October 27, 2007
What? You scoff? Perhaps you don't realize how difficult Papelbonian dance moves are. It takes skilllz, man.
For those of you intimidated by the dance, though, fear not. There is help available, as the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass., pointed out:
Experts aren't sure if it's a two-step, a clog dance or the Highland fling. Heading into the World Series, no one cares. Whatever the name of the dance, the fun-loving right-hander fired up the Red Sox Nation and has taken the Papelbon dance craze to a frantic fever pitch.
Tonight, Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Natick plans to show Red Sox fans the art of the Papelbon dance. Nancy Kelley Dance Studio, also in Natick, is offering to teach the entire Red Sox team the dance.
"Get the whole team to come to the studio and learn a good kick line to present to their fans when they win the World Series," said Nancy Kelley, owner, dancer, and founder of Nancy Kelley Dance Studio. "And when they dance, the stage should be the top of the dugout."
Kelley thinks Papelbon danced the Highland fling, which she finds appropriate. "After the Scots won a battle, they would do the Highland fling," she said.
The story ran Thursday, but it doesn't appear to have received the kind of attention one would expect. This is BIG, man! Teaching slobby baseball fans (like me) how to dance is hard! Haven't you seen the videos, like this and this and this?