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Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 02, 2022 02:03AM
Groovy, man!

I don't think they dance that way in the clubs nowadays but I really wouldn't know because I don't get out much. wink smiley

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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 02, 2022 03:40AM
I don't see the Twist, Electric Slide, Mash Potatoes, or the Funky Chicken anymore either.

That's not a bad thing, LOL.

But as dancing goes, I'm ok with that, as I've never seen parts move like that before.

Geeze, he had a great voice.

But King Creole was more my speed.

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And a little Kid Galahad.

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Of course:

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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 02, 2022 06:35AM
The dancers in a film do not just dance as they wish, the steps are dictated to match a certain style that will compliment the scene or focal point of the scene (Elvis and the song in this case). It would have been highly unusual for a film to use any current popular style. That would have dated the material and risked it going out of style between the time of the filming and the actual release. Instead, a generic style is used that incorporates a generalized version of the dancing style at the time.

Spinout was choreographed by Jack Baker, he also did Beach Blanket Bingo which used a similar style of dance as can be seen here: [www.youtube.com]

An earlier work of his can be seen in the highly structured production number from a 1959 episode of the Bob Hope Show featuring Janis Paige. The number is rather simplistic to cover dancing limitations of Paige. She can be seen with numerous mistakes when compared with the two professional dancers on stage with her.

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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 02, 2022 07:00AM
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I don't see the Twist, Electric Slide....

You haven't been to a Mexican Wedding or Quinceñera lately. Still see those just about every one I go to.
Jive Bunny, Electric Slide are staples, along with Neon Moon and a bunch of other line style dances...



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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 02, 2022 07:47AM
As Ombligo points out, that’s not “dancing” as done by amateurs, that’s professionals doing choreography.

This is what the “not in a movie” amateurs looked like…
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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: chopper
Date: August 02, 2022 10:01AM
You don't seem to get it so let me help you: how Elvis dances is how white people would dance if they had the soul of a black person. In a perfect world he's the only white person who should dance.

That people don't dance that way in clubs now (although you admit you don't know because you don't go to clubs) only reinforces my point that most white people should not dance, ever.
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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: davester
Date: August 02, 2022 10:39AM
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chopper
You don't seem to get it so let me help you: how Elvis dances is how white people would dance if they had the soul of a black person. In a perfect world he's the only white person who should dance.

That people don't dance that way in clubs now (although you admit you don't know because you don't go to clubs) only reinforces my point that most white people should not dance, ever.

Yeah, well you know, that's just like, your opinion man.



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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 02, 2022 12:21PM
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chopper
You don't seem to get it so let me help you: how Elvis dances is how white people would dance if they had the soul of a black person. In a perfect world he's the only white person who should dance.

That people don't dance that way in clubs now (although you admit you don't know because you don't go to clubs) only reinforces my point that most white people should not dance, ever.


Nah...

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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: chopper
Date: August 02, 2022 04:47PM
Elaine Benes.
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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 02, 2022 05:07PM
I realize that everyone in those movies is a professional--actor, dancer or both--and the dancing is choreographed, or at least directed, but it's still an interesting style.

(However, in Spinout, I don't think it's in the YT scenes I linked, but there is one guy in the background who is a total spasz. They probably told him to dance freestyle but in an exaggerated way and let him go to town. grinning smiley)

As for those Bandstand clips, particularly the first one, I had no idea that the movie Hairspray was so historically accurate. smiley12
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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 02, 2022 05:47PM
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AllGold
As for those Bandstand clips, particularly the first one, I had no idea that the movie Hairspray was so historically accurate. smiley12

In Hairspray “…The Corny Collins Show, a popular Baltimore teenage dance show (based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show)

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Re: Elvis: "Spinout" - they sure had an interesting stylized (and dated) way of dancing
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 02, 2022 07:18PM
...most white people should not dance, ever.

I feel that way every time I go to a wedding.
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