We've had some amazing dancers grace the stage over the past 20 years. Check them out.
Is there anyone else that we sit and watch their videos over and over to memorize the choreography to do with them at concerts? That alone makes King Bey one of the best festival dancers to grace our stage.
You can't keep your eyes off Usher when he hits the festival stage. He even got the entertainer head nod from the late great Michael Jackson.
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From seductive to upbeat, and when she brings a fan on stage for a lap dance. Ms. Jackson if you're nasty makes you not want to take your eyes off her when she's dancing.
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Mary J. Blige
She may not be the first person that comes to your mind when you think of the best dancers, but MJB definitely has moves.
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There are cats less then half his age that don't have the moves Uncle Charlie does. Try to keep up with him if you want but he's a showstopper.
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How many people can pull off this back bend? Not many. Ci-ci had to make our list of best festival dancers off this move alone.
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He's definitely set the bar for the artists coming up with him to step it up when it comes to dancing and putting on a live show.
From a groovy two-step to full on choreography, Ne-Yo definitely has the moves.
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Nothing like some island flavor at ESSENCE festival and Riri always brings it.
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These guys definitely take the trophy for one of the best dancing groups to ever hit the ESSENCE festival stage.
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Brandy doesn't just save her moves for the stage, she brings the party wherever she is during ESSENCE Festival weekend.