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Bus stop “dancing queen” lands plum theatre gig

A woman secretly filmed busting a move now gets to take those moves to the stage.
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Chiara O. Scuri, September 20, 2013 6:15:28 AM

Dance like no one is watching… but if they are, make sure they film it and post it to YouTube.

Ellie Cole, a regular person in Eastleigh, UK, going about her regular day, did what all of us have done multiple times before: Busted a few moves while waiting for the bus.

Only this time, Jane Rowland, who happens to own the cafe across the street from Cole’s bus stop, noticed the woman engaged in an impromptu dance party and filmed her. Rowland added her own soundtrack (Dancing Queen by ABBA, because of course) and uploaded the goods.

There are a few dodgy questions surrounding this entire event, namely: what were Rowland’s original intentions? Were they to celebrate or mock this woman? And: how does Cole feel about her privacy being invaded. How would any of us feel if we could just be filmed going about our day, never knowing if we’ll end up online?

The good news is, people responded quite positively to Cole’s natural, unfettered movement and the simple joy of moving one’s booty to a great tune.

We’re not her only admirers. The Daily Telegraph reports that the video has landed Cole a role in a musical play, Ah Men!, playing at the Point Theatre – considered a plum gig from a reputable place.

Now would be the time to charge your iPod, stretch your legs and wait for the next few buses to drive by.


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