Friday, February 11, 2011

Tap Dance: The Training Montage

As we mentioned earlier, we've spent this past week getting ready for our big tap dancing performance this weekend. We bought outfits...and HATS...and picked out the music. And got together every day this week to plan and prepare and make a training video and polish our shoes and find counselors for the kids to combat this latest level of parental humiliation...and, in the midst of all of that, didn't practice at all. We got an email this morning saying you guys expect to see ball changes and buffalos and coffee grinders. WHUCK? Kate went to you tube to see what a coffee grinder even was, and fell down just watching the video. So, this is what you will be seeing. A lot of moves that make A LOT of sound and are technically not really dance steps at all, but rather what we imagine a buffalo would do with a coffee grinder when he needed a ball change. This is interpretive tap dance, y'all.

Sunday is going to be epic. You know how we know? Because this movie says so. When you train this hard, it's going to be awesome. Just like Rocky.



We'd like to thank the Academy...and of course, the great great Charlie Wilson. Without whom, this would look like just another bad home movie. And our families, who will be placing want ads on Monday for new moms. And finally, to the police. Thanks for not arresting us when we hit that Mercedes with our tap shoes...oops.

(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2011

36 comments:

  1. O...M...G

    That was awesome.

    BTW, those are some killer pushups, Kate. And Lyd, that always happens to me when I try to put something around my forehead.

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  2. Love the montage! Bwah! Thanks for the preview.

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  3. YES! This is glorious. Just....glorious.

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  4. I love this so very much... You guys are my heros

    (especially if I just laughed so hard my water broke, but I probably just peed a little, darnit)

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  5. OMG that was awesome! Thank you!

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  6. Awesomeness. Can't wait to see the performance!

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  7. ROFLMBO!!!!!!!! That was fan-frickin-tastic!!!!

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  8. If you ladies put half as much effort into your routine as you did for this video, you'll kill it. KILL IT!!!!

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  9. Even yesser. Awesome beyond words!!

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  10. Beautiful, epic, can't wait for the main event!!

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  11. I have absolutely no idea what's going on or why you're dancing but I still laughed all the way through the video. Can't wait to see the real deal!

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  12. Awesome. My 2 year old is standing here jumping and yelling "more! more!" She's obviously your #1 fan!

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  13. LOL that was hysterical! Can't wait to see the performance...I am especially excited for the hats.

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  14. I seriously want to know what your neighbors thought...

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  15. LOL...that was AWESOME! Not alot of actual tap dancing going on...but... ;)

    WTH is Jillian? LOVE the t-box weights ;)

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  16. You guys ROCK! Love you long time! I am cracking a T-box in your honor and get on with youd bad arse selves!

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  17. one armed push ups? how will I ever measure up to such awesomeness!

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  18. I'm pretty sure that's the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Ever.

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  19. Yes, epic! I'm setting aside time w/ popcorn and wine for the real thing!! I think we should be able to live stream this!

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  20. Lydia, were you doing weight lifting with t-boxes? Even yesser!

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  21. that was awesome with a side of sauce!

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  22. So funny...even funnier since I've had a nip at the T-Box. You both are inspiring!

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  23. It's not very often that I feel the need to call my husband over to have a look at a video, and I found myself replaying it so my children could see what we were cackling about. You two are destined for big things. Trust. :)

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  24. Words cannot express how awesome this video is.

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  25. OMG Lydia curling the T-Boxes may go down as the funniest thing I've ever seen on the internet! Break a leg ladies! Can't WAIT for the video...

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  26. Weight lifting with wine boxes, that is just awesome. Good job you guys.

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  27. Wow. What a Sat morning inspiration!!! I think you guys are going to KILL it - love the Tbox arm curls Lydia, super. Kate, the push up was just a little show-offy, I mean, running up the bleachers was awesome enough! I can not WAIT to see the video from Sunday's performance.
    ps - the cadbury eggs are PERFECT! Y'all ROCK!

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  28. can't.breathe.laughing.too.hard.

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  29. Holy schneikies! What's awsomer? One handed egg cracking without squeezing them into mush? T-box curls? One armed push ups? Running to the top of the murtherfurking bleachers without going into cardiac arrest?
    *sigh*
    epic.

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  30. I laughed so hard I peed! omg! I love you guys! Best.Ever.For.SURE! excuse me while I go change my undies.....oopsie.

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  31. Hey - y'all throwing in a couple of time steps in your choreography? A single, double or even a triple time step - No? No worries - a lot of noise is good, just make sure you have whucktastic attitude! Bring it! (and have fun!)

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  32. My new goal in life is to do crazy one-armed push-ups like Kate. That's amazing.

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  33. This video makes me love you guys even more! Hilarious!

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