Do you dance?

@vandana7 (66828)
India
August 9, 2016 3:13am CST
What sort of dance? Seriously...I think Laendler in "The Sound of Music" was very graceful stuff... While I do not understand much of Swan Lake, some ballets are really beautiful. Can't thank YouTube enough for letting me know about them. We Indians have some good dances, but many of them are solos. I have had the opportunity to see some really great dancers so I know what passes off as Indian dance and culture NOW is T R A S H. I think dancing is beautiful. It reflects inner joy and gives pleasure to others watching as well. I don't dance. But I do enjoy good dances from whichever parts of the world they are... Which dances do you know...and can dance. For now...I think the Irish have it, the Irish have it, the Irish have it...with their step dance...lol. @pgntwo...thank you for more than potatoes.
Irish Dance Group - Irish Step Dancing (Riverdance) 2009 Riverdance Lead dancers are Nicola Byrne and Alan Kenefick
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38 responses
• United States
9 Aug 16
i love dancin', though cannot successfully do such these days. country 'n western dancin' 'twas my 'thingy'. lots' f waltzin', jitterbuggin', 2 steppin' with lots'f variations. used to clog, back'n the day, which's kin to what those folks'n that video're doin'. i find ballet most graceful, but don't fully comprehend't, lol.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Can you load what is jitterbugging, and 2 stepping videos please from Youtube..:) Some ballets are great...waltzes are also good...in one of the old movies I happened to see ball room dances..oh my god ...how did they manage I thought...lol
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• United States
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 well certainly! (jitterbug) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ritTgYWpBYg (2 step) oh those ballroom dancers 'f such poise 'n grace, aint they? somethin' i always wished to learn.
This old couple participate in a jitterbug dance competition and floor everyone with their routine. Please Like, Share and Subscribe for more amazing videos!
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx ...Wow......very nice...very nice..
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@SIMPLYD (81469)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
I dance the modern dances in the 80's . Disco was the craze then that's why and we would go discoing until the wee hours of the morning on Fridays and Saturdays .
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Forgive my ignorance, but I have never been to disco in my entire life (I am 57). I saw that clipping of Travolta dancing...is that what you went to?
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@SIMPLYD (81469)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 Yes, that's it . It's a very enjoyable way to bond with your family and friends actually .
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug 16
I've actually seen Riverdance live, twice. They are brilliant. I don't dance nowadays but used to do a bit of ballroom dancing, and twisting and shaking You don't have to understand Swan Lake to enjoy it.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Wow...they are fascinating! It seems a bit sad...may be that is why I switch it off..
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@carexing25 (1822)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
i love to dance.. when I was younger I was so active in dancing and joining some dance group now that i'm a little grownup and gained extra weight i still know how to dance but I don't join groups anymore.. i only dance at home with my little boy
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
As I said, it reflects inner joy and sometimes it comes naturally...even to folks like me...who know nothing about dancing ...some steps seem to come naturally when there is some joy. :) I guess you should continue dancing in some way...if you love it. :)
@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
9 Aug 16
My daughter is an excellent dancer. She obviously doesn't get it from me!!
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
Even if you would not have told me that I would have known..
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
10 Aug 16
@vandana7 I din't realise it was so obvious I have two left feet you can tell from a profile picture of just my head.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
@WorDazza .. You want logical reason or illogical reason?
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@toniganzon (53187)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
When I was young our parents hired a dance instructor to teach us how to do the ballroom dancing. We were required to learn everything from the waltz, to the chacha and the tango. My family were often invited to a ball and it would be too awkward if we didn't know how to dance then.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Ballroom dances means...wow...but how do you identify the music that requires you to tango or chachacha....or salsa...or waltz..
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@toniganzon (53187)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 They are too easy to identify.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
@toniganzon .. can waltz music not be used for doing salsa or tango and vice versa?
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@nomus24g (24389)
• India
9 Aug 16
Viswarjan dance
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Oh tapori..lol. Well, guys can do that, girls can't ..smh..sad..
@nomus24g (24389)
• India
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 ohh..u always end up discussing stuff giving it a boy vs girl colour FYI..in my city, girls do Viswarjan dance but very limited numbers..I dont think anybody has any objection to it..though this is not a country wide phenomenon
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
@nomus24g ... oh no...just kidding...we never got to take part in street dances..
@pgntwo (21929)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 Aug 16
Oh, thank you, recognition at last... I keep telling you, potatoes were introduced to Ireland, originating in South America... But I am prepared to overlook that as River Dance is truly Irish :).
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
And simply awesome...love so many of those YouTube clips on them..absolutely amazing...now as to potatoes..are you sure...I mean, it could have originated in ireland, and for some reason it incurred ire of the irish, and escaped to South American coast, and came back to Ireland stealthily...surreptitiously
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@pgntwo (21929)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 Combining dance, storytelling and history, this may help clarify the origins of the humble spud - it is quite strongly accented, so prepare to listen hard... .
A historical description of the main diet of the Irish cot tiers , laborers and their families. When this crop failed in the 1840`s devastation followed, but...
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
@pgntwo ...Accent was beyond me...very difficult for me to understand...but the dance was so nice and graceful...well co-ordinated...simple and happy stuff...
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@Inlemay (16730)
• South Africa
11 Aug 16
yes I can tap, I can dance, i can do ballet, ballroom, and anything the wiggles the feet and the body - poetry in motion that is what dancing is
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
11 Aug 16
I kinda knew you would be that kind of person...Maria from the sound of music kinda personality. :)
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@Inlemay (16730)
• South Africa
11 Aug 16
@vandana7 Oh ABSOLUTELY - I can even sing . . . you have a sharp observation! Happy day to you
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
11 Aug 16
@Inlemay Well, been reading your posts ever so often...
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@miniam (9235)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 Aug 16
I dont remember last time l was out dancing,but back then l was not good either.Practiced tango some years back,then when i moved here,l was in a line dancing class but stopped because i did not like some of the members.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
What is line dancing class..
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@miniam (9235)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 This is what l could get for line dance,hope it explains more
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
@miniam ... Oh yeah...I saw that one too... lot of coordination required..lol
@Daljinder (22072)
• India
9 Aug 16
I love dancing. I used to in school functions but being shy I don't dance in front of anyone anymore.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
I promise me one thing...I will repair you and use a bazooka if needed to make you less shy...lol
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 Do your best! lol I am almost 30 so it will be like teching an old horse new tricks!
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
@Daljinder .. Nope...pony some old trick...
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@Mike197602 (13866)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug 16
I don't dance but do like the Irish Dancing. My nieces learn it at school.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Not at all? I thought all westerners dance and they also sing in church.
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@Mike197602 (13866)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug 16
@vandana7 not all, and I don't go to church...I don't know anyone who does.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
@Mike197602 I thought you all sing well because from very childhood you all are singing in churches..
@JESSY3236 (7029)
• United States
10 Aug 16
I love Riverdance. I love ballet too. I try to do ballet inspired workouts. I love zumba, and belly dancing too.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
I have not seen zumba..will check on that...belly dancing must be tough...nice...do you dance?
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@JESSY3236 (7029)
• United States
10 Aug 16
@vandana7 I did a little bit of zumba yesterday. I will be doing belly dancing next week as a exercise.
@akp100 (13327)
• India
9 Aug 16
I dance?! May be yes, But I know it worse. Well, I love to see dance, but when it comes to me its not at all professional. So you can say that I do dance, but only with big crowd (like many Indians do).
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Welcome back...:) Long time no see...and all Indian..hmm..I will have to think about that..lol
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@akp100 (13327)
• India
10 Aug 16
@vandana7 Nope, that's why I said many. Yes became active here after long. Good to see you all.
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@UncleJoe (10615)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 Aug 16
The last time I remember dancing was when I accidentally sat on an anthill.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
I am sure the ants loved it..
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@mammots (3271)
• Philippines
10 Aug 16
I like to dance as a form of exercise and i like most the samba. My most favorite dance from India is the Bhangra dance. Do you also dance this beautiful dance from your country?
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
I don't dance ...except random steps at home..I need to check samba...I guess Daljinder knows bhangra...
@rina110383 (24072)
10 Aug 16
No. I can't dance. The first & last time I danced was during my prom night.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
Try it when nobody is watching..it has cathartic effect...
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Aug 16
I enjoy it, but am not very good at it
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
10 Aug 16
It is just an expression of joy...being good comes when there is competition...as long as you experience that joy...it is all that matters. Right?
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• United States
9 Aug 16
I can't dance. I have no rhythm what so ever. I kind of look like a chicken that had it's head cut off and it running all over the place when I start to dance. I am pretty good at slow dancing though because that is a lot easier to do then other dancing. I don't believe songs that tell us what to do in the lyrics is dancing and I feel like it doesn't take much talent or skills either. I can do the cha cha slide but then again so can most 3 and 4 year olds.
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Will you believe I don't know how to dance too. lol. But when I am very happy about something, some steps or movement of hands makes my pa ask me, why are you dancing. lol.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Aug 16
I can dance, rock and roll, tango, chacha , bogie, rumba and modern dances hehehe
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@vandana7 (66828)
• India
9 Aug 16
Wow...thanks for those names...gonna check them on YouTube...can you do salsa also? I think that is tough...