Sometimes, You've Just Gotta Dance with a Taxi Driver
We've already told you just how magical Daft Punk's retro-cool song "Get Lucky" is. But it turns out its magic is more potent than even we realized. Apparently it can cause the rare phenomenon known as Spontaneous Street Dancing (SSD).
Irish taxi driver Wayne Karney found that out in person this past weekend. He was tooling around Dublin looking for fares when he stumbled upon a street party. Naturally, "Get Lucky" was blasting. And naturally, "Get Lucky" happens to be his jam.
As Karney started rocking out in his cab, he attracted the attention of party reveler Andrea Pappin (who's actually spokeswoman for Ireland's presidency of the European Union!). She boogied on over, pulled the totally game Karney out of his car, and the two of them proceeded to SSD all over the place. Somebody caught the whole thing on film, and a YouTube sensation was born.
Thank you, Wayne Karney, for being such a great sport. Thank you, Andrea Pappin, for being the coolest politician ever. And thank you, YouTubers, for immortalizing one of those moments that renews our faith in humanity:
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: