Kayla Mak's "Take Me to Church" Proves Ballet Can Compete - World of Dance 2019 (Full Performance)


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  • ანამარია giorgadze

    she was dancing like a mermade so beautifull moves

    • Amanda Stevens
      Amanda Stevens  14 hours back

      That stage looks slippery. I'm sure it really isn't, but I was still scared she was gonna slip.

      • Hope ALDC
        Hope ALDC  1 days back

        I have no problem whatsoever with her dancing, and I think doing contemporary/acro en pointe is actually really cool! However, I wish they would stop referring to it as ballet. Yes, there were a few ballet elements, but overall it was definitely more of a contemporary piece. Still amazing though.

        • Identity Girl
          Identity Girl  1 days back

          Jordan added 30 minutes to a 10 minute PHOTO CHALLENGE for dis girl no secret cause it's on YouTube 😐

          • Kiera H
            Kiera H  2 days back

            Ummmmm it's ok. Kind of remind me when I did praise or worship dance........not the same as ballet

            • Ballet Pretzel
              Ballet Pretzel  3 days back

              Awesome but it’s not ballet......

              • Harvey Salunga
                Harvey Salunga  3 days back

                so you think you can dance: HOLD MY BEER

                • HI
                  HI  4 days back

                  I mean there are ballet and contemporary contemporary competitions do they not know that , yagp, Prix de Lausanne are a thing.

                  • sonatak304
                    sonatak304  7 days back

                    Woah she is awesome! Go Kayla! 🙌🙌🙌

                    • xJesssicax
                      xJesssicax  1 weeks back

                      Am I the only one who think the choreo did her a disservice? She's clearly a very strong contemporary dancer, and I'm sure also a strong ballet dancer, but this wasn't a fluid merging of the two. It was contemporary/modern performed en pointe with some elements of ballet technique. In this case, it didn't feel like the ballet steps complemented the performance, and kind of interrupted her musicality (not saying contemporary can't draw from ballet, because by definition it does, but this specific choreo wasn't a great example). Especially because this song is contemporary through and through. Her contemporary & acro work is more than strong enough to stand alone, why did they need to make it gimmicky?

                      • Johannes H
                        Johannes H  1 weeks back

                        Screw those judges double and triple for acknowledging the beauty of this performance and then tossing it all out the window for Briar only a year later!

                        • Alliyah Dabo
                          Alliyah Dabo  1 weeks back

                          Is JLo wearing that same top Solange did at Beychella ?🤔

                          • Tosin Agbi
                            Tosin Agbi  7 days back

                            Wondering same thing, it looks better on Solange

                        • Yoyo Wu
                          Yoyo Wu  1 weeks back

                          This isn’t ballet it really is just modern contemporary en pointe and that was already a thing

                          • Crazycollector Twinz
                            Crazycollector Twinz  1 weeks back

                            This isnt ballet. It's just contemporary/acro en pointe.

                            • Kathryn Niklaus
                              Kathryn Niklaus  1 weeks back

                              Sadly this was barely ballet, tho it was really good. I think she knew that if she kept ballet steps in, the judges wouldn't like it.

                              • Lina Reizer
                                Lina Reizer  1 weeks back

                                I really think that she’s a good dancer but she didn’t deserved to go that far in the competition. I mean, everybody was impressed because she was wearing pointe and i’ts not easy. Technically , what she did was not that hard. She is flexible and the fact that she’s dancing ballet is kinda impressive. However, i don’t think that she has the level of the other competitors. Please don’t hate and don’t tell me that I don’t know anything about dance. I have bien doing classical and contemporary dance for 13 years.
                                (I’m not saying that the is talentless, She’s on the contrary a really good and talented dancer)
                                Hope you’ll understand my point of view ;)

                                • anna clara caliman
                                  anna clara caliman  2 weeks back

                                  2 milions 😍🇧🇷

                                  • Jesse- James
                                    Jesse- James  2 weeks back

                                    I wish the judges would just watch the performance. I don't want to hear you shouting 'Yes' ect. Disrespectful

                                    • jaye simond
                                      jaye simond  2 weeks back

                                      Humm ...all JLo should say after this performance is « Thank you » w/the utmost humility.

                                      • jaye simond
                                        jaye simond  2 weeks back

                                        Humm ...all JLo should say after this performance is « Thank you ». Then be quiet.

                                        • Jose Lopez
                                          Jose Lopez  2 weeks back

                                          No one will ever top eva igo

                                          • Clara Serena
                                            Clara Serena  3 weeks back

                                            she has a lot of technical amazing skills that's true BUT you can't do this kind of video after SERGEI POLUNIN'S TAKE ME TO CHURCH!!!!!!!!!

                                            • Clara Serena
                                              Clara Serena  3 weeks back

                                              @Maria Sudermann he's just the best ballet dancer of the 21st century!

                                            • Maria Sudermann
                                              Maria Sudermann  3 weeks back

                                              I agree. You don't want to be compared to that brilliance unless you are absolutely sure you can DELIVER

                                          • Nate Williams
                                            Nate Williams  3 weeks back

                                            This song get's me all the time

                                            • Rochelle Edmonds
                                              Rochelle Edmonds  3 weeks back

                                              Love how she jumps at the beat drop

                                              • Jeida Martin
                                                Jeida Martin  3 weeks back

                                                Not a big fan of this dance but I think it was good

                                                • Ramiya Shelton
                                                  Ramiya Shelton  3 weeks back

                                                  As a fellow ballet dancer this recognition and representation of the art on this show makes me so proud and the community so proud💕

                                                  • Tidus88
                                                    Tidus88  3 weeks back

                                                    Kayla is amazing. She will be a company's prime dancer for sure. Beautiful, elegant, skillful.

                                                    • Juliana Renae
                                                      Juliana Renae  3 weeks back

                                                      “Proves ballet can compete”? Ever heard of YAGP?

                                                      • Carmen Daiken
                                                        Carmen Daiken  3 weeks back

                                                        Wow beautiful

                                                        • Debbie
                                                          Debbie  3 weeks back

                                                          And I thought I was good

                                                          • Kimmy Johnson
                                                            Kimmy Johnson  3 weeks back

                                                            BUT IT IS NOT BALLET!!!! just wearing pointe shoes does NOT make it ballet! Being a former ballet dancer myself I'm appalled at what the world calls ballet nowadays...Most dance is either hip hop or gymnastics there is no ballet foundation anymore and it shows and it's sad...

                                                            • xJesssicax
                                                              xJesssicax  1 weeks back

                                                              Pure, classical ballet is still very much alive ,but contemporary is a whole separate thing. This is contemporary (and she's a much stronger contemporary dancer); no idea why they felt the need to call it ballet. And contemporary definitely has a strong ballet foundation- it just also draws from a lot of acro and cultural influences that make it a unique style. Can understand the frustration with having to 'water down' ballet to appeal to this sort of audience though.

                                                          • Icon Topman
                                                            Icon Topman  3 weeks back

                                                            She is amazing

                                                            • Grace Faith
                                                              Grace Faith  3 weeks back


                                                              • Rose Thompson
                                                                Rose Thompson  3 weeks back

                                                                Im still thinking if she's still a human..

                                                                • Ana Logozar
                                                                  Ana Logozar  3 weeks back

                                                                  ballet is the root for almost all styles of dance. Why it doesn't get enough recognition? I don't know

                                                                  • Pauline Bong
                                                                    Pauline Bong  3 weeks back

                                                                    Kayla needs her own channel.

                                                                    • Sheila Almendras  Caceres

                                                                      Donde esta the cut?

                                                                      • only one life
                                                                        only one life  3 weeks back

                                                                        Super dance

                                                                        • Mary Nazario
                                                                          Mary Nazario  3 weeks back

                                                                          Only babies and disables needed to be taken to church ...

                                                                          • Katy Pereira
                                                                            Katy Pereira  3 weeks back

                                                                            This is beautiful. She's unbelievably talented. But this isn't ballet. This is more of a mashup of contemporary dance with some ballet moves thrown in. Nevertheless absolutely stunning.

                                                                            • chammie tea
                                                                              chammie tea  3 weeks back

                                                                              but... but... this isn’t ballet

                                                                              it’s contemporary with point shoes... beautiful dance, but don’t call it ballet please.

                                                                              • Kibirango Douglas
                                                                                Kibirango Douglas  3 weeks back

                                                                                Much credit to ballet

                                                                                • Ma Mo :}
                                                                                  Ma Mo :}  3 weeks back

                                                                                  She probably isn’t even catholic lmao.

                                                                                  • missykats
                                                                                    missykats  3 weeks back

                                                                                    She was so elegant!!!

                                                                                    • Ella A
                                                                                      Ella A  3 weeks back

                                                                                      She did beautifully and she's an amazing dancer but that was not ballet. That was contemporary in pointe shoes. Ballet can compete my sister had pointe solos in normal competitions whenever she competed. THIS WAS NOT BALLET!!!!! 😬😬

                                                                                      • Beatrice Werkema
                                                                                        Beatrice Werkema  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I'm doing this song at my birthday party at the roller skating ring

                                                                                        • Kitty
                                                                                          Kitty  4 weeks back


                                                                                          • Françueldo Garcia Marques

                                                                                            This is really ballet, not classical ballet but is ballet, many of you guys really don't understand that ballet technique can use in many kind dance style... this is really ballet have many techniques in this performed that proved this.