During the course of the school year last year, my students got hooked on Dancing Matt, a guy who has gained notariety for his random dancing at world landmarks. Videos of Matt have been uploaded to dozens of internet websites, including this video which shows Matt dancing in front of world landmarks in almost 50 countries.
When my students found out that I was travelling to Denmark for a week this summer, they begged me to do my very own "Dancing Matt" video somewhere during my travels….and I did! I chose to "get my groove on" at a very famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen, who was a Danish writer best known for fairy tales like The Little Mermaid.
Hans is a Danish hero, I think….considering that there are dozens of statues of him all over the country. This particular statue was found in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. His hometown, Odense, has four different statues of Hans himself, and several other statues of famous characters from his fairy tales.
If you’re one of my students, you’re probably thinking, "So where’s the video already?"
Here it is. Consider right clicking on the file and saving it to your desktop before playing it. You’ll get to see it quicker that way, and I know you can hardly wait:
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of the funk that I laid down. I’m quite proud of my crazy skillz.
Bam Bam Bigelow
PS…Over time, I’m going to create an entire website full of video clips that I took while in Denmark. I actually learned a ton and want to share it with you. I’ll keep you posted when the site is ready to be seen!
PPS…You can’t see it in my video, but I actually scared away several tourists who were watching my dance. I’m not sure why, but many ran away. I think they realized that I was going to easily win any dance competition….that’s how good I was.
Image retrieved from http://www.lonvig.dk/hca-2005.jpg on June 25, 2007.