Miley Cyrus in YouTube dance-off

By Emily Morgan

May 5, 2008 at 11:16am

While the furor continues over Miley Cyrus’s back-baring photographs, the 15-year-old pop star has become entangled in another online battle: a YouTube dance-off involving Diana Ross, Adam Sandler, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes and Chris Brown.

Cyrus was challenged to a dance-off by a dance troupe that goes by ACDC (Adam/Chu Dance Crew). The group is led by Jon Chu, who directed the dance flick Step Up 2: The Streets and Adam Sevani who also acted in the film. Chu and company challenged Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux to show off their dance skills in an April 10 video posted on YouTube.

Cyrus & Jiroux, referring to themselves as the M&M Cru, posted their video response to the challenge on their YouTube channel, “The Miley and Mandy Show” on April 13.

In the video, they lip synch to Madonna’s newest single “4 Minutes” and skillfully execute a dance routine, complete with back-up dancers and break dancing. The choreography was done by Teresa Espinosa, who also choreographed Cyrus’s Best of Both World Tour, in which Jiroux is also a dancer. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, the stars of the original movie Step Up, appear in the video with the Cyrus and Jiroux.

Now, their challengers have issued a star-studded response.

ACDC battles back with a seven minute video that features many of Chu’s dancers from his film Step Up 2. Jamal Sims, who choreographed both Step Up 2 and Hairspray, brought in Hairspray co-stars Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley and Brittany Snow.

ACDC also recruited the dance troupe Jabbawokeez; the team that swept the competition in this year’s new reality show America’s Best Dance Crew. Fellow reality show contestants Lacey Schwimmer and Hok Kosini from So You Think You Can Dance also appear in the dance battle video.

Kicking up the video’s celeb count even more are Diana Ross, Adam Sandler, Lindsay Lohan, and Chris Brown.

Certainly Cyrus can pull together some more celebrity friends to respond a second time. Will what ACDC calls the “The Biggest Online Dance Battle in YouTube history” continue?

Below, the latest ACDC dance-off video:

See M&M Cru’s video for 4 minutes here, and Jon Chu’s orginial dance-off challenge here.

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