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These Dance Videos Will Make You Question Your Life Choices

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    I'm thinking of giving up on my current life and dedicating myself entirely to learning the Trini Dem Girls dance by Tricia Miranda. You may feel similarly in two minute’s time.

    Tricia Miranda has choreographed for Beyoncé and Missy Elliott. That’s all the credentials we needed, but there are plenty more. It’s also mindset-altering because I for one never considered that anything spontaneously perfect Beyoncé did had been choreographed. Now I learn that Tricia Miranda thought up those moves and taught them to Beyoncé and I’m filled with admiration for this woman. Is she the true Beyoncé?

    Miranda takes a behind the scenes role in the videos on her Youtube channel, providing tutorials but leaving it mostly to her young protégés to perform the dances and rack up the hits. The videos feature dancers of all ages (the youngest appears to be an under 8). They perform Miranda’s choreographed sequences in small groups in a big dance studio, watching each other and practising steps in their minds before their turn in the spotlight. Oh to be in that inner circle and know what to do.

    I’ve spent the better part of a year blowing my mind on these videos and wondering if it’s too late to give up everything I’ve ever worked for, move to LA and try with all my might to dance even relatively like this. Without further hype, here’s five of the best Tricia Miranda Choreography dance videos to marvel at.


    This article was first published 27th December 2015

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    Anaconda Choreography by Tricia Miranda

    Try and take your eyes off the girl in yellow. She’s Kaelynn Harris and she’s a vue incroyable. Look how fast she runs forward at 0.37. The description on Kaelynn’s instagram reads: “I am movement”.

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    Dawin ft Silento - Dessert - Choreography by Tricia Miranda

    I recently tried to wear full look adidas three-stripe on a Saturday and was laughed back to my bedroom. Why every fashion magazine that leverages street style isn’t lining up to photograph these two [in the first sequence] is beyond me. Adidas, Storm, Models 1, get on the phone. I hoped to never use the word Fitspiration, but this is it.

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    Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money - Choreography by Tricia Miranda

    The level of physical fitness, mental focus and total confidence it takes to do this is startling. It’s particularly incredible to watch the younger dancers, who not only perform impeccably, but hold so much attitude in their facial expressions. The girl in the middle in the second sequence wearing a grey top and a bandana is 13-year-old Kaycee Rice; she’s a name worth remembering. At 4.18 pro Tricia Miranda comes in, modestly positioned at the back in a snapback. Her moves are so seamless and smooth that, even after watching the mad skills of the kids she’s taught, it’s still obvious that she’s the one who taught them.

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    Trini Dem Girls Choreography by Tricia Miranda

    Why didn’t this song make it bigger! Darrion Gallegos – the guy at the front with the checked shirt’s swag is making me sweat. The third act, Jade Chenoweth, is a Tricia Miranda favourite, and it’s a holy hip hop miracle that her T-shirt stays on. Spare a minute for the final act, our main mini man, 8-year-old Aidan Prince Xiong, sporting a vest that says “HIP HOP KID”, a mohawk and a leggings under shorts ensemble that would make Astrid Andersen beam.

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    Christ Porter ft Pitbull - The Water Dance Choreography by Tricia Miranda

    My new year’s resolution was going to be to perfect the worm, but the move at 0.17 is the new finish line. This video is particularly well edited, featuring interlude cuts of individual moves that defy the laws of time.