Inspirational Dance

Amazing demonstration of strength, flexibility and grace.
A pleasure to watch

Wonderful piece of nostalia.
Shirley Temple showing off her stuff!!

Fred Astaire & Eleanor Powell
"That's Entertainment!"

Eleanor Powell's only appearance in the 1943 MGM Musical "Thousands Cheer"

This inspiring dance choreographed by Zhao Limin, is called "Hand in Hand"  and is performed by disabled dancers Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei. Both the dancers had lost limbs as a result of car accidents. Ma Li lost her right arm and Zhai Xiaowei his left leg. 

Ma Li was trained as a dancer as a little girl. Zhai Xiaowei had never danced.  After Ma Li's accident where she lost her arm, she went through a few years of depression.  She was asked to coach a Children's dancing group and realized she could not give up the dancing that she loved. So she started to do some of her old routines but found that without an arm she had lost her ability to balance and had difficulty making even simple turns and spins without falling. Eventually, however, through practice and determination she was able to once again dance! 

She heard about a man in his 20s who had lost a leg in an accident.  She contacted him and even though he had never danced, she convinced him to dance with her.  It was not an easy road, both were dealing with their emotional and physical trauma, but they persevered and continued training after many setbacks.  They hired a choreographer to design special routines that would enable him (using a crutch for his missing leg) to hold her as she flew high using a sleeve for her missing arm.  Their dance is breathtakingly beautiful.

Amazing Jump Rope Dance Performed at the U.S. Naval Academy by the "Kings Firecrackers" 

Solid Potato Salad - The Ross Sisters (1944)
You need to watch this performance all the way to the end
to get how truly spectacular it is!  Hang in there an watch!

Great Chinese State Circus performing Swan Lake -- An amazing performance!!

Dance of a Thousand Hands -- Amazing

Nicholas Brothers perform in the 1943 movie:
Stormy Weather

Fayard Nicholas talks about his performance 60 years later.  He says the entire dance was filmed in one take.

More than 200 dancers were performing their version of "Do Re Mi", in the Central Station of Antwerp. with just 2 rehearsals they created this amazing stunt! Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of march 2009, 08:00 AM. It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of "The Sound of Music".