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Bernie Dance (also known as "Moving Like Bernie") is a dance style performed by leaning one's head back and wobbling with loosely held arms. The movements resemble the character Bernie Lomax's walk from the 1993 comedy film Weekend at Bernies II.


On March 4th, 2009, the bernietv1 YouTube channel uploaded a music video for the song "Weekend At Bernie's Dance" by the rap artist Tre-Doh. In the video, Tre-Doh falls asleep while watching the 1993 comedy film Weekend at Bernie's II and dreams about performing the Bernie dance.

Weekend at Bernie's II

On July 9th, 1993, the comedy film Weekend at Bernie's II was released, which starred Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman. In the film, a deceased man is animated with voodoo magic to walk toward hidden treasure when music is played. The movie was the sequel to the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie's, in which two insurance corporation employees attempt to convince people that their deceased boss Bernie Lomax is still alive.


On July 14th, 2009, YouTuber LHOTDOGSPT uploaded a music video titled “Moving like Berney [sic]," (shown below) featuring a montage of people performing the dance to the song with the same name by the rap artist ISA.

On October 27th, 2010, a reupload of the video was posted on the /r/WTF[2] subreddit in a post titled "I'm convinced black people make shit like this up to troll white people", which accumulated 762 up votes prior to being archived. The following day, the video was posted on the viral content site BuzzFeed[1], the Internet humor blog Blame it on the Voices[3] and the entertainment blog Best Week Ever.[4] Within three years, the original upload received over 2,200,000 views and the reupload accumulated over 9,700,000 views. On November 10th, an Urban Dictionary[6] definition for "Move it Like Bernie" was submitted by user Sleepy Dumb, who described it as a "hyphy-esque dance craze."

On November 22nd, the song "Moving Like Bernie" was released for sale on the Apple iTunes[5] music store. On November 27th, YouTuber Sparklesl2008 uploaded a video titled "4 yr old super star moving like berney [sic]" (shown below, left), which featured a young boy performing the Bernie Dance. Within two years the video received over 3,400,000 views. On July 9th, 2011, a Bernie Dance flash mob took place at Bardstown Road in Louisville, KY, where participants danced by the side of a road for three minutes (shown below, right).

Notable Examples

Several YouTubers uploaded videos of people performing the dance, most of which used the track "Moving Like Bernie" by ISA as background music.

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External References

[1] BuzzFeed – Movin' Like Bernie

[2] Reddit – I'm convinced black people make this shit up

[3] Blame it on the Voices – The Bernie dance

[4] Best Week Ever – It Took A While, But Weekend At Bernie’s Finally Started A Dance Craze

[5] iTunes – Moving Like Berney

[6] Urban Dictionary – Move it Like Bernie

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195 Likes, 8 Comments. TikTok video from MagnumBroski805 (@magnumbroski805): "movin like bernie #thebernie #movinlikebernie #foryou #ifyouknowyouknow #fyp #viral #foryoupage #dance #👌 #viralvideo #tiktok #forupage". only real ones remember this. Moving Like Berney.


Moving Like Berney - ISA


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#fyp #FYP #democrats #socialist #bernie #berniesander #dance #danceinpublic #ellenshow

3.1K Likes, 334 Comments. TikTok video from @⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝꙰⃝ · Friends (@based.saul.goodman): "#fyp #FYP #democrats #socialist #bernie #berniesander #dance #danceinpublic #ellenshow". Rate his dance moves 1-10 | Part 5: Bernie Sanders. Use my sound.


Use my sound - jaz🦇🎃



BERNIE LEAN‼️VIRALHIT 2013⏳ Who remember that time 🧓🏼! #bernielean #viralmove #nostalgia #timetravel #dance #fypシ

2. 9K Likes, 17 Comments. TikTok video from BlackfootSenpai (@senpaiblackfoot): "BERNIE LEAN‼️VIRALHIT 2013⏳ Who remember that time 🧓🏼! #bernielean #viralmove #nostalgia #timetravel #dance #fypシ". POV: You travel back to 2013 & everyone is doin the bernie lean>>> . Bernie Lean (feat. Imd).


Bernie Lean (feat. Imd) - ATM



Just wait! #fyp #foryou #viral #blowthisup #thebernie #countryaf

531 Likes, 11 Comments. TikTok video from Southernpride143 (@southernpride143): "Just wait! #fyp #foryou #viral #blowthisup #thebernie #countryaf". The most awkward dancing you have seen in a while!. original sound.


original sound - Anthony Kozlowski


Melissa Salazar

Reply to @normansaroyanfriedman Here's the whole clip! (There was no music so I added my own) #bernie #feelthebern #democraticsocialism

52K Likes, 3.2K Comments. TikTok video from Melissa Salazar (@melissa.a.salazar): "Reply to @normansaroyanfriedman Here's the whole clip! (There was no music so I added my own) #bernie #feelthebern #democraticsocialism". original sound.


original sound - Melissa Salazar


Andra Gogan

Second try 😂 Next dance? #DanceInPublic

3.2M Likes, 3.2K Comments. TikTok video from Andra Gogan (@andragogan): "Second try 😂 Next dance? #DanceInPublic". This is the second try 😂 | Wait for it.. | How is he so fast? | .... About Damn Time.


About Damn Time - Lizzo



NOT SURE WHO WAS MORE EMBARRASSED ME OR HER! 🤣🤣 #gotnervous #betterkillit #danceinpublic😜

75. 4K Likes, 955 Comments. TikTok video from user48159483335 (@brandy_billy): "NOT SURE WHO WAS MORE EMBARRASSED ME OR HER! 🤣🤣 #gotnervous #betterkillit #danceinpublic😜". When you try to embrace your Teenage kids! 😜😎🤣. original sound.


original sound - Mufasa


Guu Henrike ⚡️

O garoto dançou no final comigo 😱 #justdance #inpublic #danceinpublic

507.1K Likes, 942 Comments. TikTok video from Guu Henrike ⚡️ (@guuhenrike_): "O garoto dançou no final comigo 😱 #justdance #inpublic #danceinpublic". O final é o melhor kkkkkk. original sound.


original sound - IRON GAINS


Jake Dexter

That dance in the middle tho LOL #roaring20s #berniedance #jakedextermusic #mrheartbreaker #music #viraldance #fyp

TikTok video from Jake Dexter (@jakedextermusic): "That dance in the middle tho LOL #roaring20s #berniedance #jakedextermusic #mrheartbreaker #music #viraldance #fyp". The Bernie Dance in my 1920s themed Music Video LOL | Mr. Heartbreaker. original sound.


original sound - Jake Dexter


Warren little

First time doing the dance in public bathroom @beanieboyyyyy #WhatsYourStuf #seeya #foryoupage #fyp #xyzbca #xbcya

457 Likes, 6 Comments. TikTok video from Warren little (@warren_little): "First time doing the dance in public bathroom @beanieboyyyyy #WhatsYourStuf #seeya #foryoupage #fyp #xyzbca #xbcya". Dis blow up how.


Dis blow up how - 🤭

Dance photography - the nuances of shooting, the secrets of success, polishing skills

Dance photography is an expression of the beauty of movement and emotions. Dance can be a source of great shots, but it's no secret that photographing dancers is very difficult: framing, focusing and releasing the shutter at the right moment - absolutely everything must be done, and at the same time with the best exposure in the available light. For Bernie Ng, one of Singapore's most prolific dance photographers, shooting choreography involves not only capturing the action, but also the aesthetics and emotion that permeates the movement. She shares some tips for capturing dramatic shots of dancers.

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-70mm f / 2.8L II USM / Manual exposure (f / 2.8, 1/250 s) / ISO 2500 / WB: Auto. "Pure" by T.H.E Dance Company (2016) / Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon / Dancers: Anthea Seah & Wu Mi

  • Exposure

Getting the exposure right is probably the most difficult aspect of dance photography . Since flash photography is generally not allowed indoors, you should do your best with the available lighting, which will vary from one show to the next.

Use fast lenses

This will allow enough light to reach the camera sensor so you can keep the ISO sensitivity as low as possible to minimize visible noise. Ideally, your camera kit should include both a wide-angle lens for capturing the entire scene and a telephoto lens for close-ups.

Shoot in manual mode or use exposure compensation in Av or Tv mode

The action in the scene (and hence the shooting conditions) can change very quickly, so you'll need to keep control of your exposure settings. Bernie prefers to shoot in manual mode to fine-tune the camera. But if you choose to use semi-auto, she advises using compensation to get the right exposure.

For beginners, aperture-priority (Av) mode will probably be easier to use: you just need to set the maximum aperture and the camera will give you the fastest possible exposure without underexposure. Shutter priority mode (Tv) gives you control over shutter speed, but it can be a little more difficult for an inexperienced photographer to get an adequate exposure.

Shutter speed. Know what you need

Consider factors such as dance style, choreography, and the type of shoot you want. Bernie's shutter speed is 1/250 second, which she adjusts as needed. For example, she may decide to use a slow shutter if she feels it is necessary for the image.

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f / 4.0, 1/13 s) / ISO 800 / WB: Auto. "Giving" by Frontier Danceland (2015) / Choreography: Adrian Skjoldborg

Using a slow shutter speed can add momentum to a photo and bring the whole composition to life. In the shot above, you can see that the photographer chose to use a slow shutter speed to create some motion blur while keeping the dancer in focus. This filled in the empty spaces and added movement to the image.

Pro Tip: If you have access to a stage crew and lighting designer... about the upcoming show. Bernie usually asks what the lighting will be like.

Creative ideas: stroboscopic lighting can be a great opportunity!

EOS 5D Mark III / EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f/4, 1.3s) / ISO 320 / WB: Auto. "Planet Romeo" / Presented at DiverCity as part of the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival (2015) / Choreographer and Dancer: Daniel Kok

Some shows use stroboscopic lighting, which can cause you to miss many moments if you're not ready. However, if you prepare and react quickly enough, this can be an opportunity to get creative. For the shot you see above, Bernie made a quick decision to slow down the shutter and get a strobe effect.

  • Dance is more than just action

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f / 4, 1/400 sec) / ISO 12800 / WB: Auto. "The Ordinary Man" by T.H.E Dance Company (2014) presented by Huayi - China Arts Festival, Esplanade - Theaters in the Bay / Choreography: Wu Yi-San & Kuik Swee Boon

A lot of people think about snapshots in a jump at the mention of dance photography, but quiet moments can be just as dramatic.

Your photography will definitely be influenced by:

  • beautiful lines and correct poses

Find out which ones work well and which don't. They can be different for different dance genres. However, you don't have to have a dance background to take decent shots - basically it all comes down to a well-developed sense of aesthetics. Make the dancers look good in the frame.

  • dancers' faces

A big part of dance is conveying thoughts and feelings to the audience, so Bernie tries to capture the emotions and facial expressions of the performers. This is exactly the moment when it is useful to know what the choreography really is before you shoot! The intriguing facial expressions of the dancers above reflect the comedic nature of the choreography. Take those shots where the dancers blink or their eyes are empty and unfocused (unless it's part of the choreography) and mercilessly throw them in the trash.

Pro Tip: Be sensitive to the shots you take

Remember that your camera can capture things that the human eye cannot see: pressing the shutter button will inevitably take pictures that may not be the most flattering for dancers. Be very careful and careful when choosing the final set of shots (if you are an invited photographer and completed an order). Get permission from a particular dancer or company if necessary, especially if you share images on social media, a website, or wherever.

Dance photos don't have to include the entire body of the dancer!

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM / Manual exposure (f/2.8, 1/100s) / ISO 400 / WB: Auto. Pallavi in ​​Time by Chowk Productions (2017) / Choreography: Raka Maitra

Close-ups of the dancers' faces or other details of the mise-en-scene can also create memorable shots.

"The legs were very important to this choreography," Bernie recalls of the above shot. She wanted to get closer to the ankle bracelets of the dancers. The photo turned out to be successful also because the lighting was also focused on the legs.

Bonus: if you really want to capture the jump…

EOS 5D Mark III / EF24-105mm f / 4L IS USM / Manual exposure (f / 4, 1/250 sec) / ISO 5000 / WB : Auto. "Schubert Symphony" Singapore Dance Theater (2016) / Choreography: Chu-San-Go

The most important thing in pictures of dancers in a jump is the exact time: "If you see a jump, you are already too late. " To get the timing right, the photographer advises not to rely too much on continuous shooting. Instead, learn when to press the shutter button. Sometimes you can tell from the music at what point the dancers are getting ready to jump. It will probably take a lot of trial and error, but it will only improve your photography skills.

Other noteworthy parts

  1. You will need to react very quickly.

As mentioned above, things obviously move quickly on stage and you have to anticipate the moments and react almost instinctively to get the shots you want. What will help?

  • - The presence of a fast and "responsive" camera.
  • - Good knowledge of the functions of your camera and its configuration at the level of intuition. Customize your own shortcut buttons.
  • - If you focus with the back button. This makes shooting more efficient because you don't have to refocus every time you press the shutter button.
  • - A lot of practice helps you think faster.
  • - If you watch a lot of dancing, even outside of filming. This will help you familiarize yourself with the timing of the shutter release and aesthetics. In addition, it is easier to evaluate the dance when you see it with your own eyes, and not through the lens!
  1. Respect who is on stage and respect the audience.

It's easy to get carried away here, but be aware of both the audience and the dancers on stage.


  • - Take pictures only when allowed.
  • - Turn off red light autofocus.
  • - Turn off your flash.


  • - Get too close to the dancers. This can be quite distracting if you (or your huge telephoto lens) intrude into their space, especially since they will have heightened spatial awareness as they dance.
  • - Make it difficult for the audience to see.
  1. Last but not least, respect the dancers.

The dancers work very hard to perfect their art, and without them you wouldn't have your photos.

  • - Think about how they would like to look in the frame. Show them in the best light, and make their efforts worthwhile.
  • - Never forget to credit the dancers and choreographers on your photos when you post them on your social media profile.
  • - Create your connection to your object. Watch more dances or even take choreography classes! Your increasing appreciation of your subject may be reflected in the pictures you take.

The career of dancers is short. Your photographs of performing on stage in the dance element may be the only record of these precious moments, so try to take pictures that will bring joy to people and bring back fond memories.

"Dirty Dancing" Saturday nights with Bernie: berni777 — LiveJournal

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"Two steps to the left, two steps to the right, one step forward and two back. Cavaliers invite ladies, where the brooch is, there is the front." Ah, what a shame! The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry did not want to dance with our nullification. It’s even interesting who would dance whom and who would dine whom.

Some of the not-so-great ones said: "If you are not invited to the white dance, don't be upset - be a man."
I don't know what orientation this Austrian is, but the fact that he started talking about dancing is alarming. In a normal society, a normal man would not even think of "squeezing dances" with another man. Especially a politician of this rank.
In general, politicians are now some kind of "not good". Either gopniks, or puppets, or weathercocks, or idiots, or it’s not clear who. And this public allegedly governs their states and the world.
Cicero also said that no sane person would dance when there were more important things to do. Besides, dancing is generally dangerous these days. Even at a pioneering distance ... a social distance of one and a half meters should be, however!

I don't think the Nullbass was upset, because he is no match for this diplomat.
Here Lavrov could dance "The Lady" with him, and Zakharova "Kalinka-Malinka". Although dancing with power is not safe.
When you dance with power, you should watch not its legs, but your pockets. You never know... There are all sorts of people in power, especially now. Only scammers, swindlers and scoundrels. You have to keep your eyes peeled for them. Even the church says that good swindlers are inveterate swindlers.
Actually, I'm not a fan of writing on foreign policy topics, about what crests have there, what's in America, what sleepy Biden "cheated" there. I write mainly about our internal problems, they are closer to the body.
But here the case is painfully funny, and even "almost musical", about dancing. But it has always been like this: as soon as things go badly in politics, then clowning and dirty dancing to the tambourine come into play.
Maybe that's why snipers like to say that a politician looks better not on TV, but through an optical sight...

Finally, a traditional anecdote:
About politics in Russia: "The coronovirus started long before 2020! Evidence?

The Russian government is gone to self-isolation much earlier, about 20 years ago." There's no time for dancing...

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