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July 8, 2009 9:38 PM   Subscribe

Learn to disco dance in under 4 minutes (SLYT).
posted by Dragonness (28 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hmm, I'm almost positive this has been posted before, maybe I'm just crazy.
posted by dead cousin ted at 9:45 PM on July 8, 2009


Hmm, I'm almost positive this has been posted before, maybe I'm just crazy.

You, no crazy!

Previously on MeFi -- There's no need to be unhappy in Finland!
"the older disco tutorial..."
Also, previously -- Everybody hustle: Learn Disco.

Gotta love those Finns!
posted by ericb at 9:50 PM on July 8, 2009


I was looking at the Everybody hustle post, damn link is dead though.
posted by dead cousin ted at 9:56 PM on July 8, 2009


ikalliom at 4:12 AM on January 18, 2005
Yes, it's Finnish. The dance instructor, Åke Blomqvist, is/was quite famous in Finland and made several such videos in the seventies, mostly for traditional dance styles like waltz and tango. It's an old internet craphunters' favourite here up north, here's a few mirrors for downloading the clip: 1 2 3.

The introduction speech is also quite hilarious, but difficult to translate. Something along the lines of -- The favourite dance styles of the modern youth are 'disko', 'jytä' and 'beat', which are especially difficult for adults because of this move (bends his knees rhythmically). You have to get into the right disco feeling so that it works....
Other Åke Blomqvist videos and mash-ups.
posted by ericb at 9:58 PM on July 8, 2009


Return of Åke Blomqvist (November 2007).
posted by ericb at 10:03 PM on July 8, 2009


Awesome! Got to get me some Finnish Disco Knees!
posted by nonspecialist at 10:05 PM on July 8, 2009


Utterly fantabulous. Haven't been this excited to dance since I brought home a K-Tel disco comp special with a gatefold containing step by step photographic instruction for how to do the Hot Chocolate.
posted by Go Banana at 10:08 PM on July 8, 2009


Daymn, you guys are on the ball. Sorry for the rerun, but I guess us younger generations of MeFites need the edification.
posted by Dragonness at 10:12 PM on July 8, 2009


The dirty cowboy does not advertise
posted by sloe at 10:14 PM on July 8, 2009


Dschinghis Khan's Moskau! God I love that song!! Their video with "English translations" always cracks me up.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:27 PM on July 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Everything looks fairly typical up to about 3:15, when it looks like he's just acting the goat a la Jerry Lewis. Is that supposed to be a real dance step?
posted by pracowity at 10:29 PM on July 8, 2009


Timely post. I need to know how to disco dance, and I just under five minutes before the Bulgarian delegation arrive.
posted by mattoxic at 11:02 PM on July 8, 2009


Those two look like they really know how to perform the sex act.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 11:46 PM on July 8, 2009


I'd like to get his girl-friend drunk. I'm going to burn in hell.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:04 AM on July 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are you new to the Internet?
posted by chillmost at 12:07 AM on July 9, 2009


Here is the obligatory companion piece.
posted by wsg at 12:30 AM on July 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


don't forget the pelvic thrust
posted by caddis at 4:29 AM on July 9, 2009


Here's some music you can dance to with your newfound skills.
posted by ocherdraco at 4:49 AM on July 9, 2009


Looks like someone who is a latin dancer trying to do disco. There is hip movement in disco, but with *disco* hips not latin sway.
posted by asok at 5:01 AM on July 9, 2009


don't forget the pelvic thrust
posted by caddis at 9:29 PM on July 9


It really drives you insane.
posted by nonspecialist at 5:04 AM on July 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Okay. All you'll need is some patience and a little practice, and you'll soon be disco dancing with the best. Let's start with the basic two-beat turn. I'll count it for you like this:

Step left, arounnnd, and together with the right.


all I ever knew about disco dancing I learned from the Bingo Boys
posted by Spatch at 5:22 AM on July 9, 2009


Yes it has been posted many times before, but I can finally put this comment into perspective.
posted by xorry at 6:03 AM on July 9, 2009


I missed my calling in life by a few decades... I swear I was born to be a Finland learn to disco video background dancer. Oh the pain of realizing your purpose in life and not being able to fulfill it. (Please note sarcasm. )
posted by Mastercheddaar at 6:04 AM on July 9, 2009


Are you new to the Internet?

Yes it has been posted many times before

I really blew it, didn't I... Ah, the growing pains of a nearly 1-yr old MeFite...
posted by Dragonness at 7:58 AM on July 9, 2009


Remixes!

Daft Punk version

Norman Bass version (NSFW language)

Metric version

Daft Punk Remix version

posted by Dr-Baa at 9:08 AM on July 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


I love at the 2:30 mark, where the woman dancer's drugs suddenly kick in!
posted by orme at 9:37 AM on July 9, 2009


Say what you will, the guy can move.
posted by Miko at 10:06 AM on July 9, 2009


Loved the Moskau. Here's more in the ridiculous video, English subtitles vein. And this one is just a really silly-bad metal song.
posted by msalt at 1:16 PM on July 9, 2009


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