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Bust a move


I know a lot of really bad dancers. After all, I am one.
I can unbutton my shirt half way, put on a white suit and point to the sky, but I am still not Tony Manero. (That’s John Travolta’s character in “Saturday Night Fever” for those of you aren’t of the era.)


Dancers can make a great living, if they are good. Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly, Martha Graham and Ginger Rogers all seemed to do quite well for themselves. But now, thanks to the Internet and sites like YouTube, one no longer has to be a good dancer to make real money. Case in point, Matt Harding.


Most of you have likely heard of Harding and have seen his quirky dance in online videos. He has become a phenomenon of sorts, with his videos being viewed more than 100 million times — all to watch a guy dance badly in various locations around the world. Freelance reporter Douglas Burns interviews Harding and shares the simplicity of this person and his success in a light-hearted feature as this week’s cover story.


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