Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Is a Giant Dance Party
Taylor Swift is a girl of many, many talents. Dancing is…not one of them.
But nobody seems more aware of that than Swift herself. So much so, in fact, that she’s devoted a whole music video—for her latest insanely catchy single, “Shake It Off”—to making fun of her lackluster dancing skills.
The best part? Swift mocks herself by dancing with some of the best in the business, in a crazy spectrum of styles—everything from classical-tutu ballet to hardcore hip hop, with a little cheerleading and rhythmic gymnastics thrown in for good measure. And that means we get to see some of our favorite people (hi Melissa Sandvig! hi Phillip Chbeeb!) doing the pretty version of the choreography as Swift tongue-in-cheekly ugly-ducklings her way through it.
It’s all good silly fun. And the normal-people dance-off that concludes the whole shebang? Pure joy—especially once you realize that all of the non-pros are Swift superfans, chosen from her various social networks. D’awww.
Take a look!