How to Dance Disco 101: Saturday Night Fever.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 2, 2008
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What started in the ghetto and migrated to Little Italy is now known as the kind of dance so universal even…white people can work it. Above: a young, skinny polyester-clad Travolta works it in the seminal line dancing bright lit floor stomping hip swiveling movie scene of all time.

I don’t know what this has to do with ‘the mindful life,’ our mission…unless you consider that dancing is to nirvana as cherry is to sundae, or something like that. So press play, clear a space in your bedroom, and get ready to embarrass yourself thoroughly as you learn Disco 101. Video:


Luv the dub:

Disco? Inferno:

Good god, help us from the sequel:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “How to Dance Disco 101: Saturday Night Fever.”

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  2. toughyt says:

    This is the best dance scene ever:

  3. joni says:

    "This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds." 🙁

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