What do you get when you invite some of America's coolest dancers to a pool party with over 5,000 water balloons? A #Splashmob, of course! 🏖☀️💃🏽🎈
That's exactly what happened when Bunch O Balloons and World of Dance threw the first-ever #Splashmob this summer in L.A. More than 50 WOD artists and crews (The Miniotics! Hall of Fame! Super Fresh!) whipped out some of their hottest dance moves for the summer's BEST flashmob routine yet.
Dance star, Fik-Shun, opens the act posing as a security guard intent on shutting down the raucous party. When he takes a water balloon to the face, a confrontational dance-off erupts, cuing the rest of the mob into action, and inspiring enthusiastic onlookers to join in.
Checkout how the sensational #Splashmob went down below - maybe you'll get a few ideas for your next pool party.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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:
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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.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.