Behind The Scenes of The Coziest Dance Party Ever

Behind The Scenes of The Coziest Dance Party Ever

Our favorite dancers took 5 to kick back in some seriously comfy looks and dish on how they get cozy. We cover everything from staying-in essentials (here’s looking at you, fluffy slippers) to chill music recs (cue the R&B) to their take on the millennial-age-old question...team JOMO or FOMO?

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Meet Aahkilah

Dancing is Aahkilah Cornelius’ great love, but it wasn’t her first: “I started after competing in gymnastics and realizing I enjoyed floor most because we got to move to the music.” And now she’s found her niche in a style she dubs a “contemporary/hip-hop hybrid.” As far as notable performances from this Floridian dancer? Oh you know, just Dua Lipa, Janelle Monae, Ciara, and...BEYONCE.

IF YOU COULD JUST CHOOSE ONE...FLUFFY SLIPPERS OR PLUSH ROBE?

“Plush robe for the win!”

IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, DO YOU HAVE JOMO OR FOMO?

“For sure JOMO. I love staying in watching Netflix ALL weekend.”

YOU’RE HOSTING A DANCE PARTY AT HOME—WHO’S YOUR DREAM GUEST?

“Prince, for sure.”

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Meet Michel

Copenhagen-born Michel Patric Sian started dancing “when I was 3 and completely fell in love with expressing myself through dance and choreography.” Since kicking off his career, the Angeleno transplant has earned a leading role in the recent Aladdin movie and performed alongside a few names you just might recognize, including Justin Bieber, Cardi B, and Camila Cabello.

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YOU’RE CHILLING AT HOME—WHAT’RE YOU LISTENING TO?

“Channel Orange album by Frank Ocean.”

ARE YOU TEAM FLUFFY SLIPPERS OR PLUSH ROBE?

“Fluffy slippers."

IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, DO YOU HAVE JOMO OR FOMO?

“JOMO. After a long week, I love to have alone time to be extremely lazy and spoil myself.”

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Meet Laurie

Between mastering karate, gymnastics, and about six styles of dance, it’s fair to say that French-born Laurie Deziel is (at least) a triple-threat. But after moving to NYC at age 16, she knew it was time to prioritize: “I stopped karate to join the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.” Since then, Laurie has performed in MTV Billboard-topping music videos like MKTO’s “Marry Those Eyes” and Inas X’s “Love Is”.

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YOU’RE RELAXING AT HOME. WHAT’S THE GO-TO TUNE?

“‘How Do You Sleep?’ by Sam Smith”

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIALS FOR A COZY NIGHT IN?

“Ginger-honey tea, eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils to embrace clarity and open up my senses, a charcoal face mask, and my favorite emotionally heartfelt romantic movie: The Best of Me.“

WHAT’S YOUR FAVE OUTFIT FOR WEEKEND LOUNGING?

“A cozy sweater, thick circle scarf, and joggings tucked into knitted socks.“

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Meet Devon

Florida-native Devon Spence credits his unique freestyle-hip-hop-contemporary dance style to his family: “My inspiration came from my dad, who was a breakdancer.” After honing his technique at top schools, he landed gigs on Nickelodeon and Youtube. But he still cites his proudest dance moments as when he was first trying to make it, “dancing on the streets of Miami right after I left home.”

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YOU’RE CHILLING AT HOME. WHAT’RE YOU LISTENING TO?

“The sound of Beyond Burger patties sizzling on the stove top and Jim Carrey deciding whether or not he will be the holiday Cheermeister.”

IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, DO YOU HAVE JOMO OR FOMO?

“Joy of missing out, of course. The fun is where you decide it is.“

YOU’RE HOSTING A DANCE PARTY. WHO’S YOUR DREAM GUEST?

“I’d have Mario Lopez be the emcee and we would need judges for the dance off: Jim Carrey, Samuel L. Jackson, and Paula Abdul.“

Meet Carlton, the Cozy Monster

From a young age, Carlton (yes, he has a name) the Cozy Monster knew he was born to dance, but his (literally) monstrous feet and shaggy fur wreaked havoc on his hometown of Cozyville: “Me tapping feetz broke all the wallz n houzez...Me bought buz tikit to Hollywud to start ovr.” After relocating to L.A., Carl enrolled in dance classes to finesse his technique and landed his first leading role in our Cozy video. When he isn’t dancing, Carl enjoys catching and releasing butterflies, savoring classical music, and collecting sweater lint to make abstract sculptures.

YOU’RE CHILLING AT HOME. WHAT’RE YOU LISTENING TO?

“Me liztening to Mozart’z Piano Sonata No. 11.”

IF YOU COULD JUST CHOOSE ONE...FLUFFY SLIPPERS OR PLUSH ROBE?

“Errrrrr...me waz alredy born wearing both?”

IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, DO YOU HAVE JOMO OR FOMO?

“JOMO becuz me can stay home n jus DANCE.”

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