After days spent rallying against “Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer’s flippant comments about boys doing ballet, the dance world triumphed on Monday. Not only did Spencer issue a lengthy on-air apology, complete with an interview with Robbie Fairchild, Travis Wall and Fabrice Calmels, but over 300 dancers gathered outside of the “GMA” studios for […]
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How Taking Class With 300 Dancers in Front of the "Good Morning America" Studios Reminded Me Why I Love Ballet
At 6:30 this morning, I exited the subway in Times Square and walked towards the group of dancers gathered outside the “Good Morning America” studios. The moment I entered the fray, any lingering early morning grogginess disappeared; the energy in the crowd was palpable. By 7 am, the time that “GMA” goes live to millions […]
"Good Morning America" Host Apologizes for Comments About Ballet, Interviews Male Dancers on Air. It's a Start.
On this morning’s edition of “Good Morning America,” host Lara Spencer did what the dance community has been clamoring for since last Thursday, when her flippant comments about Prince George enjoying ballet lessons provoked widespread outrage: She apologized live on air. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am […]
When the news broke that Prince George, currently third in line for the British throne, would be continuing ballet classes as part of his school curriculum this year, we were as excited as anyone. (Okay, maybe more excited.) This was not, it seems, a sentiment shared by “Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer. On yesterday’s […]
The Stars of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Bring Their Sweet Moves to "Good Morning America"
If there’s one show that’s undeniably taking over the Great White Way, it’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We knew from the moment we sat down with Emma Pfaeffle, who plays Veruca Salt, that this Joshua Bergasse-choreographed production was going to be super sweet and super dance-y. It’s safe to say it’s lived up to […]
Team Barbie has been on a roll recently, amirite? After giving us Barbie dolls in several different, closer-to-real-life shapes back in January, this morning Mattel introduced a doll that dance fans can really get behind: the Misty Copeland Barbie. Image via This isn’t just a run-of-the-mill Barbie in a ballet costume. Copeland herself was apparently […]
As if last night’s Oscars didn’t feature enough dance goodness (still obsessed with that swoon-worthy Justin Timberlake opener), “Good Morning America” gifted us with another fab show this morning—featuring a few of our fave dancers. The performance on “GMA” was set to La La Land‘s catchy opening song “Another Day of Sun” and featured some […]
Oh, dance #pranks! Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, as if it needs to be said, are incredible ballroom dancers with multiple “Dancing with the Stars” championships to their names. (They’re also a smokin’-hot offstage couple.) But what if Maks and Peta were just two not-so-talented olds trying to shuffle their way through an open dance […]