Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Dance

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm feeling inspired by dance. Now I'm not a dancer by any means. You know that person you always see out in the middle of the dance floor who's flailing around all off beat? Yes, 'tis I. ☺

Today I want to highlight someone who can dance: Judson Laipply, an inspirational comedian and the creator of Evolution of Dance. His dance moves are absolutely hilarious, but his message—"Life isn't always the party you hoped for, but while you're here, you might as well dance"—is one in which I think everyone can find some inspiration. Enjoy!



If you have a chance, please check out the haiku I wrote for today's edition of the Pulitzer Remix project. You can find it here. Many thanks to those of you who have been reading and commenting on my poems. I'm very grateful for your support!


Wishing you all a joyful Thursday. ☺



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  1. A nice inspiration for today and reminds me of the Lee Ann Womack song, I Hope You Dance!

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    1. Thanks! I love Womack's song. :)

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    1. I love watching him. His dancing—and his facial expressions—always make me laugh!

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  3. You always come up with something interesting and different - loved this video.

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    1. I'm glad the video made you smile, Lynn. Happy Thursday!

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  5. This was a great way to start my day-thanks Dana.

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  6. Love dance videos like this...I call it.....talent:)

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  7. I think I might return for a 'dose of dancing' throughout the day. By coincidence, I'm starting Zumba today; I'll be one hiding at the back of the class. Have fun with A - Z; I'm talking about Disassociation today, and I'm already knee-deep into a debate; hope to see you around -Belinda.

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    1. Good luck with the Zumba! I'm afraid even to try. :)

      Heading over to your blog now. ☺

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  8. Wish I could ove like that, bit old now though.

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    1. Aw, you're never too old. Happy Thursday! ☺

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  9. I love to dance too Dana! The best club in town is often found in the middle of my family room on a Tuesday night!

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    1. We have one of those clubs here, too—but my family has banned me due to my less than wonderful dancing skills. ;)

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  10. Dancing with children is the best because then I know my weird moves will not be giggled at. Well, not in a bad way! :)

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    1. LOL You're lucky! I get a lot of laughs, and not all of them are good! *cough*husband*cough*

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  11. LOL. I really didn't have time to watch that but I watched the entire video. What a talent.

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  12. Very cool! I can't dance but am getting better at trying because I have to lead warm ups at work once every two weeks!

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    1. Good for you! I would be terrified.

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    1. Oops. Fat fingers! What I meant to say, was there's a lot of dancing that goes on at my pad! We have a great time doing it.

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    2. From everything I've read on your blog, your house sounds like the place to be! How fun!

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  14. It helps release the right endorphins!

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  15. Big Smiles and LOL's from me while watching this video! Body Language and Music....very powerful!
    Sue~CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. It's impossible not to smile as you watch, right? ☺

      Have a great day!

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  16. I love that video (and any excuse to watch it again!)

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  17. so much fun and art in all your posts so far! love it!
    makes me want to dance & color!

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  18. I've seen this before and he's incredible! Love it!! Thanks for bringing this back. I've got a huge smile on my face. Dancing is the best!

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  19. That was hilarious. Just what my day needed.

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  20. That was just plain FUN! Loved it, impossible not to laugh. Thanks for sharing! We need more moments of joy in life like this, just abandoning ourselves to the pleasure of the moment!

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    1. You're absolutely right! I'm glad you liked the video. :)

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  21. I would have to have quite a few Long Island Iced Teas in me to do this :)

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  22. lol @ the long island tea comment.

    Thanks for this Dana! I've loved it since the first time I saw it. He's amazing! And that is one great message :-)

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    1. I first saw it last year and posted about it last August. It's one of the videos I go back to time and again. :)

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  23. that is so much fun.
    His timing is PERFECT!
    SHOUT was funny
    Thanks for a great laugh :)
    I have a dance inside me, hidden very deep hahaha

    @auntyamo
    http://ficticiousamo.wordpress.com/

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  24. wowee you worked long and hard to come up with all these appropriate and entertaining videos! Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thanks, Kathe. Hope you're having a great Thursday!

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  25. This is wonderful, Dana! The best part is that he's obviously enjoying himself. Thanks for sharing it!

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  26. So far we're 4 for 4 on things that inspire both of us. Looking forward to the rest of the alphabet!

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    1. Yay! I hope we share even more inspirations. :)

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  27. Love it! Perfect medicine after a hard day's work.
    Thank you! :-)

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  28. I bet he doesn't have to go to the gym to work out after a day's work!

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    1. It must be great to have a job you love that keeps you fit!

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  29. I've seen his videos before and love them!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. I discovered his videos last year and watch them when I need a laugh or some inspiration. He's great!

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  30. He's quite an inspiration--I almost that's almost stood up to dance along. Thought he'd do the Gangham Style at the end. LOL

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    1. I hear he's coming out with a third Evolution of Dance. Maybe Gangnam style is on that one! LOL

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  31. A cheerful post and good haiku. Quite a few A-Zers used Dance for D.

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    1. Thanks very much for both. I hope you had a nice Thursday. ☺

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  32. Thanks, that added a smile to my day! :)

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  33. Dana -- loved that! So fun to watch! Nice to visit you again!

    The Write Soil

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    1. It's nice to see you again! Glad you enjoyed the video. ☺

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  34. Dana- This was great! I was smiling and bopping my head....and toes.

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  35. Good one -- I've seen some wedding videos in which the bride and groom (even bride and father) do a history of dance routine.

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    1. I've seen those, too. They're great!

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  36. Hi Dana, what a great way to do A-Z! This is a wonderful series. Thank you so much for your visit and your nice comment. I am now YOUR newest follower! I'll be back to visit you soon.

    Kathy M.

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    1. I'm glad you like the theme. Thanks so much for following!

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  37. Dana, your videos never disappoint. Rick is across the room listening to a webinar on his laptop so I had the volume on mine as low as it could go and listened with my ear pressed up against the speaker, muffling my giggles!

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    1. Thanks! So glad you're enjoying them. :)

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  38. I definitely feel inspired to do some dancing after watching that! Very classy and hilarious! Thanks for sharing it!

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  39. I've seen that a million times! I love it! I think he made another one, too!
    Thanks for the smile.
    HMG

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    1. There's one or two more, and I think there's talk of another one coming out soon. I hope so!

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  40. I love the Evolution of Dance; cracks me up everytime! I love to dance and I think I'm pretty good until I look in the mirror so I try to avoid a mirror when I dance! :) (Most of my dancing is done in my home when no one else but me is around! :)

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    1. That's how I feel about exercise. I'll think, "Oh, look at me, doing this just like the instuctor!" Then I'll look in the mirror... Talk about a reality check!

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  41. I love this, had never seen it before! Too funny - He is good! Enjoying these!
    until next time...nel

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    1. Glad you're enjoying them. Thanks, Nel!

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  42. I'm the person in the middle of the dance floor too... This is great!

    Hugs!

    Valerie Nunez and the Flying Platypi

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    1. :) I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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  43. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtFEE0kwO3A Not really the most inspiring dance, but it made me laugh hysterically the first time that I saw it. Its the only thing I remember from the show and I thought I should pass it on. =)

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    1. Thanks for posting that, Rachel! I remember watching that episode—so funny!

      Have a great day. ☺

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  44. That was really cool, he makes dancing looks so easy. Tks for making my day.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. He does make it look so easy. ☺

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  45. That was hilarious! And you're right, it is inspirational. Makes me wonder why I bother with any other form of exercise when dancing is so much fun, even if I suck mightily at it.

    So happy to have found your blog and your Rabbit is Rich found poetry.

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    1. Glad you liked it! I think Laipply is pretty amazing. ☺

      Thanks so much for commenting on my poetry. I really appreciate it!

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