Tinashe Dominated on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Last Night

You know what I miss? The good old days, when every pop star also had to be a sick, sick dancer. The heyday of Britney and boy bands was, in a word, glorious. Since then, it seems like dance has become less important to the pop powers that be. Not that that's all bad—obviously, I appreciate singers who can actually sing, too!—but I feel like I've spent too much time in a dance desert, with only the occasional cool drops of Beyoncé to lessen my thirst for real choreo.

Well, maybe that's about to change. I've been absolutely obsessed with dance demon Zendaya ever since she broke out of her Disney shell, for starters. And last night, I discovered that Tinashe, the lovely lady behind the totally infectious single "2 On," is also a talented dancer. Her appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was choreographed within an inch of its life, and I mean that as the highest compliment. The choreographer? None other than JaQuel Knight, one of the geniuses behind Queen Bey's moves. (For the record, the live vocals were pretty great, too.)

Check out Tinashe's dancetastic "Kimmel" performance below—and then go download her album, Aquarius, which dropped earlier this week!

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)

It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)

All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.

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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.

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