Make Way for Segway Dancing

First there was bourré. Then the moonwalk. And eventually, the treadmill dance.

Dancers will never stop looking for new ways to move their feet with silky-smooth finesse. The latest? By way of the hoverboard—a sort of small segway. (Maybe you've seen someone on one zooming past you on the sidewalk.) Choreographer David Moore, who has worked with singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Jesse McCartney, got a group of five guys together to glide their way through Justin Bieber's latest single "What Do U Mean." They manage to tackle a solid hip-hop routine by simply shifting their weight around.

Because who says you have to move your feet to dance?

 

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Inside one of Interlochen's brand-new dance studios. Courtesy Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen’s New Breathtaking Dance Center Is Ready for Class

After months of practicing in a cramped space at home, young dancers have dreamed of training in a spacious, airy studio. And when the facilities are as resplendent as the brand-new dance center at Michigan's Interlochen Center for the Arts, everyday technique class is to be savored.

The recently renovated and vastly expanded 26,000-square-foot Dance Center at Interlochen is now a world-class facility on par with those of premier conservatories and professional companies. Joseph Morrissey, Interlochen's director of dance, says a lot of careful thought went into the architecture: "This could not just be a building that dance is going to go into. This is a building that is made for dance." To build the best facilities for his students, Morrissey sought out Flansburgh Architects, the group behind the beautiful Perles Family Studio at Jacob's Pillow.

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