Sunday, March 20, 2016

Announcing the Gotta Dance! Blogathon

**Updated 3/24/2016**

May is an important month in the world of dance. Two greats were born: Fred Astaire on May 10, 1899 and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson on May 25, 1878. In honor of these great dancers and National Tap Dance Day--which coincides with Robinson's birthday I will host my first ever blogathon:

Gotta Dance! May 25, 2016

Come join me in celebrating all things dance: the choreography, the dancers, the music, the partnerships. 

Since this is my first blogathon, I don't have a lot of rules. Fill out the form below, grab a banner, and come back on May 25th with a link to your post. And above all--have fun! Dance like nobody is watching. Go ahead and strike a pose. Remember:



Stuck for an idea? Want to branch out of your comfort zone? Check out these websites: 



Sign ups:




Banners

I may have gotten carried away with the banners. With so many wonderful dancers, I was hard-pressed to narrow them to one or two. On the sunny side, there are many choices.












Ciao til next time!

38 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun! I've just entered with Gene Kelly & Judy Garland. My plan is to look at the films they did together - "For Me and My Gal" (1942), "The Pirate" (1948) and "Summer Stock" (1950) - and also write a little bit about their relationship off-camera. I hope that's okay.

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    1. Love it. I'm looking forward to reading your post! Thank you for joining.

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  2. Wow awesome! I love dance films and I love dancing! (my other passion aside from cinema).

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    1. So glad you will be joining us. =) What kind of dancing do you do?

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    2. Well I had some contemporary dances lesson when I was in CEGEP, but I love dancing just like that when there's music. Free style!

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    3. Nice! =) Dancing is the best form of exercise.

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  3. What a lovely idea! It was musicals (especially those with lots of dancing) that turned me into a classic movie enthusiast. I thought maybe I would write up a celebration of Cyd Charisse.

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    1. She is an amazing dancer! Can't wait to read your post. Thank you for joining us.

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  4. Love this!!! I picked Vera-Ellen in "White Christmas." How I wish I could dance like her! Unfortunately I have "two left feet" ;) Get ready for lots of gifs and screenshots!!!!

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    1. I can hardly wait to see the gifs and screenshots! Absolutely adore Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye's "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" number. Thank you for "dancing" with us. ;)

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    2. That's my favorite number. When I was young (13/14)I would put on my Grandmother's old taffeta circular skirt and do the big twirl. I think it would be an amazing first dance at a wedding!

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    3. I'd also like to invite you to participate in my Star-Studded Couple blogathon coming up on the 22nd - http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2016/02/announcing-star-studded-couple-blogathon_18.html

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    4. That would be! =) Thank you for the invite. I will head over right now.

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  5. Such a fun blogathon idea, thanks for letting me know! I'll be writing about the "Girl Hunt Ballet" number from The Bandwagon. :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you will be able to join us. Looking forward to reading your post!

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  6. This is such a fun idea who doesnt love dancing and classic film! a perfect match!!! I decided to do "Two little girls from little rock" from gentlemen prefer blondes- I just love that Number!!!

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    1. Love Monroe and Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes! And can't beat the lyrics to the songs, especially "Two Little Girls from Little Rock." Thank you for joining us.

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  7. Can't wait for this blogathon, I love musicals! I signed up for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, though I may end up just focusing on the barn raising dance sequence in the movie. :)

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    1. Another great musical! That number is so fun--even my boys get into the male rivalry. ;-)

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  8. How thrilling! Glad I found your blog and I'll be writing for a ballet version of Romeo & Juliet which is simply stunning.

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    1. Not familiar with this one--can't wait to stretch my dancing horizons and find out more about it! =) Thank you for joining.

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  9. Hello! I've been kind of wrestling with whether or not to participate since I have several blogathon commitments in May, but I can't resist! I was thrilled to find The Turning Point is available for streaming on Netflix (the DVD is very rare and expensive). So count me in!

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    1. I understand. So glad you will be able to join us, though. Don't feel pressured to get it in right on the dot. (I've been known to post in the eleventh hour...or twelfth...or thirteenth...) It can be a few days late. =)

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  10. Looking forward to this blogathon. I signed up a while ago to do Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as I've just got two box sets of their films. Exciting.

    Also I thought I would drop by to let you know that I'm hosting a second annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, and would love to invite you to participate. The link is below with more details.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/announcing-the-second-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/

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    1. I know exactly which box sets you are speaking of--love them! So glad you will be joining us.

      I'll check out your blogathon, thank you for the invite.

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    2. Hi Bonnie. Look forward to watching them. No worries. Let me know if you want to participate in the Barrymore blogathon.

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  11. Just entered with Girls Just Want to have Fun (1985)

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    1. So glad you will be joining us! Can't wait to read about "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

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  12. Got my own blogathon if you or anyone else would like to join in x https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/announcing-the-darlin-dallasers-blogathon/

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  13. My article for Old Hollywood Films on ballet sequences is ready to go

    http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2016/05/ballet-sequences-in-old-hollywood-films.html

    Thanks for hosting

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    1. Hurray! I will put it on the list. =)

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  14. Hi, my post about The Turning Point is now live.

    https://debravega.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/the-gotta-dance-blogathon-the-turning-point-1977/

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  15. Hi, my post about The Turning Point is now live.

    https://debravega.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/the-gotta-dance-blogathon-the-turning-point-1977/

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  16. Here's my post about Girls Just Want to Have Fun, for the Blogathon today! https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/guilty-pleasures/sjpmovie/

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