A century of dance in 3 minutes: a dynamic duo show us all the moves

There have been some big changes in dance over the course of the last century, to put it mildly. To make that easier to see, a pair of young dancers made a video where, dressed in period clothing, they demonstrate everything from the Charleston to Hip Hop by way of the Lindy Hop, swing, disco, and breakdancing. This British dance duo call themselves “Twist And Pulse.”

Ashley Glazebrook (Twist) and Glen Murphy (Pulse) grew up in South London and met at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology. They invented “streetomedy,” a fusion of street dance and comedy. “The reason for coming up with Streetomedy is because the laughter and fun within the routines are just as important as the dancing. We want to make everyone in the audience to feel at ease and lose themselves in what we are doing. A lot of street dance is known to be quite serious or even quite deep emotionally. Our choice is to come at it from the other angle and make you laugh whilst also thinking ‘WOW.'”

After nearly winning “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2010, Twist And Pulse gave performances for London’s 2012 Summer Olympics and they’ve since made numerous appearances on TV and in theaters. They aim to be positive role models for young people: “We love seeing kids getting into dancing. We just want to teach them everything we know and pass on all our passion! We want to show kids that you can come from nothing and make it with hard work and a dream.”

As you’ll see in the video posted below, Twist And Pulse turn the history of dance since the 1920s into a three minute tour de force. While it isn’t quite on display here, according to Guinness, they hold the record for most synchronized dance moves in 30 seconds, an astounding 130.

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