You Can Take Class with Matt Steffanina Anywhere Through His New App
Hi everyone! Here's some happy news for those of you obsessed with Matt Steffanina (so, all of you): The A-list choreographer just rolled out a brand-new app, DNCR. And it is faaaaancy.
DNCR includes approximately 2,304,287 fantastic little features. But here's the one we think you'll be most excited about: Steffanina will be offering weekly dance video tutorials, beaming specific moves, snippets of choreo and even full-length classes right to your phone. You always wanted to take class with Matt, and now that is a very, very attainable goal. (Taylor Hatala not included, but hey—you can always print out a life-sized version of one of our cover photos to keep you company as you master Steffanina's moves.)
The home feed. Hi Matt!
What other goodies will you find on the app? Well, Steffanina will be writing daily blog posts about all things dance, fitness and music; hosting frequent Dance Challenges, in which he asks fans to choreograph 30 seconds of a particular song and awards prizes to his favorites; doing oodles of giveaways and contests; and launching a new line of clothing featuring his DNCR brand. And if you have a question for the man himself, you can ask him on the home feed, which is basically a big ol' chatroom.
That's just the tip of the iceberg, friends. Get the app here, and start exploring the gloriousness of Steffaninaworld.
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