Windsor dancers featured in video on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
A social distancing music video with Jimmy Fallon, Billy Idol and The Roots. (Courtesy The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / YouTube)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- It was an exciting few seconds of fame for some Windsor dancers.
Some graduating senior dancers with Dance Barre were featured in a music video on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last week.
The dancers submitted a choreography task to the show and ended up being featured in the video with Jimmy Fallon, Billy Idol and the Roots.
“It was really nice as graduating seniors, a lot of the things we are used to as graduating seniors we don’t get to experience,” says dancer Katie Cesca. “To be able to be featured on the show was kind of a nice way to wrap up our season. It was really nice.”
Five local dancers - Cesca, Isabella Barile, Micaela Carlini, Payton Mosey and Vanessa Bechard –were part of the submitted video. Three of them made it into the broadcast.
“A few days ago some of our friends had messaged us and said they saw us on Jimmy Fallon,” says Cesca. “We went and looked at the video and it was so amazing and such a wonderful surprise to see that we were featured on the show.”
Cesca says during the COVID-19 pandemic it’s been really nice to have that feeling of community among friends in video chats, even though the dance year didn’t end as planned.
“It’s just a wonderful way to wrap up the year with all that’s going on because it’s definitely devastating to have some things end the way that we never expected them to,” she says. “To have this opportunity has been truly amazing.”
The Windsor dancers are the three in matching burgundy sequined costumes.
The segment showed Idol, Fallon and The Roots performing a social distancing remix of the hit "Dancing with Myself" with instruments found at home while in quarantine and featured viewer-submitted home videos of fans dancing by themselves.
The video is pinned at the top of the Dance Barre Facebook page.