Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dance Kelly Dance!

Several weeks ago I posted about Ely Kim and his 100 songs in 100 locations. Here he is again.
BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo. I love music and I love dancing, so I thought it would be so fun to emulate Ely and do my own dance compilation.
So I did! Really! Over the last six weeks, I had several of my family members film me in different locations. At times, I just danced and had fun. Other times I felt self conscious and thought, “Why the H am I doing this?” I’m sure some of my family also thought, “Why the H is she doing this?” But I did it. Embarrassing at times, just letting loose at times, silly at times. It’s done, and here it is. Thank you to my cinematographers (my husband, 9 year old son, 6 year old daughter, mother in law, hubby’s aunt, and my dad all filmed parts of this!), and thanks to Ely for making me dance!


1. Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot
I think I dance slightly better than the Burger King dude in the commercials….
2. Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
I’m no JT, that guy can dance!
3. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce
This was actually choreographed by my hubby’s cousin, Anna. This is filmed in her dance studio. She was captain of the University of Iowa Dance Team last year. She is an AMAZING dancer. Me, not so much.
4. Freedom by George Michael
That’s my son J-Man in the goggles. That’s the mother of three in the polka dot tankini.
5. Somebody Told Me by the Killers
I was trying to dance like Ely in this one. Isn’t the forest preserve behind me beautiful?
6. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
OK-Go’s treadmill video gave me the idea for this one!
7. Fergilicious by Fergie
What? This isn’t the moves to the Rain Dance?
8. The Reflex by Duran Duran
I SO love Duran Duran! Can you tell my six year old filmed this one?
9. Kiss by Prince
Yes, this was first thing in the morning. Me, no makeup, very tired.
10. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
Didn’t you dance on Easter Sunday?
11. Disturbia by Rihanna
This was filmed in the foyer of my house, can you see lil JD on the stairs?
12. Super Freak by Rick James
My dad’s neighbors stopped to watch this one. Very embarrassing! If you didn’t see Little Miss Sunshine, you probably think I’m nuts. Oh, wait. If you just viewed this video, you already think I’m nuts.


C.R. Evers said...

Shake it baby shake it!!!

LOL! Girl, you are too funny! ;0)

great songs!

Denise said...


lyfizgud said...

Kelly, that was AWESOME!!!!!! :) I love it!!!!!

Rena said...

You are just too cool, girlie!

DebraLSchubert said...

Kelly, I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, and I don't mean that in a mean way. I just enjoyed your dancing SO much!!!!! What a great treat. Thanks.;-)

Kim Kasch said...

Soooo fun - and it made me smile - thanks :)

Kelly said...

Christy-Hee! Thanks, I love the songs, too!
Denise- You can teach me the Freak Out dance, too.
Sue-Thanks! We'll dance at an Awful Truth show!
Rena-I'm not sure cool is the right word...
Debra-I was ready to be laughed at :)
Kim-Thanks, and a smile back atcha :)

Anonymous said...

You. Are. Hilarious. My favorite was the swimming pool. :D

PJ Hoover said...

What fun, Kelly! Glad you had such a great time!

jama said...

Does Paula Abdul know about you? You are ready for the big time!

Yes, I knew you were cool. But you're really smokin'! (ouch, hot hot hot).

Rock on, Kelly :)!

Tim Keeley said...

You got the moves ...too fun!!! good job...Bryan and I loved it

Keri Mikulski said...

Love it!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

So good Kelly - I just LOVE it! You are crazy - but that's why we love you! Maybe you can film more dances on May 12!? Love, aunt b

Anonymous said...

I think you are fabulous! How fun. The song I Hope You Dance comes to mind!

adrienne said...

You've got some moves! I loved it. The clip in PJs is my favorite.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Kelly, you are just hilarious!! Dancing in the pool even! Hat's off to you :^)

Paul Michael Murphy said...

You don't know how upset I am that my work computer blocks videos.

I'll be checking later tonight.

Suzanne Casamento said...

OMG!!! I'm laughing out loud! Your video is fantastic. I loved when you busted open the doors during the Reflex. Your Little Miss Sunshine was dead on and I have to ask, where did you find those teepees???

Excellent work!!!

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

You go girl! And I love your taste in dance tunes :)

Paul Michael Murphy said...

That was made with the awesome substitute Splendid. I too liked "The Reflex" part.

You've inspired me. Not to dance. No way in hell. But maybe I'll sing.

Sliding on the Edge said...

Yes. You are a tad nutty. Isn't that the greatest?

Lynnette Labelle said...

Cool! Made me smile. Thanks.

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Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness ... what a riot!!! You are so very brave! :-) You go girl!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Kelly, you have so much fun and are doing totally embarassing stuff yet you laugh at it! Good for you! Loved it! Veryyy brave if i might add!

-Ally :)