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Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow (1969)

This clip is from a film exploring the 1969 Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater. It features a young Mikhail Baryshnikov, who won, as well as the silver medalist from Japan. Jump...

Māori dancers of New Zealand perform a Haka dance

Māori dancers of New Zealand perform a Haka dance.  Haka are best described as challenges. They are used to make a point and to vent anger… They are vocal performances involving rhythmic declamation in tripl...

The “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes

From the BBC documentary Life, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, behold the “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes. The kid likes the end: a wee bit like synchronized swimming; a lot like walking on water. ...

The Nicholas Brothers in the greatest dance number ever filmed

The co-curator has asked for this one daily since we first watched it, and it’s pretty clear as to why — it’s probably about the best dance routine I've ever seen. And I'm not the only one who thin...

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Sleeping Beauty rehearsals

Recorded in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s studios, Ambra Vallo and Mathias Dingman rehearse a pas de deux from the company’s recent production of The Sleeping Beauty. 

On the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP

Dubstep on the Great Wall of China: Dancer NONSTOP (aka Marquese Scott) is popping, waving, isolating, dreaming and dubsteppin’ to Russian Lullaby by Butch Clancy. High marks from the co-curator = watching it th...

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 information...

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...

Backstage Sleeping Beauty – The Royal Ballet of Flanders

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...

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...

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...

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 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! &#...

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...

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...

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!

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 “...

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...

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