Just Dance - Little Fockers, Grammy Nominees, Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock"


Uploaded by DanceOn on 17.12.2010

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The Grammy's announced the nominations
for Best Dance Recording.
Keri Hilson pays tribute through dance.
And the Focker family returns to the big screen.
This is Just Dance for December 23, 2010.
[MUSIC PLAYING]
Georgia native, Keri Hilson, is gearing up for the release
of her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, with her music
video, Pretty Girl Rock.
It's directed by Joseph Kahn.
And in it, Keri portrays iconic black female artists
including Donna Summers, Diana Ross, the trio TLC, and
Josephine Baker, the first World famous African-American
entertainer.
The video was choreographed by none other than Boom Kack
herself, LaurieAnn Gibson.
Known best for MTV's Making The Band, LaurieAnn has
provided moves for Jordin Sparks, Katy
Perry, and Lady Gaga.
In "Pretty Girl," Gibson's choreography perfectly
emulates the time period and artist's style during each
section of the video.
One of our favorites is the ode to Janet Jackson, where
LaurieAnn places clean and sharp moves on
Hilson and her dancers.
LaurieAnn also served as the video's creative director.
Keri Hilson's No Boys Allowed hit shelves
and iTunes this Tuesday.
The nominees for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were
announced this month.
And rapper Eminem leads the pack with 10 nominations.
The music industry's biggest night
presents hundreds of awards.
But the category that caught our attention
is Best Dance Recording.
Lady Gaga racked up six noms, including one in this category
for her song "Dance in the Dark."
Swedish-born Robyn was recognized for her
techno-infused hit, "Dancing On My Own." The British
electronic music duo Goldfrapp nabbed two nominations,
including Best Dance recording for their tune, "Rocket." And
La Roux picked up two nominations, including one for
their song, "In For The Kill." Finally, singer-songwriter
Rihanna received a nomination for her dance jam, "Only Girl
in the World." Find out who takes home the Grammy by
tuning in to CBS on February 13 at 8:00 PM to watch the
live telecast.
Today we remember and honor the birth of Jose Greco, a
world-renowned flamenco dancer and choreographer.
Born in Italy in 1918 and raised in New York City, Jose
made his professional dance debut at the age of 16 at
Manhattan's Hippodrome Theatre.
In 1946, he formed the Jose Greco Company of dancers,
singers, and musicians, which completed 40 US and 6 world
tours over 20 years.
His company also performed on the Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan, and
Johnny Carson show.
Greco starred in such films as Ship of Fools, The Proud and
Damned, and Around the World in 80 Days.
he received four honorary doctorates was knighted by the
Spanish government.
The award-winning choreographer passed away due
to heart failure in 2000 and is
survived by his wife Margaret.

This week we're taking you on a virtual trip to China, where
ballet, hip hop, and acrobatics have been taken to
an all-new level.
First up is a group of acrobats that do an act that
literally balances on a line between life and death.
The acrobats began by tossing two performers down the line
using their feet.
And just for fun, the tossee's throw in a flip.
Why not?
But the craziest part is when one of the artists is thrown
down the line on his head.
Next is the great Chinese state circus
production of Swan Lake.
In this take of the classic ballet, the Swan Queen stands
en pointe on top of the prince's head.
Her balance and clean lines are already noteworthy.
But the fact that she does all of this on someone's head is
simply mind boggling.
And finally, a young hip hop dancer from China whose moves
are as sharp and succinct as his instructor.
According to the summary of the video, he's
only three years old.

Gaylord Focker and Jack Burns are back on the big screen
this week for the third installment of the Meet The
Parents saga.
The film reunites the same star-studded cast that
includes Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Dustin
Hoffman, and Barbra Streisand.
But this time, Greg and Pam Focker have two kids, yielding
the appropriate sequel title Little Fockers.
The comedy contains a few dance scenes that will
probably make you laugh.
DUSTIN HOFFMAN: I'm going to master the art of flamenco.
The choreography is courtesy of Tony Gonzalez.
The former dancer's work has been seen in The Office, Deck
The Halls, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Squeakquel and last
summer's Despicable Me.
You can catch Little Fockers nationwide at a
theatre near you.
This week we celebrate the life of Jose Greco, the great
Chinese state circus, and Pretty Girl Rock.
Tune in next week for an all-new episode of Just Dance
on DanceOn, the dance video network.