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Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Lands A Prestigious Theatre Part

Ellie Cole, Eastleigh's Dancing Queen, lands a new theatre gig
Truly The Dancing Queen!

Remember this unidentified lady, who was filmed dancing along to her headphones at a bus stop in the British town of Eastleigh? Well, unidentified no longer: her name is Ellie Cole, she’s a 35-year-old mum, and she wasn’t grooving along to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” after all! It was actually Alesha Dixon’s “Knock Down” all along. Cole became an Internet sensation after the owner of the cafe across the street from the bus stop recorded her sweet moves and uploaded the clip to the web. It’s not every sensation that ends in a success story, but lo! The video helped Cole, a former performing arts major who was forced to resign due to financial reasons, score a (dancing!) part in a play at a prestigious theatre in her hometown. She will appear in the acclaimed musical Ah Men!, and says of her new role role, “It’s very flattering and humbling.” Dancing queen, indeed. [Gawker]

Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!

Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!
WTF Are We Doing? We're DANCING!

It’s time for another episode of “Trainer Trials,” our new video series in which I try out various fitness activities in hopes of finding one or more that I don’t hate. (That sounds negative. I’m just really good at finding excuses not to work out, so in order to keep the ol’ ticker healthy, I need a semi-regular fitness routine that is at least half as enjoyable and fun as, say, drinking wine and organizing my sea shell collection.) The amazing Zuta Gilchriest from Crunch Gym came by The Frisky video studio to give me and Jessica some private Zumba tutelage, and, well, booties were poppin’. (Watch above!) Zumba combines dance styles like salsa, merengue and soca, with standard workout moves like lunges and squats, all to the tune of various Latin and world beats. I know, I know, we’re making it look easy – but it’s not. Embodying the spirit of Sasha Fierce works up a sweat, you guys. I don’t know that I feel confident enough yet in my skills, but perhaps after a few more classes, I’ll be bustin’ out that towel move at the clurb. Look out!

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There Is Nothing Better Than This Dancing Guy

There Is Nothing Better Than This Dancing Guy
Get Right Down To The Real "Nitty Gritty"!

As someone who is apparently not intelligent enough to follow the steps on my “Step Up Revolution” workout DVD, I’m in awe of the dancing in this clip from a 1964 episode of “The Judy Garland Show.” While the guys in the backline appear to be phoning it in a little bit, the guy up front is really killing it. That might be because he also choreographed the dance — his name is Robert Banas, and he danced and choreographed for TV and film from the ’60s up through the ’80s. I wish somebody could teach me those moves. Unrelated: Why can’t dudes just wear suits like that all the time? [YouTube]

Treadmill Dancer
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Watch This Boozy Beauty Ruin A Bride’s Wedding!

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Drunken Dancing
No more champagne for this guest!

You would think an open bar at a wedding would be the perfect way to liven up the crowd and get everyone’s dancing shoes movin’, but not for this unfortunate bride. One of her guests was bathing in booze. In this video, a red-dressed beauty gets bombed and a bit too comfortable with her makeshift pole. I have a feeling that the bride hasn’t spoken to her since the big day. [via YouTube]

Update: It’s been brought to our attention that this video was made as part of Heineken’s Know The Signs campaign.

10 Types Of Dancers You’ll Always See At A Club

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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 »

Dancing Queen Bus Stop Lady Has The Right Idea

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You are the dancing queen!

The name William W. Purkey might not mean anything to you, but he’s the guy who coined the phrase “dance like nobody’s watching.” That’s pretty solid advice, we think. Take this unidentified woman grooving along to her headphones at a bus stop in the British town of Eastleigh. Who among us hasn’t secretly danced at one time or another? She’s a shining example of Purkey’s saying, and to her we say “bop on.” [YouTube]

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