Video of the week for 1/14/13


vera-ellen choreography


Vera Ellen was an American dancer and actress.  When she was just 18-years-old, she made her Broadway debut in the musical “Very Warm for May”.  Although she was only 5’4″ she became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Musical Hall.  She was best known for dancing with Gene Kelly in “On the Town” and co-starring along side Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in “White Christmas”.  Her small waist and perky demeanor are hard to miss in this video titled “Vera Ellen Tap Dancing On Her Toes“.

This video does a lovely job of showcasing her dancing abilities.  Not only does she look great, she smiles throughout and is practically glowing.  You can tell she is doing what she loves.  Her high kicks and quick tempo foot movements are superb.  At first I attempted to write out some highlights of the video but the entire thing is wonderful.  Take a look…


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