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The Average Joe probably doesn’t have a clue about classical ballet’s like Sleeping Beauty or Swan Lake, and the Average Jane may likely not understand the daily life of a ballet.

A side project of some Colorado Ballet dancers, Dancing Outside the Bun is kooky, entertaining, and helping make ballet more approachable to a mainstream audience. Through satirical posts, pictures, and videos, the site proves that dancers have a sense of humor and know when it’s time to get down and funky.

Back in the fall, I shared the site’s video “Puss n’ Boots Style,” a side-splitting parody of PSY’s “Gangnam Style.” After a recent visit to the site, I found another share-worthy bit…

So, now, I ask that you take a break from whatever it is that you are doing on this fine Thursday afternoon and enjoy Dancing Outside the Bun and the dancers of the Colorado Ballet in the Harlem Shake.

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.