Well, “So You Think You Can Dance” is back, so we’re officially entertained for the summer! (Stage vs. Street Dance this year—what do we think of the changes?) And while “SYTYCD” will surely feature some of the country’s greatest dancers, there’s some pretty sweet stuff happening online, too. Here are a few of our favorite videos right now.
Shirley Clements’ Retirement Dance
Proving age really is just a number, 60-year-old Shirley Clements absolutely slays in this hip-hop dance with students from Artistic Edge Dance Academy. Talk about a fierce retirement send-off! Go Shirley!
Johanna Channeling Aretha Franklin
So you’re 6-years-old, you perform casually in your year-end recital, someone uploads the video to YouTube, and suddenly…you have 6.5 million views and you’re a national sensation. This is the true story of internet darling Johanna from Heather’s Dance Inc. Johanna completely steals the show dancing to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
AXYZM I Movement Designers
With a powerhouse team of creatives and dancers—including Phillip Chbeeb, Hokuto Konishi, Ryan Conferido, Cyrus Spencer, and more from their respective crews—it’s no surprise this music video is a sensational explosion of movement. Watch as the dancers and “everyday people” turn objects like frying pans into awesomely perfect props.
100 Places of Dance
Ever dreamed of traveling the world? Ever dreamed of traveling the world while dancing? That’s exactly what Matt Bray did in his latest “I’m learning to dance” installment. He performs the same routine in 100 different places. Holy beautiful backdrops!
Got a killer video of your own? We want to see it! Share your link in the comments and we’ll check you out.