Thursday, September 13, 2007

The evolution of dance

I saw this on my friend's blog and thought it was fabulous. Mainly because it has given me great fodder. I am currently using this as a study guide and, if things continue to go well, I will have some super sweet moves in my repertoire by the time Maya attends her first Church dance at which time I will exhibit.

Mainly I just thought it was fascinating and it took me back to my own Church dance days and that bygone time of mediocre dancing and flowery-printed dresses and unfortunate hair.


Tanya said...

Oh yes, I quite enjoy that you tube.I think you should invest in a Jamiroqui CD and learn Napolean Dynamite's moves as well. Moon boots NOT optional!!

Aw, the good old days of church dances. It was the most depressing thing if "Somebody" by Depeche Mode was playing and I wasn't dancing with my "love" of the moment. Other favs: Ace of Base "The Sign"(ugh), "Bizaree Love Triangle", "Friday I'm In Love", "Rock Lobster" and "Love Shack".

What was with those shapeless, flower dresses with the fabric back clip? I'm ashamed to say I wore enormous bows and scrunchies, had permed, crunchy hair, teal eyeliner, braces and didn't realize plucking my eyebrows would be a good thing. What a vision!

Lydia said...

Oh yes, I've enjoyed this's hillarious! Poor Maya :o) jk!

JenM. said...

Now I have "The Sign" running through my mind... and visions of said song being performed at our Stake Super Saturday Lip Sync night by the Sioux City ward. That was some pretty sweet moving. All those songs evoke memories... perhaps better left un-revisited.

I have a difficult time believing that there was ever a time when you did not look fabulously gorgeous. You will have to submit something for proof.

Musicmom-Amy said...

Love it! What's really funny is those songs are STILL played at stake dances. Get out of the way when the Chicken Dance is going or you'll get run over. But the good thing is Maya's friends will think you're awesome because to can dance authentic "ghetto" and really show them how to "Rock Lobster".

We can hook you up with a copy of "Darren's Dance Grooves" video too if you need some extra tutoring. When Robert got married Tabitha saw this video in the window of the As Seen on TV store and knew immediately she had to get that for them as a wedding present along with a wedding stallion. Very Napolean and it's still being passed back and forth between them to this day.

JenM. said...

Sounds excellent! Sign me up.

Tanya Bennett said...

I love it - I have seen this before and it's just as entertaining the 3rd and 4th time around.

Courtney said...

Wow Tanya, we totally would have hung out :) I had a flowery dress with a clip that had 3 chains hanging between the two clips... it was so awesome.

The sad thing is, while Syd was watching this with me, I had to admit that I had, infact, done each and every one of these dances. Although I think my "Bye, bye, bye" was WAY better than his. I could give him a run for the money with the Brass Monkey too.