Hey there, dancers and welcome to another From the Top blog post! Today we are doing something super fun! We are sharing with you our top 10 favorite dance videos from some of our favorite choreographers! That’s right, we’ll be ranking some of our absolute favorites that we have been utterly OBSESSED with for the last few years! So come along with us as we relive some of the most amazing dance pieces of the past and present, as we look forward to the brand new innovative talent that is to come in the near future! Grab your popcorn and let’s jump right into the countdown with our number 10 spot!
#10. “El Fuego” – Kelley Abbey for So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 Top 12
“El Fuego” is a number choreographed by Kelley Abbey for SYTYCD’s Season 8 top 12 back in 2011. This group routine was an absolutely perfect show opener with its strong choreography and fiery Latin flair. “El Fuego” became such a Season 8 favorite that it was ultimately featured on the 2011-2012 So You Think You Can Dance tour as the opening number of the entire show! With a piece as unforgettable as this one, it’s no wonder why it has made our list almost ten years later!
Watch “EL FUEGO” by clicking the link below!
#9. “Come Together” – Nick Young
Our number nine spot goes to a tap number that lived up to every bit of expectation as this legendary song deserves. Choreographed by Nick Young to the song “Come Together” by The Beatles, this intricate tap number was a perfect visual representation of the musicality, impact and depth of this song.
Watch “Come Together” by clicking the link below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEbD8j_c7Uo
#8. The Royal Family HHI Nationals 2018 – Parris Goebel
Did you really think we were going to have a list dedicated to choreography and not mention Parris Goebel. She and her dance crew, The Royal Family, have completely taken the dance world by storm and this video is the perfect example of why! The transitions, formations, synchronization of this crew and Parris’ choreography is absolutely insane. And while there are many pieces of theirs that we could place on this countdown list, this particular one, which made its debut last year, is our personal fave!
Watch “The Royal Family National 2018” by clicking the link below!
#7. “Girls Like” – Eden Shabtai
Our number seven spot goes to a woman with an incredible choreography catalog, Miss Eden Shabtai. Her 2016 choreography to “Girls Like” by Tinie Tempah and Zara Larsson is one that makes you want to both watch AND dance along. That my friends, is a sign of a great piece of work!
Watch “Girls Like” by clicking the link below!
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#6. “Bellyache” – Jake Kodish
Dancer and Choreographer Jake Kodish lands a spot on our list of favorites with his choreography to “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish! This choreography is packed with so much character, but what we really like about this dance is that there is still enough room to make it your own and bring your own interpretation to the dance! Check it out!
Watch “Bellyache” by clicking the link below!
IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
#5. “Be Alright” – Kyle Hanagami
We have officially reached the final five on our list and I’m sure this dance is one that we all saw coming! “Be Alright” by Kyle Hanagami is a dance piece that left the dance world in awe. This dance showcases strength, athleticism and emotional depth all at once. We absolutely love this piece and once you check out, we know you will too!
Watch “Be Alright” by clicking the link below!
#4. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Travis Wall for Shaping Sound
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Did Travis Wall just choreograph a dance to this legendary song flawlessly? Yes, yes he did! Our number four spot goes to this awesome piece danced by Shaping Sound to “Bohemian Rhapsody” by the legendary rock band Queen! It is no secret that this song is intricate to say the absolute least and while some people may shun from the challenge of choreographing to such an iconic piece of work, Travis Wall ran towards it, full speed ahead, and completely nailed it! This is a dance you don’t want to miss!
Watch “Bohemian Rhapsody” by clicking the link below!
#3. “Change Is Everything” – Travis Wall (SYTCD Season 14)
Our number three spot goes to Travis Wall once again for his beautiful choreography to “Change Is Everything” performed by Taylor Sieve and Robert Roldan as seen on season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance! This dance is most notably remembered for the jaw dropping shoulder height drop in the very beginning of the dance. This piece is so emotionally raw and so technically strong that it is no surprise why this dance ranks so high on our list. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself!
Watch “Change Is Everything” by clicking the link below!
#2. “Human” – Galen Hooks
This dance is the absolute epitome of “getting into character”! Galen Hooks’ choreography to “Human” is a huge example of why she is such a powerhouse in the dance industry. Aside from being so sharp in choreography, this dance is also rich in character and brings something different and fresh to the table!
Watch “Human” by clicking the link below!
And now for our number one spot! Drum roll, please….
#1. “Formation” – Will “Willdabeast” Adams
Our number one spot goes to a dance that made an enormous impact in the dance world AND out. Will Adams’ choreography to “Formation” by Beyonce is a dance that we have talked about once before in our blog post titled, “Artistry and Why It’s Important”. This dance is such a huge favorite of ours because it truly showcases the power and impact of dance. With its hard hitting choreography that wonderfully conveys the message of the song, it is the perfect example of how dance has the complete, and almost otherworldly, power to make music into something you can see and touch! For that reason, it ranks number one on our list of favorites!
Watch “Formation” by clicking the link below!
I hope you all enjoyed spending time with us today as we shared just some of our favorite dance pieces of the past few years! What dance has been a favorite of yours recently? Leave a comment below and share with us! We would love to hear from you! Until next Friday, have an awesome weekend and remember….