Friday, 4 May 2012

Dancing

There are plenty of different styles of dancing. Ballroom, classical (which may just be ballroom), line, street, tap, morris, break, and probably even some more too. For me though, whenever I think of dancing, and whenever I talk about it, I mostly mean classical and ballroom. When I say I want to learn how to dance, I mean I want to be do things like this.



I absolutely love that scene and that movie. I've only ever seen it once though. I saw it with my ex, and I think there are too many memories contained within it to watch it again. However, that doesn't take away how fantastic that scene is, and the dancing therein. Plus the awesome hotness of David Bowie. Those tights aren't stuffed girls and boys.

I would also like to share another scene. This one is from the cartoon series Avatar; The Last Airbender. It's the scene in the third "book" (what they called seasons/series') where Aang and Katara dance. It's more of a choreographed fight than an actual dance, but it still looks amazing. It was actually watching this scene that inspired me to make d "dancing".



That is the kind of dancing I would love to do, and one day will. For now though, I can always imagine. Plus I'm actually not too bad anyway thanks to seeing things like this. However I have no imaginings of being actually good. I just know how to hold someone and how to twirl with them. Which for me would be enough, but hey, you can't show off like that, right?

PS I hope neither of the clips is blocked by copyright. If they are then I advise you to search for them yourself.

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  1. Didn't know you were into Avatar. Are you watching Legend of Korra, and if so how are you liking it so far?

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    1. I just finished watching the series again. Avatar that is. I haven't seen any of Korra yet but other people have said it's really good.

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    2. It is. I highly recommend it. Though it might not have as many episodes planned as the original Avatar series, it would seem the animation and writing quality is noticeably better.

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  2. Yes! Labyrinth is pure awesome buddy, it's such an absolute classic. I'd love to carry out dancing like in these two videos although I'm not sure if I ever will, I'm not the most coordinated of guys on the dancefloor unfortunately.

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    1. Well practice makes perfect mate. Labyrinth is a great film, with some awesome lines. Plus of course, like I mentioned, David Bowie and his amazingly not-stuffed lower half.

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  3. I've never seen Labryinth but David Bowie is one creepy dude. I'm sure the dancing in that clip was really cool, but I was very distracted by the creepy.

    Lor

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    1. David Bowie isn't creepy. Well alright he can be, but for the most part he's one of the kings of hotness.

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  4. Ballroom dancing was something I always wanted to do and I kept putting it off. I wish I hadn't of because my right leg was so damaged in the accident, I'll never be able to do it. I can barely walk let alone dance.

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    1. Ouch, that's a real shame :( On the one hand it's good to not have had it taken away from you, and lose something you enjoy, but on the other it's bad you never got to experience it at all.

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  5. i can dance better than that...

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    1. Good for you. It will take you far.

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  6. My SWMBO believes I dance like Fred Astaire, I believe I dance like a car ferry in a storm but the music dictates any dance!

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    1. It is indeed mostly down to the music, you're right there. Even the most talented of dancers would have trouble with the wrong music.

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  7. Labyrinth and ballroom are the best.

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  8. I fail at dancing! I trip over myself when walking but dancing's a whole different story! ;) x

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    1. Awww that's a real shame :( Practice more :) Lot's more.

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  9. I've never seen labrynth.. it looks so strange that I think i'll HAVE to go watch it now (:
    As to dancing, I can't dance to save my life but when you're slow dancing with someone nothing else matters anyway.

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    1. I really recommend it. Especially to someone who's never seen it. It's pure awesome. Slow dancing is something I can do, it really is a nice experience. Everything goes away when doing it, it's just you, and whoever you happen to be holding on to.

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  10. There is only one dance that I want to learn how to do.

    The Shepard from the Mass Effect series.

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    1. I haven't seen that but I know how awesome Shepard is, so it must be cool.

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  11. I love dancing, everything from ballet folklorico to hip hop. It's the only time I feel completely comfortable and at ease expressing how I feel. I just wish more people in my life loved to dance. They have no idea what they are missing out on.

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    1. I just wish I had more people in my life sometimes. One of them is bound to enjoy dancing, right? I like dancing like that, to express how someone feels and emotion. It's a reason I'm a fan of slow dancing and dancing with a partner. You need at the least a level of trust. Nowadays dancing is essentially booty shaking and rubbing yourself all over someone...or something. Still there's a place for everything. Without booty shaking some people might not have attainable goals. Though it was quite cute when you shook your butt in that video, so I'm not entirely sure what I'm getting at.

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  12. I suck at dancing, but that was an awesome scene from Avatar!

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    1. Well practice does make perfect :) Avatar had an advantage here because it's an animated show. Though that must have been pretty tough to draw.

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  13. The Avatar scene was quite good... I've watched the whole series four times, and I can't remember watching it...

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    1. It was from the episode where Aang goes to school in the Fire Nation.

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  14. I'm fond of every dance form :) I wish I was good at it all :P

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    1. Practice, practice, practice, and you'll get there :)

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  15. Hubby and I thought about taking ballroom lessons before we were married but it proved to be a bit expensive. Plus he really wasn't into it.

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  16. Hey I am all about dancing... in fact I run a "dance night" in a club here in Portland. If you are ever in town here let me know.

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  17. I remember in 8th grade when my parents forced me to take ballroom dancing classes. They were on a Friday night, and caused me to miss the latest episode of Sledge Hammer. I did not appreciate the finer arts back then.

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  18. You have piqued my interest with this "Morris" Dancing of yours.

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  19. Oooh! I used to be a dancer.. back in high school. "Folk dance", as we call it.. We had our dance group and we compete. hehe.. But that was a loooooong time ago. I'm not sure if I could move as gracefully as before.

    Love that Aang-Katara dance. it's actually very sexy. The moves are fluid. :) Honestly, I want to try dancing.. like Ballroom dancing. But I don't think I have the guts. ahehe.. :)

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    1. Well like I said on Twitter (just in case you never read this :P) you can dance with me any time. Just hold my hand, and you won't need any guts. No matter how graceful you are I'd love to do it :)

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  20. Ahh God I used to love Labirinth. But after watching I developed an fear of David Bowie, he was so bloody creepy in that movie! I was only able to overcome this fear and appreciate his musical genius a few years ago!

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    1. David Bowie isn't creepy, he's pure unadulterated sex.

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