Recently, I went out dancing with some friends. Looking around at the crowd bouncing and swaying to the beat, I realized that no matter what club you go to, there are certain types of dancers that you’re always going to see. Like the true nerd that I am, I went home and wrote them all down. Check out my list after the jump, feel free to add any other types in the comment section, and most importantly, tell us which category you fit into (I’m a mix of #2, #6, and #7 without the ecstasy)… Keep reading »
I love me some Bill Cosby. As a child I used to actively wish he was my dad, which really pissed off my real dad. Sorry about that, real dad! Anyway, Bill is so funny, and I just love his face. And his voice. And, like, everything about him. Yeah, if you asked me what my favorite thing about Bill Cosby is, I would probably say everything. Bill went on “The Late Show With David Letterman” last night and did some jokes and some talking, and even a little bit of dancing. Dancing! Watch this, and try not to wish he was your dad. It’s gonna be tough. [NYMag.com]
It was a typical Orange County night at the tail end of a long, lazy winter break. The plethora of yogurt shops in the neighborhood were closing, and even if you craved a Starbucks treat, it was too late in suburbia. The few dive-bars in the area boasted their usual divorcee crowd. My mom, dad and I finished a late dinner and now it was time to select our entertainment. Movie night at the Gray house is not only standard, but also probably the best post-nine-o’clock activity in town.
“What do you want to watch?” my mom asked, flipping through the movies in On Demand. She stopped suddenly, staring at me with calm yet focused eyes, “Do you think you can handle ‘First Position’?”
“Sure,” I responded casually. I understood why she was tentative to suggest watching a documentary about young ballet dancers, yet I was feeling confident. Friends and former co-workers had repeatedly suggested the film and I was in a safe, comfortable environment. I was all in. “Let’s do it!” I took a deep breath and settled in (Snuggie and all) to watch the story of six young dancers dedicating their lives to ballet, as I had for so many years. Keep reading »
As much as I love to rock out in my car and throw my hands in the air like I just don’t care at concerts, I’ve always operated under the assumption that I can’t dance. I have vaguely fond memories of a brief stint in ballet as a preschooler, but the only other dance experience I’ve had was a tap class in junior high. It took place in a barn (gotta love small towns) and the teacher spent the entire time mocking my technique and trying to get me to join her church’s youth group. I quit after one class, and never really danced again.
That all changed this weekend. My best friend, who also happens to be a dance teacher, put on an introductory dance workshop for people just like me, so I went, and I danced, and I absolutely loved it. Here are six reasons I’m itching to take another dance class, and why I think you should join me… Keep reading »
Boobs? What boobs? Now that a French court has ruled that Kate Middleton’s topless photos can no longer be printed, can we focus on the Duke and Duchess doing other things? Like, showing off their dance moves during a traditional welcoming ceremony on the Pacific island of Tuvalu?
I think Kate wins the dance-off here, if there was one. There wasn’t, but I always think the world needs more dance-offs, so I insert them wherever I feel like. Willy’s hips are little stiff. But he wears the Polynesian skirt well. [DListed]
Ignore the overwrought soundtrack to this little mini-movie, and instead focus on the amazing moves of 12-year-old Justin Beer, the pint-sized breakdancing master featured here. Beer’s got the chops to be a major breakdancing sensation — before he’s even out of middle school. [YouTube]
I am easily susceptible to secondhand embarrassment. I watch many reality TV shows from behind my hands or a pillow and visibly cringe when someone who is old enough to be my parent uses current slang. So maybe it’s just me being sensitive, but this video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting freaked by a singer/dancer at a dinner party in South Africa was embarrassing in a way I haven’t felt since walking in on my parents having sex in 1992. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But still, when the dancer drops her butt low and backs it up into Hillary? Cannot be unseen. (Plus, now in GIF form after the jump!) Keep reading »
Men with hot bodies? Check. Incredible dance moves? Check. Reality TV drama? Check. Oh, hello, I have a new favorite TV show, and it’s called “All The Right Moves.” The new reality show on Oxygen follows four male dancers/choreographers as they embark upon launching their own dance company. Some of the faces are familiar: Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini were both competitors (and beloved by viewers) on “So You Think You Can Dance.” They’re joined by the equally as dreamy and talented Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson – seriously, you’ll probably have a hard time picking a favorite. (Personally, I’ll always be a Travis girl.) Check out the preview for “All The Right Moves” above, and meet all four of the guys, plus a bunch of other smokin’ hot professional dancers, in the gallery below. And catch “All The Right Moves” when it airs on Oxygen tonight, July 31, at 9/8C. [All The Right Moves; Facebook Fan Page]