Monday, December 14, 2009

"'Cause this is thriller!..."

For the last couple of weeks, I've been walking/dancing around with Michael Jackson songs in my head (in addition to Christmas tunes, of course).

Last year around this time, I was constantly humming songs from Grease.

Flashback to last year's performance at the variety show/fundraiser in Kuji...




This year, we had more members, including a couple of ALTs (assistant language teachers) from nearby towns. Even though none of us do the moon walk well, we decided to dance to a Michael Jackson medley in order to strike a chord with our audience--which was quite large, as you can tell in this next video.

Lights. Camera. Disco ball. (Just for us. Just like last year, haha.) Action...




We had a blast putting this dance together and practicing it! You can tell how much fun we had--and can better see what's going on--in a video of one of last week's rehearsals. We used the video to help us practice, so that's why it's taken from the back. This rehearsal was the same day I took the big Japanese test, so that might explain why I completely spaced out during the beginning, haha...



I have one last video to share. After we were done with our performance yesterday, we watched another group's dress rehearsal. I thought this bell choir sounded pretty good with their Christmas medley, so I took a little video of it...

video

By the way, I'm in such a Christmas mood right now! I had five Christmas lessons in a row today at Osanai Elementary.

More about Christmas lessons next time. Stay tuned. :)

2 comments:

Dawn said...

I still laugh at the disco ball - they must have gotten the only one around just for you guys.

The bell choir sounds good too.

Lauren said...

Daaayna,
I have already watch the Michael Jackson performance several times!!! Just as I watched the Grease one several times last year!!! You all did such a great job!!!