Friday, January 25, 2013

"Thrift Shop" Dance Fitness Video.

I. Love. This. Song.

What song? "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz).

The concept of making a catchy, hip, funny song about thrift store shopping is appealing enough, but in my opinion the creators of the song hit the ball outta the park. Fun to just listen to, but even more fun to get moving to. The music video for Thrift Shop just brings the words to life.

Language Warning!

Given the choice, the original is the one I sing to myself when the younger of my brood are not in my presence. But when it comes to presenting routines for my Zumba and other dance classes, I try to keep it as "clean" as I can. At least in regards to swear words. More often than not people will say they don't care, but I do. Within my natural environs I'm no beacon of vocabulary building word choices, something that is brought to my attention on a regular basis by my husband and children, and extended family when on rock and roll excursions with me. Another story when I am in teacher and instructor mode though.

So imagine my glee when I found a "clean" version of the song.

I videotaped this dance fitness routine at the prestigious Grungy Rug Studio. Okay, it's my garage. Lest you think I have unlocked the secrets to an organized garage I would like extoll the virtues of camera angles and field of vision. After the dance I give a little tutorial for a couple of the steps.

My husband brought in the wicker screen to class the joint up a bit. Super sweet, considering the day before I chased him out of the house because I wanted to do a tutorial about rolling out the glutes and piriformis. He is a treasure.

Thanks for hanging out, reading and watching.

Enjoy the dance that is life!


  1. Love the name of your "studio"! Mine is called in front of the couch where everyone, get out of the way - stop dancing ;-)

  2. Hahaha! I'm known for trespassing into my kids' rooms and busting out moves- and they usually yell at me to get out. Hey! A moms gotta dance!

  3. thanks for posting the dance...tried it out a few times, but my kids reactions were much like those of Melanie's!!!