Kelly & Michael Let’s Get Physical Week
Live! With Kelly & Michael is promoting health, fitness, and fun with the show’s Let’s Get Physical Week. So far, we’ve been witness to the gold medal sized talents of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas when the hosts tried their hands at the uneven bars. This time around, it was time for Michael Strahan to go solo and perform with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. So, how did Michael fare on his journey into the world of dance? Read on to find out!
Michael Strahan: Alvin Ailey Dance Company
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a company that was founded in New York City in 1958. Its creator is Alvin Ailey, the legendary choreographer and dancer who changed the face of modern dance as we now know it.
Michael arrived at Alvin Ailey’s New York studios and met with dancer Alicia Graf Mack. Michael brought along his adorable twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella, for both moral support and to offer up their criticism!
Alicia and some of the company’s talented dancers instructed Michael on some moves from “Home,” a contemporary piece based on dance music from the 1990s. Michael, who loved to hit the clubs back in the 90s, felt like it was a task he could handle! The “Jack” and pop-and-locking were just a few of the styles of dance Alicia demonstrated.
Michael Strahan Performed With Alvin Ailey Dance Company
Finally, it was time for Michael’s big dance debut. The dancers from the company began the piece, and Michael jumped in towards the middle. Surprisingly, he fit right in! Football, television hosting, karaoke… seriously, is there anything this guy can’t do? Take a look at how Michael did for yourself below.
Kelly was super impressed by Michael’s performance, and Alicia revealed that Michael picked up his moves like a champ. You can see the Alvin Ailey Dance Company (sans Michael Strahan) at the New York City center when their new season begins on November 28 2012.