Dance Club YouTube:

Above is a YouTube video I created which examines the reasoning as to why we as viewers are so compelled to watch amateurs dance online!

A special thanks to my friends who gave their two cents; and actually allowed me to use their faces on YouTube.


Goodwin, A. (1992) Dancing in the Distraction Factory: Music Television and Popular Culture. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Hanna, J. (1987) To Dance is Human: A Theory of Nonverbal Communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

No Author Stated. (2 July 2006) “Youtube Serves Up 100 Million Videos a Day Online.” USA Today, 16 July 2006. Retrieved February 19, 2008 from,

Strangelove, M. (2009). CMN2170 New Media Lectures. Ottawa: University of Ottawa, Simard Hall.

Video Clips Borrowed from YouTube are as follows:

  • Mother Fuckin’ Snakes!!!!
  • Never Let Your Mom Dance!
  • Fat Guy Dancing to Single Ladies
  • Numa Numa
  • Single Ladies (Big Girl Remix)
  • Arianna Dancing with Beyonce- Single Ladies

All photographs used are mine!