Top Ten Best Dancers of All Time

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1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...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!

Michael Jackson is the "World's Biggest Superstar" but for the billions of dancers around the world, he is also God Of Dance. With his distinctive style of dancing, his music videos with broadway routines, his perfect executin of complex of steps, he has got that title. Michael Jackson is the God of Dance, not because he danced better than anyone on the planet but because he was and to this day the only dancer to revolutionize it on a global scale. Not just in America but in fact in every corner of the world, people are imitating Michael Jackson, the God of Dance. Now first thing he NEVER took any dancing lessons. He was a born dancer. According to MJ's mother, one day she saw Michael dancing to a rhythmic squeak of washing machine when he was only one-and-a-half year old baby. Then only if her mother would knew that her son would literally rule the world of dance. Michael Jackson believed in studying the greats and becoming greater, but as a matter of fact, Michael became ...more - xyz027

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2 Prabhu Deva Prabhu 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

Sir you are best

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3 Hrithik Roshan Hrithik 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

Hrithik roshan sucks he is not a good dancer the best dancer is prabhu deva
LOVE you PRABHUDEVA

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4 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher 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

number 1

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5 Usher Usher Usher 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 the best dancer

Usher should be number 2 of the top 10 best dancer!

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6 Fred Astaire Fred 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!

Astaire & Rogers were spectacular. He had moves Michael Jackson didn't- and if he were of the same time as Jackson, dancing in that style, he could have done anything Jackson did, and more, and the same goes for Ginger. A lot of dancing now uses the upper body- like the "robot" type moves-Fred had incredible feet, from tap moves to whatever-and if he were around now he could have done the upper body moves with the best of them, so: Fred- and Ginger (hypothetically)- have everyone beat.

How is Michael Jackson #1 when Fred Astaire inspired him? - MayaBella

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7 Allu Arjun Allu 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

Stylis dancer

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8 Raghava 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.

His dance is the beauty

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

Mikhail is easily one of the greatest dancers of all time, a legend and a dancing entity. He should be number 1

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10 Justin Timberlake Justin 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.

Look at the picture! I THOUGHT HERE WAS A FLY OR A BUG ON HIS NOSE

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The Newcomers

? Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan

No Isadora Duncan on this list? Come on - Metal_Treasure

? Michael Flatley

Wow, I am adding him at #330! The Lord Of the Dance. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Gene Kelly Gene Kelly Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor of film, stage and television, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks, and the likeable characters that ...read more.

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.

Gens Kelly is without a doubt the best dancer of all time. The athleticism is pure and natural! What a shame he is ranked so low, obviously have not seen American in Paris or Singing in the Rain.

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12 Fayard Nicholas Fayard 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!

They are the greatest of all time, I just seen their video on utube. and I am having pain right now after watching stormy jumping splits weather. My God, they are simply the greatest and they are not from my era. Thank you to the Nicholas brothers!

13 Harold Nicholas Harold Nicholas

I am a Harold nicholas I am a very good dancer vote me plece

He sucks

i like you

14 Madhuri Dixit Madhuri Dixit Madhuri Dixit, also known by her married name Madhuri Dixit Nene, is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi cinema.

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

Dance queen of world

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15 James Brown James Brown

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

Michael Jackson was inspired by James Brown, yet "CHRIS BROWN" beats him out? Are we serious here folks? Let's give JB the respect he deserves!

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.

Simply the hardest working man there was in Show Bizz, Hands Down, the Best there was and will ever be.

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16 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

Janet Jackson is an idol without her Jennifer Lopez wouldn't even have a career set for her so she need to be at number 3. She was an idol and she could always dance and still doing it at 45 so she an icon. More like number one!

the best dancer to me, the queen the only person who touch her is her brother only! period!

The best female dancer ever!

Some of Michael's moves deffinetley rubbed off on her

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17 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

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!

She is top Dancer

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18 Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers, born Virginia Katherine McMath (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her performances in films and RKO's musical films in which she was partnered with Fred Astaire.

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

Ginger needs to be way higher.

Ginger Rogers is the best female dancer of all time on screen.

19 Eleanor 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!

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 of he best. Should be number one. No female tapped danced lke her.
Fact check. Watch her video and see for yourself!

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20 Chloe Lukasiak Chloe Lukasiak Chloe Elizabeth Lukasiak is an American dancer, television personality, actress and model. She is best known for being an original cast member of Lifetime's reality television series Dance Moms during Season 1 through Season 4.

She is not only a real person and has her own insecurity's alike the rest of the human kind. She is misunderstood and shown the world during teen choice that she can dance and that's important, she can prove herself

Chloe is an amazing person and she's so kind, and she's also an amazing dancer, but I feel like maddie was better than her. I love chloe though, she was incredible - pjo

She is amazing and works so hard after all she has been through on Dance Moms

Bob was here

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