Tag: break dance

Spin Class: How to Master the Backspin

The backspin is a classic breaking move we could all use in our special skills repertoire. We asked Robert Taylor Jr.—a Broadway Dance Center faculty member whose resumé includes dancing with Rihanna on “So You Think You Can Dance” and in Spongebob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical—to walk us through the backspin step by step. Watch […]

#ICYMI: There's A New Windmill World Record—In More Ways than One

Because what else are you supposed to do in the Netherlands but tons of windmills—in front of actual windmills? Last month, to promote the 2017 Red Bull BC One World Final in Amsterdam, 70 b-boys from Italy, France, Brazil, and the Netherlands got together at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdjik in southern Holland. […]

J.Crew's Dancey New Ad Is Pure Joy

J.Crew’s putting a whole new spin on its brand —literally. The popular clothing line’s inspired ad campaign has a group of cute male models showing off their best moves in a series of playful dance battles. When we saw one of those models throw down the gauntlet with a rather impressive series of chaîné turns, […]

Taylor Swift's Brit Awards Performance

The Brit Awards in the United Kingdom are the equivalent of the Grammy Awards here in the U.S. This year, everyone’s best friend Taylor Swift took home the Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist—beating out two of our other favorite ladies, Sia and Beyoncé. TSwift isn’t the danciest pop artist out there—as evidenced by […]

Brad Pitt Break-Dancing? Yes, Please!

By now, you’re accustomed to Dance Spirit’s obsession with Jimmy Fallon’s dance obsession. But this week, our infatuation jumped to a whole new level when Fallon invited Brad Pitt to take part in the fun on “The Tonight Show.” Yes, ladies. Brad. Pitt. Dancing. OK, OK—so it’s probably not the swooniest of swoon-worthy men doing […]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Hip Hop

Here at DS, we get super psyched when we hear stories of dancers giving back to their communities through…well…dance. And we can’t resist sharing them, so you can get a dose of the warm-and-fuzzies too. Prepare to feel the love, folks. Hip Hop Fundamentals is a group dedicated to promoting self-empowerment, education and positive change […]