Zendaya Performs A Dance To Her Music In Seacrest Studios

Visit recap written by Lindsey Murray, Seacrest Studios Intern

Zendaya took some time off from her tour to stop by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with her two friends and dancers Deja and Dominique. The studio was packed with fans of all ages who listened closely as Zendaya talked about life on tour, her time on “Dancing with The Stars”, and her new Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped.”

Zendaya started out the interview by reminiscing on her performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards a few weeks ago. She shared the process behind choreographing the dance, which she said was inspired by Michael Jackson and choreographed by her dancer Dominique.

Zendaya told fans that she learned a lot of dance moves from her time on “Dancing with The Stars.” She said that her favorite dances were the Latin inspired numbers, and that the Waltz was the most difficult because it was so technical. Zendaya even admitted that despite her dance background, the performances were still challenging to her saying “I was never 100 percent until the night of the performance.”

At one point in the interview, Zendaya gave fans a sneak peak of her choreography from her tour when she gave an in-studio performance of her hit single “Replay” with her two dancers.

She didn’t just talk about music, though. Zendaya also talked about her upcoming movie “Zapped” that will premiere on June 27on The Disney Channel. The movie is about a girl named Zoey, played by Zendaya, who comes into possession of a smart phone app that can control boys.

Zendaya gave some inspirational words of advice as well when she shared how she overcame her shyness. “I just stopped caring what other people thought and did what I loved,” she said.

Before the end of the interview, Zendaya made sure to give everyone at Seacrest Studios an update on an upcoming project that she’s working on for Disney Channel. The pilot, that has yet to be picked up, is about a teenage girl, played by Zendaya, who lives a double life as an undercover spy. She also added that she hopes to get back into the studio soon, as she already has some ideas for a new album.

Everyone had a blast hanging out with Zendaya, both during his interview and afterwards when she signed autographs and took pictures with fans.  Thanks for a great time Zendaya and we hope you come and visit again!



Zendaya Shakes Things Up at Seacrest Studios

Zendaya, a Disney Channel and Dancing with the Stars favorite, recently stopped by Seacrest Studios to visit with patients at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte! In town to sing the National Anthem at a Carolina Panthers football game, Zendaya told a crowded studio that she was not nervous that she might forget the words to the National Anthem. She also told patients she got to hang out with Panthers’ quarterback, Cam Newton (who has visited Seacrest Studios too!)

After playing a round of Shake It Up trivia, patients were thrilled to talk to, and sit next to, the star of the hit Disney show!   Zendaya told fans that the end of Shake It Up was bittersweet.  “Everyone in the cast – I consider them like family.  We’re all really close and being on Shake It Up is kind of like school a little bit.  We go to school, we have our routine, we see the same people every day, and now I guess you could say I’m like the senior who graduated and now am moving on.  It’s bittersweet.”

“Zswaggers” were interested to hear about Zendaya’s stint on Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)! She told patients that the costumes on DWTS were custom made for every single performance.

Another interesting fact Zendaya shared with us is that it drives her, and her “Zswaggers,” “crazy” when people mispronounce her name (which apparently happens quite a bit!)  

One thing is for sure, we will “Replay” Zendaya’s visit over and over until she visits Seacrest Studios again!