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Dizzy from dancing

Charity gala includes film and TV routines

Though not shimmying and pirouetting on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, the audience was nonetheless on its feet at the Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala.

Saturday night’s perf included routines from the cast of “Step Up Revolution,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With the Stars” contestants including Maria Menounos, who donned a pair of fangs while re-creating one of her most memorable performances from the ABC series.

Hosts and Dizzy Feet founders Adam Shankman and Nigel Lythgoe exchanged playful jabs at one another as they took the mic to announce acts. “Adam Shankman may kiss me again,” said Lythgoe, referencing a smooch landed on “So You Think You Can Dance.” “He didn’t even buy me a drink before!”

Shankman quipped, “I know what you’re thinking: this night has been very Lythgoe heavy, and Shankman light…but hey, he’s my boss.”

It was Shirley MacLaine, though, who proved to be the night’s ultimate comic. As she accepted the Dizzy Feet Inspiration Award from Debbie Allen, MacLaine stated that dance had always been a “vertical expression of horizontal desire,” and that everyone — politicians, media honchos and the like — “would be better people if they had taken dancing lessons!”

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