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  1. One of my favorites:

  2. As dated and dodgy as this video looks now, I loved it when it first came out. (partly for the jiving, partly because of a simultaneous teenage crush on both the hippie girl and the blonde guy in the black suit.)

  3. A long-form Marina and the Diamonds mashup that has great dancing AND excellent reimaginings of fairytales!

    • Oh hey and there’s a dance-only version of that too! It really shows off the fairies better, and they are RAD.

    • R said:

      Oh man. New musician-crush like WHOA. Thank you!

  4. Okay, just one more. Broadway might be cheating but this is great and Michael Jeter is an absolute delight.

  5. TheJackdaw said:

    And this

    • TheJackdaw said:

      I think my first may have got caught in spam, so it’s this

  6. sasha said:

    Not technically a music video, but this flash mob marriage proposal is full of great (amateur) dancing, and makes me blub every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzkEwPZWALA

  7. K. said:

    One of my favorite (anime) fanvids that always brings a smile to my face. 🙂

  8. monsterzero said:

    Adriano Celentano – PRISENCOLINENSINAINCIUSOL (1974)

    • BadSack said:

      Everyone — watch this crazy video !!! Recorded in 1974 in FAKE English the dance # is spectacular, in a pre disco, Busby Berkely, lots of mirrors way…

      • monsterzero said:

        I’m a native speaker of English and I always wondered what English sounds like to someone who isn’t. This might actually be it.

        • Katie said:

          Oh my gosh! I was just about to leave this video in the comments. Isn’t it AWESOME?

  9. Jane_Doh said:

    Impromptu dancing by old folks and kids. I can’t watch this without getting all misty.

  10. Key said:

    Yay!! I love dancing videos so much! Pure happiness!!
    I will go back and watch everyone else’s but here are the first two favorites I thought of:

    Steven Colbert dancing montage – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
    I am compelled to jump up and dance around to this one – it’s happening again right now – ahhhh

  11. Key said:

    Next, Dancing at the Movies – a collection some wonderful person made from 40 different movie dance scenes to Footloose. LOVE!!

  12. Key said:

    Ok, trying that embed/link again (and that should say, “set to the song Footloose”:

  13. Kyn said:

    The “Where the Hell Is Matt” videos are kind of extraordinary.


    • Beat me to it. 🙂

  14. Key said:

    This one is summer and sunshine – these guys made Party in the USA my favorite song for an entire year. I could not stop watching this video:

  15. Kate said:

    This is one of my favorite happy making videos of all time. Its a fanvid for Narnia with the song Leaning on a Lamppost and its happy and Lucy and Tumnus.

  16. movablebooklady said:

    Japanese tap dancers and rocking shamisen — what’s not to like?

  17. Britt said:

    I’m shocked no one has rec’d Gangnam Style, yet!

    I think my favorite part is the little kid with the killer hair at the beginning.

    • Katie said:

      Hells yes! It is so silly and hip at the same time. Love it. The little kid is great, but I also love the woman in drag in the yellow suit,

  18. MHM said:

    Loved it! Just what I needed to see today.

  19. Janelle Monae and her band show us a bit about stage presence. =)

  20. I confess I like this one solely for the outfits. ^_^;

  21. Eh, sorry, the embed code didn’t seem to come through on that last one. Vid’s here.

  22. mercutia said:

    This makes me laugh so hard I nearly pee my pants.

  23. thursdaynextgal said:

  24. charmaine said:

    Boston Ballet dancers. Fabulous legs.

    Committed fan girl with flash. Be afeared.
    C

  25. BadSack said:

    I can’t get enough of the early 1970’s Soul Train line dances. So many great fashion moments, some super hot dancing, and such a spirit of joy and enthusiasm and fun:

    And I loved Fatboy Slim’s Praise You when it came out. I love bad dancing as much as I love good dancing:

  26. Chicken Lady said:

    This is so awesomely bad, it’s fabulous. I love it.

    • Chicken Lady said:

      Don’t miss Mr. Bellybutton at 1:44. He’s the best part. 🙂

  27. hebby said:

    This one by Slow Club:

  28. hebby said:

    And this one from the Maccabees! Half kissing and half dancing! It’s on my “Is this not happiness?” video playlist on my iPod.

    • Marie said:

      And if you like dancing scientists, how about dancing particle physicists?

      And dancing biochemists?

      • JenniferP said:

        The best kind of science!

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    • red said:

      And of course,

  31. KarenElhyam said:

    The dance only version of the Korean band Shinee’s Lucifer video. There’s a normal music video version that I couldn’t care less about, but the dance only rehearsal version is so great it breaks my heart. Their adorable work out clothes yet carefully styled hair! The hard to film stripes! The perfectly, eeriely great synchronization. All so cute.

  32. BadSack said:

    Sorry — I can’t shut up. Here is a great piece by young bad boy choreographer Michael Clark, from 1983, with costumes by Leigh Bowery, and a song by the Fall. Great dance surrealism and joy. And giant underpants. I think it may be from “All Hail the New Puritans”:

  33. thursdaynextgal said:

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  35. Ali said:

    • Ali said:

      Hmmm. Fail. Trying again (if it doesn’t work, the link is okay–it’s for Kate Miller-Heidke’s Can’t Shake It, which is amazing).

      • Ali said:

        This is basically one of my favourite things:

    • Ali said:

      Also, I can’t believe no one’s posted this yet:

  36. EmJ said:

    Best flash mob ever (that I’ve seen as of yet):

  37. Muse142 said:

    Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman! Being awesome!

  38. photosthatdance said:

    Reblogged this on PhotosThatDance and commented:
    Unity.

  39. Tim said:

    I’m gonna have to go with this wonderful band, they just released a new album too! The song is Anna Sun, by Walk the Moon:

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