Top Ten Best Dancers of All Time

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1Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

HE IS GOD OF DANCING
HE INSPIRED THE WHOLE WORLD
HE IS THE KING AND ALWAYS BE LONG LIVE KING LONG LEGEND LONG LIVE MICHAEL 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!

The god of dance

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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 the best in every type of dance forms

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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

He should be placed at number 1 for his amazing beats and flexible moves

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4Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

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

The best dancer of our generation

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5Allu 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

He is really awesome

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6Fred Astaire

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

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!

THE GREATEST, BAR NONE! ARE YOU KIDDING ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER NAMES HERE? GENE KELLY IS A DISTINCT SECOND, WAY AHEAD OF ALL THE REST OF THESE PEOPLE. THEY WERE UNBELIEVABLY TALENTED, AND PRACTICED TILL IT WAS PERFECTED. KELLY WAS GOOD TO LOOK AT, TOO!

He was and is the best!

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7UsherUsher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

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 like the underground Michael jackson. His move and stage presence can give an audience a tear.

Usher is the best hands down he should have been 2nd on this ranking

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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 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!

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.

He is an ultimate dancer

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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 the best

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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 should be way up in this list. I can't believe the standards of whoever created it.

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The Contenders

11ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

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

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

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

Shakira has the moves, she's awesome!

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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.

Half the world hasn't even heard of singing in the rain, so why would they know the best dancer of all time? He deserves to be number one. Always.

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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

Madurai is the best I mean by the way she moves is like awesome

Best dancer ever

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14Fayard 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.

The only reason I can imagine that anyone here votes for neither of the Nicholas Brothers is not having seen their performances. It is that easy. Luckily YouTube is only a click away!

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16Joseph 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

VIJAY is very awesome dancer
He is the dimond of india
VIJAY shuld be awarded by bhatat ratn.
He deserves it.
He is best dancer in the world.
Especially after death of MJ.

Wow... He's best ever... VIJAY means VICTORY and he is really a god of dancing in India
He 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
VIJAY IS KING OF DANCE.. BEST DANCER.. WHATA EXPRESSION, EFFORTLESS DANCING SKILLS... HE SHOULD BE IN TOP 3 POSITION.. MJ, PRABU DEVA THEN VIJAY.. EVEN HE CAN EQUALLY DANCE WITH MJ & PRABU DEVA.. SO HE SHOULD BE FIRST.. "DANCING LEGEND VIJAY ONLY
He dances effortlessly without any strain on his face n he can do t long hard steps with precise ...more

Ya he should be here

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17Justin Timberlake

JT is an INSPIRATION
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.

Yes he is very good

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18James Brown

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.

Holy oversight batman! James Brown is the originator, there is none greater, all others who follow are merely imitators. Hammer, Michael, Usher, Brown would not be in the list were it not for the man that made the moves and created the hooks that ALL of them sampled and reused... Take Superbad and Funky Drummer alone.

" James Brown didn't teach Michael how to dance, maybe you should listen Michael more because Michael Jackson said that I watched James Brown as a little boy growing up

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19Ginger Rogers

She kept up with Fred, and she did it moving backwards! Incredible...

20Eleanor Powell

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

Young people don't have a clue, first of all you had to dance even before you could act. Eleanor Powell was the best...

The best female tapper ever, bar none!

Without a doubt, the greatest tap dancer of all-time!

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