U(Tube) Can't Touch This!

MC Hammer plans dance video site to let dancers share moves
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2007 3:59 PM CST

(Newser) – Dance is lighting up small screens all over—witness “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance?,” and Jud Laipply's “The Evolution of Dance”—currently the most viewed clip on YouTube. But it's going to be Hammer Time again, as dance-icon MC Hammer seeks to tap this phenomenon with DanceJam, a YouTube-style site focusing only on dance videos.

Hammer says DanceJam will allow dancers to share new styles and ideas. “You'll be able to see the emerging dances as they're happening," he tells NPR. His vision is to utilize the “global language” of dance to foster a worldwide community: “[Look at Bollywood,] dance drives every movie—so imagine the international implications there.”