Dancing makes us human. It’s a way for people to connect through a medium different than words and language. Even touch. Dancing allows people to communicate through their bodies and through movement as they interpret music and join together as a community. There’ s a reason that dancing has been part of many religions and spiritual practices since the dawning of human civilization and continued to unite as a people to this day.
During the twentieth century, dancing was all the rage. From the jazz era all the way through to the 1980s, people were learning the popular dances of the time and going out with their friends to perform them. And as movies started to gain in popularity, dancing took the leap to the big screen. When movies like “Saturday Night Fever,” “Dirty Dancing,” and “Footloose” were released, the nation was enthralled. Even to this day, these movies remain classics that people adore and watch over and over again.
Although “Saturday Night Fever” with John Travolta is a classic, the dance movies of the 1980s continue to attract a certain cult following. There was just something about the uplifting messages of the movies and the dance moves that got people excited and ready for more. That’s the only reason we have this video for you today. If it weren’t for the generation of performers and the classic dance movies of the 1980s, the students at the Bodscheller dance school never would have put together this stellar Oktoberfest dance performance.
Sit back and watch this video just as people were doing in the hall that day. Perhaps, you need to grab yourself a drink just like the others sitting at the tables did. While they were chatting and enjoying themselves, the audience geared up to watch the Bodscheller school dancers perform their recital. And as they sat preparing to watch the dance, the audience never expected to be slammed with a wave of nostalgia like they were. But as the pairs of young men and women entered the room, the upbeat music took to the stereo speakers, and the crowd grew wild. In a matter of moments, people were clapping for the performers egging them on to do what they came there to do – give the people in the hall the performance of their lives. While it might not have been on the Madison Square Garden stage, the performers were going to give it their all as if they were dancing from such a place. And as they watched, the audience could tell that the performers were into the dance and were imbuing every step with heart and soul.
The audience was stunned to watch the dancers nail the moves from “Dirty Dancing.” And because the dancers were doing such a stellar job, audience members removed their phones from their pockets and purses and started filming the great display of talent with which they had just been blessed.
Take a few moments to watch this nostalgic performance.
What do you think about the dancers from the Bodscheller dance school?
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