Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016 Gotta Dance! Blogathon

Get your dancing shoes ready because the Gotta Dance! Blogathon has arrived!


The Task

Celebrate #NationalTapDanceDay and the great Bill Robinson and Fred Astaire with a post that celebrates dance in film. Everything is game: choreography, dancers, music, partnerships, style. The important ingredient is fun!


The Menu

Sit back and let us razzle dazzle you with these copasetic posts:


Classic Reel Girl - Everything's Copasetic when Bill Robinson Dances

Old Hollywood Films - Ballet Sequences in Old Hollywood Films

Moon in Gemini - The Turning Point (1977)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood - Scattered thoughts on An American in Paris (1951)

Define Dancing - The hypnotic magic of Girl Hunt Ballet

Realweegiemidget - Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

Cinema Cities - The Barn-Raising Dance in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

 Wonderful World of Cinema - Put your Dance Shoes and Watch "Footloose"!

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood - Dancing Lady (1933) Joan Crawford Dances with Fred Astaire

Christina Wehner - Cyd Charisse

The Flapper Dame - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

 Cinema Gadfly - The Red Shoes

Critica Retro - Gene Kelly

 Back to the Golden Days - Gene Kelly and Judy Garland

 Phyllis Loves Classic Movies - The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing..Especially If You're Vera-Ellen!

Pop Culture Reverie - Dirty Dancing


Sometimes the best things happen while you're reading about dancing.

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Thank you for stopping by and reading our posts, and a big thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who were able to participate this year!



Happy National Tap Dance Day!

26 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Can't wait to read all the posts. Here's mine: http://simoa-writes.blogspot.com/2016/05/gotta-dance-hypnotic-magic-of-girl-hunt.html

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  2. I am so sorry. I promised to write something and then I finked out. I've been trying to get a book manuscript finished (deadline next week) and I just could not manage it. My sincerest apologies!!

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    1. I completely understand--no worries! =) Good luck on your manuscript.

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    2. Thank you so much. Here's hoping I can participate next year! :-)

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  3. My post is up!: https://cinemacities.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/the-barn-raising-dance-in-seven-brides-for-seven-brothers-1954/

    Thanks so much for hosting, I look forward to checking out all the entries. :)

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  4. Wish I'd known about this one. Great topic and terrific entries.

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen

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    1. Thanks, Aurora! There's always next year. ;-)

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  5. Here is my entry for the blogathon Bonnie! Thanks so much for hosting it! :)

    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/put-your-dance-shoes-and-watch-footloose/

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  6. Hey Bonnie. Here is my post. I never had time to do Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but at the list minute I decided to do "Dancing Lady" with Joan and Fred Astaire. Anyway it's now right to go live. Thanks so much for hosting.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/dancing-lady-1933-joan-crawford-dances-with-fred-astaire/

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    1. That's fantastic too! =) I'll add it.

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  7. I just got my post up on Cyd Charisse.

    https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/cyd-charisse-in-the-gotta-dance-blogathon/

    It was such a pleasure to participate!

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    1. Looking forward to reading! Thank you for participating! =)

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  8. Hi Bonnie- awesome idea- here is my entry! https://theflapperdamefilm.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/gotta-dance-gentlemen-prefer-blondes-1953/

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    1. This one made my 5 movies on an island list. Can't wait to read! I've added it to the list.

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  9. Hi Bonnie! My post on Gene Kelly & Judy Garland is FINALLY up:
    http://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.pt/2016/05/the-gotta-dance-blogathon-gene-kelly.html

    Thanks for hosting.

    -Cátia. xo

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    1. Awesome--looking forward to the read! =) I'll get that added. (((Hugs))) ~Bonnie

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  10. Here's my tardy post! It's been a hectic day. http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-best-things-happen-while-youre.html

    Thanks for hosting this fun blogathon and give me an excuse to gush over one of my favorite movies not at Christmastime!!!

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    1. I LOVE this dance! Thank you for covering it. I'll be over to read in a bit.

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  11. My review is done.

    https://popculturereverie.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/dirty-dancing-review-by-robin-franson-pruter/

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    1. Great--thank you! I'll add that to the list.

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  12. Hi Bonnie. I thought I'd drop by to let you know that I've just announced a Joan Crawford Blogathon. I would love to invite you to participate. The link is below with more details.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/announcing-the-joan-crawford-blogathon/

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    1. You've got it. Thinking of which Crawford piece on which to focus. I've already covered the jarring Torch Song, but she had an impressive filmography so I'm sure I can find something. ;)

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    2. No problems. Let me know when you decide on something.

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