When a new pop song comes out, choreographers follow up fast, posting their moves on YouTube.
But choreographer Miles Keeney recently went retro, with “Sexy Back.” Yeah, that Justin Timberlake song is still as danceable today as when it debuted in 2006.
“I don’t like to just do whatever song is hot,” said Keeney, who admits he was a pre-teen when that the song came out. “I was in middle school!”
Keeney is a working dancer who teaches advanced hip-hop street-jazz at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. He posts class videos regularly on YouTube. And this one caught our eye because of a certain actress who was absolutely killing it: Camren Bicondova, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman on the TV series “Gotham.”
“She just happened to come to class that day,” said Keeney, who has known Camren through a friend for years. “It was a good class and a great group of people. You can see the whole class in the full video.”
Keeney says posting videos is something of a necessity in today’s dance industry, driven as it is by social media. “I ask people who did they find the class and they say, Instagram and YouTube,” he said. “I don’t film to become a viral sensation. It’s good as a performance tool. It’s a way to perform for someone else beyond yourself in the mirror.”
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