Kayla Mak’s “Take Me to Church” Proves Ballet Can Compete – World of Dance 2019 (Full Performance)

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Kayla Mak’s “Take Me to Church” Proves Ballet Can Compete – World of Dance 2019 (Full Performance)


Sharia Mitchell · July 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Awww the little kid was getting worried because she nailed that performance

usagi mel · July 27, 2019 at 9:24 pm

wondering who said ballet cant compete

meae deliciae fullmonty · August 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm

I really wanted to enjoy and feel the entire performance but I cant cause the audiences were too loud 😑

Tracy Austin · August 2, 2019 at 4:37 am


izgcfs · August 2, 2019 at 7:31 am

she danced modern ballet with contemporary with lyrical and the fact that she used such a powerful and strong song but still managed to make her dance look elegant and strong is so good, this is coming from a dancer and i wish i had her level of control over my body and strength she's literally amazing

Lovebug Thayer · August 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

That wasn’t really ballet

RainbowKittyStudios · August 2, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Take me to church is such an emotional song and I can’t think of anyone better to dance to it then Kayla. Such a great performance.

Kate Mellows · August 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm

She was so beautiful 😍

Adi Arbiv · August 7, 2019 at 2:47 am

It’s not really ballet. It’s like modern pointe

Julia Gallent · August 7, 2019 at 8:38 pm

She is talemtwd but the piece isn't that good at all in my opiniom

Isabella Weidmann · August 8, 2019 at 3:50 am

I find it so funny that there are all of these comments on here gorgeous feet and the thing is I dance with her and her feet have always been what she is most unsatisfied with and always working to make better😂 You were amazing Kayla!!!

marifer santoyo · August 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm

I've been dancing ballet all my life and I think that anyone can dance like that. I only saw very simple things with the pointe shoes and I think he doesn't deserve to be and for that he takes off his pointe shoes and that lyrical or contemporary dance

digital subliminal messages · August 9, 2019 at 2:48 am

S T O P. R A P E I N G. B A B I E S
Sweet … / it's nice…/we'll dance later maybe//that was pretty good

CH S · August 9, 2019 at 7:47 pm

WOW mesmerising magnificent performance WOW🌹❤🌹❤

Cussundria Kneal · August 10, 2019 at 8:48 pm

I love how you can tell which are the ballerinas in the comment section, or at least took ballet classes fora time. Because they're right: while this was an amazing and beautiful piece, it wasn't TRUE ballet.

Babbie J · August 10, 2019 at 11:53 pm

Stupid song

Lucy Star · August 11, 2019 at 1:47 am

Had to watch on mute, lol. Did someone not tell her this song is about having sex?

shaila grace · August 11, 2019 at 1:06 pm

this is not ballet. it’s more of contemporary. well it was still good.

Carol 04 · August 11, 2019 at 1:16 pm

It's not ballet

Legion Loyalist · August 12, 2019 at 7:36 am

Nope. Not really even contemporary ballet, using a song that was already used by the guy who did a whole music video (that was ballet), did a trillion boring same side leg extensions that got her a “creativity” score. Lmao. These shows are a joke.

Rhiannon Evans · August 13, 2019 at 2:39 am

This is contemporary with ballet shoes, sorry lol. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Lisa L · August 13, 2019 at 2:47 am

Wow! Just WOW!

Thierry Saltarelli · August 13, 2019 at 1:33 pm

It s a neo classical ballet …ballet it s not always tutu ans tinker Bell …the pointe technique is not to belong to "contemporary "dance .

GBPC · August 14, 2019 at 2:00 am

663 people drank too much hatorade

Hugs and Hearts · August 14, 2019 at 7:35 am

Her technique is flawless!

Erica Andrea · August 15, 2019 at 1:21 am

This was not ballet albeit excellent

Emma Gordon · August 15, 2019 at 7:52 pm

Boi, ballet has always been able to compete, the judges just never let it

Thia P · August 16, 2019 at 9:34 am

This song gives me goosebumps lmao

Summer Hope · August 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

i mean its really good and shes amazing but its seem like its always the same step

XxYellowLivx X · August 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

It took me 30 seconds to find out she was on pointe

Halleluia Zeyohannes · August 18, 2019 at 4:12 am

im no dance or ballet expert but uh that wasn’t ballet

LJ · August 19, 2019 at 8:48 am

Damn I’ve got goosebumps🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Phumla Zitha of Swords · August 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm

The ballet world is so cut throat–just read the comments 😐

Makenna Howard · August 21, 2019 at 5:07 am

Holy cow!!! I can’t even do her walk on!!! She is AMAZING!

Hannah Sutter · August 22, 2019 at 6:12 pm

As a ballett dancer, it hurts to see that she rarely uses the pointe shoes and she doesn’t often actually stand on pointe, great dance tho

samantha Arbeit · August 24, 2019 at 12:06 am

Ok I'm not saying she did a bad job but I personally dont think that this is ballet.

Rhea M · August 25, 2019 at 1:19 pm

God do i live under a rock! How am i just getting to know about this show!

Tamlyn Adolph · August 27, 2019 at 7:40 am

An untrained eye could see that this isn't ballet. Still beautiful though.

I’m bored · August 27, 2019 at 10:39 am

Tbh this is modern ballet, it’s a mix of ballet and contemporary/lyrical. There are elements to the dance that are classic ballet and she is wearing pointes but the general flow of the dance is more contemporary. But this dance is still incredible!❤️❤️❤️

Dylan Bladimir mntz · August 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

En la miniatura se parece a paloma mami ♥️

Dia191919 · August 27, 2019 at 3:57 pm

That was so so so beautiful! I’m so glad that she took a hard and different dance style and made it her own!

Abi H · August 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm

After watching this I was like I’m just gonna have to comment that that wasn’t ballet and then I looked at the comments and went ohhhhhhh maybe not 😂

aurora · August 27, 2019 at 6:45 pm

y’all in the comments section acting as if contemporary ballet doesn’t exist. this is contemporary ballet, obviously not classical ballet. for those who don’t know what contemporary ballet means, it’s simple, it’s a mix of classical ballet and modern dance.

Monse · August 29, 2019 at 4:51 am

Omg isnt the presenter one of jimin's mans

Katya M. · August 29, 2019 at 5:25 am

But this isn’t exactly ballet… it’s like contemporary or lyrical with some, SOME, ballet elements. Take the point shoes away. This isn’t ballet. It’s amazing! She’s amazing! But they need to say this is modern ballet or something because saying ballet, people expect classical baller

caitlin delaney · August 29, 2019 at 8:31 am

its funny because you can see the audience sitting there doing nothing but then you hear cheers and clapping… from who??

Sin Rose · August 30, 2019 at 10:16 pm

Goose bumps 🔥

Lucy Brayton · August 30, 2019 at 10:32 pm

I didn’t know they rolled around on the floor in ballet 🤡

I’ts Tori · August 31, 2019 at 8:45 am

omg her feet. they have a really good point!!

Klaudia Toporowska · August 31, 2019 at 11:48 am

This is contemporary on point not ballet

Brooklynn T Guy · August 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Modern ballet acrobatic routine it’s not just ballet

Blxir k3ndrick · August 31, 2019 at 9:52 pm

To me it just looks like regular dance moves polished to elegancy, and then added some gymnast moves. Idk, I've never seen a ballet performance.

Dancing Queen · September 1, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Not to brag but I met her🙃

Xvnderz · September 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm

I would like to think ballet can compete, lol given it’s the foundation for all dance.

Ellie Stobirski · September 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

She is crazy good but this is contemporary on pointe 🤩🤷‍♀️

Aeriana Kaufman · September 2, 2019 at 12:03 am

should say “proves pointe can compete” we all know this isn’t ballet, it’s just pointe shoes. don’t get me wrong she’s amazing, but the title is off

Madison K · September 2, 2019 at 12:07 am

Ballet or not, this is a beautiful dance nonetheless

Hannah Haworth · September 2, 2019 at 12:51 am

Ok, beautiful performance 100%, but like the fact that this isn’t recognized as being more contemporary than ballet speaks to the judges qualifications

Mary Corbin · September 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Can I just say, this is not ballet. This the kind of contemporary ballet I don't like, it's all posing and no musicality and story. Skillful dancer, but not a good storyteller.

Freya · September 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm

1:12 did she fall or was that part of the dance?

Ballerina Central · September 3, 2019 at 1:40 am

Just because you were pointe shoes doesn’t mean this classifies as ballet.
As a ballerina myself, this classifies as contemporary-ballet (mostly contemporary)

Carson Mae · September 3, 2019 at 3:21 am

I think this is more of a mix of contemporary and ballet

Linden Hoff · September 4, 2019 at 1:43 am

I showed this to my dad and he says, "Did God forget bones in her?" 😂

manikaaa · September 4, 2019 at 2:18 am

this isn’t ballet, it’s point shoe contemporary with a few ballet moves. she was amazing though

Venusã-Morgan De Paulo Páccas · September 4, 2019 at 8:53 am

She did amazing wow ❤️🙏🏾😭

Maddie Fishblob · September 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm

1:34 when jlo’s clapping her sleeves look like crazy pompoms 😂

Eve Kempster · September 5, 2019 at 4:22 pm

Just because she is dancing en pointe it doesn't mean this is ballet. It is contemporary performed en pointe. She is an exquisite, beautiful dancer and I'm not taking away from that at all, but this isn't actually ballet (although I'm sure she is classically trained)

jessica ArmyBlink · September 5, 2019 at 9:08 pm


Jocey Tang · September 5, 2019 at 10:30 pm

by no means am i discrediting her. i think she did amazing but as a dancer, i really wished that she delivered a message and a story line through her movements. i saw a lot of tricks upon tricks. as i’m watching this, she explains the dance in her views but the moves just didn’t explain a story. all i saw were tricks. i’m still very impressed with the talent she has don’t get me wrong

Bridgot AJ · September 6, 2019 at 5:25 am

For all of you for saying it’s contemporary or lyrical, I understand where your coming from. But a lot of her moves were ballet. So it’s still VALID as ballet.

Liza Saakadze · September 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

These has honestly nothing to do with ballet , she could have danced hip hop with point shoes, you wouldn’t clall it ballet , right? Why did judges say it? They are professional that clearly should be able to tell difference between ballet , contemporary and acrobatics

Red_Queen_ Elite · September 8, 2019 at 1:08 am

Yay contortion!

Alexa h · September 8, 2019 at 6:03 pm

This is NOT ballet. It isn’t even contemporary ballet. It’s just contemporary (there’s a difference) with pointe shoes and a couple of ballet and acro tricks.

Ellen McAdams · September 10, 2019 at 8:58 pm

I love the acro and contemporary mix with ballet. Personally I find ballet although technically pleasing, a little lacking in passion or punch, this combination brings more to a ballet piece. Amazing Job

paige mckinnie · September 11, 2019 at 2:17 am

It was beautiful but this was not ballet in the slightest it was contemporary pointe there is a big difference

Sabrina Mitchell · September 11, 2019 at 4:09 am

Well this is just contemporary on pointe but still very beautiful

Death Drop ALDC · September 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

This is actually the best performance I’ve seen on this show! I LOVE IT!! ❤️

Abdali Bastidas · September 15, 2019 at 4:58 pm

It just looks like a mess

Fuck.boi16 Winning · September 16, 2019 at 4:33 am

Boring but great song!!!

LIL P · September 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

Wow that was beautiful

Emily Foot · September 20, 2019 at 9:52 pm

Just because she’s wearing pointe shoes doesn’t make it ballet. None of those were ballet steps, rather modern contemporary.

jesari1701 · September 20, 2019 at 11:18 pm

She's clearly not that comfortable being en pointe. Her foot doesn't look flexible. This is just a contempary dancer trying to be different by wearing some pointe shoes

Taye · September 21, 2019 at 8:03 pm

whewww i got chills 😅😅

Cha Cha K · September 22, 2019 at 2:54 am

Proves that ballet can compete?? What an uninformed title. Shame on you NBC.

melanie weeks · September 23, 2019 at 12:25 am

Those boys looked SPOOKED. And rightfully so.

Sophia Wood · September 23, 2019 at 3:28 am

The beginning is the best part

Jett Reggae · September 24, 2019 at 5:54 am

Remember those classmates who say dance is not a sport?

PaganBorn SpiritBear · September 25, 2019 at 12:17 am

I hate to be a downer, but….that ain’t ballet! It’s Lyrical performed en pointe. That’s all.

Picnic Lover · September 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

I sometimes get kinda annoyed with the judges they've chosen, not because they're bad dancers but I feel like these amazing competitors deserve some expert advice.

dancer bro · September 25, 2019 at 8:45 pm

It was contemporary in point shoes not a ballet dance.

Crowned In Beauty · September 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm

She did that 🖤👏🏾

The Craziest Ravenclaw · September 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm

This isn't ballet. It's not even contemporary ballet. It's contemporary and acro en pointe

Emily Bluntt · September 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm

I love how conifers those boys were and then they were wrong

Happy 566 · September 27, 2019 at 1:54 am

Honestly I don’t have to know techniques 😂🤣🤣unless your a professional in a class SELF TAUGHT THO point your feet arm and legs straight u will be fine

Just A Syko Seashell · September 27, 2019 at 2:04 am

This isn’t ballet. This is contemporary/modern/lyrical.

winterrrsea · September 27, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Contemporary in pointe shoes isn't ballet…..

Alina H · September 28, 2019 at 12:30 am

You don't see ballet in competitions because it looks too easy!

Lexi Rose · September 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Im here from jordan matters video with her❤❤❤

topper on · September 30, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Beautiful grace. You can tell that girl has been practicing. And her teacher needs to be commended.

jmatt4life · October 2, 2019 at 5:11 am

Free form Ballet!

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