The wonderful dancing bus stop lady (video)

I’d never seen this, but it’s from I think this past April.  And it’s been confirmed, it’s for real. The woman, Ellie Coal, was dancing while waiting for a bus in Eastleigh, England. Another woman, Jane Rowland, saw her, recorded it, posted it on YouTube, and the video went viral.


Subsequent edits have shown the woman dancing to various songs, some aren’t bad, like the one I post below the original.

So here’s the original, then an even better version, I think, with a better song.

This edited version, with a different song, is even better – she actually looks like she’s dancing to the song:

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  • John, you have just the right intuition at the right time about the need for laughter and joy among the serious and painful slog of news in this mess of a culture.

  • Absolutely delightful. I still dance—-washing dishes.

  • Butch1

    She was very smooth and fluid in her moves.

  • Butch1

    Good for her. What better way to pass your time than to spend it in your own little world dancing away.

  • Whitewitch

    I dance everyday!!! While walking to work or standing at the silly copier…I got the music and if people laugh and point – who cares…let them laugh – it is good for their health.

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  • Drew2u

    It looks like it’s one of her favorite songs, from what I’m reading into it, which makes it all the more wonderful.
    Her, Susan Boyle, that (one of the dozens of) dancing baby, we need a montage of clips like these simply titled, “Joy”.

  • olandp

    Life would be so much better if people danced more. A few years ago when I went back to college I remember walking and listening to Sing, Sing, Sing, it took all of my will power to keep from hopping around. I did throw out a few steps however. When I am folding my laundry at the laundromat I’ll start with foot work and progress to turns before I look around.

  • Indigo

    Public solo dancing and audible one-sided conversations on invisible phone connections are the kitsch of this early 21st century depression we’re living though. What will the future make of it? One smiles another bewildered smile. Regardless, she’s good!

  • pigboy

    That is what the world needs more of. We really do.

  • Yeah, but y’know, that’s how life is. But yes, she is magnificent.

  • woodroad34

    oh, and did I mention that it was so sad to see the bus arrive and then pull away and she was gone?

  • woodroad34

    Had I seen her dancing in person, I would’ve run up to her and start dancing with her—she’s has joyous moves! Can’t wait to share this.

  • Yes I’d read it was from April. And that would make sense about the second song, it just goes perfectly

  • paaat

    I remember seeing this back in April. She was interviewed, and the second video is set to the actual song she was listening to.

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