This week on the Glitter Drop, we’re talking about Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Sugarland, checking out Ariana Grande’s surreal new music video, and getting an inside look at the world of tap dancing with Kyle Van Newkirk.
Taylor Swift is preparing for her Reputation stadium tour which begins in less than two weeks, but that does not mean she isn’t working on more musical masterpieces. The “Delicate” singer teamed up with Sugarland to sing “Babe,” a song Taylor wrote with Train’s Patrick Monahan when she was working on her Red album. (Read the full article here!)
Ariana Grande’s Latest Video
Both “No Tears Lef to Cry” and its video have a dreamy quality to them, and you will probably have to fight back a tear or two as you watch Ariana defy the laws of physics as she walks on walls and ceilings. The music videos startling images are not without purpose, though. It is clear that Arianna is trying to share her feelings about how she felt when the Manchester bombing turned her and the entire world upside down. (Read the full article here!)
Tapping with the Cool Kids
Kyle Van Newkirk is a tap dancer you probably remember from the premiere season of NBC’s World of Dance. In case you missed it, he is also one of Showstopper’s incredible convention teachers. What makes Kyle stand apart from some of today’s other incredible tappers? He isn’t afraid to change what taps means to his audience and even himself. This modern view of tap dancing is important because it shows us that tap dancers are just as versatile and dynamic as dancers of any other genre. We sat down with Kyle to get his advice on bringing tap dancing into the 21st century. (Read the full article here!)