Saturday Snippets…28th May 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Dance”

Welcome to Saturday Snippets this is one of my favourite posts of the week I learn much from my research and your comments so please keep them coming…

Today’s word prompt is “Dance”…we should “All Dance in the Rain”

The first archaeological proof of dance comes from the 9 thousand-year-old cave paintings in India. One of the earliest uses of structured dance was introduced in religious ceremonies that told the stories of ancient myths and gods. Egyptian priests used this kind of visual storytelling in their rituals.

Dance with me song by the Black beans…there have really been so many songs with dance in the title far too many for Saturday Snippets I will leave the rest to music blogs…this is a young Group…it will be interesting to see how they evolve…

The “Dancing Plague” of 1518 was a mania that lasted a month and killed dozens of people in Strasbourg, France through exhaustion or heart attack. People just danced uncontrollably until they collapsed! One other famous case involved people dancing on a bridge. Eventually, so many people danced that they broke the bridge and fell into the river…

Let’s have a recipe…and dance…

As the rhythmic movement resembled a semaphore telegraph, the dancing plant got the name telegraph plant. The leaflets were also found to move in an elliptical manner when exposed to high-pitched sound waves. Charles Darwin has explained these plants in detail, in his book, ‘The Power of Movement in Plants…in Plants” in 1880. The Telegraph plant is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the pea family. It originates from Asia, but it can be found around the world today…it produces small, pinkish-white or purple flowers during the late autumn and early winter. Flowers attract bees and butterflies, which are responsible for the pollination of this plant.

The root of the telegraph plant is used in the treatment of rheumatism, wounds, cough, malaria, dysentery and hepatitis. This plant contains toxic alkaloids and it needs to be consumed cautiously…

A favourite of mine…Dance with my Father Luther Vandross…

Such a beautiful song…

Science fun dancing Gummy worms…one for the kids it saves them eating them…lol

Well, it will keep the kids amused for a while!

In 2008, the world’s first “sustainable” dance floor opened at Club Watt in Rotterdam. The floor’s tiles each sit on springs hooked up to generators. The harder people dance, the more the springs are compressed and this converts into energy, which runs the LED lights in the floor…cool sustainable energy and a workout…

Snake dancing…

Jeez, earplugs are needed…but what beautiful snakes…

Dancing Frogs of India…The Western Ghats are home to the dancing frogs Unlike most other frog species, dancing frogs of the family Micrixalidae don’t vocalize to attract mates. They live in fast-flowing streams that would drown out any croaking or ribbiting. Instead, they wave their legs to attract mates, flashing their feet to signal their breeding prowess…Researchers headed by “The Frogman of India” find another 14 species of the dancing frog,,,

Finally one of my favourite male operatic tenors teams up with Celine Dionne…

Only in Dubai but so very beautiful…

That’s all for Saturday Snippets today I hope you have enjoyed my findings as always I look forward to your comments…I hope you all have a fabulous weekend xx

29 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…28th May 2022…Today’s one-word prompt is “Dance”

  1. petespringerauthor

    Wow! You covered all the bases with dance. I expected some Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, but that would have been too predictable. I enjoyed the route you took with the road less traveled. I think I remember reading somewhere that snakes aren’t moving because of the music, but the motions made by the snake charmer. This was my introduction to the Blackbeans. Very nice sound!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete happy you enjoyed the road I took… Thats interesting about the snake but it makes sense.. I did read that some snake charmers break of the snakes fangs or sew their mouths shut which means the snake starves to death.. so cruel… Thats the down side… I enjoyed BlackBeans for a young group they have a lot of promise… I did cave in with Luther as I do love that song… I saved one of the predictables though and snuck it in at the end of my weekly roundup .. Lol.. Have a great week, Pete.. 🤗x

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  2. Norah

    I used to love dancing when I was young, but Hub never would so I gave it up when we got together. I still love to watch couples, or groups, dancing though.
    I hadn’t heard of the dancing disease. How awful. Or the broken bridge.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      The things we give up for our hubbies..luckily mine loves to dance and he taught me how to jive I gave up sailing though as Alan can’t swim and wouldn’t go on the boat….Horses for courses for the life of though I can’t think what he gave up…lol

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  3. Jacquie Biggar

    I like the smooth texture of the Black Beans band. I have two left feet but love to watch people dance, So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite TV shows.
    Great post, Carol. A nice way to start my weekend 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I do too Jacquie they are a young band but have pkenty of promise.. I have watched So You Think You Can Dance but its not always screened here a bit hit and miss but I did like it.. Thank for your kind words it is one of my favourite posta to write… 😀 x

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    The “dancing plague” was a fascinating piece of history, Carol. People are so weird. Lol. And I love that Vandross song (as opposed to the Cobra dance music. Lol). And lovely fountains. 🙂 Thanks for all the unusual “dance” finds. 😀


  5. Clive

    A great mix of snippets, Carol, as always. And as you say, there are lots of ‘dance’ tunes, as you have proved by not playing any of the ones I recently did! 😊 x

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      1. Clive

        I’ve only done two so far, so I think another is acceptable! Not this week, though, I’ve something else planned for that. There may be a fourth ‘heart’ one on the way too 😉 x

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  6. alexcraigie

    Wow! I’ll have to try out the Gummy Bears, I won’t be trying out the dancing cobras and I’m still stunned by the dancing fountains! xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes it’s a good trick for the kids..those dancing fountains are fascinating and really stunning as for cobras they may be beautiful but I would keep a respectful distance…lol


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  8. beetleypete

    With your theme of dance, I could not resist adding this sequence from the 2003 film, ‘Zatoichi’. It is a kind-of Japanese version of ‘Riverdance’, and it was amazing on the big screen at a cinema.

    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  9. Patty L. Fletcher

    Reblogged this on Pattys World and commented:
    Hi, this is a fun post. The first thing which came to my mind when I read the word dance was Chief Seeing Eye Dog Blue’s dancing across the floor wiggling all over with a toy in his mouth.
    The second thing, was the song I wrote for King Campbell, he would run up to someone, get in between their legs and wag his entire body while dancing on his toes. We called this “The Wigga Woo.”
    I wrote a song which went, “Do the wigga Woo! Do the Wigga Woo! Dance, Dance, Dance, up, down, all around and do the wigga woo.”
    Of course this eventually morphed off into all sorts of crazy things but the bouncing and dancing of a Labradore is something no one can possibly watch or in my case participate in without laughing until tears roll from their eyes.
    To me, dance signifies crazy fun. My daughter used to dance all over our apartment to loud music when she came home from school.
    Knowing she’d had to sit quietly for most of the day with no way to expend her energies because for reasons not understood by me playing outside after lunch seemed to have gone by the wayside, I allowed this crazed behavior because it too would lead to laughter and joyous tears of love.
    So, my friends, whether you dance with your lover or a big, wiggling dog, I say, dance.
    Thanks for letting me share what came into my head.
    Now, make sure you visit Carol’s blog so you too can join in the fun.

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