dances in honor of heads of state -- "the Obama Slide"social dances in honor of President obama
Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:35 PM
I wonder if there are American social dances in honor of our presidents -- aside from those created in honor of President Obama, of which there are many. Seriously, does anybody know of any? A George Washington, john ADamds, or Thomas Jefferson? A Dolly Madison, an Old Hickory Stomp? Washington was an excellent dancer. There is a Martha Washington cake, a Lady Baltimore cake. no dances in honor of our leaders? if there are, why aren't they better known?
This is my favorite of the Obama dances: . Elegant, tricky, fun, danced to "Aint no stopping us now" [alternatively to "Signed, sealed, delivered.']
Recently, the hula master Patrick Makuakane of San Francisco invented a new hula "about the birth-certificate controversy." The fact that it's a satire should not undermine its status as a piece of new choreography in a vernacular mode that HAS AN IDEA IN IT -- here's the video:
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:52 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:19 AM
Not a political opinion by the way, but a certainty according to the polls.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:05 PM
There's a 1913 film of former President Teddy Roosevelt watching the performance of a Hopi Indian Snake Dance. You may notice a couple of brief bits reminiscent of the Obama Slide. It's more effective, however, to watch while playing the audio of the Birth Certificate Hula.
P.S.: I am trying to imagine something like a "Millard Fillmore Polka" "Grover Cleveland Two Step," or "Woodrow Wilson Bunny Hug."
Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:37 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:42 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:25 AM
Is this really named after the American Revolutionary War sea captain?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:38 PM
a ballroom dance in which the dancers change partners after circling in concentric rings of men and women.
: named after John Paul Jones (1747–92), Scottish-born American admiral
Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:39 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:37 PM
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