Penguins and rap stars, nuns and Greek housewives dance - in the rain, on the street, on stage, and in fitness classes. Dancing is older than Homer and as current as Dancing with the Stars.
Whether it's ballet or breakdancing, we humans love to soar, jump, tap, and move to the beat. And we dance solo, in pairs and groups, in front of an audience or alone in front of the mirror. Dance, dance, dance.
High art and pop culture reflect our love of dancing. Dozens of movies, even from the days of pre-cinema and silent film, are either about dancing or feature dance routines; Broadway musicals celebrate dance; ballet is dance, visual artists paint and draw dancers. Countless street festivals, clubs, pubs, and bars are dance havens.
Our love of dancing is captured in a great video, put together with clips from nearly 40 movies, all to the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins. This is one of those videos that I have to admit to playing over and over - it's so upbeat and fun to watch. Also amazing is how well all the dancing fits with the music - very smart editing. Enjoy!