Jim Nowakowski

Heeeeelllllooooo Pllluuuugggerrrsss! It’s time to play #Gif or #Goals! *insert theme music we just made up*

Here's the deal. We’re going to show you some of the latest and greatest Instagram posts, and you’ll have to guess if it’s actually a GIF, or if it’s something the dancer did in real life. Let’s check out some top notch dancers who’ve received some serious Insta-love this month…

First up is this amazing video from @Jimnowakowski, who is currently dancing for BalletMet. With over 11,000 views, here is Jim tearing up the dance floor with some ridiculous pirouettes…


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The answer: #Goals. Yep, these spins are Jim's… all 24 of them!

Next we have a lovely post from @mundobailarinistico of a gorgeous ballerina who is executing some beautiful turns…

The answer: #Gif. But I think we can all agree those feet are goals!

Lastly, we have a gorgeous turning sequence posted by @barbarazorzato of Ms. Marianela Nunez, who dances for The Royal Ballet. Try not to blink for this one…


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The answer: #Goals! This black swan performance is unbelievably amazing, but these Coda turns are showstopping.

Thanks for playing Pluggers! May your turns be Gram worthy and always #Goals.

About the author

Keira Whitaker is a dedicated teacher, performer, and choreographer, who has been dancing for the past 21 years. She recently graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BFA in Dance performance and a minor in English.