The Swing of Things: A Star-Studded July


Did you have a Happy Independence Day? Let’s keep the good times rolling with this month’s edition of The Swing of Things! 

This July, the stars are out in full force, with birthdays, behind-the-scenes and impromptu dance parties. See for yourself what’s been going on in the world of dance! 


Happy Birthday, Kevin Bacon!

Kevin Bacon turned 57 on July 8, and what better way to celebrate than by watching his stellar dance performance from the 1984 hit, “Footloose”?


Behind the Scenes of Disney’s “Hercules”

Take a look behind the scenes of the making of Disney’s “Hercules.” In this very cool dance routine of the film’s opening song, live dancers helped Disney’s animators make the cartoon dancers’ movements as realistic as possible.


Dancing with the Stars (Selena Gomez, That Is!)

Selena Gomez recently went viral for an interaction with a young fan. The two were caught on camera having fun dancing to Selena’s hit song, “Love You Like a Love Song.” The seven-year-old fan suffers from a rare disease, and has herself become famous for her viral Zumba videos.


The “Dirty Dancing” Fan’s Dream Vacation

If you’re a “Dirty Dancing” fan, you might consider taking a trip to the Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia – the filming location for much of the 1987 film. For three weekends this summer, guests have the chance to participate in a Dirty Dancing Weekend, and maybe even have the time of their lives.