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Helen Keller Experiences Dance

(Video Link) Helen Keller may have been blind and deaf, but that didn’t mean that she couldn’t experience the world of dance. Late in life, she visited the dance studio of famed choreographer Martha Graham. Watch her interact with the dancers while they move. Link

Marching Gangnam Style

(YouTube link) The dance is goofy enough when one person does it. The Ohio University Marching 110 performed “Gangnam Style” Saturday before a huge crowd, and nailed it. Do not miss the “elevator scene.”  -via Daily Picks and Flicks

Slow Motion Ninja Battle Looks More Like A Dance Routine

(YouTube Link) Is this a fierce ninja battle or a dance off? Methinks it’s a little of both, for the sake of audience amusement. It’s a good thing that someone captured this deadly battle between men in tight black dance attire on video, so we can all study it and learn some sweet moves of our own! –via Geek [...]

Gangnam Style

Move over, Macarena. Here comes a new dance craze that’s sweeping the world. Coming from South Korea, here’s Gangnam Style by K-Pop musician Jae-Sang Park or "PSY." The song is in Korean, but I trust that [...]

"Cats" by Ballet Zoom

(YouTube link) In a psychedelic world where modern dance meets special effects, this was way cool in its time. Ballet Zoom was a popular Spanish TV dance troupe of the mid-1970s. Read more about them and see more video at a tribute blog. Link | English translation -via Boing Boing

A Marine’s Return to Ballet

Roman Baca became a ballet dancer after high school. Since male dancers are in the minority, he found plenty of work, but not the full-time position he hoped for. So Baca joined the Marines and was sent to patrol Fallujah, Iraq, in 2005. When he returned, he couldn’t find satisfaction in a desk job. My then-girlfriend, [...]

The Ambiguous Origins of the Hokey Pokey

“You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out, You put your right foot in, And you shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey, And you turn it all around, That’s what it’s all about…” No other song seems to symbolize a good time for people and bring smiles to their faces to quite the same extent [...]

Where the Hell is Matt? 2012

(YouTube link) Matt Harding started recording himself dancing in different countries way back in 2005. His last (and biggest) dance video was in 2008. In 2012, he is finally starting to try out new dance styles, in new places. Link  -via Metafilter PS: Ethan Zuckerman wrote a great piece about how Harding’s dance videos have evolved. [...]

Matilda’s Dance

(YouTube link) Matilda Klein and her dance partner Danny Maloney participate in some kind of dance competition. Ms. Klein is 94 years old, and danced during the World War II big-band era. She “may not be as vibrant as she was back then.” You go, girl! -via Metafilter

Hamutsun Serve

I suspect that Rikiccho and Dah-yoshi of Hamutsun Serve aren’t actually real human beings. I mean, there’s no way that real people can move like that, right? Here they are dancing their trademark funky popping [...]