It finally feels like Season 28 of "Dancing with the Stars" is hitting its stride. All of the celebs seem to be getting more comfortable with dancing—meaning we're starting to see some more difficult dance styles and some more impressive choreo. In other words: We're ready to start placing bets as to who's going to take home the Mirrorball Trophy!
In case you missed last night's episode—which was chock-full of some of the best dancing we've seen yet this season—we rounded up the highlights.
It's National Bullying Prevention Month—and Houston Ballet breakout star Harper Watters is exactly the advocate young dancers facing bullying need. Watters is no novice when it comes to slaying on social media, but his Bullying Prevention Month collaboration with Teen Vogue and Instagram is him at his most raw, speaking about his own experiences with bullies, and how his love of dance helped him to overcome adversity. Watters even penned an incredible op-ed for Teen Vogue's website, where he talks candidly about growing up queer. Catch his amazing anti-bullying video here—and, as Watters says, "Stay fabulous, stay flawless, stay flexible, but most importantly, stay fearless."
DISNEY! NIGHT! Disney Night on "Dancing with the Stars"! Sorry, but we're still not over the bedazzled amazing-ness that was last night's episode. If last week's lack of glitz and glamour left us feeling a bit underwhelmed, Disney Night made up for it doubly—starting with one of the best opening numbers we've seen in a minute (filmed on-site at Disneyland, nbd).
Regardless of any drama surrounding Ellen DeGeneres which may or may not have occurred last week, we're still major fans of the majorly adorable Ellen-tWitch friendship. tWitch is a regular DJ and dance-master on Ellen's show, and we love to watch the duo do their thing. And this past Friday, Ellen gave her bestie a shot at the big job: hosting.
Was it just us, or was this week's "Dancing with the Stars" the quick-and-dirty edition? There was no theme, and no opening number. It felt like we were just barreling on towards the second elimination of the season. (Maybe it was a palette cleanser before next week's Disney Night to look forward to, which is bound to be chock full of the glitz and glamour we love so much?)
Luckily, the episode wasn't lacking on the dance front. In case you missed it, we rounded up the highlights.
Though Broadway has a rich history of turning classic movies into musicals, it's much less common to see a hit TV show adapted for the stage. But when you do, it can be true musical theater magic, like Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical or The Addams Family. So, here's the tea from Dance Spirit: the seven TV shows that need to be turned into Broadway musicals, like, ASAP.
Last night was Movie Night on "Dancing with the Stars," which marks the first themed night of the season! And boy, was it ever themed—but, of course, we totally loved it. The show began with a dazzling opening number from Kathryn Burns (of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" fame), and from there, the dancing couples went on to re-create a whole bunch of iconic movies, from Titanic to Saturday Night Fever.
As dancers, we work long, hard days in the studio and on the stage, spending hours upon hours stretching and strengthening. And nothing eases the pain of that constant grind like laughing at a (sometimes, painfully) relatable meme. So, Dance Spirit rounded up seven of the funniest dance meme accounts on Instagram.
Is it just us, or was last night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars" particularly dramatic? It wasn't just the new live voting setup (which forced us to stress-text our votes in during each commercial break)—the celebs also shared some truly heart-wrenching stories with their partners. Plus, there was the first elimination of the season, which sent one of our favorite couples packing.
In case you missed last night's emotional rollercoaster of an episode, we rounded up the highlights for you.
ICYMI: National Dance Day is tomorrow, September 21! We're sure you already know all about the official NDD challenge and the big events happening in L.A. and Washington DC. But there are plenty of outside-the-box celebration options, too. Here are nine bonus dance-filled ways to get festive tomorrow.
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Before this season even started, it was already the most dramatic season of "Dancing with the Stars." Not only did we have to wait a year in serious anticipation, but once Season 28 was announced, the drama didn't stop.
Between the revamp of the ballroom and the voting system, the loss of both the troupe and some of our favorite pros (we miss you, Sharna and Artem!), the controversy over certain stars joining the lineup, and then, just yesterday, the announcement that a last-minute mother-daughter switch-up would take place following a serious, in-rehearsal injury? Whew. We feel like we've had a season's worth of action, and it's only the premiere, folks!
We absolutely stan a music video that makes a commitment to showcasing serious dancers. Which is why we're full-blown excited for the new video for Netsky's "Snitch."
Jellicle cats, come one and all—because there's even more (and even more amazing) behind-the-scenes footage from the new Cats movie, and it is full of dancy goodness. So, paws whatever you're doing, and go watch this new BTS video right meow (and no, the cat puns aren't stopping).
The MTV Video Music Awards are really a dancer's dream awards show. Think about it: we get to hear our favorite songs sung live, see the music industry's brightest stars decked out in ridiculous, over-the-top costumes, and watch some insanely full-out performances, courtesy of the dance world's most talented dancers and choreographers.
This year's VMAs were no exception. From start to finish, we saw act after act chock-full of some of the best dancing television has seen in a minute. In the (highly unlikely) event you missed the show, we gathered up all of the best dancing from last night.
It's been almost a full year since the last season of "Dancing with the Stars." And between the cryptic hints from ABC showrunners that this would be the biggest season yet and the countless clues from the "DWTS" Instagram, we have been on the edge of our seats to find out who the cast would feature this season. This morning, the full season 28 cast was announced on "Good Morning America," and it includes everyone from reality TV stars to athletes to models to...a former White House Press Secretary?