Bus Stop Dancer Caught on Video – Good for a Laugh [VIDEO]
Which of us hasn't been caught singing to a song playing on the radio while stopped at a light, and then feeling foolish! Or for that matter, bopping along to something while wearing earplugs walking down the street.
Frustrated musical theater majors: there is hope. A British woman who was secretly videotaped dancing at a bus stop became an Internet sensation, and has now landed a role in a professional theater production.
Ellie Cole, 35, was caught on camera in the town of Eastleigh getting her groove on to the Alesha Dixon song "Knock Down." Jane Rowland filmed the routine from her cafe across the street and uploaded it to YouTube, under the title "Eastleigh's Got Talent," with Dixon's moves set to the ABBA hit "Dancing Queen."
Wednesday on TODAY, the two women talked about the viral sensation, and when asked specifically what she thought when she heard her moves had been put online, Cole said her reaction was, "Oh, dear."
When asked by Al Roker if she simply likes to dance in public, Cole said, "I do, unfortunately, but as my mum always said, I have more rhythm than sense."
In the video, Cole's dancing is pretty simple: she sways her hips a bit, bounces with her knees slightly bent, moves her head from side to side — all while trucks, pedestrians and even a small dog pass by. But a signature punch move is employed at two different points and after the 2-minute mark, a confident, wagging finger makes an appearance. And then Cole's bus arrives, and she's gone.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the 3-minute viral video has led to Cole being invited to take part in a performance of "AH Men" at The Point Theatre in Eastleigh after writer/director Lynne Paris saw the clip.
"I think anybody who likes music could identify with it," Paris told the Telegraph.
Cole, who studied performing arts in college before dropping out for financial reasons, said the theater offer is "very flattering and humbling."
"I'm just a normal everyday person who happens to like dancing at bus stops," Cole told the Telegraph. "Still to this day I find it hard to believe what happened with the video."
So you never know. That singing you do with a car stopped next to you could be a talent agent looking for an off-key singer for his next project.
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