For the lead single off her excellent new album Jackie, Ciara went full throttle with her dancing, showcasing previously unseen ballet moves for some of the best choreography of 2015. "I Bet" has the starlet standing en pointe in ballet slippers and rocking an interpretative dance barefoot.
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From the very start of her career, Ciara was wowing us with her stage style, including her now-signature "Matrix" move—a back bend that essentially defies gravity. One needs a strong set of abs to pull it off, and Ci was ready from the get-go to display her super skills.
Watch at the 2:20 mark above in the video for "Goodies," her debut single. Then watch her explain how she does the move below:
Remember when twerking was all the rage last year? Yeah, Ciara was on that ish in 2009. Watch the best part of her choreography in "Work," taken from her opening slot on Britney Spears' Circus Tour, where Ci shows off her extreme athleticism and twerking abilities. It's not easy to hold a squat like that.
Ciara's shown off her moon-walking abilities multiple times on tour (including during her "Billie Jean" cover on her current Jackie Tour) and, while it's not a stage per se, Ciara asked her Instagram followers last year, "Have you ever seen a pregnant woman moonwalk?"
Now we have. Thank you for that, Ci.
In one of the most controversial moments of her career, Ciara's "Ride" video was banned from BET and 106 and Park—important outlets for an R&B artist—and U.K. television due to its "sexual content." It was an early pro-feminism moment when fans called out the network for playing similarly sexy videos (like Trey Songz's 2010 hit "I Invented Sex"), but put a full-out ban on this video.
Controversy aside, Ciara kills it all on her own here with a silhouette that had every other pop star upping their dance game.
A classic! With longtime collaborations Missy Elliott and Jazze Pha on the track, Ciara introduced the world to the 1, 2 Step that's still utilized on dance floors today. Need a refresher? Watch Ci teach her gal pal the move at the 0:40 mark in the accompanying video.
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