To Do: Bootylicious Beyonce Twerkshop at Philly Dance Fitness This Weekend



The other day, I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I came across this video of a New York City socialite of sorts, getting her groove on in a Beyonce-inspired dance class. The envy that I felt was absurd. All I could think was, Why isn’t every dance studio in Philadelphia hosting hourly Beyonce-themed dance classes, every single day?! Whyyy? (Dramatic, I know) And then Philly Dance Fitness came along with their Bootylicious Beyonce Twerkshop. Yep, that’s right: A Twerkshop.

Last year, the dance studio hosted Beyonce-themed dance classes and Twerkshop classes, and after tons of requests to bring these favorites back, the studio decided to combine the two, creating the 90-minute workshop of everyone’s dreams. (Okay, maybe not everyone.) During the workshop, participants will, first, learn how to twerk. Then they will “pop, grind, shake and wind through 90 minutes of nonstop dance routines,” to the beat of Beyonce tunes, of course.

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FIRST LISTEN: Philly Rapper Steve Cizzle Remixes Beyonce’s “Partition”

partition steve cizzlePhilly rapper Steve Cizzle is going diva-style on his latest track in which he re-interprets Beyoncé’s “Partition,” a sexed-up tune from her eponymous surprise album in December.

Cizzle tells me he was inspired to do a “Partition” remix, “because I was drawn to the contradictions and dualities Beyoncé presents in her song. We generally know her as a wholesome, “PC” person, so hearing her be so sexually explicit is something I think everyone found alluring. I approach rap as a creative platform to communicate ideas and concepts that most of us don’t normally get a chance to express in our everyday lives, so I thought it would be interesting to put my own unique spin on the theme of the track.”

Hear the song after the jump

WATCH: Beyonce Throws Shade to Kelly Rowland in Vintage Destiny’s Child Clip

This is definitely one of the best things I’ve seen all year. Watch the vintage Destiny’s Child clip above to see Beyoncé toss major shade at Kelly Rowland when the latter describes herself as “the second lead vocalist of the group.” Trust me, you’re going to watch it over and over and over.

Video courtesy of Tresia Bowles via Vine.

Beyoncé Drops Surprise Album

beyonce new album

What?! Beyoncé flew in from left field last night and dropped a full-length album on iTunes that no one was expecting. Called simply Beyoncé, the ambitious “visual album” contains 14 tracks and 17 music videos with collaborations from everyone from Frank Ocean and Sia to Justin Timberlake and even daughter Blue Ivy.

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“You Will Be Hangry”: 5 Things Beyoncé and Jay Z Need to Know About Going Vegan

Jay-Z and Beyonce before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in Oklahoma City on Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Jay-Z and Beyonce before the start of an NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in Oklahoma City on Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

On Tuesday, hip-hop’s favorite power couple, Queen Bey and Jay Z, announced that they will be embracing a vegan diet for the next 22 days. The hip-hop mogul described his decision to go meat and dairy-free on his blog saying, “One day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan…It just feels right!” And then Beyoncé Instagrammed the this photo of four meat-free dishes she’s ostensibly eaten, and, well, the Internet basically exploded.

As a pescatarian 20-something who can’t actually afford fish or cheese, like, ever, I’m pretttttty much de facto vegan. (I actually do make a conscious effort to maintain a dairy-free diet but sometimes, after a few too many margaritas, pizza just happens.) So with a little help from some vegan friends, I’m here to give my favorite famous couple some frank advice about what to expect during their 22-day experiment. Do you have any advice for Beyonce and Jay Z? Let us know in the comments.

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