agency president (and former dancer and choreographer) Terry Lindholm to get the inside scoop on how dancers should go about looking for representation—and what else you can do now to set yourself up for a successful career.

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Dancer to Dancer
It's VR Tiler! (via YouTube)

Have you noticed a brilliant ballerina chaîné-ing her way across your TV screen recently—transformed by a nifty virtual-reality overlay, and yet still verrrry familiar-looking?

Well, she's familiar-looking because she's none other than New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck. Peck's gorg dancing is the highlight of an epic new Dell Technologies ad that's been playing nonstop for the past week or so. And in further evidence that Dell has impeccable taste, Peck's steps in the spot come courtesy Mandy Moore.

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Ysabelle Capitulé (left) performing in Bruno Mars' "Finesse" video (via YouTube)

When you ask successful commercial dancers why they started dancing, you tend to hear similar stories: Their 5-year-old selves turned on MTV and obsessed over "Thriller" and "Vogue," and they ended up dancing for hours in the living room, mimicking the iconic choreography and falling in love. Music videos were so many dancers' first inspirations.

But what's it really like to dance in a music video? Ysabelle Capitulé, who was featured in Bruno Mars' retro-chic "Finesse" vid, shares her experience fulfilling those living-room dreams.

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Dancer to Dancer
Photo by Erin Baiano

You're obsessed with class videos. We're obsessed with class videos. The passion, energy, and talent showcased in these clips, which give us an insider-y peek at the commercial dance world's hottest classes, are totally irresistible.

But at what point does the phenomenon go from being a good thing to a bad thing for dancers and the dance world? Is the focus on filming distracting from the work dancers are supposed to be doing in class? Are overproduced videos presenting a dangerously misleading picture of the dance world? Is the pressure to be a class video star becoming too much for dancers to handle? These are some of the questions A-list dancer and choreographer Ian Eastwood—no stranger to the class video himself—has been asking on Twitter. And they've sparked a lively, important debate.

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Joe Toreno

Everything former DS cover girl Kaycee Rice touches turns to viral. From doing Nike campaigns (she has her own collection and self-designed shoe with the brand!) to performing at the Super Bowl to crushing class videos with WilldaBeast and Tricia Miranda, Kaycee's always on the move—and she's always fierce, fun, and full-out.

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