The Way You Move

These Dancers Show They Groove Best To Missy Elliott’s ‘I’m Better’

Prepare to be dance floored.

It's hard to imagine that the last Missy Elliott album dropped 12 years ago! In the early 2000s, the female rapper was dominating the charts with songs like "Work It," "Get Ur Freak On," and "One Minute Man." To complement the releases of each hit, Missy continuously provided fans with dope music videos often featuring young dancers that would put the rest of us to shame.

Now, with the release of her 2017 song "I'm Better" featuring Lamb, Missy is once again getting people out their seats, even if the song has a slower pace than what's she's produced in the past.

Among those showing off their moves to Missy's new track are the young dancers under the tutelage of choreographer Phil Wright, an instructor at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.

The Miami native sets his students in motion using a fast-then-slow-then-fast-again routine that is both reminiscent of the Virginia rapper's past songs and her new flow. Wright even mixes in a little freestyle, which gives his protégés the chance to shine individually.

The dancers featured in the YouTube video that's been watched more than half a million times since it was first posted on January 29 include Wright along with several of his students, such as little 11-year-old Alena Garver, who is the only one to have a solo part.

Wearing a T-shirt with the world "Shorty" written in white letters, Garver moves with such precision and intensity that it's exciting to imagine where dancing could take her in life. If it were up to Wright, those skills would take the tween to The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"Yall help me get this Monster on the Ellen Show," Wright captioned an Instagram video featuring Garver's solo. "She's only 11."

Get your mind fully blown by checking out the entire clip below:

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