When dancers audition for Paul Taylor Dance Company, they're often thrown by one particular request: to walk across the studio by themselves. “Paul can see a lot about a person by the way they walk," says Michelle Fleet, a veteran Taylor dancer. "But many people get cut at that point, because they're terrified—a walk can be so revealing."
We all know that dancers need to cross-train. But do you find yourself dreading trips to the gym? Cringing when faced with yet another slog on the elliptical machine? Yawning through yoga class?
If you haven't found your exercise "happy place" yet, NBC reporter Ben Aaron might have just the thing to pull you out of your workout doldrums: dance walking. It's exactly what it sounds like: Dancing. While walking. So simple. So brilliant.
(Is this a joke? Yes. Am I going to do it this weekend anyway? Um, obviously.)
See the (rather adorable) magic for yourself below. Happy Friday, everyone!