Learn 7 Fosse Steps From the Cast of CHICAGO

Bob Fosse's choreography is known for being deceptively complex. On the surface, it looks simple and minimalist, but it's actually incredibly difficult to master all his subtle nuances. Luckily, the Broadway cast of CHICAGO—which was choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Fosse—wants to teach us some of his most iconic steps. Whether you're an aspiring Broadway dancer or just looking for a Friday treat, watch these 7 videos and get your Fosse on.


Are you a Fosse expert yet? Don't worry—it takes years for his turned in legs, hyper-specific angles and impossibly articulated hands to feel comfortable on the body. You can continue your Fosse education by catching a performance of CHICAGO on Broadway. We're giving away a pair of free tickets, and offering up to $50 off your purchase of tickets through December 18.

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"Dancers are less comfortable with stillness and change than most," says TaraMarie Perri, founder and director of Perri Institute for Mind and Body and Mind Body Dancer. "Through daily discipline, we are trained to move through space and are attracted to forward momentum. Simply put, dancers are far more comfortable when they have a sense of control over the movements and when life is 'in action.' "

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