Women Train Like Professional Dancers For A Month

  • Published on Apr 7, 2017
  • Five women take on the challenge of training like professional dancers for a month under the guidance of choreographer Robert Gilstrap and Beyonce’s backup dancer Jermeel Hewitt.
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Comments • 8 845

  • a sister was shaken
    a sister was shaken 19 hours ago

    Girl they got way to stressed for no reason lol

  • I eat a lot of donuts

    Jazzmyne you're perfect just the way you are ☺️

  • Bangtan Bananas
    Bangtan Bananas 4 days ago

    Who is Ashley?

  • tatum greener
    tatum greener 5 days ago

    You are all perfect, and you all did amazing😀

  • Amariah_ _BEANZ
    Amariah_ _BEANZ 6 days ago

    Lindsay looks so different in this one compared, to now that she cut her hair

  • Mia Taylor
    Mia Taylor 6 days ago

    You ladies did a great job.

  • Pity Circle
    Pity Circle 6 days ago

    Tbh helps me cope like nothing else does, it gets me thru the week knowing that i‘ll be going to dance class. It helps me with my depression and tbh i am so so in love w dancing i‘m glad i found my passion. I hope everyone gets to find their passion ♡

  • Anna Epler
    Anna Epler 6 days ago

    Im just saying....they still probably don’t get how hard it is....and they were being a touch too dramatic like when you’re actually a dancer the pressure is a lot bigger....where my fellow ballet dancers at 💖💃

  • ラブショット
    ラブショット 6 days ago +1

    I want to be a dancer but my parents said it's too late for me to be one, that I'm too old for it now (yeah right, I'm only
    15)because I'm an artist and also I'm losing interest in art and I wanna try something new, but never mind then.

  • tabi violet
    tabi violet 7 days ago

    i left my last studio because they were so toxic and never encouraging. i’d walk in class shaking because the teachers were terrifying. at my new studio, i’ve never been yelled at, or hit, i haven’t pulled a muscle, and i don’t leave crying. these choreographers are going so hard on them, but encouragement is so important

  • Kaylee Taveras
    Kaylee Taveras 7 days ago

    I did not like the choreographer. No I didn't like him I HATED HIM!!!!!!! He didn't give the girls encouragement he told them off he called them babies. At one point he made one of the girls think that they were too different for the dance because of their outer structure. In the first part of the video they were crying or stressed because he made it sound like their dancing was horrible. Changes he needs to make.

  • ebob baggins
    ebob baggins 9 days ago

    I am a dancer and I look up to you guys and your confidence igo out in leotards and some tights and I am so self contious and I love how confident you guys you r

  • t
    t 9 days ago

    unlike the "learning how to dance in 30 days" video, these girls are training like /professional/ dancers. i'm no dancer, but i don't think people should get too mad at their coach here. idk, he may have even been on the nicer side.
    the girls did amazing though. i'm glad to see they're a lot more happy and confident with themselves.

  • Tamsin Blewden
    Tamsin Blewden 10 days ago

    They killed it!!

  • Min So Ji
    Min So Ji 10 days ago

    Robert wasn't being rude, he was pointing out their problems and insecurities with dancing. I know how it feels because I have been learning dancing for a year now and it's hard but if you trust yourself and push through your limits you can do it!

  • Allison Pack
    Allison Pack 11 days ago

    I wish they did another dance group!! This was so goooooood 😭

  • E I E I O
    E I E I O 13 days ago +1

    I didn’t see any basic training like in Ashley’s video. The basic training was good because Ashley actually learned how to do more then one dance and learned the moves and HOW to dance💃🏼 because of it. No hate. Not the girls fault. It’s Roberts Fault. He was terrible and didn’t encourage the girl enough. They did FANTASTIC AMAZING SO AWESOME! But could have done better with Kyle who helped Ashley through everything. Love the girls they were awesome! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Aline Renaud
    Aline Renaud 13 days ago


  • gabrielle rancourt
    gabrielle rancourt 13 days ago

    Jazmine was talking about how she was with skinny and long haired girls and i mean i get it but like she can lose some weight its not that hard and she was the one decided to chop it off

  • yo yo
    yo yo 14 days ago +1

    When Kelsy was crying in the intro I just screamed

    • yo yo
      yo yo 14 days ago

      Btw I am a dancer

  • It's Jowke
    It's Jowke 14 days ago

    Kelsey should have told them what to expect when you are treated as someone paid to dance, there is a reason kpop stars dance perfectly on stage:they do this and end up with the perfect lives we all see on youtube, they train for years and get used to it.

  • S_afhz
    S_afhz 14 days ago

    try a full month of hip hop

  • Vamp Akime
    Vamp Akime 14 days ago

    I feel like they were trying to "hide" Jazz... But my eyes were on her the whole time. She was great as well as all the other women!! Great job!!

  • Cíara Twomey
    Cíara Twomey 15 days ago

    I’m an Irish dancer, and it is hard. I struggle with body confidence I’m full of insecurities. And I’m always being critiqued. It’s really hard 🤕

  • Medina Hadziefendic
    Medina Hadziefendic 15 days ago

    Jazzmyne you are beautiful and the other girls that Coach is ruuuuuude

  • Garnteerar Sherman
    Garnteerar Sherman 15 days ago

    They would have florished with ashly's coach , he is not the nicest
    Edit : I mean jermeal in this one

  • skskskksksks skskskksksks

    Everyone is saying how the dance coaches were rude but that’s just how the entertainment industry works. You need to know your flaws and your mistakes and fix them if you want to come out on top and be successful. And that’s why the coach’s are there, to let you know what your doing wrong and help you fix it.

  • Heaven Harris
    Heaven Harris 15 days ago

    Jordan was me before a test when she said I just realized like it just hit me

  • Melissa Boussaroque
    Melissa Boussaroque 16 days ago

    They trained three times a week as grown adults I'm 12 and I dance 14-15 times a week not including competition and performances

  • Grace
    Grace 16 days ago

    all my fellow dancers like '...yep this is all completely normal'.

  • mermaid world
    mermaid world 17 days ago

    I am a dancerr !!!!

  • Karoline Ortega
    Karoline Ortega 17 days ago

    Y’all BADASSESSSSSSS if I tried it I would just stand there in confusion

  • breana gardener
    breana gardener 17 days ago

    My heroes 💙💜💚💛

  • Miho Choi
    Miho Choi 18 days ago


  • Samantha Collins
    Samantha Collins 18 days ago

    All of these people complaining about the teachers’ attitudes have obviously never been in any sort of serious performing arts group before lol

  • skye asmr
    skye asmr 18 days ago

    You are right dancing is hard but do it for loads of years like 10 like me and it gets easier

  • Ellie Adorabizzle
    Ellie Adorabizzle 18 days ago

    If someone came up to me and said “ hey make up a dance in front of your school” I would look so flawless and professional but if I
    Had a routine and I had to execute it, I would just freeze up.

  • Marian Vazquez
    Marian Vazquez 19 days ago

    OMG!!! This is so real, I love dancing and choreographers aren't nice always even tho' they see your insecurities out; But yeah at the end satisfaction is AAAAAWESOMEEE♥️♥️♥️♥️ so beautiful dance ♥️♥️

  • d a n i •
    d a n i • 19 days ago

    I’m ready to whoop jermeel

  • lexi
    lexi 19 days ago

    this video is so inspirational. JAZZ YOU GO GIRLLLLL

  • Andrea Vidaurri
    Andrea Vidaurri 20 days ago

    who else died at 8:06 OOOMMMGGGGGG

  • Pool of Nothing
    Pool of Nothing 20 days ago

    Yasss jazmyne go

  • Aliyah Coleman
    Aliyah Coleman 20 days ago

    Girl you are thick,own it.

  • Dylan_A 11
    Dylan_A 11 21 day ago +2

    I feel that the coach was way to harsh. For a lot of them it was there first time dancing and they were just trying to do it for fun and make a little video. The backup dancer was way to judge mental and personal. For a man to make a woman cry by criticizing how they look, or there body, or how they dance is just wrong. What do they not understand about personal boundaries. Chill a little. This was not even supposed to be professional. If I were the girls I would have said something, walk out, and say I’m done.

  • Yuki Hana
    Yuki Hana 22 days ago +1

    Robert and that guy sucks ...these girls don’t dance! They don’t know how to! What is wrong with them. They just need to be in a more gentle with them like Ashley’s coach. I mean her performance was also awesome! The music could have also been better..

  • The best panda 112233
    The best panda 112233 24 days ago +2

    They are all buetiful and good dancers

  • The best panda 112233
    The best panda 112233 24 days ago +1

    The coach was not encouraging and it made them feel like they are useless and so bad dancing

  • Sarai Wallace
    Sarai Wallace 25 days ago +3

    That must be so nerve wrecking

  • Laura Gutiérrez
    Laura Gutiérrez 27 days ago

    Ok but how does Jas put that lipstick on?

  • Blackglitter Rain
    Blackglitter Rain 28 days ago

    This video honestly reminded me why I quit dance in the first place. The stress and expectations placed on me, 24/7 because of how serious I was, was so unhealthy for me. I actually had a mental break

  • Ava Chloe
    Ava Chloe 29 days ago

    Jermeel is so rude! He was disrespectful to their bodies. Since it is their first time,they did betterThen most people

  • Lauren Kenny
    Lauren Kenny 29 days ago

    I feel like the choreographer should have used the other girls’ more rather than just having the focus on kelsey. I understand that they want her in front because she has danced before, but it really would have been cool if they stared with someone who has not danced

  • 怪異的馬鈴薯Luna

    Uhm? Wheres Ashley? 🤣🤣

    If youve watched the video of Ashley training for only a month of dancing, then you know what im talki g about :Dq

  • Sarah Chiyo
    Sarah Chiyo Month ago

    The couch just pushed them down the whole time. He conpletely cracked theyr self esteem, no wo.der they break down

  • M Holland
    M Holland Month ago

    This whole video is absolutely amazing! Love it !!!

    • M Holland
      M Holland Month ago

      Hey fellow dancers, who else hates cleaning day lol

  • CartoonParty
    CartoonParty Month ago

    The only way dancers get better is by taking in the critique the teachers give them. If dance teachers only ever told you how great you look then how would you ever improve?

  • Michaela Whitlow
    Michaela Whitlow Month ago +1


  • Ideal aesthetics msp

    Do contemporary

  • Crystal Rose
    Crystal Rose Month ago

    This reminds me of dance moms... But dance moms was waaaaaaaaaaaaayy worse

  • Windex
    Windex Month ago

    Ashley’s video made me really want to try dancing, the environment in that video was very inviting and made dance feel accesible even if you have no idea what you’re doing. This video made me...sad and self conscious. I know it’s just the nature of the profession. Like any branch of entertainment it’s extremely competitive and harsh, so if you pursue it that’s the environment you’re going to need to learn to maneuver in. But I don’t know these coaches seemed very harsh and condescending towards brand new students with little to no dance background who just wanted to have fun.

  • Chris Ortega
    Chris Ortega Month ago +5

    They should’ve gotten more traditional stuff ughhhhhhhhh jazz not whatever this is like lyrical contemporary

  • Chris Ortega
    Chris Ortega Month ago +2

    They should’ve given them like a jazz contemporary or like lyrical you know maybe like tradition that’ll be cool

  • Chris Ortega
    Chris Ortega Month ago +1

    I’m a ballroom dancer and I really want to do actual dance

  • Elizabeth Lee
    Elizabeth Lee Month ago +2

    Can u do one that’s “we train like competitive swimmers for a month”😂

  • HOLO its me Olivia_AH23

    I feel like the instructors focused more on their bodies and how they looked instead of the actual dance

  • HOLO its me Olivia_AH23

    You don't always have to make everything sexy to make a dance good

  • Chloey.slays
    Chloey.slays Month ago +1

    I LOVED the beginning

  • anna Dawson
    anna Dawson Month ago +2

    You are so beautiful it doesn't matter what others think good job

  • Matias Sounio
    Matias Sounio Month ago

    Just found this video and I think this is so inspiring and empowering. Keep going girls!

  • Catharine Kendrick
    Catharine Kendrick Month ago

    Does anyone know the name of the song they start off dancing to?

  • Pancakeface Sparkels
    Pancakeface Sparkels Month ago +1

    Girls: AMAZING
    Coach: Jerk, trash, donky
    The fancy dancer or what evere : trash, rude, horrible

  • Delaney Kavanagh
    Delaney Kavanagh Month ago +1

    You guys are soooooooo brave and beautiful just the way you are you did amazing love you guys sooooooooooo much you inspire me so much thank you 😊

  • kim taehyung
    kim taehyung Month ago

    it broke my heart when jasmine said "these girls have small bodies and long beautiful hair and im not that" like GIRLLL U ARE BEAUTIFUL TRUST ME U SLAY GIRL having long hair and / or a small body does not equal to being beautiful. U GO GIRL !

  • Lilah G
    Lilah G Month ago

    If only people that's say dance is easy could watch this😂 I'm a completitive dancer and sis we learn a dance in 30 mins and are expected to be ready to preform it by the end of the week. This video is only the start.

  • Craftgirl74
    Craftgirl74 2 months ago


  • Craftgirl74
    Craftgirl74 2 months ago +1

    Their bullying teacher didn't deserve to come out on the stage and bow with them and say that they were his work and his students as he was emotionally bullying them

  • Angel Adkison
    Angel Adkison 2 months ago

    Song name?

  • Hamster Art
    Hamster Art 2 months ago +1

    See the thing is; he treated them like professionals, or at least people who know their way around a dance lesson and the emotions that come with it. It's what my teacher says to us but we can take it because we've basically been trained to. These girls aren't and he should not have spoken to them like that.
    Ashley's video was a true introduction video, she started from 0 and got to a point where she felt comfortable. This guy is treating them like theyre at like 65 but need to get to 100.

  • sofka
    sofka 2 months ago

    this is why i quit dance.

  • joely stone
    joely stone 2 months ago

    all of you ladies did a fantastic job and should be proud of yourselves!

  • McKinley Cobb
    McKinley Cobb 2 months ago

    I’ve dance since I was 3 and it’s tough for sure but performing is so fun. But this guy was kinda being really tough like I understand he was training them as they do professionals but he knows they don’t have dance backgrounds so he shouldn’t have expected them to be perfect.

  • Sofia Brotton
    Sofia Brotton 2 months ago

    People saying its criticism have zero empathy, some people react extremely badly to such harsh critics, they arent asking to be lied at, they just prefer other ways of being told. As a teacher he has the responsability of taking the best out of each student. You may call them crybabies but you dont know them, so why talk? You just sound ignorant.

  • Pentagon Lover
    Pentagon Lover 2 months ago

    Yes, it’s very difficult to be a dancer (im a 6 year dancer)

  • Lorie Trejo
    Lorie Trejo 2 months ago


  • Lorie Trejo
    Lorie Trejo 2 months ago

    You got this

    D.C FOREVER TOYS 101 2 months ago +1


  • Bangtanpink , 4D
    Bangtanpink , 4D 2 months ago +5

    Tbh I don’t think he was rude at all , if he didn’t tell them, no one would , the truths hurts , but without it you would be lost.

  • OkxayLily
    OkxayLily 2 months ago

    3:53 anyone else notice that man walk in?


    Poor jazz how dare he

  • Mash Potatoes
    Mash Potatoes 2 months ago

    Alright what’s going on with Michelle’s makeup?

  • Wolfe Rose
    Wolfe Rose 2 months ago

    You guess were the best dancers I have ever seen!!😘

  • Lorie Trejo
    Lorie Trejo 2 months ago

    You guys did so great 👍👍👍👍!!!!😍😍😍😎😎😎😎😘😘😘🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌👯👯👸💕💖💗💘💔💔💔

  • Kaitlyn Komar
    Kaitlyn Komar 2 months ago

    I think all of you did amazing, and you are all beautiful inside and out.

  • M&M 101
    M&M 101 2 months ago

    Where are my hip hop friends

  • Nabiha Fahim
    Nabiha Fahim 2 months ago

    I feel like I can somehow relate to what Jazzmyne said about not feeling as sexy as the other girls. I myself, am overweight and is afraid to dance anywhere, even if its dark because of what other people will think of me and my body. Everyone else around me, having slim bodies and a much better face than me looking like actual dancers, it makes me feel even worse. Why am I not as perfect as the others?

  • Muttbutt
    Muttbutt 2 months ago +5

    I’ve been dancing professionally for 8 years, it’s not that deep. these women are being incredibly over dramatic. Everyone’s getting offended because the dancer said something about the bigger chick needing to try harder, it’s true, one sharp move pointing your arm to the ground looks dramatic and sharp on a thin dancer but on a bigger dancer it’s harder to see and do the movement, you have to exaggerate the move more so it looks as it is suppose too

  • Thomas Lynn
    Thomas Lynn 2 months ago +1

    Ugh Jeermel was so rude🤬 Jazz you dun need to have a skinny body or long hair you look effing amazing! Jordon you look beautiful no matter what that dude said. And Kelsey you are a great dancer.

  • tan si en
    tan si en 2 months ago +1

    respect for professional dancers ☹️ they took it so hard

  • Cecilia Fynn
    Cecilia Fynn 2 months ago +1

    We all are loved 😍😍😍

  • Kathryn Ianeta
    Kathryn Ianeta 2 months ago

    “Wow I feel so unappreciated”-every ballerina
    I feel your pain sweety😢