Stars Who Went From Dancing To Big Time Celebrity

As Kevin Federline here would tell you, being a professional dancer is not easy. It takes natural talent, sure, but it also requires a whole heck of a lot of discipline, drive and ruthless focus on getting to the top. So it should come as no surprise that some of the biggest names at the top of the Hollywood food chain got their start in the world of dance.

In today’s gallery, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest names in TV, movies and music, who honed their on-camera skills by donning their leg warmers and flashing some serious jazz hands – including Jennifer Lopez, Channing Tatum and other surprising stars.

Taylour Paige, a former Los Angeles Laker Girl is one dancer who is making the move into the acting world.  The talented Paige plays Ahsha on Hit the Floor, a brand-new series on VH1 that follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the premiere dance team in all of professional basketball. Ever wondered what it’s like to go behind the scenes with the gorgeous ladies of a pro hoops dance team? Hit the Floor has your answer. And it’s hot.

Hit the Floor airs Mondays at 9/8C – only on VH1.