Debbie Allen Shows Her Amazing Dance Moves during Dance Class with Jaquel Knight
Debbie Allen is showing off her fantastic dance moves during a dance class with Jaquel Knight on Instagram. Watch it here.
"Fame" choreographer Debbie Allen is showing off her amazing dance moves during a dance class with Jaquel Knight on Instagram.
The dance academy owner decided to hold dance classes on Instagram after her studio was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Her first class was viewed more than 115,000 times, and another taught by her daughter Vivan Nixon had over 354,000 views.
Allen spoke to CNN and said that she was grateful to share what she does to viewers coming from all over the world. She said,
"A lot of people needed it, and it was a healing experience and a releasing experience and a motivational experience for so many people."
Jaquel Knight, who joined her for the latest video, is known as the man behind Beyonce's "Single Ladies" music video.
After winning MTV's Video of the Year and BET's Video of the Year award, he went on to choreograph Beyonce's second single "Diva as well as her "I Am" tour.
Many people joined in, with some even posting videos of their families taking part.
As for Allen's online classes, fans and followers are given a 24-hour notice that a video is going to be taking place, urging them to join in.
And it seems many people joined in, with some even posting videos of their families taking part at home. One wrote,
"You’re the best and my little said “hey she knows there’s kids watching!” Much love."
Today we were dancing!! Thank you @msdebbieallen. You’re the best and my little said “hey she knows there’s kids watching!” Much love. #againplease #dancewithdebbieallen #BetterTogether pic.twitter.com/ejw2rfaVX4— Renee Shah Singh (@MrsShahSingh) March 18, 2020
The icon became a household name after appearing in the classic dance movie "Fame," and she can add director, producer, cultural ambassador, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner to her list of achievements.
Now 70-years-old, Allen has also executive produced "Grey's Anatomy as well as teaching and mentoring dancers.
When she was younger, Allen was denied entry into the Houston Foundation for Ballet, and a year later was moved to Mexico by her mother, who thought there would be fewer racial barriers.
Before "Fame," Allen started on Broadway and earned her first Tony nomination for "West Side Story."