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Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Fred Astaire plays (and dances to) Nice Work If You Can Get It in an iconic scene from 1937’s A Damsel in Distress. This was shot in one continuous take. There are more classics and dancing in the archives. Th...

Pocket’s gymnastics-fueled breakdancing powermove “tutorial”

Watch B-boy Pocket, of the Korean dance group Morning of Owl, as he demonstrates how much he’s practiced his gymnastics-fueled breakdancing moves in this advanced power combo tutorial. Also, it’s not a tu...

Blues Brothers & Ray Charles – Shake a Tail Feather (1980)

When you’re looking to buy an instrument, you should really test it out to make sure it’s still in good condition. In this scene from the Blues Brothers (1980), Elwood and Jake get some help from music st...

Bodypercussion music videos

Bodypercussion, choreographed and performed by Santi Serratosa and Mariona Castells, to the song Not Worthy by Jack Savoretti. A fun DIY, we were able to mimic a few sections of the choreography ourselves. I...

How it Evolved: the Red-capped Manakin

Evolutionary Biologist and Ornithologist Kim Bostwick describes the dance moves and unique sounds of the forest-dwelling Red-capped Manakin. This Central and South America-based bird makes a snapping sound with its wi...

Baka Forest People: Polyphonic singing

This clip from the Eden Channel shares two musical traditions of the Baka Forest People: polyphonic singing — when two or more voices join together with independent melodies at the same time — and, dressed...

The Count

A 26-second homage to The Count, featuring the 1992 remix of the Sesame Street theme by the English group Smart E’s. Animation by Ireland-based director, animator and designer Chris O...

The Peacock Spiders of Australia

Entomologist Dr. Jürgen Otto films the Peacock Spiders of Australia, and they are super fun to watch. Though they are not well documented, there are 20 known species of these small jumping spiders. They have huge eye...

Slim Goodbody: The Digestion Song

Slim Goodbody was something I used to watch on tv as a kid in the 1970s, but I hadn’t quite remembered the dated mix of strange and wonderful that makes the bodysuit so iconic… until we watched this clip. ...

Gene Kelly: Singin’ in the Rain.

A clip of Gene Kelly from Singin’ in the Rain. Classics 101. Watch related videos: Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh and Singin’ in the Rain (without singing). TKSST RECOMMENDSSingin' in the R...

HEARD NY in Grand Central: Nick Cave’s Soundsuit performance

Commuters in Grand Central Terminal will encounter a new obstacle to making the train on time this week: 30 dancing horses. It’s part of “Heard NY,” a site-specific performance by the Chicago artist Nick Cave, in c...

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

Windless kite flying is an indoor sport that is celebrated in an annual windless kite festival and competition at Long Beach, Washington's World Kite Museum. The kite flies thanks to the small amount of wind created ...

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...

Waving Tutorial: 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...