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11 Beyoncé-Inspired Bridal Dances The Queen Bee Would Approve Of

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By Victoria Uwumarogie ·

We love a good, creative bridal dance when we see one. And while it’s not super common (it’s usually the groom these days that does some unique choreography for the garter), there are women who are not scared to put on a show for their new husbands in front of all their wedding guests. Dancer and choreographer BUNNY did that for her husband, known as Pink. The video is grabbing eyes on social media, with the bride performing to Beyoncé’s “Get Me Bodied” and “Crazy in Love.” She definitely went off! In a room full of people that cheered her on fervently, the groom was her biggest hype man.

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We love to see it. And I know I say that all of the time, but seriously, we love to watch brides let go of inhibitions and wow their husbands on the dance floor. So many have done so with the help of Beyoncé. Over the years, brides have dressed up like Queen Bee to dance to everything from “Formation” to “End of Time” and even Destiny’s Child classics. Ladies love Beyoncé, almost as much as they adore their new husbands.

Plenty of people have tried their hand at wedding dances inspired by the star. Here are 11 other routines, almost as lit as BUNNY’s that we think Beyoncé might approve of, if not for the choreography, but for the effort and enthusiasm.

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The ladies certainly got in “Formation” to shake a tail feather at this wedding in 2019. The bride (the one with the garter on because it can be confusing in the beginning) put on a show with her girlfriends, doing dances to a medley of Beyoncé hits, including a solo dance to “Dance for You” that left me and, seemingly guests, blushing.

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Shout out to bride Ashley, who did a large part of her bridal dance solo, dressed similar to how Beyoncé was when she returned to the stage after having Blue Ivy in 2012 for the Revel Casino show. She held her own, even doing Jay-Z’s part of “Crazy in Love,” before switching tunes and doing the “Everybody Mad” dance from Homecoming.

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As if it didn’t take a lot of confidence to try and do a Beyoncé-inspired dance in front of family and friends, it takes another level of it to do the routine all by yourself the whole time. Bride Angela had plenty of that when she pulled out some sultry dance moves for new hubby Larry to “Dance for You.”

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In an ensemble that would make Bey proud (literally it was a ringer for one of the star’s On the Run II tour ensembles), bride Alberta and her dancers didn’t disappoint.

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With the assistance of her bridesmaids and a hype crowd, bride Aleah did a performance of “Cater to You” before switching gears and turning up to a non-Beyoncé track — the classic “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s.

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The crowd could have given our good sis a little more energy, but that didn’t stop YouTuber Miss Ruby and her dancers from going to work to “Partition. ” (They would eventually end the dance with choreography to the sounds of Ciara’s “Promise.”)

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It’s the editing for us! In a brief clip from her dance, bride Ashreil had her new husband speechless and sweating as she strut her stuff to “Dance for You.”

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Calling herself Courtyoncé, bride Courtney did a performance of “End of Time” and “Love on Top,” wearing a blinged-out jacket just like the one Beyoncé wore when she performed the song at the VMAs. And she had a full crew of backup dancers, leaving hubby Michael confused, but impressed. He even joined in by the end.

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We love the enthusiasm of this bride, LaToria, who turned the reception inside out by doing a performance of “End of Time” and “Love on Top” for husband James. The nuptials were featured in Munaluchi, and she told the publication the dance was one of her favorite memories from the big day. “I did a mixture of Beyoncé songs and performed with backup dancers and custom changed. He was very pleased.”

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It’s not often brides put on a dance with the help of family, but this newlywed, her mom (in the red shoes) and her BFF were the new Destiny’s Child for the night, dancing to “Cater to You” to the wild applause of wedding guests.

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A bridal dance is great, but nothing beats one put on by an entire wedding party. Mr. and Mrs. Tavares (the bride in a bodysuit that let guests know she was proudly thee Mrs. Tavares) danced with energy and joy to “Get Me Bodied.

75 Upbeat Love Songs to Play at Your Wedding

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Ceremony aside, the most exciting part of any wedding is what goes down on the dance floor. It’s where all the pressure leading up to the big day gets released. Perfectly dressed guests get sweaty, high heels get kicked off, and people of all ages bust out their best dance moves. A playlist full of feel-good, happy love songs will never fail to create that totally awesome, high-energy environment at your reception.

Upbeat love songs will not only mark the occasion but will get your friends and family in the mood to move. Songs from The Beatles and Michael Jackson will pull parents (and even grandparents!) into the party while hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga will have your friends dancing all night. Including a wide variety of tunes from all genres and decades will ensure everyone has something to groove to.

From sweet ballads to cheerful tracks, here's our list of 75 upbeat love songs to play at your wedding.

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“Stupid Love,” by Lady Gaga

Lyrics of Love: “You're the one that I've been waiting for/Gotta quit this crying, nobody's gonna heal me if I don't open the door”

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“Crazy in Love,” by Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics of Love: “I look and stare so deep in your eyes/I touch on you more and more every time”

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“Latch,” by Disclosure

Lyrics of Love: “How do you do it, you got me losing every breath/What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest?”

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“Livin’ on a Prayer,” by Bon Jovi

Lyrics of Love: “We've got each other and that's a lot for love/We'll give it a shot”

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“Dreams,” by The Cranberries

Lyrics of Love: “Now I tell you openly/You have my heart so don't hurt me”

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“Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: “This thing called love, I just can't handle it/This thing called love, I must get round to it”

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“I Want You Back,” by The Jackson 5

Lyrics of Love: “But someone picked you from the bunch/One glance was all it took”

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“Feel So Close,” by Calvin Harris

Lyrics of Love: “I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal/Your love bows down, I mean surround me like a waterfall”

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“Love on Top,” by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: “I can feel the sun whenever you're near/Every time you touch me I just melt away”

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“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: “I need a man who'll take a chance/On a love that burns hot enough to last”

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“We Found Love,” by Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: “Yellow diamonds in the light/And we're standing side by side”

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“Teenage Dream,” by Katy Perry

Lyrics of Love: “Let's go all the way tonight/No regrets, just love"

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“Shout, Pt.

1 & 2,” The Isley Brothers

Lyrics of Love: “You been good to me baby/Better than I been to myself, hey! Hey!”

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“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics of Love: “And under the lights when everything goes/Nowhere to hide when I'm gettin' you close”

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“You Make My Dreams,” by Hall & Oates

Lyrics of Love: “What I want, you've got/And it might be hard to handle”

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“I Got You (I Feel Good),” by James Brown

Lyrics of Love: “When I hold you in my arms/I know that I can't do no wrong”

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“Walking on Sunshine,” by Katrina and the Waves

Lyrics of Love: “I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I'm sure/And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door”

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“Don’t You (Forget About Me),” by Simple Minds

Lyrics of Love: “Won't you come see about me?/I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby”

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“Your Love,” by The Outfield

Lyrics of Love: “I just want to use your love tonight/I don't want to lose your love tonight”

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Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: “Nothin' can stop this burnin'/Desire to be with you”

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“I Do,” by Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: “You know me well enough to know that I'm not playing games/I promise I won't turn around and I won't let you down”

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“Only Wanna Be With You,” by Hootie & The Blowfish

Lyrics of Love: “I just want to love you but you wanna wear my ring/Well there's nothing I can do, I only wanna be with you”

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“It Takes Two,” by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston

Lyrics of Love: “One can talk about being in love/Two can say how it really feels”

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“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” by Jackie Wilson

Lyrics of Love: “I'm so glad, I've finally found you/Yes that one, in a million girls”

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“A Sky Full of Stars,” by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: “I'm gonna give you my heart/'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars”

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“I Melt With You,” by Modern English

Lyrics of Love: “Moving forward using all my breath/Making love to you was never second best”

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“Friday I’m in Love,” by The Cure

Lyrics of Love: “Thursday I don't care about you/It's Friday I'm in love”

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“Domino,” by Jessie J

Lyrics of Love: “We can do this all night/Damn, this love is skin tight”

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“Then He Kissed Me,” by The Crystals

Lyrics of Love: “I knew that he was mine so I gave him all the love that I had/And one day he took me home to meet his mom and his dad”

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“Hallelujah I Love Her So,” by Ray Charles

Lyrics of Love: “She kisses me and then she holds me tight/Says, ‘Baby everything's alright’”

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“September,” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Lyrics of Love: “Remember! How we knew love was here to stay/Now December found the love we shared in September”

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“December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Lyrics of Love: “What a lady, what a night/Oh, I, I got a funny feelin' when she walked in the room”

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“Never Gonna Give You Up,” by Rick Astley

Lyrics of Love: “Inside we both know what's been going on/We know the game and we're gonna play it”

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“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: “Touch me and I feel on fire/Ain't nothin' like a love desire”

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“You Shook Me All Night Long,” by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love: “Working double time on the seduction line/She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine”

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“Kiss,” by Prince

Lyrics of Love: “You just leave it all up to me/I'm gonna show you what it's all about”

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“Uptown Girl,” by Billy Joel

Lyrics of Love: “She'll say I'm not so tough, just because I'm in love/With an uptown girl”

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“Happy Together,” The Turtles

Lyrics of Love: “I think about you day and night, it's only right/To think about the girl you love and hold her tight”

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“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” by Elton John and Kiki Dee

Lyrics of Love: “Oh, honey, when you knock on my door/Ooh, I gave you my key”

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“Tainted Love,” by Soft Cell

Lyrics of Love: “I give you all a boy could give you/Take my tears and that's not nearly all/Oh, tainted love"

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“Twist and Shout,” by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: “Come on and twist a little closer now/And let me know that you're mine”

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“Pretty Woman,” by Roy Orbison

Lyrics of Love: “Pretty woman, you look lovely as can be/Are you lonely just like me?”

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“You Can’t Hurry Love,” by The Supremes

Lyrics of Love: “I need love, love to ease my mind/I need to find, find someone to call mine”

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“Hold On, We’re Going Home,” by Drake

Lyrics of Love: “I got my eyes on you/You're everything that I see”

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“One Kiss,” by Calvin Harris feat.

Dua Lipa

Lyrics of Love: “One kiss is all it takes/Fallin' in love with me”

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“I Like Me Better,” by Lauv

Lyrics of Love: “To be young and in love in New York City/To not know who I am but still know that I'm good long as you're here with me”

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“I Need You Tonight,” by INXS

Lyrics of Love: “There's something about you girl/That makes me sweat”

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“Burning Love,” by Elvis

Lyrics of Love: “Your kisses lift me higher/Like the sweet song of a choir”

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“You Really Got Me,” by The Kinks

Lyrics of Love: “See, don't ever set me free/I always want to be by your side”

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“Love Shack,” by the B-52’s

Lyrics of Love: “I'm headin' down the Atlanta highway/Lookin' for the love getaway”

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“You’re the One That I Want,” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Lyrics of Love: “You're the one that I want/You, oo, oo, honey"

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“Love You Like a Love Song,” by Selena Gomez & The Scene

Lyrics of Love: “Constantly, boy you played through my mind like a symphony/There's no way to describe what you do to me”

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“Best of My Love,” by The Emotions

Lyrics of Love: “I like the way you make me feel about you, baby/Want the whole wide world to see”

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“Got to Be Real,” by Cheryl Lynn

Lyrics of Love: “You know that your love is my love, my love is your love/Our love is here to stay”

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“(Ain’t That) Good News,” by Sam Cooke

Lyrics of Love: “In the letter, she told me she still loved me/Ain't that good news?”

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“(I Just) Died in Your Arms,” by Cutting Crew

Lyrics of Love: “Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight/It must've been some kind of kiss”

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“You Give Love a Bad Name,” by Bon Jovi

Lyrics of Love: “Shot through the heart and you're to blame/Darlin’ you give love a bad name”

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“Love Me Do,” by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: “Love, love me do/You know I love you”

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“You Got It,” by Roy Orbison

Lyrics of Love: “Every time I hold you I begin to understand/Everything about you tells me I'm your man”

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“Just Can’t Get Enough,” by Depeche Mode

Lyrics of Love: “We slip and slide as we fall in love/And I just can't seem to get enough of”

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“Like a Virgin,” by Madonna

Lyrics of Love: “Been saving it all for you/'Cause only love can last”

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“Adore You,” by Harry Styles

Lyrics of Love: “I'd walk through fire for you/Just let me adore you”

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“Love You for a Long Time,” by Maggie Rogers

Lyrics of Love: “I felt the fever and I knew he was mine/Oh I, I'm gonna love you for a long time”

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“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” by Prince

Lyrics of Love: “I want to turn you on, turn you out/All night long, make you shout”

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“Ain’t Nobody,” by Chaka Khan

Lyrics of Love: “Happened so naturally/I did not know it was love”

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“Real Love,” by Mary J.


Lyrics of Love: “You see I'm searching for a real love/And I don't know where to go”

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“Let’s Get Married,” by Jagged Edge feat. Run

Lyrics of Love: “Meet me in the altar in your white dress/We ain't getting no younger, we might as well do it”

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“End of Time,” by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: “I will be the one to kiss you at night/I will love you until the end of time”

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“Like I Love You,” by Justin Timberlake

Lyrics of Love: “Ain't nobody love you like I love you/You're a good girl and that's what makes me trust ya”

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“My Guy,” by Mary Wells

Lyrics of Love: “I gave my guy my word of honor to be faithful, and I'm gonna/You best be believing I won't be deceiving my guy”

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"Sucker," by Jonas Brothers

Lyrics of Love: “You're the medicine and the pain, the tattoo inside my brain/And, baby, you know it's obvious/I'm a sucker for you"

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"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: “Ooh baby, here I am/Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours/Here I am, baby/You got my future in your hands"

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"Bigger Love," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: “'Cause we got a bigger love/Won't ever give it up/We got a one-way ticket love/We ain't going no place but up"

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"Intentions," by Justin Bieber feat.


Lyrics of Love: “Gorgeous, make 'em drop dead, you're a killer/Shower you with all my attention/Yeah, these are my only intentions"

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"What a Man Gotta Do," by Jonas Brothers

Lyrics of Love: “What a man gotta do?/To be totally locked up by you/What a man gotta say?/What a man gotta pray?"

70 Modern Love Songs to Play at Your Wedding

Dancer Aster

Kirill Kobrin: Forty years ago the American magazine Liberty named the legendary actor and dancer Fred Astor the "Musical Comedy Star" of the twentieth century. I think there were no critics and viewers who would challenge this decision. Astaire (real name Frederick Austerlitz), born in 1899, lived 86 years (of which 76 - on stage) - one of the most famous artists of the last century, a member - along with partner Ginger Roberts - of the great dance duet "Ginger and Fred" . Marina Efimova, our New York correspondent, says:

Marina Efimova: Not everyone knows Fred Astaire in Russia. Perhaps the reason is that this great American dancer has fallen into the gap between highly respected ballet and luscious folk dance. Aster is a variety dancer, he came from vaudeville, from operetta, from the ballroom, and in Russia this kind of art was not very much appreciated either from above or below. Aster, however, found connoisseurs. Choreographer Georges Balanchine called him the greatest dancer of the 20th century and very interestingly compared him with Bach. He wrote: “In Bach there is an incredible concentration of musicality, and in Aster there is such a great concentration of dance that it can be distinguished in its pure form.
Margot Fontaine wrote that Astaire had restored the male dancers to their proper place on the stage. The famous director and choreographer Bob Foss called him his idol. And Baryshnikov said at his celebration: “Sometimes it seems to you that you have achieved something, you are even pleased with yourself, and when you come home, turn on the TV, you see Fred Astaire and you understand that you still have to climb and climb.
Fred Astaire and his sister Adele began dancing on stage in 1906 when he was five and she was 7. If Astaire's career had not been so long, the phenomenon of his dancing would have disappeared for us, remaining in legends and fragments - like Pavlova and Nijinsky, as Fred's sister Adele, whose fame thundered for 2 decades in America and England. But, fortunately for us, Fred Astaire danced to the 40s and beyond, and Hollywood captured his dance numbers in 30 musical comedy films: Swing Time, Top Hat, Flying to Rio, Let's let's dance", "You've never been prettier"... He danced with actresses Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford, with tap dancers Sid Charisse and Ellen Powell, with Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn. In 10 films, his partner was the actress Ginger Rogers, who became part of his legend. Fellini even made an adorable film, Ginger and Fred, about an aging pair of Italian impersonators Astaire and Rogers. Many critics have described Fred Astaire's original dance style, which included elements of both ballroom dancing and exotic dancing, southern Negro relaxed tap dancing, and ballet steps. But how to describe the magic of Astaire for those who have not seen him in the movies? .. Balanchine's student, ballerina and choreographer Tony Bentley, tried to put it in words: “He has a special grace, somehow connected with less than others, dependent on the force of gravity. Balanchine jokingly called such a dancer "a cloud in his pants." Look at another great American dancer - Gene Kelly - and you'll see his heroic struggle with the force of gravity - to soar above the floor. And Fred Astaire, on the contrary, looks like he came down from above and dances on the floor only on a whim. Usually, peering into the dance, you can understand, as the dancer did. But not Aster. Here is the magic!
Most comedies with Fred Astaire can only be loved nostalgically, as in Russia they love the films "Hearts of Four" and "Volga-Volga". Their plots are mostly empty, comic and love conflicts are sucked from the finger. Feelings and excitement begin only when Fred and his partners dance, especially Ginger Rogers. The point is not only in the virtuosity of the dances (of which Aster himself was often the choreographer), but also in their emotionality. In the New York Times article "Two Step", Tony Bentley writes: "In the dance number 'Night and Day' by composer Kol Porter, Fred seduces Ginger. She starts off reluctantly, but he provokes her with an unexpected change of rhythm. He pursues her, he copies and imitates her, he throws her up and throws her, he spins her like a top, and unexpectedly, at one of the turns, meets her on the fly and embraces her again. She turns away, doubts, she agrees to a small compromise, then another, another ... and, finally, she completely succumbs to the rhythm, the moment and the man. And after all these flights, after the crescendo... the usual ending: he escorts her to her seat, like after a ballroom dance, as if to say: "Ah, that was nothing." In this instant transformation from a brilliant virtuoso to a modest one, there is a disarming acting charm.
In the film "Swing Time" Fred Astaire has a very long number: first - with the corps de ballet. The girls stand in several columns, and he, rushing in a dance from end to end of the stage, each time takes one column, gradually turning the entire corps de ballet into a huge pendulum that swings to the beat of the music and arouses the complete admiration of the audience. Then the formation breaks, and Asta dances with three huge shadows on the wall - his own. He clearly wants to dance them and picks up the pace to a frenzy. The shadows begin to get confused, and the satisfied dancer waddles backstage, waving his hand to the audience.
In Astaire's films, there is always a piano accidentally in the bushes, in any room the floor turns out to be mirrored, a poor young man has a tuxedo, and an aspiring actress has a dress made of ostrich feathers. And this, mind you, in the 30s. Film critic David Thomson, who disliked Astaire for his bodiless and out-of-place elegance during the Great Depression, nevertheless wrote: have nothing to do with life. That's the reason why a cult film like Citizen Kane is so short-lived: it plods heavily and straightforwardly across 1940s America. Astaire's films fly through Arcadia."
The love of contemporaries for the films of Fred Astaire is often explained by their desire to forget their hard life for two hours and enjoy the abstract beauty of the dances of Fred and his partners. But the Depression passed, the world war thundered, the 20th century ended, and Astaire's films live on. Dance historian and professor at the University of Michigan, Beth Zhenne, partly explains this by the peculiarity of the filming. In his films, Astaire demanded full control of the camera: “Astaire's idea is a still camera. He told cameramen and directors: "Either I dance, or the camera." And he ensured that the camera filmed his dance continuously from beginning to end and, as it were, from the position of a spectator sitting in the best place in the theater - in the middle of the 6th row of the stalls. Therefore, now every moviegoer sees Fred Astaire dancing from the middle of the 6th row of the stalls. He did not allow cameramen to make close-ups and show either the legs or the faces of the dancers - so as not to lose the integrity of the performance. Therefore, we see his dances exactly as they were intended.
But the reasons, of course, are not only technical. About 10 years ago, New York Times editor Maureen Dod described the effect of Astaire's films on today's audience: "If you're feeling blue, if you're scared of the future, watch the old Fred and Ginger tape. It's not about how beautifully they fly and gracefully beat off their light tap dance. It's about the mysterious, but clear feeling that while they are dancing, nothing bad can happen.
Ballet dancer Tony Bentley notes another feature of these films: “In dancing, Astaire was a hidden, quiet seducer - with all his absolutely gentlemanly behavior (in his films there is only one kiss in the frame - in the film with Rita Hayworth, and even then it is a kiss of silhouettes). But he danced for the sake of the woman, demonstrating and highlighting her beauty, admiring her. Any woman will tell you that this is one of the most effective types of seduction. No wonder Aster said: “I make love by dancing”. Perhaps he and Ginger were the public's favorite couple because Ginger responds to this discreet, gentlemanly display of love. After dancing with him, Ginger often looks like it was an act of love. But even in the very unearthly, joyful nature of Fred Astaire's dance, there is, in addition to beauty, another exciting spiritual component. This is what makes Astaire a great artist. It is clear why Balanchine appreciated him so much.
One of the critics wrote about Astaire: “Why does every woman look like a goddess next to him? Because in the beginning there was Adele." Fred and his beautiful sister Adele began to earn money dancing in pairs from preschool age. Dance, show were both in their blood. They grew up on the stages of musical theaters - first provincial, then Broadway. And the star in this pair was Adele. Critics admired her in the most intricate terms, and they wrote about Fred: “Brother is also not bad” or something like that. But their real fame began with a tour in England at 1923 year. Fred was 22 and Adele was 24 “Why in England? This is not an easy question. I think there was what we call "class" in their way of performing. The British are extremely sensitive to this, but the Americans are not. Fred and Adele had a European taste (perhaps because their mother was Austrian and their father was born in Prussia, in a family of Jewish converts). In their masterful performance there was not diligence, but an elegant casualness that admired the British, unusually corresponding to the jazz era. For England, Adele and Fred were a delightful surprise - the American uniform of the highest class.
The British appreciated the details. And it was in England that Fred and Adele tried the famous ending of their performances - “run around” - a circular jog. Adele gracefully marched in a circle to the song “Upside Down”, Fred followed her foot to foot, and they walked, complicating the details and speeding up the pace ... then minced, ran, and finally flew, so much so that their legs were not visible , like the spokes of a wheel . .. and on a swift somersault they disappeared from the stage. The audience roared with delight. When there was no ending, the audience chanted: “Run around! Run around!”
In England, Adele was followed by a crowd of aristocratic admirers, and in the end she left the stage and married Lord Cavendish. Fred, who performed with his sister for 27 years, has been professionally independent for a long time - starting from the age of 14, it was he who was the choreographer and music editor of their dance numbers with Adele. But he was not confident in himself and was very upset by the end of the partnership and separation from his sister. Fred was saved by love: his future wife, Phyllis Potter, persuaded the actor to try his hand at cinema. Hollywood's first reaction to Astaire is legendary. An auditioner wrote about him: "He can't play, he's going bald, he can dance." Meanwhile, Fred Astaire was an absolute renaissance artist. He could do everything and, above all, he could sing.
“He not only performed songs by the best composers of his time (Call Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin), he also inspired them. They wrote songs specifically for his voice and manner of performance. Irving Berlin generally considered him the best performer of his songs. He said, “Fred is a singer like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. It's not about the voice, but about the charming and soulful interpretation of the song." Astaire wrote several songs himself, was a good musician, played the piano, and in his old age became a serious dramatic actor. He unforgettably played the old cynic in On the Shore with Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner, and for his role in the famous film Hell in the Sky, which played, among other things, Paul Newman and Steve McQuinn, he was nominated for an Oscar. In a word, I do not know if there was anything that he did not know how to do.
“Throughout his professional life,” said writer John O'Hara of Astaire, “Fred took to work; fought over her until she was ready; exposed the audience to the court and then went home. It is a magic formula for anyone who has the physique of a decathlon champion, the imagination of an artist, the perseverance of a horse-breaker, the bulldog grip of a reenlisted sergeant, the confidence of a lion-tamer, the self-criticism of a neophyte in an ancient church order, and the pride of a tradition-maker. .. And above all, and at the bottom of it all is an instinctive sense of style, class, taste.”
In 1980, at Gregory Peck's Christmas party, both Fred Astaire and Adele (long widowed and moved to live in California, closer to her brother's family) were among the guests. That year, Fred turned 79 and Adele 81. The Pecks had a dance in the basement hall, and at some point in the evening, when Fred was dancing with Adele, a small orchestra invited, suddenly, began to play the song "Upside Down". Without a second's hesitation, Adele walked in a circle and Fred immediately joined her leg in leg. The guests fled to the sides, and the two old elves scuttled, then ran, then flew, complicating their figures, and on a swift somersault they disappeared into the crowd of guests. And this crowd exploded with screams and applause, laughter and tears. This was their last dance.

What do girls think about when they dance on your knees

Today we have an unusual reading, as we managed to collect stories, albeit not priestesses of love, but girls close to them - dancers who practice the same lap dance, otherwise private man's lap dance. This case is full of eroticism, vulgarity and, to some extent, real art. Lap dance is an almost semi-legal activity, because no one can give an exact formulation of this fun. What's this? Some kind of striptease? Regular dance? Or the provision of sexual services, because often the result of a lap dance is ejaculation in panties. In any case, we do not intend to condemn lap dance, just as we do not want to condemn other manifestations of healthy eroticism - such is the love of freedom in a world of total prohibition.

In general, it seemed interesting to us to collect the opinions of girls who work their butts on the knees of dressed men. Well, I really wonder what they think when they dance on you? Maybe about love? We doubt. And yes, we changed the names, but you yourself must understand this.

Snezhana, 25 years old: how much more do you need to dance to pay off the loan?

I am constantly thinking about money, because I have to pay all kinds of bills, which are increasing every day. If you work in the service sector, then you understand the phrase “Time is money” better than others. My head is full of math and endless calculations. Even when I dance, I think about it.

Nadia, 27 years old: one pack of butter, two bags of coffee, apples, chicken breast and a carton of milk

That's true. There are dances that do not allow you to relax and you have to be smart so that the client gives a tip from above. For some people, it's even fun to do so. But most often the work is a standard scheme, which has been worked out to automatism. While I'm spinning, getting a massage, swinging on a guy, then in my head there is a shopping list for the evening or some other household nonsense. I think some clients feel the same way.

Sofia, 25 years old: this guy looks like a serial killer

So, not all contacts with clients are filled with tenderness. Sometimes I shiver from a fake smile and a strange face, but that's not so bad. Once a client offered to f*ck his ear, another said: "your clitoris looks edible." Yes, this is a real quote! Fortunately, normal guys work in our institution, who constantly make sure that everything is in order with us. When I show the thumb, they pass by, but the “ok” gesture says that I need help.

Liza, 23 years old: what a nut!

I often witness that the client is talking some kind of incoherent nonsense. He may speak too fast or unintelligibly, and I can only nod and smile, hoping that he is not going to puke at me. Usually it's the booze, but sometimes drugs are connected to it.

Violetta, 25 years old: he smells so good

To be honest, not all girls smell delicious and that's why some of us need to pour a ton of perfume on ourselves. But, sometimes, we do this not because of our own smell, but because of the “customer scents”. They are nauseatingly awful. Guys, if you go to strip clubs, then I beg you - take a damn shower! The lap dance will be nicer for both of us if you don't smell like a pig. And trust me, I can turn down a lap dance request for that reason. The fact is, if you saturate my skin with the "bewitching" smell of sweat, then I will not be able to earn money for the rest of my shift. No one will order a stinky dancer.

Lolita, 22: this is exactly what I need

I really enjoy my work. Men come to me, some of them stern to the point of impossibility, but when I start my dance, I notice that they become kind, soft and inspired. I think I'm the perfect leisure option after a hard day's work. That is, I do not see anything wrong with such work. I manage to bring joy to lonely and tired people, which they cannot get for one reason or another at home.

Maria, 27 years old: I represent each client as a Hollywood actor

Daniel Craig as James Bond, Harrison Ford from the Indiana Jones era, Depp from the Crybaby era - I represent them in the place of the client, if this is the same client looks like a nuclear war.

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