On Sunday I was listening to the Jarvis Cocker show on Radio6, if you have never heard this show click here to find out more, to listen and to enrich your life with the wonderful wisdom of Mr Cocker.
It happened to be Elvis Presely's birthday and Jarvis played a recording of him talking about his dancing, he said the following:
"I guess the first thing people want to know is why I can't stand still when I'm singing. some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers and some people just sway back and forth, I just sort of do 'em all together I guess. Singing the rhythm and blues really knocks it out. I watch my audience and listen to 'em and I know we are all getting something out of our system, none of us knows what it is. The important thing is we're getting rid of it and nobody's getting hurt'.
For me Elvis pretty much summed up the reason for more dancing in the world. Social dancing, in clubs, with friends, dancing in your bedroom, with your family. Getting it out. A great memory I have is of me, my mum, my aunt, my cousin's wife and my three young cousins, all under the age of 6 at the time, dancing in my parents' dinning room to the Mama Mia sound track. I distinctly remember thinking this is great! We should do this more!
Sunday was also David Bowie's 65th birthday, and on the same afore mentioned Jarvis show is an interview with Michael Clark. A choreographer and dancer on the BBC radio?? Yes, thats right. Check it out.