As highly influential members of the dance world through our noted stewardship and as founders of dance troupe, Jazz in Your Face, Annelie and I have long been confidantes of Toni Basil. Well, despite that brief hiatus during our “Groupie Era” when we worked our way through all the members of Devo while she was dating Gez.
Thankfully, we moved passed the awkwardness and were able to reconnect and work together successfully choreographing for Legally Blonde, the critically acclaimed Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde and the TV Land Awards tribute to Soul Train.
It has been close to a decade since our last catch-up slash dance-fest/battle (as we have a lifetime ban at Caesars Palace and couldn’t help choreograph for Bette’s farewell show), so Toni is dropping by this week.
What dish screams we mutually inspire each other to achieve dance greatness and that we are so fine, so fine we blow people’s minds? Oh Toni. Oh Toni.
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