Macy's Magical Stars of Dance

April 4, 2013

I don’t like magic.

Card tricks confuse me and I don’t like it when I can’t figure things out.

And yet, I loved the most recent Macy’s Stars of Dance performance on “Dancing with the Stars,” which was filled with visual trickery and was, well, magical.

My first thought during this performance was, “I want a checkered outfit.” My second thought: “OMG WHAT ARE THEY DOING???”

The routine, choreographed by RJ Durell and Nick Florez, featured a few of my favorite dancers, including Jaimie Goodwin (she tends to steal that spotlight time and time again with her picture-perfect side tilt extension, doesn’t she?), Taja Riley and Will Wingfield. But more importantly, it just blew my mind.

This piece wasn’t about amazing technique or fancy choreography—it was all in the special effects.

Check it out and help me figure it out! I’m thinking some of it was pre-taped and then it’s being played backward. Criss Angel, a little help, here?