Netsky and Aloe Blacc’s Snitch is the latest in a recent trend of official music videos that feature dancers instead of the music artist(s). We’ve seen this strategy with iconic dance centric music videos like Sia’s Chandelier and Justin Bieber’s Sorry. Propelled by music artists and the music industry, dance has entered into a new era that puts dancing and dance artists in the spotlight. Now more than ever, music artists are focusing on collaborations with dance artists to bring creative visuals and incremental fans to new music releases - a point recently highlighted at the VMA’s during Missy Elliott’s moving speech thanking the dance community.

For Snitch, Republic Records and DanceOn tapped director Donovan Okimura and choreographer Dana Alexa. The cast (aside from Dana who plays the teacher) is made up of 8 dancers - all of whom you should know! - Sammy B, Tahani Anderson, Jadyn Hernandez, Kelly Sweeney, Sophie Santella, Liv Simone, James Herron, and Reif Howey.

Check out the official music video to Snitch, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Unbraced: a film by Cara Scott

DanceOn is proud to announce the premiere ‘Unbraced’, New York-based Cara Scott’s gorgeous and inspiring directorial debut.

‘Unbraced’ was created out of a mission to empower and encourage a sense of community among those affected by scoliosis. 

The StraightForward Scoliosis Foundation collaborated with director, Cara Scott, by reflecting on her personal background as a dancer prior to undergoing a spinal fusion surgery. Given the director’s background and Foundation’s combined goal of promoting scoliosis awareness through art, they gathered a group of dancers ranging from 19-40 years old to share their personal struggle with scoliosis through movement. It was important for them to capture the movement of other dancers who have experienced, lived with, and have continued to move with scoliosis in the expression of their art form. In further developing this project, they received an outpour of individuals sharing similar stories for the first time, including the musical artist of this song, Emeryld. 

This film is a token of appreciation for the strength and vulnerability of the women in this film and the greater scoliosis community. 

Best Old Town Road Videos

Lil Nas X’s OLD TOWN ROAD featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is the song of the summer 2019! According to Billboard, the track led the Songs of the Summer chart for 14 weeks straight. The ranking is calculated based on cumulative streams, air plays and sales between Memorial Day and Labor Day - all of which was likely spurred on from “Old Town Roads” trending videos across social media. To celebrate Old Town Road’s record breaking success, we’ve rounded up our Top 10 Old Town Road videos. Giddy up Old Town Road fans! Let us know you favorites below.


We’re kicking this off with an adorable dance video filmed on an actual horse ranch and starring Tinie T.


Coming in at #9, we present to you the smooth moves of 15 year old influencer Yvng Homie. Check out his thumbnail - we love it!


It’s the Old Town Road line dance you’ve been searching for! With 1MM views and counting, we are very impressed with 5, 6, 7, 8’s Line Dance Class.


The sketch at the beginning is a little cheesy, but stay with it and you will experience a routine that is absolute #squad goals. The video was created by YouTube stars Poonam and Priyanka and features a cover version of Old Town Road by Jatavia Akiaa featuring Simmi Singh.


Quite possibly the sexiest version of Old Town Road out there, it ALMOST doesn’t matter that the featured dancer of the video is the super talented, major music artist Halsey. Wait WHAT?!


The official dance video for Old Town Road according to Billboard features queen of twerking Lexy Panterra.


We challenge you to find a cuter father daughter dance to Old Town Road than this amazing routine created by Cole and Everleigh of the famous LaBrant Family!


By far the most viewed Old Town Road dance video with over 23MM views so far and growing, Matt Steffanina and Josh Killacky’s rendition is full of life and features some of the best young dance talent on the rise.


Proof that Old Town Road has trended far beyond borders, we love 1 Million Dance Studio’s video featuring choreography by Enoh.


And #1 of course goes to Lil Nas X himself! This video of his live performance for a gymnasium full of screaming, dancing elementary school kids is the stuff dreams are made of. This is a moment this artist and these kids will remember forever, and thanks to digital video, we get to share in the fun too!


“Good Morning America” had the online dance community talking about them today. In case you missed it, here’s what went down.

First GMA’s host Lara Spencer reported on British royal Prince George’s upcoming academic curriculum. Subjects outside of the basics, she reports, include religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet. She then went on to laugh at the idea of Prince George taking ballet saying “we’ll see how long that lasts” and leading the live audience to laugh along with her. Check out the video below:

Lara Spencer’s remarks struck a chord with dancers everywhere who took to social media platforms to express their disapproval:

I saw a clip from @goodmorningamerica this morning and I was pretty surprised by the tone of some comments towards dance. My initial response was disappointment. For a brief moment it brought up old unpleasant memories of being mocked and laughed at for being a boy who danced. Fortunately that feeling dissipated quickly in knowing that the climate of dance, especially for young men in this generation is thriving more than ever, celebrated and appreciated . A young boy training in an athletic art form that requires an insane amount of discipline, strength, agility, flexibility, speed, dedication, awareness of mind, body, soul and creativity doesn't seem like something to laugh about . I understand that comments like the one made here on television were probably light hearted and just a little banter. I get it. I know everyone at gma including @lara.spencer and I'm sure the intention wasn't to be hurtful. But I also just think we are in a new era and time, especially for dance and it's perception. The tone and mockery towards dance is just dated, old and not relevant anymore. Those who mock don't understand. I'm proud to be a dancer and I strongly encourage any, who would like to try. So if there are any young kids out there who have a passion to pursue dance, don't be discouraged by those who might laugh or make fun, tease or taunt. Follow your passion, take a chance on yourself and remember, that when you are courageous enough to listen to your inner voice rather than the voices (that only you can allow) to tear you down, you will always win. Follow your bliss and you will always have the last laugh:) Nothing but love and encouragement 🙏🏼#dance #encourage #create #dontHate #community

Lara has since issued an apology on her Instagram:

Janet Jackson Day!

"As we look to the future of keeping catalog relevant in a digital age, we find what resonates most are activations where we come to the fans. We want to engage fans at their points of natural consumption, appearing in fun ways on the screens and platforms they’re enjoying and making them fall in love with an artist’s legacy through a new medium and lens.” - Andre Torres, VP of Urban Legends (UMe)

DanceOn recently had the pleasure of hosting a Masterclass Event at Mihran K. Studios in Burbank, California in which Anthony Thomas and Tina Landon taught their original choreography for Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” and “If” respectively.

With a wide range of talent from kids to adults, dancers at every level were able to enjoy this celebration of iconic choreography and music. Alongside staples in today’s dance community like Gabe De Guzman and Samantha Long, two generations of dance came together, learning from the best and paying homage to the sounds and movements that have helped elevate dance to where it is today. Artists among the ranks of Janet are timeless icons in both dance and music. Some of Tina and Anthony’s students included Taylor Hatala and Kyndall Harris, dancers who have had first-hand experience dancing with Janet.

“I think Miss Janet has inspired me to be more of a performer. I’ve always been a dancer, but just watching her in rehearsal change from this sweet Janet that everyone knows to this fierce monster on stage, that inspired me to do the same.” - Kyndall Harris, currently on tour with Janet

Head on over to DanceOn’s Youtube page to relive the excitement and take in some of the experience and wisdom that was so graciously shared with us on this awesome day!

Madonna Announces Official U.S. Tour


The Queen of Pop is back! Madonna just announced a small U.S. residency tour where she will be headlining more “intimate venues” in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. This will be her first tour since March of 2016. The tour will support her forthcoming album, “Madame X”, dropping on June 14th.

Here are the official dates as of now:

New York - September 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st - 26th, 28th & October 1st at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.

Chicago - October 15th - 17th and the 21st at The Chicago Theatre.

Los Angeles - November 12th - 14th, 16th - 17th, 21st and 23rd - 25th at The Wiltern.

You can find out more ticket info by clicking here and have a listen to her two new singles, “I Rise” and “Medellin”, on Spotify by clicking here!

Lil Wayne & Blink-182 Announce A Summer Tour


The Mid 2000’s are back in full effect! Weezy aka Lil Wayne and Blink-182 (sans Tom DeLonge) just announced an arena/amphitheater tour for the summer.

In honor of this awesome tour announcement, Weezy & Blink-182 dropped this sensational live mashup of “A Milli” over the instrumentals of “What’s My Age Again?”

Hopefully this nostalgic crossover means we’ll get a collab album this year, keeping our fingers crossed!

You can purchase tickets to the tour by clicking here!

The Jonas Brothers are back!

The cover art for the latest single from The Jonas Brothers, “Sucker.”

The cover art for the latest single from The Jonas Brothers, “Sucker.”

Get ready to travel to the year 3000 because Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas are back! The Jonas Brothers dropped by “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and announced their official reunion during their Carpool Karaoke appearance.

Superfans have taken to social media with the hashtag #JonasBrothersBlackout to let the world know that Jo Bro’s are about to take over the pop music game…again.

Their new single, “Sucker”, drops at midnight ET on 3/1/19!

Are you excited about the Jo Bro’s getting back together or you keeping your fingers crossed for an *NSYNC reunion tour?

Follow our official playlist for all of best music to groove to!

WATCH: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's flawlessly perform "Shallow" at the 2019 Oscars

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper gave us one of the most sensational moments of the 2019 Oscars. Hollywood’s biggest night brought us one of the most raw and sincere performances of the Billboard chart topping song, Shallow.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper left the crowd speechless at the 2019 Oscars

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper left the crowd speechless at the 2019 Oscars

Watch the jaw dropping performance below and tell us that you’re not in love with both of them by the end. Hopefully these two follow the footsteps of Hugh Jackman and “The Greatest Showman” and give us the ALLY / Jackson Maine tour that we’ve all been waiting for.

Also, CONGRATS to “A Star Is Born” on winning Best Original Song!

Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am & India Love drop the 2019 bop of the spring, #PRETTY


Black Eyed Peas frontman, Will.I.Am, teamed up with social media sensation, India Love, to bring us one of the catchiest songs of 2019.

The music video for #PRETTY feels like an awesome nostalgic fusion between the intro fo “Clarissa Explains it All” and something from the Lil Kim catalogue in the mid-90s.

Check out the music video and let us know what you think!

Amazing Dance Video to Dean Lewis' "Be Alright"

Some songs have the ability to transport us - telling us a story that’s all too familiar. Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” is one of those songs. Inspired by Dean Lewis’ own relationship as well as some of his friends, he took the “bits and pieces from each experience and combined them into one song”. “Be Alright” tells the story of a person dealing with the end of a relationship, and while at times the lyrics are heartbreaking, the chorus is hopeful reminding us again and again that “it will be alright”.

Nothing captures the hurt and hope of “Be Alright” better than this amazing dance video choreographed by Jan Ravnick and Lonni Olson. What do you think of the choreography in the video? Tell us in the comments below!

5 Times We Died Over a Maddie Ziegler Viral Video

You know celebrity dancer Maddie Ziegler from Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and some of the most iconic music videos in recent years including Sia's Chandelier trilogy, but did you know that Maddie is a maven of casual appearances in viral videos? Don’t believe us? Here’s proof…

Maddie Ziegler starred in this concept video created in partnership with Portugal. The Man for their single “Feel It Still”. We love this video for the precision of Brian Friedman's excellent choreography, the retro-chic wardrobe styling and… the bunny of course!

We all have to take class to brush up our technique, but don't you love it when you happen to be taking class next to Maddie Ziegler?! Celebrities... they're just like us!

Normally shying away from the camera, Sia gets front and center for the making of Elastic Heart and is joined by her creative team, Shia Labeouf and of course... the one and only Maddie Ziegler!

Bonus! If you haven't seen all the amazing times Maddie and Sia have collaborated in music videos, now's your chance:

2014: Chandelier

2015 - Elastic Heart and Big Girls Cry

2016 - The Greatest

2018 - Thunderclouds

The Top 10 Dancers on YouTube

YouTube is a game changing platform for the dance industry. Top dancers who were once nameless faces behind major music acts are now some of the world's biggest influencers thanks to social video platforms (most especially YouTube because of it's massive global reach and active music streaming audience).

At DanceOn, we are always tracking and collaborating with the dance influencers doing it best. Some of the names have been on the list for several years; others are relative newcomers. All are crushing the YouTube game scoring millions of views on average videos and tapping into a vast fanbase of dancers and non-dancers from around the world.


Nika is not only a top 10 dance influencers on YouTube, she's also the official Slovenian Ambassador of Dance! Originally from Slovenia, she now resides in Los Angeles and is known for her incredible classes in a variety of dance styles.

Her top video has over 18mm views: 

Check out Nika crushing it in her DanceOn Class to Sia's Move Your Body: 

And this video set to Enrique Iglesias' El Bano:


A long time top 10 influencer, Tricia is one of the most in-demand choreographers of this generation. Her #1 video to the tune of Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" has nearly 60MM video views:

And if you haven't seen her version of "The Water Dance", you are missing out!

Check out Tricia's DanceOn Class to Taylor Swift's Ready for it?


French choreographer Yanis Marshall took the world by surprise as the man who danced (really really well) in heels... 

He may have stolen your heart in one of these early viral videos…

This amazing Spice Girls mashup:

Or this Beyonce medley:

Check out the NYC DanceOn Class taught by Yanis:

Get to know more about what inspired him to dance in heels:

And just for fun, check out Yanis as the tough-to-please casting director in this super fun Too Faced brand video: 


Will Adams aka WilldaBeast is one of the most sought after teachers in Los Angeles. Often working in partnership with his long time partner Janelle Ginestra, this pair has created some of our all time favorite viral vids.

Check out some of their epic dance classes here:

Will and Janelle dance together in Tyce Diorio's Artist Request video: 


Originally from small town Indiana, Caleb Marshall aka the Fitness Marshall is YouTube's most in-demand Dance Fitness Star.

Some of our favorite routines that will make you want to dance until you sweat:

Did you know DanceOn launched a reality series starring the Fitness Marshall, Life of a Fitness Pop Star!? Check out the trailer! 

And of course, Fitness Marshall got his very own DanceOn Class in LA: 


Nicole Kirkland has had quite a year. A long time YouTuber, 2018 brought her significant viewership and subscriber growth. Known for heels as well as hip hop, Nicole is a powerhouse choreographer who draws top digital personalities to her class. 

We love seeing Tessa Brooks get down in this Kirkland class: 

Check out Nicole Kirkland’s DanceOn Class:


One of the best influencers at creating both dance-centric and lifestyle content on her channel, Dytto is currently the top female dancer on YouTube. 

Fall in love with her style here:

Ditto’s rendition of Barbie Girl is a must-see:


Known for winning Season 1 of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew and for their long running live shows in Vegas and Los Angeles, the Jabbawockeez can't help but win on every platform. 

Check out their top performing video filmed at the NBA's finals 2017 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA:

Throw back to one of the most amazing dance collabs of all time created in partnership with Coca-Cola to raise money and awareness for RED. This video features the Jabbawockeez, Les Twins, Harry Shum Jr, Ian Eastwood, Brian Puspos, Jasmine Meakin aka Megajam and more! 


Leveraging his 3.3MM subscribers, Kyle created the #2 video ON ALL OF YOUTUBE in 2017!!!! Check it out here: 

Check out one of our early collaborations with Kyle. This concept video stars a young Larsen Thompson and features Charli XCX's new track Boom Clap: 


Matt Steffanina reigns above all with over 13MM subscribers across 4 YouTube channels. His style is Hip Hop, and he's known for teaching and mentoring some of the most incredible young talent in the biz. His #1 video has over 70mm views: 

Check out Matt’s rendition of the beloved party track Watch Me Whip Nae Nae:

Matt has been a part of a variety of DanceOn original programs. Check out his choreography for our original series Boy Squad: