Mark Kanemura, a former backup dancer with Lady Gaga and contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is using Instagram to bring together his 663,000 followers for daily virtual dance sessions while people are being asked to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by staying indoors.
“I am in the same boat. Everything that was lined up got canceled and postponed,” Kanemura told TODAY. “I’m stuck at home and there’s not much I can do, but one thing I can do is these dance parties and connect with people.”
By Sunday, Kanemura attracted national attention from outlets like the TODAY Show and more.
“I am in the same boat,” he shared with the TODAY Show. “Everything that was lined up got canceled and postponed. I’m stuck at home and there’s not much I can do, but one thing I can do is these dance parties and connect with people.”
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WOW! 😱😭😍 This is SO cool!! In 3 days we have started a movement, bringing people from all over the world, together through dance! Thank you to everyone who has joined and shared in all the love and joy! So grateful we are able to connect in this way during these difficult and challenging times. Sending you all SO much love and big hugs! I guess we’ll have another dance party tomorrow!? Thank you @todayshow @faymeproblems @alyssanewcomb ❤️❤️❤️ **LINK IN BIO**
You can follow Kanemura on Instagram here. To watch the live dance parties, click over to his Instagram account at the announced time, then click on his avatar in the upper left-hand corner which will read “Live” when he’s logged in.