It strikes me that the atmosphere in the U.S.—as well as our reach and interaction with other nations—is tense right now. For a touch of self-care and to unplug from the media madness, I hunkered myself down after a busy week led into a non-stop weekend, caught up on a recorded “Being Human” marathon (new fave show) and went video surfing.
This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a bit. My favorites are Jeffrey, in the black and white plaid shirt, getting down (especially his moves in the greeting card aisle) as well as Karim in the bowling alley. I can always count on Ellen, a fellow lover of all things dancing as well as an Aquarian spirit, to be able to bring a touch of joy for any moment. Her joining in the fun behind the couple on the beach was hilarious.
So, are you game to take the dance dare? If so, where are some of the places you will start off for practice? Any big-ticket risk spots you’ll target for bonus points?
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Oh I love the dancing! I so can’t do it…I love to watch them have fun. When MP3 players hit the scene, I loved walking across campus and seeing hundreds of kids swaggering and dipping and hopping as they scurried from class to class. It’s not so obviously joyous now (more’s the pity) but I still like it. Conga lines have made a resurgence lately and I see strings of young people dancing between buildings, especially in the week before finals. Love it!
Conga lines! Now those are a throwback of fun. I’m one of those peeps that will dance almost anywhere. People rolling up on me while driving will find me singing, head bobbing and wiggling in my seat. I suspect that you’ll be okay in a conga line or other group fun. 🙂
Love. Love love love. This made me smile so much my face now hurts. I might have to give this a try. Those people are so unaware! Thanks for making my day awesome, Barbara.
Yep, the fact they don’t know what is happening and the dancers boogie for awhile is the best, Tameri! Glad to make your day. I watched it on repeat and just laughed. To me, dancing is one of the true joys in the world.
That was fun to watch – I needed a smile! Can’t say as I’d be brave enough to do it…
Oh, you can do it, Traci! Just try a few hand moves at first or some head nodding. See how that goes. 🙂
I love this segment on Ellen. It cracks me up every time. I tried it behind my son while he was working in the kitchen and my 2 and 4-year-old grandchildren were watching. The only problem was we (I and the 2 kids) got laughing too hard. I’ll have to keep practising!
I’m with you on the practicing, Patricia. I want to make sure my moves are kept behind the person so they can’t see my arm movements in their peripheral vision.
such fun. I happen to have seen ellen a few days in a roy because I’ve been home sick. what fun.
I love Ellen’s spirit and how she comes out dancing and interacting with the audience. It is so about the community versus only a focus on herself. Refreshing.
So fun 🙂 I have to say, though, that I don’t think I’m that brave. Not yet anyway.
*cheering for you, Marcy* You can do it! Start with simple, shorter movements then build.
Hilarious, Barbara! I hadn’t seen this. I loved the students at the end. I think the whole point is not to practice, just get out there and do it! I’m a dancer from way back, wouldn’t have a problem with it. (Hmmm, will have to think about who to ambush.)
*waves to a fellow dancer* Yeah, Debra! Now that is the spirit. I think my technique will be to keep my arms tighter to my body versus swinging them. Doing this in a Starbucks line would be quite funny.
Hmm I’m not sure I’m ready to be that brave yet. But after baby is born, I plan to dance off some of that baby weight at No Lights No Lycra, fun, celebratory sessions in semi-darkness where people dance like crazy because nobody is looking.
Now the semi-darkness dancing sounds like a hoot, Naomi! Oh yeah.
OMG I would totally DO THIS!! Dang…if I had only read it sooner…maybe upon my return from my vacation, I’ll do a little dig for the blog. LOL!!
I knew you’d be in, Natalie! Hey, you could do tons of it while on vacation. No one will know you so no harm if caught. 🙂
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Oh my goodness! I was dying of laughter with the hair stylist and the church choir members! I’m wondering when I can pull that with my pastor…and how long I’ll still be at that church if I do. 😉 Perhaps I should up the stakes and dance behind my kids as I take them to school. I’m sure they won’t mind if I do a little disco in front of their friends. Great stuff, Barbara!
Oh, you must try some dancing in church, Julie! I did a mini-dance behind a contractor I had over to price some window covering work. I started with just pointing my fingers, then added in some head and shoulder wiggles. Fun, fun! The thrill is thinking you might get caught. Heh.