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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – Let Yourself Go

Iconic team Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance to Irving Berlin’s Let Yourself Go in Follow The Fleet (1936). Updated video link.

The brilliant Lindy Hopping of Al Minns and Leon James

Lindy Hoppers Al Minns and Leon James have been seen dancing to the Charleston in a viral Daft Punk version, but this is the original that shows what it would have been like to watch them perf...

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Birds of Paradise project

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's fascinating and beautifully shot Birds of Paradise project is seriously addictive stuff. The birds-of-paradise are 39 different species of birds that live in New Guinea and the surrou...

Windless kite flying

Has the kid seen windless kite flying? Member of Team iQuad and recognized as one of the top Rev pilots in the world, Spencer Watson flew this winning indoor kite competition performance at the 2013 Windless Kite ...

Freeez – I.O.U.

"I.O.U.” by British dance music group Freeez is a) great for remembering vowels, b) a video time capsule of what was what in 1983, c) sung often in our house or d) all of the above. Bonus: some seri...

Learn how to arm wave

Learn how to arm wave with Hip Hop dancer and choreographer Matt Steffanina. Then make it look smooth with lots of practice!

Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs

Noreen Corcoran sings “Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs" to Donald O’Connor from the 1953 movie, I Love Melvin. Not only does it feature this catchy little song, but it includes Donald tap dancing on his roller...

Wild South America: volcanoes from up high and “dancing” Flamingos

From the BBC’s Wild South America, fly above the phenomenally massive volcanoes high up in the Andes mountain range in South America’s Altiplano. Plus, witness the region’s flamingos as they “...

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra – Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, 1949’s Take Me Out to the Ball Game. You know, just a couple of baseball players who also do vaudeville!

Friends With You – Cloudy

Cloudy is a happy animated short by artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of Friends With You. Welcome to the clouds!  From IAmOther: This animated short is an exploration into the clouds; a sweet, vi...

FOLI: There is no movement without rhythm

Thomas Roebers’ Rhythm “FOLI” There Is No movement Without Rhythm. “Foli” is the word used for rhythm by the Malinke tribe in West Africa. But Foli is not only found in Malinke music, but in all p...

The Mario theme song played on F.A.O. Schwartz’s giant piano

Giant piano! And on this particular giant piano (with rainbow light up keys!), a happy gentleman at NYC’s F.A.O. Schwartz plays the Mario theme song… and not perfectly, which is the best part! &#...

Amazing swing and lindy hopping: Don’t Knock the Rock (1956)

Featuring the music of Bill Haley and the Comets, this phenomenal dance clip from the 1950s movie Don’t Knock the Rock features some serious swing and lindy hopping done right. The kid should definitely see thi...

The Chamarrita & more: A Música Portuguesa a gostar dela própria

We love this video of the Chamarrita, a dance and music style in the Azores, nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. This one was shot on Pico Island by MPAGDP, which stands for a música portugue...

Juno the Beluga Whale Likes Mariachi Music

Even if your kid has seen this on the interwebs or tv already, they might want to see it again. This Beluga Whale is named Juno and lives at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. And yes, Juno l...

From the Royal Ballet of Flanders – Backstage Sleeping Beauty

From the Royal Ballet of Flanders - Backstage Doornroosje (Backstage Sleeping Beauty):  In the video below our four principals, Aki, Geneviève, Alain and Wim, unfold their ballet way of life. But not before 11-year...

Wrecking Crew Orchestra and their glowing dance costumes

Oh Japan, you have delivered once again. This time, it’s in the form of Wrecking Crew Orchestra, a dance team that’s perhaps perfected the art of TRON-like illuminated dancing. (No, we’re not sure wh...

Bees and the waggle dance

Bees and the waggle dance: a figure eight series of movements that a scouting honey bee will make on its return to the hive. By performing this dance, successful foragers can share with their hive mates inf...