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Sixteen-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber won the hearts of teen girls across the country when he was discovered on youtube and signed by Usher just this past year. The world was soon bobbing its head along with songs like "One Time," "My World," and "Baby," and although they might not want to admit it, many people (not only teen girls) enjoyed Bieber's boyish charm and impressive voice. It was obvious the boy could sing, but Justin Bieber now shines as a promising dancer in his new music video "Somebody to Love (Remix) ft. Usher." Don't take my word for it! Check out the video and decide for yourself!
I remember these old late 80's instructional dance videos, but this one takes the cake on most ridiculous. Now you can do the Running Man while Country line dancing, finally.
If you haven't had your share of midriff- bearing men and women so far this summer, check out the Giordano Jazz Company Chicago performing "Hi Jinks." I love myself a jazz dance with an excessive amount of ponies and cotton crop tops!
If you're not one of the 150 million people who have viewed Judson Laippy's "Evolution of Dance," now is your time! All great works of art have their beginnings somewhere, perhaps ours lies in Elvis' "Hound Dog."
If you miss the show, you'll be letting the whole team down!
Photo: The Week In Chess
There seems to be a special allure to being able to state that you possess talent in some kind of sporting arena, an idea that runs pretty fluidly and obviously through the Eclectic Edge Ensemble’s upcoming show, For Sport’s Sake. In all seriousness, I can certainly understand this idea – who doesn’t enjoy having obvious abilities that are easy to understand and appreciate? It’s human nature. However, that does not mean that sometimes this concept is void of occassionally producing bizarre results. Behold; Chessboxing (http://www.chessboxing.com). Below is an excerpt from an article off ‘Deadspin.com’;
“We were pretty sure that the end of civilization was near when we discovered Korfball. Now meet Chessboxing, which is even more pointless. It's what one might imagine — wherein opponents square off in alternate rounds of boxing and chess. Played exclusively in Europe, the sport is organized to the point where there's a world champion, and devotees claim that it's headed to the U.S., having already made inroads through — wait for it — the Wu-Tang Clan. Well, bring it on, chessboxing. We'll grind you under the heel of our future national pastime, the competitive staring contest.”
Awesome? A brand new low? That is up to you, folks. Silly? Of course. Just like our show will be. Come on out to the Ritz in July and check out our take on it!
Yours in theatrical silliness,
I love movies.. I love dance.. Why not blog about them both IN ONE? If you enjoy dance and you find yourself unsure of which movies will satisfy what dance genre craving, this post is for you! Below you will find a list of dance movies. Some I have seen, others I haven’t, but all I believe to be good flicks that will entertain and satisfy even the strongest hankering for good dance entertainment. I hope you find it useful!
All that Jazz
Starring Roy Scheider
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
A Chorus Line
Starring a lot of people
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.
Starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.
Starring a lot of people
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
Starring Jennifer Beals
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.
Starring Kevin Bacon
A city boy comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned.
Singin’ in the Rain
Starring Gene Kelly
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. *This is a MUST-SEE.
(1954) Comedy/Musical /Romance
Starring Bing Crosby
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Starring Jamie Bell
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Starring Amanda Schull
A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
Starring Neve Campbell
Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer who is poised to become a principal performer.
Starring Shirley McLaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov
When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Dance With Me
Starring Vanessa Williams, Chayanne
John runs a dance studio, and everyone prepares for the World Open Dance championship in Las Vegas.
Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
Starring Diego Luna, Romola Garai
On the eve of Cuba's revolution, a young American woman discovers a passion for dance and for her sultry Cuban partner, Javier.
Take the Lead
Starring Antonio Banderas
The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.
Starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Starring a lot of people
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.
Save The Last Dance
Starring Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
Starring Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan
Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore¹s tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there.
I know there are tons of movies that are not included in this list, but this should help you get started or maybe add to your own list of dance movie faves. Feel free to post any of your favorite dance flicks I may have missed in the comments below. Otherwise, get out your popcorn and enjoy!