Tag: allison holker

The Dance Power Couples of 2020

Given the endless hours dancers spend together in classes, rehearsals, and performances, it makes sense that onstage chemistry frequently leads to romance IRL. Sometimes the resulting relationships go beyond stage magic. Serious dance power couples not only perform together, but also collaborate on choreographic projects, embark on joint national tours, and even partner up for […]

What to Watch: tWitch Guest Hosting "Ellen"

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 […]

The Dance We're Thankful for This Year

Happy Thanksgiving, dance friends! Since today is a day for reflection and gratitude (and eating…so much eating), I asked my fellow Dance Spirit editors to tell me the dance-world things they’re most grateful for. Here’s what they had to say: Courtney Bowers, managing editor: “I’m thankful for Jennifer Garner’s hilarious ballet memes, Michaela DePrince’s super-cool […]

"So You Think You Can Dance" Recap: The Academy, Week 2

Guess who’s back? Back again? The Academy’s back! Tell a friend. After one day at The Academy, the All Stars have successfully taken the Top 100 down to 62. But their work is just getting started: Now they need to keep narrowing the field to a Top 10, ultimately deciding who each will partner with […]

Swinging from the Chandeliers: "DWTS" Week 2 Results

Let’s not pretend like we were watching last night’s results show for any reason other than to see Allison Holker and Maddie Ziegler perform “Chandelier.” (Spoiler: It was amazing.) But since a little delayed gratification never hurt anybody, can we focus for one second on Julianne Hough’s scandalous costume and super-sexy dance with the male […]

My Favorite "DWTS" Performance Yet

Planning on spending the holiday weekend catching up with your DVR? Make sure you don’t miss Tuesday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars.” In addition to sending two couples home (no spoilers here!), there’s an awesome number by hip-hop superstar Parris Goebel, a creative performance by Paula Abdul and, my personal favorite, a beyond stunning […]

Wade Robson Returns with "Flight"

YEP, you read that right—Wade Robson is BACK! It’s been faaaaar too long since we’ve witnessed his choreographic genius, but it’s fine because his latest video in collaboration with CLI Studios, “Flight,” is everything we could’ve hoped for and then some. Dancers in “Flight” don’t hold back. (Screenshot via Vimeo) I mean, Allison Holker + William Wingfield + […]

It's Official: Laurie Hernandez Will Be on "DWTS"

We called it (well, almost)! One of the fabulous Final Five is going to be cha cha-ing her way around the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom in two weeks. And while Simone Biles might have to wait until next season to don her dancing shoes, the gymnast gracing the floor this go-around is an even […]