Tag: dance double

What It's Like to Be a Dance Double on FX's "Pose"

2018 has blessed us with “Pose,” the dance-centric FX show that breaks down all kinds of barriers. A sensitive portrayal of the vibrant ball culture of 1980s NYC, “Pose” not only features the largest cast of transgender actors ever to appear on a scripted TV show, but also includes some serious dancing. One of the […]

Our Favorite Movie Dance Doubles of All Time

There’s no better test of a true dance nerd than her ability to pick out the moment a dance double appears onscreen—and frequently, that double is a bona-fide dance star. Here are a few of our all-time favorite movie dance doubles. Isabella Boylston for Jennifer Lawrence, “Red Sparrow” OK, no, we haven’t seen the film […]

A Footloose Flash-Forward (Plus Stunt-Double Secrets)

First things first: We love Jimmy Fallon. This TV show host has proven himself a worthy friend of dance. Since taking over the “Tonight Show” in February, he’s brought us such dance-tastic segments as “The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing” with Will Smith and the “three-legged pants dance” with Cameron Diaz. I mean…the man has a […]

Double Take

A scene with the corps de ballet in Black Swan. Courtesy Summit Entertainment. With technology, pretty much anything is possible onscreen these days—but no visual effects can compare to the feeling of watching a dancer take the floor for real. That’s where a dance double comes in. Dance doubles step in for actors when scenes […]