Recruiting A Dance Army
Impromptu dance parties are de rigueur in our household. I like to imitate my roomie’s trademark finger snapping, bootie half moon, where she swivels her hips in the shape of a crescent to the effect of “hey, hey, hey! check it!” In return, she mimics my hands up for the party people and very 90’s supermodel-diva stomp sprinkled with a little Vogue action. We are equal opportunity dance-off partners. And we support the uninhibited, random dance of all our friends and visitors.
Late on the scene, I have acquired an obsession with the “Single Ladies” choreography. When the song was all the rage, I told my cousin that she should totally request that her friends do the dance for her 18th birthday. The girls arrived to party with cocktail dresses on but prepared an outfit change to black leotard dresses. They performed a highly rehearsed Gaga/Beyonce remix. Oh snap! Teens are very good at picking up choreo. So very impressive.
To get you in the mood, some of my picks for your random Friday dance pleasure:
In my estimation, a really good dance song or remix should encourage you off the couch or delay you from washing the dishes… This beat waits for no one!
- I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li (Magician Remix)
- Stop Me – Mark Ronson f. Daniel Merriweather
- Til The World Ends – Britney Spears
- Sister Wife – Alex Winston (Star Slinger Remix)
- Somebody to Love Me – Mark Ronson & The Business Intl (ft. Boy George & Miike Snow)