Top Ten Best Dancers of All Time


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1Michael Jackson


King of dancer, he is the best dancer in the world, no one can beat MJ.

Best dancer in the history of history of time I loved him he is so good Michael will always rule in all of our hearts GO MICHAEL!

He is Converted to Islam.

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2Prabhu Deva

Prabu deva is very awesome dancer
He is the diamond of India

Hats off dancer

He is awesome dancer.. No body is like him. After michael jackson he is only one who can rule on world by his dance..

Wow... He's best ever... Prabhu means god and he is really a god of dancing in india

He is an awesome dancer and when he dance he just dance to dance.

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3Hrithik Roshan

2nd rank should given to hritik reason is.. his clear steps and perfect movements. beat and his rythm goes hand in hand

Finest dancer in India... Fantastic..
The way he moves it's really please to watch and worth seeing... Just dance!

Hrithik should be 2nd best after Michael as he is the god of dance and has a very good flexible body which supports his steps. All his recent movies and dance shows show how efficient he is in dancing.

Ya correct he has his own style when comparing with prabhu so after hrithik prabhu will come

Hi is the best ever

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4Allu Arjun

One of the finest talent in India. Just watch his steps he is a true rockstar

He might be confined to a region (telugu & malayalam)... Definitely he is going to rock in future..

He is the upcoming great dancer with putting great efforts,
Even dances with grace

Allu arjun is the best dancer

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5Chris Brown

I will like Chris brown because he moves all his body to dance including stepping and stunts. HE IS THE BEST. HE IS NEW WITHIN NEW STEPS. I LOVE HIM. WATCH STORM THE YARD AND BE CARRIED AWAY WITH DANCE LETS DANCE IT ALL THANK YOU.

- tundor

He rocks I like his song yeah 3x and his dance in it... He is unbeatable after Michael Jackson he should have been there there would have been a storm if he was there he is just the best

I like CHRIS BROWN because he can do any dance move - goldenskull1358

He should be second after Michael Jackson

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6Fred Astaire

Unbelieveable!, that anyone in their right mind who could think or say that anyone else is even a close second to Fred Astaire has not watched one of his films. Michael Jackson, who many think was the best dancer of all time couldn't tie Fred Astaire's shoelaces copyed James Brown and who knows whom else. All his moves were virtually the same. Take a close look at his dance moves. Fred Astaire was in a league all by himself my friends and make no mistake about that. He also choreographed a lot of his dance and was the ultimate perfectionist. Wake up people!

People will be watching, and be amazed, at Astaire (and Rogers) 1000 years from now. He is that good.


You are so right! These uninformed people all voted for singers. They don't know what dancing is about. I want to see them try something like Fred's," Puttin on the Ritz." Or, maybe they should check out the Nicholas Brothers... Wow! Besides, Fred and his sister Adele lived in Weehawken, NJ when they were young. It's right across the Hudson River from Broadway. Oh, did I mention, that's where I'm from!

Ginger rogers did it all backwards and in heels. Talk about good.

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ARE you serious usher has been the man since his debut. The way he dances and the showmanship he has is fantastic. He can make the simplest move look so good. Who was the last person who could do that? I think that was mj

Usher should definitely be much higher up on this ranking. He is at least a better dancer than hrithick roshan.

Usher is the best dancer

Man he can move that body

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8Jr. NTR

Ntr is very good dancer in south he should in 1st place I think he is doing good now he is 2nd rajinikanth in south

Ntr is one of the top most dancer in all indian heros except hritik rohan, his dancing skills were awesome. According to me he is the best dancer in telugu industry and also in all other actors.

NTR must be in the list of top 5 dancers in India.
How come allu arjun?
Allu Arjun is a good dancer, but don't have grace in his dance!

Dancing star of India

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9Raghava Lawrence

He is the best, according to my opinion. Dance is not about stunts but of craze, his
Dance makes enjoy every movement compared to allu, etc

He is my best dancer. Look at his different composition of dances and his expressions which vibrate masses in a great way. His effortless style, mannerisms and charisma are way better than those stars of now!

He is my best dancer because he danced very well in tamil film kaanchana. I like him very much. His style while dancing is very nice.

He is god of style...

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10Mikhail Baryshnikov

This list pisses me off... Michael Jackson improves. He never took a class in his life. Baryshnikov studied for years, and is the true master

His technique is perfect, his moves are perfect, his dance is perfect. He is considered the greatest dancer by critics and he not on top spot. Shame on you people.

He is a dancer's dancer. Made it all look easy. Posture and technique perfect.

He is my inspiration, he is the true best dancer in the world.

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The Newcomers

?Bruno Tonioli

Bruno is just an amaze dancer

?Urmila Matodkar
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The Contenders


Shakira is number 2 after Michael Jackson. Her moves are absolutely amazing!

She is the best dancer. Her moves drives me crazy m trying hard to dance just like her... GO SHAKIRA...

What? Not number one!? Shes the queen of dancing! Her dancing is so SICK!

Shakira don't deserve to be in this list she don't know how to dance

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12Gene Kelly

He's not even in the top 50...
For shame, internet, for shame.
To those of you who haven't seen "Singing in the Rain", please do. You see, the dances were done in almost one take, no breaks. It was done to show how amazing his dances were. And by the way, if you don't think tap dancing is good dancing, I suggest you get off the top 40, stop "Dougeying" and learn a little music history.

Come on Gene Kelly belongs in the top ten best dancers of all time. The man was still dancing and contributing to dance until the end of his life at age 83! I saw him live in 1976 in St Louis, MO and I was extremely impressed with his agility. Besides who else has danced with a cartoon mouse?

Just see him dance on roller skates. I am sure that no other mortal could perform that dance. He was the best in his era and also forever. He will not see his like again.

I love Usher and Michael Jackson and Chris Brown but Gene Kelly needs to get in the list! HIs appreciation of dance shows with his steps and interactions! He's the example of triple threats! Just look at the roller skate scene! - hoofingboy100

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13Madhuri Dixit

Queen of Classical Dance... I Like it... - tayal5001

Dumbest dancer ever. How can you even compare her with Chris Brown & Michael Jackson - Raghavbakshiultimate

Madhuri is the queen of dancing and bollywood. What lovely and remarkable expressions. She is surely the best. I appeal to everyone to please vote for madhuri. She deserves to top the list



Dance means Madhuri Dixit, that's It.

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14Joseph Vijay

He dances effortlessly without any strain on his face and he can do long hard steps with precision and ease.

Prabudeva named Vijay in his top 5 fav dancers

HE dances on the sets and on the road with equal precision

"the king of dance"-illayathalapathy vijay
He is very next to prabhu deva in dancing...
Makes awesome expressions n effortless dancing skilled actor
For me he should be placed in top 5 dancers list:)
Best entertainer n awesome dancer in tamil film industry
He will be a best of bests if he enters international arena... Al the best vijay

He is Pretty Awesome Dancer. His Dance was Awesome To watch... He has the Best grace and Expression to his Steps... No age Category for his Fans for Dance... The Dance was appraised Even by Small Childs. His Dance are International Standards...

Really good dancer makes dance look elegant and charming

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15Fayard Nicholas

All... We are influenced by who and how people are viewed in the media. This influences our voting regardless of how we think. Before Michael Jackson, James Brown, Gregory Hines, Prince, etc... They pulled from the Greatest Dancers of all times The Nicholas Brothers. Check out You Tube "Stormy Weather" 1943 and you can see for yourselves. Don't always assume it's someone from our generation. Our generation had to of learned from someone before them.

16Harold Nicholas
17James Brown

WHAT! WHY is he at this number. This list has so many mistakes THAT it's not even funny. James brown should easily be number 1 dancer. Michael Jackson was excellent but James brown was just awesome to watch. Mj was smooth while James was smooth and energetic. One question, why is James brown other dance son not up there, mc hammer. Come on now, he should be number 3.( I can't believe what bet ranked him, after Janet Jackson? ) now I can see him beating mj in a dance battle with free styling and what not, but mj new more dance styles and combined him into his thing. But here's a good edit of that the list should look like…
5. Bobby Brown
4. Prince
3. Mc hammer
2. Michael Jackson
1👑 James Brown
Yeah, mc hammer above prince. There THAT'S more like it
Mc hammer= Energetic
Michael Jackson= Smooth
James Brown= Both

This list is phoney. James brown hands down the greatest dancer of all time.

Michael jackson is leading, but James brown isn't even in the top 10? For shame. - gmarsh

James brown at number 33? My gawd he even taught Michael Jackson... Listen... TAUGHT MICHAEL JACKSON how to dance, there for he needs to be number 1. Why is mc hammer not in the top 3 because really it was like him and mj were his sons. I would give mj 3rd place mc hammer 2nd and james brown 1st. Yeah Michael Jackson made jbs moves look better, hammer made them, energetic so basicly james brown the better dancer. Jeez ya'll need to research before making a list.

Having James Brown at number 36 is a travesty. James is the greatest dancer of all times. His style and flair was copied by a great many people on this list (especially your number 1 Michael Jackson).

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18Ginger Rogers
19Justin Timberlake

i mean he'z a successful dancer singer and a brilliant actor
well he is my idol
watch justin timberlake tap dance nothin' else video on youtube u'll surely louve it

He must be in the top 10... He is a better dancer than many above him here... He deserves the a place in the top 10... JT rocks

Wow he's like an Usher and Chris brown caliber type of dancer, 18th is madness.

Best original dancer... He has the moves x

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20Eleanor Powell

Greatest dancer ever... She was Born to Dance!

The best female "dancer" ever. If you've never heard of her (Google! ) In one of the all time best dance sequences EVER, Powell & Fred Astaire amazed to "Begin the Begine" in the movie "Broadway Melody of 1940." I watch it today and am blown away by Powell & her agility and rhythm. If you want to see "dancer" in the true sence of the word. Watch anything performed by Eleanor Powell!

The best female tapper ever, bar none!

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