The Best Dance Videos of 2014
It’s been a heck of a year for dance on the interwebs. Since it’s about to be 2015, it’s time to sum up the last 12 months with a good old fashioned “Best Of” list. So without further ado, here are the top dance videos of 2014.
Keone Madrid’s turnip tribute. It was a pretty close call between this one and the more serious, tug-at-your-heartstrings video that he and wife Mari created together back in January. But while almost anyone can make a dance about romance, only a true pro can make vegetables appealing.
Glen Keane’s Duet. If this animated short doesn’t make you tear up even just a teeny, tiny, little bit, consider yourself a heartless monster.
Cloud’s musical theater spectacular. It’s like “The Office” meets “Glee” meets the Microsoft Surface Pro commercial. And Danny DeVito is everything.
Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s “Love Never Felt So Good.” It should’ve been called, “Love Never Looked So Good When You Put So Many Dancers Together in One Amazing Video.”
The Company’s second-place routine at VIBE. This is the perfectly synchronized hip-hop piece that took over your Facebook news feed back in May—and if you watch it again, you’ll see it really is that good.
“The A–Z of Dance.” Directed by Jacob Sutton—and highlighting 26 fabulous dance styles—this special project for Diesel and i-D will hold a special place in our hearts for years to come.
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” So cute. So fun. If only Taylor Hatala were in it…amirite?
The Australian Ballet’s pointe shoe prep. Sure, pointe shoes are beautiful. But it’s nice to see dancers beating the poop out of ’em once in a while.
Sia’s “Chandelier.” Yeah, yeah, yeah—everybody knows this one was great. Maddie Z’s a pro. There’s really nothing left to say.
The fabulously heeled Yanis Marshall. He even got a shout out from Beyoncé. #werk
Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water.” It’s game over when Shaping Sound Dance Company’s in your video.
Taylor Hatala. If you haven’t seen this 11-year-old, who broke the internet in September, welcome back to Earth. No matter how many times you watch her renditions of “Anaconda” (or “All About That Bass” or “Shake It Off“), they just get better and better. And the world agrees—many of her videos are past the 10 million viewer mark.
Happy New Year, dancers!