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My Top 10 Dancers
I love music and enjoy watching music videos. Years ago, I used to record my favourite ones when they were aired on MTV on video. For me a good dancer is: Someone you watch and you just can’t take your eyes off them. People who move in a magical way to the rhythm of the beat. The artists/dancers below are just my compilation and in no particular order.
Also, I would like to give credit to the people who choreograph dances for these artists. Michael Jackson’sThirller was actually choreographed by Michael Peters. Michael Jackson had to learn the dance moves, but thousands don’t remember that. (but of course MJ is a naturally gifted dancer)
So without much further ado - Ladies First.
Well, Shakira’s hips don’t lie. Sometimes I wonder if her bones are made of plastic. She is so flexible and moves in a way that many ladies can’t. Well, I certainly can’t. She is a captivating Dancer.
My favourite Dance Video: Hips don’t lie
2) Jennifer Lopez
Jenny from the Block. We haven’t seen her a lot in action since she had the twins but she can sure dance.
Jennifer Lopez actually used to be a back dancer for Janet Jackson. You will notice her in the Janet Jacksons musical video 'That's the Way Love Goes'.
My Favourite Dance video: Love don’t cost a thing.
OMG - What a guy... There are a lot of African American boys who started in Music and didn’t make it past 5 years but I admire Usher for the fact that he is still doing well in the music industry and he is coming up with better songs all the time. I notice a lot of Michael Jackson dance moves in his moves and he is very entertaining to watch.
My favourite Dance Video: Caught Up
Bootlylicious Beyonce – is another very gifted entertaining artist. She has got to the point where every one now copies her dance moves – as young as the age of eight. "Sasha" is Beyonce's alter ego. She said when she starts performing, Sasha completely takes over.
Favourite Dance Video – Naughty Girl (featuring Usher)
5) Tina Turner
Simply the best. I could tell you I’m very tired but if her song came on the tiredness would miraculously disappear and I'd be up dancing. She sings and it’s hard to take your eyes off her while she’s on stage and those long legs - Mama Mia!! Tina is 68 in the photo below - still rocking.
Favourite Dance Video: – Simply the Best
6) John Travolta
You can tell just by the way he walks that he is a dancer. Also, watch him in the film Grease. A smooth mover. Lucky guy - In 1985, he danced with Princess Diana at a White House dinner.
Favourite Dance Video: - Twist dance contest in Pulp Fiction, with urma Thurman.
Ciara is in a league of her own. She dances even better than Beyonce but she’s tall which probably helps too. Ciara is one of the naughtiest dancers I have seen. Sometimes, my jaw drops when I see her musical videos.
Favourite Dance Video: – Work - Feat. Missy Elliot (not for young kids)
8) Michael Jackson
The smooth moonwalker – God spent more time on his feet/legs the day he was created. His dance moves are mesmerising, no wonder all the ladies scream. His sister Janet Jackson is a good dancer too.
For those who've always wondered how it was done in the Smooth Criminal video on the right - the leaning shoes with Patent number 5255452 were filed in 1992 and allowed Michael Jackson and his dancers to lean at 45-degree angles during live performances of the song. Not to be tried at home.
My favourite Dance Video: Do you remember the time? Featuring Iman and Eddie Murphy.
9) Justin Timberlake
He’s got dance moves that make some girls want to cry him a river. I’m glad he left N Sync (boy band). It gave him a good opportunity to showcase his talent as a brilliant dancer and entertainer.
Favourite Dance Video: – 4 minutes, featuring Madonna.
The material Lady can still strike the pose. She is a very good dancer and even the younger generation find her cool. (p/s don’t feel old Madonna). I read in the people magazine that Madonna was once addicted to yoga and practiced seven days a week. No wonder she is so flexible. Its also kept her body nicely toned.
My favourite Dance Video: Vogue.
So, if you want to get me on the dance floor, all you need to do is play a tune for any of the above artists and I'll show you I've got Twinkle Toes. ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶
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