Dancing with Myself

"When there's no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long
For my love vibration
And I'm dancing with myself."

In some cases, a program - or advertisement - will show someone dancing by themselves. Typically this is a person doing a side-to-side move but depending on how well they do, it could be quite good. (Note that the music video of the eponymous song shows Billy Idol fighting off zombies, and holding onto a transformer and shooting electricity at them, but he never dances.)

See also "Risky Business" Dance.

Examples:

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    Advertising 
  • The Washington, D.C. area Value City Furniture shows people dancing by themselves next to the ad copy.
  • Allstate insurance showed people dancing by themselves when they discovered they saved money over their previous car insurance company.
  • The old Apple iPod ads iconically featured silhouettes of people dancing by themselves.

    Film 
  • In the film Royal Wedding, Fred Astaire does an amazing dance with a coat rack for a partner, and makes the coatrack actually look like it knows how to dance. A YouTube clip appears here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYOOErZ_xM
  • Tom Cruise's famous dance in his underwear to the tune of Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" is one of the highlights to the film Risky Business.
  • For some reason, in Van Helsing Dracula does this at one point.
  • Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister in "Love Actually"... before being caught and quickly shrugging it off.

     Live Action TV 
  • Neil from The Inbetweeners demonstrates an amazing level of dancing skill at a Caravan Club party. This skill gets a Call Back in The Movie, where Neil starts an Accidental Dance Craze with some hilariously awkward moves.
  • Artie on Glee performs the song and rehearses by himself in the auditorium in Season One episode "Wheels."
  • Betty from Ugly Betty dances with herself to the song by Billy Idol in a crowded dance party while Matt looks on. This is in the epidode Plus None.
  • Dan from One Tree Hill is seen practicing dancing with his iPod in his ears, much to the embarrassment of Nathan who catches him.

     Music 
  • Not a visual example, but the Christina Perri song "The Lonely" mentions this in the chorus:
    Dancing slowly in an empty room
    Can The Lonely take the place of you?

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