Tappy Spoons and Happy Toes (video)

Sometimes I need to step away from my laptop and dance. Don’t we all? πŸ˜‰ Moving to music is good for the mind, body, and soul. 🎢 One of the themes of the Independence Day holiday is freedom; dancing offers me that experience and feeling. I invite you to join me, the Spoon Lady (Abby), and Chris Rodrigues for a tapping slapping good time. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ πŸ•ΊπŸΌ

Angels in Heaven – The Spoon Lady (Abby) & Chris Rodrigues

The Spoon Lady, Abby Roach, is a musician, free speech activist, and one of the few professional spoon players in America. I knew, as soon as I heard her spoon tapping in this video, that I wanted to feature her and musician Chris Rodrigues making music on a porch. 🎢 I did not know I would be dancing with them in my overalls, but hey, life is too short to not kick off your shoes and dance like everyone is watching! 🀣 A couple of months ago my story, “Please le me dance again,” was published on Dr. Phoebe’s site. If you are new to my site or you missed it, check out my story and learn why I am so grateful for the gift of movement.

Thank you for visiting and hopefully dancing with me! If you are celebrating the Fourth of July this weekend, enjoy! πŸŽ† Be well. πŸ’— Michele

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94 thoughts on “Tappy Spoons and Happy Toes (video)

  1. wonderful spoons and happy dancing ! I haven’ heard that song in ages, this post brought a smile to my face and you are so right we all need to give our hands a break!!! ❀😊 I know I’ve been change oldie but goodie)

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    1. Thanks so much Krissy. Not my go-to genre so I had not heard it until recently. Fun tappy song! πŸ˜† Yes, we all need to step away (haha) from the computer and move – in any way that feels right for each of us. 😊 Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! My happy feet thank you too. 😁 I only recently stumbled on this song/these musicians. They are fun and yes, very talented! You are welcome. Thank you for appreciating. 😊

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  2. Opting to be a “Dancing Doll” would be ok for such cute n lovely steps. You look soo pretty n awesome passion you got dear Michele, happy weekend ❀ πŸ˜‡πŸ€—

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    1. How wonderful. 😊 My breaking mission accomplished! Not to be confused with broken mission. πŸ˜† I do hope you took a dance break and that you keep taking them when you can. πŸ’– I also recently discovered this song and “the Spoon Lady” – I can’t not dance to her tappy happy spoon sounds. Just had to share. Thank you! πŸ€—πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

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      1. Absolutely!πŸ‘πŸ˜‚ Oh dear, I don’t know how to dance, I enjoy watching dance, mostly ballet but I’m not much of dance person. Yeah, it radiates such happy vibes!! Glad you did! My pleasure!❀️

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      2. Ballet is such a beautiful art form. Incredible athletes. One of my best friend’s daughter is an accomplished ballerina. It has been such a treat watching her grow and flourish through the years, and of course, attending many performances. πŸ’– Thanks, D. Happy day to you! πŸŒžπŸ€—πŸ’–

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  3. THAT was AWESOME! You are soooo beautiful and graceful!!! ❀️ WOW. Loved it, Michele; and the music? Is fantastic….the Spoon Lady is marvelous. β€οΈπŸ€— Have a wonderful holiday weekend, my dear friend. πŸŽ‡

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Jeff. 😁 Sincerely, you are very kind. πŸ₯° I am glad you enjoyed my tappy happy post. Yes, Abby is amazing! Chris is too, playing multiple instruments. I am challenged by one! haha Thanks for the happy vibes. You do the same. πŸ•ΊπŸΌ πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

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      1. You’re most welcome, dear Michele. ❀️ I loved it, my friend. Yes! Chris is also amazing. Beautiful music. Understood, me too! Still learning the guitar. Fun! Thank you!! πŸ₯°

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  4. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Awesome dancing, Michele πŸ‘€ Wow!!! Thank you for sharing your energy, optimism & beauty ~ you move so well, it was a joy to see you dance πŸ’ƒ You’re happiness is contagious 🌞🌹 Kudos to the musicians, as well 😎🎢🎡 I’m posting this comment and hitting the play button, again πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Phil. I feel like I should take a bow with so many clapping hands. πŸ˜†πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I do appreciate your enthusiasm and kind comments. 😊 Contagious? I should be careful! Joking aside, I am happy to share happy. Yes, talented musicians that are fun to dance to! πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’“ Happy day to you!

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  5. WOW! That is so cool, Michele – it really looks like the tapping could be coming from your feet! I’m SO impressed πŸ˜€ (do you own actual tap shoes?)

    And the music was great too – thank you for introducing me to it πŸ˜€

    ❀
    David

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    1. Awesome! Thank you, David.πŸ˜„ Special video effects! πŸ˜† You are SO easily impressed. πŸ˜‚ I haven’t put on tap shoes in many years, but this song makes me want to again. Almost as much fun as the “boots… made for walking.” πŸ˜† My pleasure, I am glad you enjoyed the musicians – a recent discovery for me. πŸŽΆπŸ’“ Thank you for your sweet support and for appreciating the arts. πŸ₯°

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  6. Oh Michele, it makes me happy to see you dancing so happily!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯°πŸ₯³ You looked like a cute little girl there! ❀️ It reminds me how important just to dance, without complications and without sophisticated choreography!

    Very cool post and pls keep dancing! πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Annabel, your comment makes me smile. 😊 Thank you. A cute little old lady. πŸ˜‚
      Yes! The only thing needed is music and the desire to move. Dancing delivers many benefits to the mind and body. As you know! 😁 The NIA classes I do are choregraphed, and some steps take practice for newbies, but I love that the dance fusion form is accessible for everyone, even those who might have limited mobility. I truly appreciate your encouragement. πŸ™πŸΌ I will keep dancing and staying young doing so! You too lovely lady. πŸ’–πŸ©° πŸ€—

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      1. You’re very much a beautiful cute girl in spirit, dear Michele! In dance, there’s no such thing as ageπŸ€ͺπŸ˜ƒ. It’s the enjoyment and happiness that matters!

        Very kind of you thinking about the accessibility of the dance form for everyone! I loved that!πŸ‘πŸ₯° keep sharing with us, Michele❀️

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      2. Love that! Thank you Annabel. πŸ’— Years ago, my daughter had a dance instructor who was at an age where most of her peers were slowing down, and yet when she taught dance, she was a vibrant teenager. She was actually my teacher for a few years too during that time. I took adult jazz from her and performed in a few community recitals. πŸ˜† Enjoyment and happiness, most definitely! Thanks again for your sweet support and kind words. πŸ€— πŸ’

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      3. Thank you for sharing this little story of yours, Michele! How wonderful you performed for your communities! Right now, in the professional dance field, dance has become very athletic and cruel to the body. Although this level of physical demand is necessary for the professionals to pushing through the boundaries of choreographic language, there’s absolutely no need for everyone to suffer in dance.

        If we just enjoy dancing in its pure form, then the happiness comes from within makes us shine! keep moving, Michele!

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      4. My pleasure, Annabel. 😁 The performance part of the class added stress that I didn’t need at that point in my life, but I am happy for the memories and would probably do it again, if given the chance. A few more years and I can join a silver dancing group. πŸ˜‚ Is there dancing in the Senior Olympics? πŸ₯‡ Athletics, in general, continues to push bodies beyond existing boundaries, as is the nature of competition. I noticed, with each passing year in the HS classroom, that more student athletes were showing up with injuries. Some very serious. It was becoming commonplace. Unfortunately. 😟 Yes, enjoying the flow and beauty of moving to music is my intention.πŸ’“ Thank you, always, for your insightful, engaging, and encouraging discourse.πŸ’πŸŒž

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      5. Most welcome, Michele! It’s wonderful to chat with you during my free time !πŸ₯³πŸ₯°

        And yes, any physical activities push to extreme always cause injuries! I can’t tell how many pro ballerinas I know have to retire in their mid-30’s because of it and how many have had their hips replacedπŸ˜‚πŸ₯². It’s crazy!

        I loved what you said.πŸ₯°Dancing for happiness is all we need! πŸ’•πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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  7. I LOVE this post: the freedom and beauty of your dance, the unconventional yet brilliant, and of course the fact you shared it all with us 😍 I agree it feels so good to break away from the screen sometimes!

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    1. Thanks a million, Ingrid. 😁 The freedom to just turn up music and move is such a gift, and one I will never take for granted. Even though I dance in a Zoom class at least once a week, I was hesitant to share my freestyle (haha) dance with ya’ll, but then I reminded myself that we don’t have to be perfect, polished, or professional to share positive energy. ✨ You inspire me! πŸ’–

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      1. I am so glad you did. It was fantastic, moving, and motivating. 🎸 This blog is a place for me to share creativity and like your singing and guitar playing, dancing is part of my creative life. It does takes courage to put yourself out there, but I think our willingness to do so can brighten a day and empower others. πŸŒžπŸ™πŸΌ

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    1. Thank you, VJ. I had fun moving to their music. Dance breaks are necessary! Silly is also needed- otherwise life gets too serious. 😁 I love reading that you were moving and swaying.πŸ’ƒπŸΌ That makes me very happy!

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  8. I loved watching you dance SO MUCH! It put a humongous smile on my face 😊 You’re an incredibly graceful dancer, you’re very light on your feet and have good rhythm. This was also my first time seeing you in real life. You are a very beautiful woman ❀❀❀

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    1. Ahhh, now I have a humongous smile on my face. Cute comment! 😊 Thank you very much. Dancing offers many benefits, including joy – the best benefit. I am sure you can relate, based on your recent post, about wheelchair dancing. An inspiring post that I am going to share with my NIA dance teacher/mentor. Thank you. πŸ™πŸΌ This post is the first time I shared a video of me, not just dancing but talking too. Trying new things, which can be uncomfortable, but it also keeps life (and me) moving forward. 😁 Have a wonderful week beautiful lady. πŸ’—

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      1. I feel honoured that you’re going to share the post with your NIA dance mentor, thank you! 😊 Wow, it’s very brave then that you shared this video. I’m happy that you’re trying out new things ❀

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  9. Girl, you know this is my mantra – life is too short to not kick off your shoes and dance like everyone is watching! πŸ‘ πŸ‘’πŸ‘‘ Love this Michele. I hope you never lose your sense of wonder girlfriend!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸΉ

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    1. Yes! Words to live by my dancing girlfriend.πŸ’“ Thank you, Kym. I may wonder why I walked into a room, but yes, I hope to never lose the child within who finds joy in twirling to tunes. πŸ˜‚ 🎢 You neither! 😁 πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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    1. Thanks for viewing and appreciating, Dwight. You danced too, right? 😁 I did have fun – hard not to with happy tappy music and space to move. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ That’s cool about PBS-will check it out. 🎢 πŸ™

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    1. Thanks, Wm. I enjoyed sharing a unique sound that has been around, but one I just recently discovered. 🎡 Sharing a snippet of my dancing self was fun and a bit silly too, but if my happy dancing feet delivered a few smiles and motivated a few to move, then I am glad I put myself out there, or in front of my camera. 😁 πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

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  12. With reference to your marvelous dancing, I wrote a poem which posts tomorrow called “Poem For A Friend”, with a link to your site. I hope that’s cool, and that you will enjoy my creative writing. If you’d like, I could forward an advance copy for review πŸ˜‚ Have a nice evening, Michele 🌞

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      1. Well, I certainly was impressed. Also, I don’t plan to share any dance videos, as my ‘skills’ peaked in the 7th grade – though, in later years, I’d occasionally substitute finger-snapping in place of clapping. πŸ€ͺ You’re most welcome my friend, and, no – all good. πŸ˜‚

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      2. Those were worse! πŸ˜‚ Awkward teenagers. The boys wore too much Polo Cologne and we moved like robots. πŸ€– Back then youngsters had to be a certain distance apart. As someone who has chaperoned many dances, I can say with certainty, things have changed!

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