Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you're enjoying this wonderful day of feasting. In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we'd reflect on the dance things we're grateful for this year. Here are our editors' top picks.
Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour is in full swing, and Swifties everywhere are obsessed (us included). But all that onstage magic couldn't happen without Tay's crew of killer backup dancers. Here are eight that you need to be following ASAP.
Can't get enough of the dance party T. Swift throws herself in her "Delicate" music video? Take a look at the two making-of clips Taylor just shared on her Instagram, showing her practicing the vid's charmingly awkward choreography.
Swift in her latest "Making of a Song" episode (via Youtube)
Taylor Swift is #blessed in many ways: She's got a great voice, insane song writing skills, and, to quote her new hit single, she's "Gorgeous." She is not, however, blessed in the dance department. But that doesn't stop her from busting out the occasional dance move. In fact, Swift likes to playfully show off her less-than-stellar dancing, be it in her music videos (hello, "Shake It Off") or at music award shows. So we weren't surprised when during the latest episode of her "Making of a Song" series for AT&T, she unveiled a new endearingly awkward maneuver, which she's dubbed the "dolphin body roll"—and it practically had friend and producer Jack Antonoff rolling on the floor!🤣
I have to be honest for a second here: despite having been a diehard Swiftie ever since "Teardrops on My Guitar," I was a little on the fence about Taylor Swift's new single "Look What You Made Me Do." Even her official music video—usually the brilliant, essential factor that gets me full-on obsessed with a new T-Swizzle song—didn't exactly win me over.
The Brit Awards in the United Kingdom are the equivalent of the Grammy Awards here in the U.S. This year, everyone's best friend Taylor Swift took home the Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist—beating out two of our other favorite ladies, Sia and Beyoncé.
TSwift isn't the danciest pop artist out there—as evidenced by "Shake It Off"—but her performance of "Blank Space" at the Brit Awards featured a crew of awesome break-dancing dudes. (It also involved a lot of glitter, but that's neither here nor there.)
What do you think? Is "Blank Space" better as a stripped down song-and-dance number, or as a theatrical music video with a bit of a narrative? Either way, we love Swift's catwalk moment, as she busts through the b-boys trying to get in her way. #GirlPower.
But what about the competitive world of jumbotron dancers? What fearless dance couple will lead the way for performers hoping to show off their best running men, sprinklers, Roger Rabbits and schmoney dances?
Last week on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Fallon and T. Swift "reminisced" about the days when they used to rule the jumbotron with their epic dance moves. As if we needed another reason to be obsessed with these two celebrity dance lovers...
Mmk, guys. I expect to see you two strutting your stuff at the next NYC sporting event I attend. Pics (/videos) or it didn't happen!
Drake likes rocking out to Taylor Swift at the gym. As one does. As literally all of us do. Because DRAKE IS ALL OF US.
Backing up for a second: You've seen the Apple Music commercial where T. Swift eats it on the treadmill while working out to Drake (tagline: "Apple Music: Distractingly good"). Well, yesterday, Apple released that ad's soul mate, featuring Drake lip-syncing to "Bad Blood" and getting wayyyy down with his bad self in front of a gym mirror before eventually falling off a weight bench because he's so in the moment.
Zendaya, aka "Cut Throat," being fierce as ever in "Bad Blood."
Have you guys seen Taylor Swift's new music video for "Bad Blood"? (Of course you have.) With a stacked cast of mega-famous female celebrities—including DS fave Zendaya—"Bad Blood" is the ultimate in #girlpower. The words "don't mess" come to mind.
There's only one thing this Matrix-esque music video is missing: dance. Sure, the martial arts stunts are visually stunning; the slow-mo fight scenes look like something out of a box-office-breaking action flick. But we were so ready for T. Swift and her band of femme fatales to break out in a hardcore hip-hop combo mid-video. (I mean, we know she loves to shake it...)
It seems like celebrities are always trying their hand at something new: Actors who sing, models who act...everyone does everything. Of course, it makes us extra happy when one of those talents turns out to be dance.
Meet Taylor Swift-endorsed singer/songwriter Louisa Wendorff—you've probably seen some of her gorgeous mash-ups and original music videos on YouTube. This girl has an eye for creating something totally dreamy and it's put to good use in her latest mash-up. As she sings "Goodbye" and "Believe" by Who is Fancy and Mumford & Sons respectively, Wendorff rocks out in a warehouse. (Side-note—could fringe be a 2015 comp trend? You heard it here first.) There's a lot of hair-flipping, but we see that leg at 2:52.
Still from Goodbye//Believe, directed by Blythe Thomas
Wendorff told Teen Vogue that she's been dancing for years and was excited to show that side of herself in this music video—and we're so happy she did. Hopefully there will be many more dance-y videos to come. As her career continues to skyrocket, maybe someday Wendorff will be hiring dancers for her own tours and videos. Check it out!