Last week, Good Morning America host Lara Spencer became the news story instead of being the news reporter after she laughed at Prince George for taking and loving ballet. This immediately sparked outrage, especially among the dance and Broadway community and fandoms. As dance and musical theatre fans ourselves, we also found her comments to be offensive, insincere, and straight up rude. We are firm believers that dance is for everyone, so teasing boys for dancing―especially coming from a grown adult―is unacceptable.
Most of our favorite dancers are guys, so we are aware of the sheer talent and strength boys and men bring to dance. But this isn’t even about dance. This is about teasing someone for doing what they love, and that’s simply wrong, especially when you’re targeting an innocent child. Thankfully, Spencer has since apologized for her actions, and the dance community has used this as an educational moment to teach and show the world that dance is for everyone.
In light of these recent events, we want to show extra love, support, and appreciation for some of our favorite male dancers. Continue reading
It’s been a few weeks since season three of NBC’s World of Dance ended and crowned a new winner, and in that time, we’ve finally been able to choose our 10 favorite dances from this past season. Narrowing it down to 10 routines was by no means an easy process because of the immense talent that was on this season, but we were able to choose a good variety of styles and refrained from picking more than one routine from any act! Continue reading
Summer has become the time where dance shows dominate our TVs, giving us plenty of routines to watch. We’ve watched So You Think You Can Dance for over a decade, so our summers have been often occupied with watching dance. But with World of Dance‘s growing popularity and a newfound interest in regularly watching YouTube videos of dance classes―particularly those at Millennium Dance Complex Los Angeles―this summer has been filled with more dance than any other.
With the plethora of dances we’ve watched, it was difficult to narrow down our favorite ones from the summer. But with tremendous technique, storytelling, and performance quality, these stood out among the rest.