I Just Want to Dance

Thursday, August 27, 2009

OK, so that's a lie. As my girlfriend can attest, I generally do anything in my power to avoid dancing. But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate it, especially since dancing and basketball are more connected than you might think.

For starters, there's the NCAA Tournament aka The Big Dance. There's the infamous Sam Cassell Testicle Dance (0:40 in this clip), Shaq at last year's all-star game and, of course, who could forget Mark Madsen celebrating at the Lakers' 2002 championship parade?

So yes, it's true that anyone can dance, but it takes some serious skills to dance well.

With that in mind, the Erie BayHawks announced today that dance team tryouts will be held Sunday, September 20, 5 pm at the Dance Vibe Studio, 2307 West 12th Street in Erie.

Interested dancers should submit a completed application, available at Dance Vibe, the BayHawks office or online at ErieBayHawks.com, plus a headshot photo and $25 registration fee.

But if you're more like me and prefer to watch as others do the dancing, here are a few YouTube dance clips to hold you over until the new BayHawks dance team debuts later this year:

  • Evolution of Dance
    Everyone's probably seen this clip by now, but it's a classic. And there's now a part two as well!
  • JK Wedding Entrance
    Another popular FWD e-mail video showing the lighter side of marriage.
  • Napoleon Dynamite Dance
    There's a good 2,000 or so people trying to replicate this unforgettable scene.
  • Beyonce
    Need I say more?
  • ...and one for the ladies
    BlogTalkBayHawk aims to please all comers
  • 80s Dance
    Finally, for those who prefer their dances to be retro, here's some middle school teachers getting down as best they can (on a basketball court!)


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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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