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10 Best iPhone and Android Apps to Learn Dance (2020)

Long before the passion for technology took over, I dreamed to be a versatile dancer. While my obsession with dancing is no longer the same, the adrenaline still pumps up whenever exciting music comes around. So, when the COVID-19 struck on the scene forcing people to stay locked in their homes for an endless self-quarantine, I kind of found the isolation a blessing in disguise. Aside from streaming some of my favorite movies and learning music, I have rekindled my long lost romance with dancing. Unlike before, it’s the dancing apps that are helping me perfect hip-hop, ballet, and salsa moves. If dancing has also been your hobby and you are willing to make the most of this #StayHome and #StaySafe movement, these are the best iPhone and Android apps to learn dance during self-quarantine.

Best iPhone and Android Apps to Learn Dance (2020)

All set? Let’s clear out a couple of crucial points so that you can get started smoothly!

So, How to Get Started with Dance Learning?

When it comes to learning dance, you’ve got to be a little patient initially. Once your body has become flexible, you can get on with the timing and the movement accurately. So, try to loosen up in the beginning for a few days before going to match each step. As for which songs should you tune into, it all depends on your mood and what sort of dance you are willing to master. Remember, slow but steady wins the race.

1. Just Dance Now

Going by the sheer numbers, “Just Dance Now” deserves to get the shot right at the top as a cool dance-learning app for Android and iOS. Boasting a solid catalog of more than 500 hit songs, the app has got enough variety to let you groove at your own will and pace. Just in case you wish to have a bit personalized experience, you can craft your own playlist to quickly access the songs that fascinate you.

One of my favorite features of this app is the ability to kickstart a dance party with up to 1000 players, which not only brings a lot of fun into the play but also goes a long way in enhancing your skill. But is “Just Dance Now” just about dancing? Nope! The app can also work as a handy fitness app in helping you get fitter and even strengthen your muscles. You can check your total calories burned in Just Dance Now directly on your dashboard to keep a track of your progress and also figure out how much you will still need to lose to have a desired figure.

Install: iOS and Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

2. Salsa Rhythm

If salsa dancing is what on the top of your mind, “Salsa Rhythm” is what you should pick to get started. Probably the best part about this app is the option to practice dance timing at a desired tempo, which plays a vital role in offering a personalized experience. Furthermore, you can also combine instruments to your heart’s liking and also choose their patterns to your heart’s liking.

Another notable feature of this app is a good collection of instruments such as piano, bongos, bass, congas, clave, maracas, and more. With a variety of instruments at hand, your learning may not get boring. Even as an instructor, you will find this app very useful as it can help you hold your dance classes and control them easily. Not to mention, it also offers automatic key change for practicing in all keys.

Install: iOS and Android ($1.99)

3. Steezy Studio

Steezy Studio is a sort of one-stop-platform for passionate dancers. What makes this app stand out is a growing collection of fully structured classes with step-by-step instructors. Thus, understanding movements and techniques will be pretty straightforward for you. Apart from being very helpful for beginners or novice dancers, the app can also be a great asset for professional choreographers.

Times when you may want to shake legs with all of your buddies or kickstart a competition, the option to cast all of our classes from your mobile device to your TV can come into play. Besides, you can also download classes so that you can practice dancing without having to encounter a poor internet connection. It’s worth noting that Steezy Studio offers a limited free trial. After that, you will need to purchase a subscription ($19.99 /month) to unlock all the classes.

Install: iOS and Android (Free-trial of one week, $19.99/month)

4. Pocket Salsa

Touted to be the highest rated salsa app on the App Store, Pocket Salsa looks primed for the folks who wish to get a good hang of salsa. Featuring over 120 video dance lessons guided by expert dancers, the app aims to teach every subtle nuance of dancing. Need some inspiration to help you shake off shortcomings? Well, the app also lets you check out awesome dance combinations by watching some of the finest social dancers. To ensure your salsa dancing doesn’t come to a halt due to sloppy internet connection, you can also download all of your favorite videos and stream them on-demand.

Install: iOS and Android ($9.99)

5. Hip Hop Dance Workout

For all the hip-hop lovers who wish to get a good grip on hip hop moves while also improving their fitness, “Hip Hop Dance Workout” promises to be a fairly good pick. Packed in with over 60 dance steps from basic to advanced, the app can be helpful to both the ones who have just started to learn dancing and the ones who are trying to sharpen each move. For a clear understanding, all the exercises have been divided into three categories: Locking, Popping, and Breaking. Some of the dance moves that have caught my eyes are robot hip hop dance, breakdance footwork, breakdance freeze, and breakdance top-rock.

Install: Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

6. Dance Fit Studio Lite

How about mastering stunning steps of several dance forms? “Dance Fit Studio Lite” can appeal to those who are looking for a dance-learning-cum-fitness app. Using this app, you can practice dance steps, hip-hop, yoga, cheerleading, Bollywood-style dancing, Hollywood-style dancing, and more. With an ever-growing library of video tutorials at hand, you can watch the videos and practice to perfect each move. As you go ahead, the app will not only enhance your dancing skills but also make you look stronger and fitter.

Install: iOS and Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

7. Dancy

A great mix of fun and dancing, Dancy can let you master over 120 cool dance steps with ease. By dividing the dance steps and moves by music genres such as jazz, belly dancing, break-dance, samba, salsa, and more, the app makes it a tad easier for you to learn dancing. Moreover, it also features three 3D models who perform various dance steps so that you can follow the models and practice each step with precision.

Thanks to the 360° rotation, you will get a better idea about how a specific move is performed. With the in-app purchases, you can unlock more models, if you wish to dive a little deeper into learning. What I have found appreciable in this app is the collection of 10 different music dance tracks that are designed to teach different dance moves. Plus, the beautiful animations and helpful visual instructions ensure you will enjoy shaking legs with your buddies without being confused.

Install: iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

8. Dance Now: Enjoy and Learn

Dance learning becomes a joy when you have the right guide and of course clear instructions. With “Dance Now” app, you will get to follow some of the finest dancers of the world and pay close attention to their amazing dancing skills. Thus, discovering the ways to bolster your dancing skills will become easier. The app consists of a wide collection of tutorials designed for both novice dancers and the ones who are already in the pro levels. Featuring step-by-step explanations about each move, the app ensures you are able to pay attention to every detail. But do note that the freemium version of this dance learning app is quite limited. And if you want to unlock all the tips, you will need to shell out $9.99/month.

Install: iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

9. Danssup

What you can’t learn by practicing for hours in a closed environment, you can learn it by interacting with global dancers and watching their top-notch performances. Danssup is a sort of all-in-one platform where you can explore tons of dance videos and learn a lot by watching the vivid performances of famous dancers. What’s more, you also have the option to upload videos to either showcase your skill or share some tips with dancing enthusiasts. As the app also offers a monetization feature as well, your masterclass can fetch you some quick dollars as well. On top of all, Danssup lets you conduct dance auditions as well so that you can spot amazing talents.

Install: iOS and Android (Free, in-app purchases available)


YouDANCE Online

YouDANCE Online is yet another massive platform for dancers. If you are a pro, you can make the most of this platform to showcase your skills and also make your work profitable by helping people master their dancing skills. As a student, you have a massive library of videos to explore. To ensure you can quickly access all of your favorite videos, the app lets you create a wishlist of all the cool dance videos. With the rating system at hand, it’s much easier to find the videos that can meet your demand. Even better, you can also download videos to catch up with them at your own pace without having to worry about the internet connection. But keep in mind, unlocking all the goodies will require you to spend some bucks.

Install: iOS and Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

Choose the Top iOS and Android Apps to Master Dance

So, these are the apps that can let you groove with aplomb. Whether you have set your sight on becoming a pro dancer or taken on dancing as a hobby, these apps can prove to be very helpful. And of course, they will also ensure you don’t get bored in the endless isolation. Just in case you wish to extend the territory of learning, I would recommend you to check the best apps to learn languages and highly-rated online web development courses. By the way, have I missed out any of your favorite dance-learning apps? Let us know their names in the comments below.

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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022)

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A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musi... Read allA joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.






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    • Naomi Ackie
    • Stanley Tucci
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    • Whitney Houston

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    Might Wanna Dance At Home: Powerful Drama Tries Too Much And Splits The Fold


    Dives Right Into the Music -We know how they sucker us in, but it works as Houston's tracks liven up the theaters -The movie really does its best to get you to the songs you came for and touching all the performances -It speeds up the pace and bypasses much of the slower parts some musicals do, leading to helping curb the time -Establishes fun and stakes with the promise the movie is going to be golden.

    All Her Best Hits and Performances Are Touched -The woman has so many things to accomplish, with tracks that still hit so many playlists.

    -They hit so many of them and even incorporated performances that immortalized the songstress' career -You'll get almost all of her hits that struck the match for the next career hit, including a few numbers I had not known or forgotten.

    -Means at some point you will most likely be singing if you do what my viewing did, always a good time you know?

    Multiple Facets of her Life Shown -The legend had many things she dealt with and this movie does a nice job giving you the linear tale of her career -Early life highlighted enough to build bridges, but not overtake, getting you again into the music and seeing her rise.

    -Loved seeing the possible motivations about her life and seeing how she played with the music, alongside the reactions of those around her.

    -Drama unfolds, but seldom takes the steering wheel for long to curb away from the music you are therefore, at least for about seventy percent of the movie per my timing.

    -You'll get everything you expect in her life in a neat package that helps you see and convey the nightmares she faced rising to super stardom.

    -I felt the emotional burden and weight of her career on her and felt so impressed by what she accomplished and did, and the pressures that came with it.

    Splendid Design of the Decades -Going back in time requires the right setting and technology to return to the past and they brought it with the Hollywood effects.

    -The fashion helps lift some of it, the styles, clothes, and people meandering holding the culture defining that generational gap and it really works -Seeing tube televisions, VCR devices, and tapes alongside the cars and buildings again immerses you into the moments and is the window to the past.

    -And then to even match the lighting, filters, and the feel of the moments helps with the technological prowess that gets you to the modern day and again helps you feel the music.

    -The makeup to make the same actress age as much as they did, solid nod to the art of the artists in the film.

    Cool Editing Tricks for Performances -The performances require splendor given the grandstand of her talent and what she shot for in her goals.

    -Again, they did it again with each performance somehow holding the wow factor me, but still grounded to the technology of the times to not be unrealistic.

    -And to pull live versions of the showings, and then mix them together with the shots, adds that historical touch I love in these types of movies. A standing ovation to that.

    -And then when the big splendor's hit, that modern talent comes in and adds the sheen, shine, and sounds to help.

    The Acting -Almost everyone does a great job with coming into the fold and selling the atmosphere of Whiney Houston's life.

    -Chemistry is great between so many, and the emotional punch that comes with it is stellar as the bonds of friendship, clients, and family are formed.

    • Nafessa Williams deserves top crediting given the amount she was in. Loved the sass and guiding light components that were her influence and the fire she brought as sort of the conscience of Houston.

    -Sanders is fine playing the character he does, with his early integration fine and layered, while the second is sort of just playing the tool bag we know the husband to be. It's okay and solid mimicry, but not my favorite role.

    Tucci blows the performance away and I love the nuances he brings in the evolving relationship. From discovery to build up to public relations, everything stands solid in the role with that balanced emotional control that he is a master of. And his integration was not overwhelming as the show.

    -Ackie is the star though, and what a wonderful performance as The Voice. Solid attitude, control over the emotions she had to portray and dive into, and such smooth interactions and feedback from everyone she played with.

    -The singing parts, be it fake or real, are at least performed and you feel the emotion of the moment.

    -Truly an amazing time.

    The Ending Number -The writer knows how to make a closing number, and fortunately her life allowed it.

    -Houston's final medley is the stuff that Hollywood can make magical, and the final two numbers provide that build up that gave me everything I wanted and expected -Emotion, splendor, acting, and value, the storytelling comes to a pinnacle close on those moments and is the highlight of the scenes for this reviewer.


    Overdramatic?: -Most of us are, and many of these films are melodramatic to some degree.

    -Not sure how much was skewed in terms of emotions and how that colored the characters that were involved.

    -Sometimes that became the focus, and lost the balance I liked with the movie, but drama lovers should relish and enjoy at seeing it unfold. Especially, the big Whitney fans.

    Many Things Are Snippets of her Life -She lived a very full life and did so much with the talent she had in regards to performances.

    -Perhaps too much for one movie though, as most of these moments feel like online web articles, magazine snippets, and digests that give you the story, but don't quite pull me in as others.

    -Very quick transitions, and fly overs, leaving me wanting more or expecting other scenes to get more treatment, but it never comes.

    -Juxtaposed and very pieced together, this speed through her life is not bad, but it's not crafted like Bohemian, and lacking the togetherness of the subject material.

    -Gets lost in the dramatic part, that the time crunch took away from seeing the music made and the buildup/practice/execution of the songs before the number.

    Musical Numbers are more like Samples: -Sadly, the piece fails to give me the full concert or song effect that other biopics have done, choosing instead to hit highlights.

    -You get the most quoted moments certainly, and the televised classical moments that photos and clips made famous.

    -But being gipped of the full performance, the show, or the fun of the moments and drowning much in the drama and losing the moment to relive that concern you could not go to was frustrating to me.

    -The ending meets the expectations I wanted and really finesses it, but sadly, many of the other numbers I wanted and loved were given the quick hit clip syndrome. Die-hard fans should still be wowed and skewed towards enjoying those emotional knockouts that all the scenes provide.

    Creative Process is Lacking: -I said it above, but I like the movies that dive into those moments, work with the band, pull the practice and tweaking, and then give us the performance.

    -Jersey Boys, Bohemian, even Respect all had the spark of creativity pulled out to really illustrate diving into how songs can be made and the emotions that come with it.

    -There are elements to that in this movie as she sampled tunes and enjoyed the comradery of seeing the reenactment of Houston's response to the song.

    -However, the recording, the practice, the pizazz all gone to mere bouts of nodding, then sampling to the song.

    -It felt incomplete and again the drama took center stage, but yet did not do the drama to the extent. '

    More on Drama than Music -I think you have this now, but this biopic turned down the drama/gossip zone to show the immortals meeting their kryptonite.

    -Many times the drama can be mixed around the music, but many times it feels tacked on like Spark notes.

    -It serves the purpose of hasty transition, but those transitions take a quick center stage and again rob the fun of the music I like to see.

    -Other elements feel even more rushed in, a passing shot, a toxic relationship shoe horned in, and other elements hinted, but then dropped.

    -Again too much at one time and perhaps would have been better as a mini-series than a movie.

    A Tad Long at Times: -When those drama moments stagger and the music is cut short, I felt the time of the movies.

    -Twice I thought twenty had passed and it was only five, so the uneven pacing can be felt and that took the enjoyment away from my viewing.

    "Fortunately, it's only at times, but when it tripped it for me, it tripped it big time, taking away from the theater experience.

    The VERDICT: We always want to dance with somebody, but I didn't feel the heat with this movie like I do with the songs. Whitney's biopic has some powerful components, primarily in the technical aspects that brought us back in time and made the movie sparkle with the Hollywood magic that can recreate events of the past. The songs have the sound editing and feel theater worthy, and the highlight moments of the songs hit alongside the acting that is sparkling, fluid, and very organic to bringing the figures alive. And that ending number shows what they can do when they focus and pull things together. However, that being said, the movie seems to have tried again to capture an epic life in less than four hours and that does not work for me in the books. Sampling snippets of life and music requires balance and I think they didn't get it, alongside the drama tripping up the pace and elements robbing me of the fun. Thus, the movie is good, and power of the Houston fans that may love anything with her brand, but for me this movie's hastiness suggests waiting to home viewing. A mini-series would have gone a long way, but again that just didn't happen this time.

    My scores are: Biography/Drama/Music: 7.0 Movie Overall: 6.0.



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    • Dec 22, 2022

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    • Release date
      • December 23, 2022 (United States)
      • United States
      • Official site
      • English
    • Also known as
      • Nữ Danh Ca Huyền Thoại
    • Filming locations
      • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    • Production companies
      • Compelling Pictures
      • Black Label Media
      • Muse of Fire
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    Box office

      • $6,800,000
      • $4,765,000
      • Dec 25, 2022
      • $9,400,000
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    • 2 hours 26 minutes

      • Dolby Digital
      • 2. 39 : 1

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    Dancing is a great way to make friends with your body and gain self-confidence. And yes, they can be mastered at any age.

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    The idea here is the same as for sports: if you secretly hate yoga or iron exercises, you are unlikely to go to workouts week after week. To achieve noticeable progress in dancing, a beginner will have to practice a lot and regularly, so it’s better not to torture yourself and choose a direction that really ignites. nine0003

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    And don't forget to warm up before dancing. So that the training does not end with an injury, the muscles and joints need to be prepared for the load. You can allocate 10–15 minutes for a warm-up, it should include simple articular gymnastics (at least elementary rotational movements of the shoulders and knees), tilts and dynamic stretching.

    4. Take some lessons from a trainer

    Especially if you have never danced before. Those with experience can learn new styles at home with video tutorials, but that's because they already know how to control their bodies. Beginners are unlikely to succeed, but disappointment in themselves and demotivation are guaranteed - if you can’t repeat elementary movements, then there’s no point in doing it. nine0003

    Nothing really strange here. Without preparation, it is difficult to just take it and start moving freely. At least the basic elements are better to master under the guidance of a pro, and when you feel that you are coping, supplement these lessons with home workouts.

    5. Learn something new in every class

    When you repeat the same set of exercises and movements over and over again, classes turn into a good way to pass your free time, only you can forget about progress. Acquaintance with new elements is the same mandatory part of any workout as a warm-up. It doesn't matter if you work with a mentor or on your own. nine0003

    Do not immediately try to copy cool dancers. First, study the basic movements, then try to combine them into bundles until you hone them to automatism, and then experiment and improvise, creating something new based on familiar elements.

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    How crooked editing spoils the impression of dance — Movies and series on DTF

    I don't dance myself, but I like to watch others dance. And I noticed that I prefer it when the camera calmly watches the dancer, and does not rush around the stage. I'll show you with examples what I mean.


    How we watch dances live

    When someone dances live, you see EVERYTHING. Especially if you are standing in front of the dancers, and not from the top side at the end of the hall. In any case, the overall picture is clear: the dancers in the right order perform the necessary movements synchronously. nine0003

    When I watch a video, I also want to be in the front row and see everything. But the specialists who edit videos of people dancing often turn on the show off mode: they add effects, close-ups, change and cut frames, circle the dancers with the camera - this makes it difficult to perceive the dance as a whole number, it makes it difficult to consider the idea of ​​the dance.

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    Bad example

    Chose a random number from the "Dancing on TNT" program. The jury admires how the participant dances. So put the camera like we're on the jury too. But no. nine0003

    The cameras are flying around the hall like pierced balls, for some reason they focus on parts of the body, show the audience, show the SHOCKED Miguel, approach, move away. Just chaos. And so with all the dances from this show. I tried to watch it, but I can't.

    Damn, I understand that this is a TV show and it's important for viewers to see how Miguel is pretending to be shocked. But dancing ... where is the dancing?!

    There is also such a shitty example from the same show, but it's on Rutube... If you take the risk and go over, you'll see how Miguel was brought to tears! Who brought it? Yes, some guys whose dancing is cool, but because of the editing, all the magic is lost ...

    Cool example

    Jungle music video. This is a "live" one-piece number, in which the generous and wise camera allows us to see EVERYTHING, and does not fly like crazy. Thanks to the smooth movement, I enjoy staging.

    Jungle has dance accents in almost all videos. If you like music, then you can safely google and shove

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    Pay attention to how the guy behind Serge Ginsburg's back is rocking. If you pile on editing and effects, then the magic will disappear. nine0003

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    I love footwork. Under 160 bpm, guys and ladies do magic with their feet. It is strictly forbidden to show this dance from different sides, and even more so cut or slow down. But some "craftsmen" did it...

    The dance is spoiled at the beginning of the video and from 3:35

    Cool example

    Here's how to show the footwork. Footwork dad dances - KING CHARLES. Dancing clearly and clearly. The camera does not twitch, but I look at my feet, I see breakneck speed, complex movements and skill. nine0003

    A variant with a moving camera also has a place to be, but without fanaticism. Here is the footwork again and the camera, which “floats” a little, but still takes the position of the viewer in the front row - this spoils the impression of the dance.

    Floating camera reception is coolly used by dance schools. Dances by students of different dance schools and choreographers are a separate genre on YouTube. I advise you to watch the channels: Kyle Hanagami, 1MILLION Dance Studio, Matt Steffanina.

    Show one number. The camera is smooth, as if a sharpened knife slides through solid butter - a baldness. And there is no editing and other visual husks. But you could show a close-up of his hand on her belt, or the wet eyes of the audience, or her fingers sinking into his hair! NO! nine0003

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    In fact, you don’t even need professional confusing shooting and a super camera in 4k. A cool dance will look cool anyway. For example, someone just took a photo of my favorite HIRO. Everything is perfectly visible.

    I don't know what this type of dance is called. Who will tell?

    Or here's an even more shitty version, which does not interfere with enjoying the dance. Video from the training, filmed on the phone, hands are shaking, people are yelling. You don't need fakes and whistles to show the idea of ​​the Les Twins. nine0003

    Well, the last pop and super illustrative example of staging a dance number. It’s difficult to shoot like that, because you can’t hide flaws with the help of editing, but even a rare specimen of a stinky snob should get high from the result.

    How are things in the movies?

    In films, the delivery of dance numbers works differently. It is still important to see the faces of the characters, their experiences, the environment. But still, in the cinema, I prefer solid scenes where you can fully see the dancers without any sharp camera throws. nine0003

    Bad example

    You can see that the dude is dancing really cool, well, why spoil everything with an “attentive” camera, which will show your ass, then arms, then legs. I don't care about his body parts, I want to watch him rock out to his full height! Until the 48th second, everything is fine, but then the dance loses its dynamics due to editing.

    Dance starts at 00:29

    Cool example

    Step Up 3. A character named Elk is having fun with his girlfriend. The camera does not twitch, but only watches the dance, getting up at the right time in the right place. And that's great. nine0003

    This number is also a tribute to scenes from classic Hollywood musicals

    Final scene from Singing in the Rain. There are mounting glues, but they do not interfere. The camera does not dance over the body of Gene Kelly, does not spoil the overall picture.

    The actor had a fever and a temperature of 39. 4 °C during the filming of this scene

    Illustrative example from the movie "Foxtrot"

    According to the scenario, a bored soldier is dancing at the checkpoint. The frame for the entire dance scene changes only three times: we are shown the dance from the side, in front and from the back in the general plan - these three cuts and changes in the shot do not interfere with enjoying the soldier's dance. nine0003

    The music is different in the original, but it seems much more dynamic with this one

    But for clarity, I randomly mixed the frames, cutting the same scene from the film. It's not quite right anymore.

    The last cool example, honestly, honestly

    I can't help but show an excerpt from my favorite "La La Land". The cameraman points the camera at Gosling's beautiful face - no! The operator admires Emma's cute legs - no! The camera pans around the dancers, looping over hands or smiles—no, no, no! There are always two characters in the frame and one beautifully choreographed dance number.

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