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Dancing with Myself

Shakira, Nick Jonas, and Liza Koshy are involved! 

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

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Summer may still be a couple of weeks away, but we're already anticipating the NBC shows set to premiere. One new series could even be your reality competition fix once you've wrapped up American Song Contest. The show is called Dancing With Myself, and it's starring Shakira, Nick Jonas, and Liza Koshy!

Inspired by the many viral dance routines on social media, each week Dancing With Myself will present "a series of high-energy dance challenges," according to a press release. Contestants will learn the steps of a new routine and execute them to the best of their ability while infusing their personalities, all in the hopes of winning a yet-to-be-announced cash prize.

Read on for even more details.

When does 

Dancing With Myself premiere?

The show premieres on Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET, right after the two-hour premiere of America's Got Talent Season 17. 

Are there Judges on

Dancing With Myself?

Not Judges exactly. Shakira, Nick Jonas, and Liza Koshy will be leading Contestants through the competition each week, with Camille Kostek as Host. And unlike AGT or The Voice, the team of celebrity advisors are known as Creators, not Judges or Coaches (because they will be demonstrating the choreography for the various dance challenges through dynamic dance tutorials in the show). 

How does 

Dancing With Myself work?

At the top of each episode, we'll see a total of 12 Contestants compete. They'll go through six different rounds of competition, and the studio audience will vote for the most entertaining dancers each round, as well as who landed the moves best. By the end of the night, it will come down to the final two as they face off one-on-one to determine the winner. We've broken down each round, below.

  1. Round 1, All Eyes on You: Each Contestant completes a solo performance. The audience selects eight winners, and the Creators save two.
  2. Round 2, Freestyle Battle Round: The remaining 10 Contestants go head-to-head in pairs of two for a freestyle battle. The audience chooses a winner from each match-up, and the Creators save three.
  3. Round 3, The Dance Along: Eight contestants will compete against one another in groups of four. The choreography will be presented a special celebrity guest. The audience will choose one group to move on, while the Creators will save two contestants.
  4. Round 4, Duo Collabs: Six dancers will split into three pairs and work together. The audience will pick their winning pair, and the Creators can save any two individual Contestants.
  5. Round 5, The Shake-Up: The four remaining Contestants all dance at the same time as they're faced with a different twist (or "Shake-Up") each episode. This could mean dancing with a prop or  incorporating an iconic dance move into their routine. The audience will then select their top two to move on to the finale.
  6. Round 6, Be the Creator: The final two will each perform a dance they choreographed at home to the same song. The audience will then vote for the winner.

In an interview on The Tonight Show, Shakira said the show was made "to offer people from all walks of life and all ages a platform where they can showcase their talents but also their passion for dance...They don't have to be professionals. Most of them aren't. The idea with the show is just to offer an opportunity and access to people from everywhere to dance and to show their true passion for dance.

And while chatting with NBC Insider, Jonas said, "The fun [of the show] is we're not looking for the most precise dancer. We're looking for the person with the biggest energy and best heart and best attitude." 

How many episodes are there?

There will be a total of eight hour-long episodes.

How can I watch

Dancing With Myself?

You can tune in to NBC every Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, or stream it the next day on or Peacock.

Reporting by Stephanie Gomulka 

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A Dancer’s Guide to Knowing What Dance to Do

What Dance Do I Do to This Song?

Here’s how to your dance music know-how

Dancers, have you ever found yourself standing on the sidelines for the first half of each song trying to figure out what dance is supposed to be done to the music? Like my students you might be wondering: How do I know what dance to do to a song?

Many events help you out by announcing each song’s dance or posting a set list for your reference. Even then, some songs work equally well for more than one dance, so being able to match dances to songs is a skill to develop. And of course, you’ll need that skill at weddings and private parties that don’t have these dance aids.

Until there’s an app for it, I want to help you develop your dance music know-how. Of course, there are lots of variables in dancing and music, exceptions to the rules, etc. But I’m going to keep this simple, so consider this a rough guide to figuring out what to dance to a song.

No Hard and Fast Rules

First of all, unless you’re at a dance competition, know that there are no hard and fast rules for which dance must be performed to a particular song. You get to choose the dance you want to do. That said, when you fit a dance well to a song, it’s easier to keep rhythm, to express the character of the dance, and overall, it tends to just feel better.

And some dances’ music is unique enough that it will hit you clearly. For example, Tangos have a distinctive staccato rhythm and dramatic. Once you’ve heard a few Tangos, without needing to think, you’ll just know it’s a Tango.

For the rest, it’s really just a process of elimination. As you become more experienced, hearing the dance in most songs will become more automatic.

5 Easy Steps to Determine What Dance to Do

1. Get a Feel for the Song’s Speed
Ask: What’s the speed of this song?

Start by determining the song’s tempo (i.e., it’s speed.) This simply means getting a feel for whether the song is slow or fast or somewhere in between.

Sometimes the instrumentation or vocals in a song can fake you out. For example, a song may sound very upbeat but actually have a rather slow beat. Until you get good at gauging a song’s tempo, just tap your toes or fingers to the beat of the song, becoming a human metronome for its true speed.

Once you know if the song is slow or fast (or somewhere in between), you can then rule out some dances. For example, if the song is fast, then all the slower dances are out, such as Rumba, Nightclub Two Step and Slow Waltz. Or if the song is really slow, you can cross off Cha Cha, Salsa, East Coast Swing and Viennese Waltz.

Note: As a beginner, you’ll likely only be comfortable dancing in a narrow tempo range for each dance. So if you identify a song as Cha Cha but find yourself unable to keep up with the music, it doesn’t necessarily mean you made a mistake identify it as a Cha Cha—you just may not be experienced enough to dance to the full tempo range for Cha Cha.

If you’re curious, check out this list of tempo ranges for each dance (this is one person’s idea of good tempos, not an official list). In case you’re interested, here are the official tempos used at ballroom dance competitions.

2. Rule Out If It’s a Waltz
Waltzes have 3 beats in a measure (instead of 4)

As you’re tapping out the speed of a song, count the beats. If it’s easy to count 1-2-3-4 it’s not a Waltz. However, if counting in four’s feels off, try counting in three’s: 1-2-3, 1-2-3.

Most songs are in 4/4-time, meaning there are four beats in each measure. However, Waltzes are in 3/4-time, with only three beats in each measure. (There are other time signatures, but 4/4 and 3/4 are main ones you’ll encounter.)

If 1-2-3 matches the music, you’ll know it’s a Waltz. And having already gauged the song’s speed, you can immediately determine whether it’s a Slow Waltz (slower) or Viennese Waltz (about twice as fast as Slow Waltz).

3. Listen to Its Rhythm/Feel
What’s the rhythm or feel of the song?

If the song isn’t a Waltz, your next step is to pay attention to the song’s rhythm or feel. Is it happy, romantic, dramatic, bluesy, melancholic, or funky? Does it have a Latin/Afro-Cuban beat? Does it make you want to bounce, glide, twirl or march? Listening to the songs’ rhythm and character will help you sort it into one of a few broad categories: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, or other (Hustle, Country Western, Nightclub Two Step, etc.).

For example, say the song has a Latin rhythm. The most common Latin dances in ballroom/social dancing are Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba and Salsa. Rumba is the only one of these with a slower, romantic feel. So if the song is like that, you’re ready to Rumba!

And if the song’s rhythm is upbeat, you can eliminate Rumba and then parse out which of the remaining three dances it might be. Samba has a very distinctive “boom-a-boom” percussive beat (think Brazilian Carnaval music). If you’re hearing that, it’s probably a Samba. If you’re not, congratulations, you’ve narrowed it down to a Cha Cha or Salsa.

4. When in Doubt, Step It Out
Dance in place to see what matches the music

Continuing with the same example, say you’ve figured out the song is either a Cha Cha or a Salsa. Cha Chas usually have a “cha-cha-cha” in their beat, although you may not be able to hear this until you have more experience.

At this point, it’s time to experiment with the basic steps in each dance. Do this on your own in place, so small and casual people might not even notice. Try a few Cha Cha basics and see how well your feet match the music. Then try the Salsa basic. Usually one will feel like the right fit and voila, you’ve successfully determined what dance to do to this song!

See what dance others are doing

5. Or “Cheat” and Steal a Peek

If you’re still stumped after you’ve “stepped it out,” have a look and see what others are dancing. As a beginner, it’s often best to look at intermediate-level dancers. Fellow novices are likely as lost as you are, and advanced dancers may be dancing fancy figures with so much styling and technique you won’t even recognize what they’re dancing as the same dance you know! Intermediate dancers, however, will know which dance to do to a song yet will still be dancing figures you can recognize.

Have Fun: Make into a Game!

I encourage you to make a game out of matching dances to songs when you’re not out dancing. Play the “What Could I Dance to This Song” game when you’re listening to music at home, in the car or when you hear a tune playing at a store or on the street.

Make a game out of matching dances to music

Of course, all music isn’t made for partner dancing (e.g., classical, electronica, hip hop and even many pop tunes). So to make it easier on yourself you may want to listen to songs pre-selected for a dancing, such as those off a ballroom dance practice CD or from a recommended playlist like this.

Remember, ultimately which dance to do is your choice, so have fun and feel free to be creative. That said, be respectful of other dancers on the floor. For example, make sure you use proper floor etiquette, especially if you decide to do a dance that’s different from what the majority on the floor is doing. If doing a traveling dance, stay on the outside track, moving in the line of dance; if doing a spot (non-traveling) dance, dance in the center of the floor.

Over time the process of matching songs to dances will become faster and simpler. You may even find yourself mentoring new dancers on the subject!

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The largest dance show in Ukraine has become not only insanely popular among TV viewers, but also truly life-changing for hundreds of dancers.

Every year, thousands of Ukrainians come to the castings of the project in the hope of changing their lives and fulfilling their dream - to become the favorite dancer of Ukraine and win the main prize - 500,000 hryvnias and study at the best dance school in America!

Over the 5 years of its existence, the show has acquired a colossal scale! Try your luck on the stage "Everybody dance!" not only Ukrainians dream anymore, but also dancers from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, China, the Baltic states, China and Japan.

Selection rounds of the project are held in all major cities of Ukraine. Representatives of all dance directions and styles gather to prove to the strict but fair members of the jury that they can dance and do it unforgettable.

Out of thousands of contenders for victory, they choose the top 100, who will have to go through exciting and unpredictable trials on the way to their dream.

They will have a week with the best foreign and Ukrainian choreographers, grueling training sessions, new dance styles for them and tough competitive struggle, in which only the 20 strongest can survive.

These 20 unique dancers will become the heroes of live broadcasts and will be able to compete for the main prize of 500,000 hryvnia and the right to be called the country's favorite dancer.

The winner is determined by audience voting, so the fate of each of these people will be in the hands of viewers. (Source: STB)

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You think you can dance

"So you think you can dance" is an American television program broadcast on the Fox network in the United States. VQuebekeon airs on TVA and Musique Plus. Then in France, 17 December.

, with over ten million viewers, ending the summer as the most watched program of the summer season. It is based on a similar format to the television show American Idol with national auditions that aim to showcase America's Next Favorite Dancer. The show was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lithgow and produced by 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions.

The selection of candidates ranges from street dancers to national championship winners. All candidates must go through a very rigorous audition process. At the end of this process, 20 dancers of different styles are selected for the competition. Each week the dancers will have to demonstrate their versatility by competing in different styles and with different partners.

The first season was presented by Lauren Sanchez. Since the second season, the show has been hosted by British presenter Kat Deely. "So You Think You Can Dance" was voted #1 show in the summer of 2006 by adults aged 18-49. The adaptation was announced at . There are currently versions of the show in New Zealand, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Canada, Germany, Greece, Poland, Malaysia, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK and Australia.

Auditions are held in major US cities. They are looking for the best dancers in every city. Dancers from all walks of life are invited to audition: salsa, ballroom dancing, hip hop, street dancing, modern dance, jazz, ballet and many more. The prize won is the title of "Favorite US Dancer" and the amount of $250,000. That award has always been a dancer in the Celine Dion show in Las Vegas, a hybrid SUV and $100,000. The show has won seven Emmy Awards for Best Choreography and a total of nine Emmy Awards.

For fourteen seasons, the winners were Nick Lazzarini, Benji Schwimmer, Sabra Johnson, Joshua Allen, the twins, Janine Mason, Russell Ferguson, Lauren Froderman, Melanie Moore, Chehon Vespi-Chopp, Eliana Girard and Chehon Vespi-Yakimap, Amy and Du- Shunt "Fik Shun" Stegall, Ricky Ubeda, Gaby Diaz, Leon "Kida" Burns and Lex Ishimoto.

The last season is the fourteenth, started in .


  • 1 Format
  • 2 Grand Finalist
  • 3 See also
  • 4 links
    • 4.1 External links


Dancers audition individually in front of judges who determine who can advance to the next stage. In the first season, this second leg took place in Hollywood. From season 2 it took place in Las Vegas. Due to time constraints, most auditions are cut or edited during the final version shown on TV.

In the first season, the top 50 dancers were divided into groups, each of which worked with five different choreographers during the week. At the end, the choreographers chose the 16 best. All subsequent seasons followed the format where Vegas invited dancers (about 100) performed dance choreographies in front of judges who then selected the top 20 based on their performance.

This is usually done gradually over the course of a week, with a large number of dancers being eliminated on the first day and a few more on the following days. Competitors must participate in multiple rounds designed to test their dance skills, adaptability, learning speed and endurance. Most rounds involve a dance in a specific genre (hip hop, broadway, social dance, etc.) that is taught to all remaining contestants and then they dance it in front of the judges in small groups. Another step is group work, where randomly selected groups of four or six dancers are given a one-song CD. The members of the group must then create a group choreography for that song together and dance it the next morning in front of the judges. At the end of the audition week, the judges meet and discuss the remaining dancers to determine which ones will be chosen for the part of the series where the audience votes for the contestants (called the "Top 20" of the season). However, in Season 7, the "Top 20" format was changed. This time only eleven dancers were chosen to participate in this part of the show.

Also, in season 7, the members didn't immediately dance together. Instead, they were paired with one of the twelve "All-Stars" (contestants from previous seasons of the show, chosen for their ease in certain dance styles). However, by the middle of the season, the contestants began to compete. Two dances per show are present, one featuring "Match stars" and one with another participant.

The season finale usually features 4 or 6 crowd-loved dancers who, in addition to presenting their solos, dance several other numbers in pairs or in groups with other finalists in such a way that "everyone dances with each other. " In addition, during the grand finale, the eliminated contestants return and dance their favorite numbers of the season again. At the end of the final, the winner is determined (the participant who received the most votes the day before).

Grand finalists

Season Winner Second place Third place Fourth place Fifth place Sixth place
1 Nick Lazzarini (Contemporary Music
/ Jazz)
Lachyanga Melody
Jamil McGee
Ashley Dawson
2 Benji Schwimmer
(Swing / Latin Dance)
Travis Wall
Donyel Jones
(jazz/hip hop)
Heidi Groskreutz ( ballroom
3 Sabra Johnson
Danny Tidwell
Neil Haskell
Lacey Schwimmer
(Swing / Latin Dance)
4 Joshua Allen
(hip hop)
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
(hip hop)
Cathy Shin
Courtney Galiano
5 Janine Mason
Brandon Bryant
Evan Kasprzak
Kayla Radomsky
6 Russell Ferguson
Jacob Carr
Katherine McCormick
Ellenor Scott
Ashley Di Lello ( Ballroom
Ryan Di Lello ( Ballroom
7 Lauren Froderman
Kent Boyd
(Modern / Jazz)
Robert Roldan (Modern music
/ Jazz)
8 Melanie Moore
Sasha Mallory
Marco Hermar (Contemporary Music
/ Jazz)
Thadd Gadduang
Women's Winner Male Winner Second place female Second place for men
9 Eliana Girard
Chehon Vespi Chopp
Tiffany Maher
Cyrus Spencer
(Popping / Animation)
10 Amy Yakima (jazz) Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall

(Hip Hop)

Jasmine harpist


Aaron Turner


Winner Second place Third place Fourth place
11 ricky ubeda


Valerie Rocky


Jessica Richens


Zach Everhart Jr.


12 Gaby Diaz


Jaja Vakova

(Animation / Crump)

Virgil Gadson

(Hip Hop)

Haley Payne


13 Leon "Kida" Burns

(Hip Hop)

JT Church


Tate McRae

(Contemporary / Ballet)

Emma Hellenkamp


14 Lex Ishimoto

(Contemporary/Hip Hop)

Koine Iwasaki


Taylor strainer


Kiki Nyemchek

(Latin Ballroom)

See also