Help me find the best videos of dances in public, no flash mobs
January 13, 2017 12:53 AM   Subscribe

I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram video-crack and came across a clip of two women who guerrilla-filmed a choreographed hip hop dance next to an airport baggage claim. And I guess I forgot to "like" it, because now it's gone, never to be found again. What I am looking for now is more videos of 2-6 people doing some kind of short choreographed hip hop dance in a well known place like an airport or a big box store aisle, someplace where it wasn't exactly illegal, but they had to do it quickly and move on.

What I am not looking for is: Flash mobs. Single people dancing like no one's watching. People freestyling. Mimes. I would probably consider subways, but only if the people are doing it spontaneously, not busking. And the music needs to be audible. Why is this so hard to find?
posted by oxisos to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Although he starts out most of the dances himself, this guy often gets joined mid-dance by (prearranged) dance partners.
posted by easternblot at 2:31 AM on January 13, 2017

Was this the original video you were looking at?
posted by eau79 at 3:46 AM on January 13, 2017

Not exactly what you're looking for, but it's not like I'm going to pass a chance to post one of my favourite things on youtube a few years ago.
posted by lmfsilva at 4:15 AM on January 13, 2017 [2 favorites]

Mannequin heads okay?
posted by Mchelly at 4:20 AM on January 13, 2017

This is the one I've seen.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 6:24 AM on January 13, 2017

There are about a zillion dance "challenges" on YouTube/Instagram (like the "mannequin challenge," but for dancing) that Kids These Days participate in. I'm too old to know what the names are but I'm guessing "dance challenge" would bring up plenty of videos. They're choreographed by their nature, almost all amateurs, and I've seen plenty on public property.
posted by AFABulous at 7:25 AM on January 13, 2017

The Ellen show did dance dares = sneaking up behind people and dancing
posted by SyraCarol at 3:21 PM on January 13, 2017

Thanks for everyone's ideas. The mannequin heads video comes closest to the type of video I want. And I finally did find the video I was originally looking for. It just reappeared in my instagram feed about a week after first seeing it. I could never find it using the typical dance tags.

For future reference, some useful instagram hashtags are #dailydanceoff, #targetdance, and #airportdanceparty
posted by oxisos at 10:11 PM on January 20, 2017

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