Saturday, 19 February 2011

"Look at you! You call that dancing?"

Tomorrow I have a technique assessment with Gwen Booth as part of the final part of my teacher training foundation course. I am going to perform a range of 'basic' belly dance moves and be graded on a scale from 'beginner' to 'advanced'. Then I will have to dance (improv, of course) to a piece of music of her choosing. Unsurprisingly, for about a month I have been having dreams based on this scene:



Alas, there's no way this is a premonition. Anyway, lest we forget it took three people to dance that scene. I'm going to wind up looking more like Fatty Arbuckle in "The Cook":



Buster Keaton. Yes.

The title of today's post is taken from the unforgettable scene where Alex Owens, the heroine of Flashdance, berates her friend Jeanie when she finds Jeanie working in a strip club. In tribute to both Flashdance and 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief' (which started again tonight on the BBC), here's last year's deserving winner, comedian Robert Webb. Enjoy:

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