Daily Dance: The Incredible Andrew On UK’s ‘The Greatest Dancer’

I post videos under the ‘Daily Dance’ banner here on The Randy Report because dance has been a huge part of my life for over 40 years.

Early on, dance – the physical expression of every possible human emotion – found a connection deep within me.

As it does for young Andrew here.

The world can be a frustrating, angry place at times. But, not in these few minutes that we get to share with Andrew.

Please – stop and watch.

You have to go to the well, sometimes, to refresh your soul. Thank you, Andrew.

Daily Dance: New York City Ballet Hosts Workshops For Children With Disabilities

I love that the sheer joy of dance, of movement – something I spent my life enjoying – is celebrated and shared in workshops for children with disabilities hosted by the New York City Ballet.

In these bright afternoons, children with physical challenges can wear tutus and top hats, and experience the magic that is dance alongside principal dancers from the famed ballet company.

Sunday Morning’s Lesley Stahl talks with Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, a specialist in cerebral palsy, and with parents of children sharing movement in a studio with live music and other dancers.

Daily Dance: Ken Berry For Kinney Shoe Store

Ken Berry(credit: ABC Television/WikiMedia Commons)

Over the weekend I learned that actor Ken Berry, star of such TV series as F Troop (1965-1967), The Andy Griffith Show (1968), and its spin-off, Mayberry, R.F.D. (1968-1971), had died at the age of 85.

He also appeared 19 times on The Carol Burnett Show (1968-1978), creating the character “Vinton Harper” on Mama’s Family (1983-1990), which was a spin-off of the show’s “The Family” sketches.

But what most folks don’t know is he was a highly trained singer and dancer having performed on Broadway (The Billy Barnes Revue) and toured extensively in a national company of the hit musical, George M!

I had several friends who worked with Berry in several musical productions, and everyone said he was a prince of a guy.

Check out Berry’s tap-dancing skills below.

(h/t Kenneth-in-the-212)

Daily Dance: Michael Dameski Is A Champion In My Book

Michael Dameski

Aussie dance phenom Michael Dameski may not have won the big prize on the finals of NBC’s World of Dance this week, but he is a champ in my book.

Dameski’s technique, artistry and fearlessness makes him a force of nature on the dance floor.

I don’t need to convince you – his dancing will.

Watch below.

Michael Dameski Is Killing It On NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’

Michael Dameski

Last month, I wrote about the incredible Michael Dameski, who is currently KILLING it on NBC’s World of Dance.

The talented dancer from ‘down under’ is back up tonight for the Upper Division Final, but let’s catch up on his latest performance from two weeks ago when he delivered this stunning dance performance.

What can’t this guy do?

Oh, and then there’s the fact that he’s totally easy on the eyes.

Watch.

Daily Dance: Fabulous Gene Kelly Mash-Up

Gene Kelly (screen capture)

As a young dancer, it’s totally true that I thought – like the rest of the world – that Gene Kelly was the bomb. He made dance look so easy with boundless charm.

This week would have been the timeless terpsichorean’s 106 birthday.

It just doesn’t get any better 🙂