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Take Class with "World of Dance" Host Derek Hough—In Your Living Room

Have you ever wished that the "World of Dance" team would just show up at your house and teach you everything they know? Of course you have! Who wouldn't want to learn one-on-one from the best? Well, guess what: It's happening. Two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Derek Hough is taking online dance tutorials to a whole new level with his World of Dance Master Class series launched today. TODAY, people!


Follow Hough as he walks you through–or, rather, dances you through–the main components of multiple styles, including contemporary, urban, jive, and cha cha. He is breaking down how to do each move rather than just showing you the final product, and his goal is for everyone to get up and dance, no matter their level of training. "You don't have to be great to start," he says, "but you have to start to be great."

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With a team of fan-favorite dance professionals by his side (like power couple Keone and Mari), Hough is ready to teach you and your family at home or on the go. And don't worry: Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Jenna Dewan have already talked about joining in.

Go to worldofdancemasterclass.com right now to get all four classes (a total of 35 lessons) at a discounted price!

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Enter the World of the Knicks City Dancers with 2 of Their Newest Rookies

Auditions rarely fail to deliver on suspense. But this? This was the nail-biter to end all nail-biters. Hayoung Roh and Chelsea McCloskey, both professional dancers based in NYC, had made it through what felt like endless rounds of cuts, both on Zoom and in person. Out of the nearly 500 dancers (from 30 states and nine countries) who'd answered the Knicks City Dancers' open call for video submissions, just 20 remained—McCloskey and Roh among them. "We were separated into six holding rooms, where we kept trying to figure out the math," Roh recalls. "How many girls are there in total? Who was called back?"

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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