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Things Get Colorful In This Splashy Dance Performance Set To Grace VanderWaal's 'Moonlight'

So, so good.

Earlier this summer, America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal debuted her song "Moonlight," later revealing its meaningful backstory and impressing audiences everywhere. 

Now, choreographer Kristin McQuaid has collaborated with DanceOn, a dance entertainment network, to choreograph an inspiring number set to VanderWaal's song. 

"Grace [VanderWaal] is such an old soul, and that is what Kristin [McQuaid] loves about her. She doesn't play into these silly games … she just is!" DanceOn captions on a video of the performance uploaded to YouTube. 

"McQuaid created this video to have it read that we may always look like we are ok on the outside, but on the inside, we may be broken and hurting. You never know what someone is going through, so we must love everyone, no matter what." These motivations further match VanderWaal's own intentions for the song, which she wrote about her friend's struggle with depression.

In DanceOn's video, directed by Ryan Parma and featuring dancers like Nia Sioux Frazier, Elliana Walmsley, Ava Cota, Hailee Payne, and Audrey Case, among others, the cast moves through various studio spaces as the video shifts between color and black-and-white scenes, showing the juxtaposition between the emotions in the song. The exuberant finale is shot in bright light, with the main character coming full circle through her journey. 

You can check it all out below:

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