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December 9, 2011

Challenge the "Miracle on 42nd Street" dancers

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Challenge the "Miracle on 42nd Street" dancers

Dancers Alex Karigan and Zac Hammer from the hit YouTube video Miracle on 42nd Street video chatted with readers. They answered reader questions, broke out some dance moves and more.

Related: All I want for Christmas is Mariah Carey lip-synch viral videos
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Host: Alex Karigan

Alex Karigan

Alex Karigan and Zac Hammer choreographed and performed the YouTube hit "Miracle on 42nd Street". They are both members of the Amy Marshall Dance Company.

About the topic

Dancers Alex Karigan and Zac Hammer from the hit YouTube video Miracle on 42nd Street video chatted with readers. They answered reader questions, broke out some dance moves and more.

Related: All I want for Christmas is Mariah Carey lip-synch viral videos
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Inspiration

You both are amazing dancers! Where did you get the inspiration to dance and create such an amazing video?
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Love

How many times have you and Zac done this together?

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Miracle on 42nd Street video chat

What has been your most surprising comment on You Tube?

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Miracle on 42nd St

I shared your video with my children. It inspired my twin 9 year old twins to work together and recreate it -which was so much fun to watch them do this! Your kindness writing them to tell them how much you loved their version was so touching and made them so HAPPY! You guys have brought so much joy to our house this last week!

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Dance for Me

Alex, I hear you do a very weird backbend move. Do it!

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Future videos

Are you planning more videos that you may tell us about?
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Challege the dancers

How do you do a perfect fankick?

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Zac's Outfit

Did you shave your legs for this? Alex?....and Zac?
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Tap Dancing

Do either of you know any "Tap Moves"?  What is your most difficult move? Could you do it LIVE on the video chat?

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"Miracle on 42nd Street" dancers

How many times did you guys practice the dance before shooting? Where did you get the leotards and socks?

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Miracle on 42nd street

Can Zac do a split?

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dance move

Can you do a heel stretch turn? Is there a certain way not to fall over and hit your head?

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Christmas

Did you feel the Christmas spirit running through you?
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Choreographer?

Who was the choreographer?
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Attention to detail

Loved you singing along with the words and actually responding to various cues in the song, thank you! What's with the role reversal at the end?
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Dance moves

Zac, What is your best honey badger move?
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Choice of Song

Why did you choose that song? Any personal meaning attached to it?
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Miracle on 42nd Street

You guys seem so happy.  Are you always this happy? Are you friends in "real life"?

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Going viral

Did you guys have any idea that this video would become so popular when you made it?
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Miracle on 42nd Street

Question... Any advice on how to perfect those calypsos you guys did so amazingly?
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popularity in NY

Has anyone recognized you on the streets of NY?

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Is Alex Jealous?

Is Alex jealous because Zac is getting a lot more attention on Youtube?

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Miracle on 42nd Street

Zac and Alex, what are your favorite pieces of dance?
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non dancing occupation

If you could not support yourself dancing, then what would be your part time job?

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Thack! Ka!

Dance for us!
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Love the dancers!

Love you guys! What advice would you give to a young dancer moving to NY?

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42nd street Christmas dance

What is your favorite part of the dance? Will you show us a heel stretch right now?

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dancing

How do you look so good in those leotards?
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42nd street dancers

Love your dancing so much! What choreographers working in dance today inspire you the most?

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movie

If this turns into a movie, who would play you?

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Your Outfits

Jennifer from Ticket Services wants to know: inspiration? how do you rock them so hard? flower: detachable?
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Other ventures

Have you considered Whitney's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and could you attempt a little spontaneous interpretive here and now?
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Shout out!!!

Will you give a shout out to all your fans at the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma??
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Miracle on 42nd

Has Mariah Carey commented?
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dance future

What are your dance aspirations?

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ending?

Where did alex get the sweet moustache she is sporting at the end?

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"Miracle on 42nd Street" dancers

I'm in love with Zac so bad. What should I do? :(
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is alex married?

I notice a ring.  Is alex married?

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company

You work for Amy Marshall Dance Company. I studied with her a long time ago. How did you get in the company? What do you like best, and how can I get in too?
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fans

Can you give a shout out to one of your youngest and biggest fans, Isabella (age 4)?
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Dancers

Where did you go to college? If you want to go into modern dance do think college is important?

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previous training in dallas

Do you feel as if you owe any of this newfound fame to your late nights working at Buca in Dallas?

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Auditions

Is there an art to auditioning? I always get cut.  :-(

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next season

Have you heard Barbra Streisand's version of Jingle Bells? "jingle bells, jingle bells, jing-jangle!" I think you both would play a great Babs!

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comedy

This is obviously very funny. Have you ever thought of going into comedy or acting?

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Next steps?

What do you hope to do next in your dancing careers?
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Haley Crum :

That's a wrap!

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