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69 Spins on Dance and Dancing

In Tribute to Dirty Dancing's Patrick Swayze

— September 15, 2009 — Pop Culture
Twitterers had it wrong with their Patrick Swayze Death Tweet in May, but today’s reports are real. Swayze, the hunky son of a dance choreographer died today of pancreatic cancer. He was 57 years old.

Swayze was named “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 1991, just a year after he received a Saturn Award nomination as ‘Best Male Actor’ for his role in ‘Ghost.’

Patrick Swayze may be best remembered for his role in the film Dirty Dancing, but he remained active in both movies and television with recent roles in ‘Powder Blue’ and ‘The Beast.’ When asked how he kept a positive attitude with the almost certain death sentence that pancreatic cancer brings, he replied, “You go to work.”

In Patrick Swayze’s honor, we’ve gathered a number of dance-related and dance-inspired postings for you to enjoy.
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Dancing Robo-Crabs
Dancing Robo-Crabs
Hexapod Bots Strut Their Stuff
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Ballroom Dancing Robots
Ballroom Dancing Robots
Q4 Technologies Go-Robos as 'Strictly Ballroom' Competitors
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Synchronized Office Dancing
Synchronized Office Dancing
Bizarre Team-Building
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Viral Dance Parties
Viral Dance Parties
One Man Starts the Party at Sasquatch Music Festival
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Daddy Dance Shoes
Daddy Dance Shoes
Men's Dance Shoes With Attached Mini Shoes On Top
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Customized Dancing Holiday Robots
Customized Dancing Holiday Robots
Exobotics
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Break Dancing Robots
Break Dancing Robots
Mechanical B-Boys Who Can Really Bust a Move
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Disco Dancing Chicks
Disco Dancing Chicks
Samsung Mobile Uses Baby Animals To Get Your Attention
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Dancing Axonometric Figures
Dancing Axonometric Figures
Halfby Music Video by Groovisions
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Paint Dancing
Paint Dancing
The New Artistic Craze
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Swing Dancing Kicks
Swing Dancing Kicks
Fraqbois and New Balance Team Up for 50s-Style Sneakers
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Music-Playing and Dancing Robots
Music-Playing and Dancing Robots
The Automated Music Personality (AMP) Robots
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Ballroom Dancing Kids
Ballroom Dancing Kids
8 Year Olds on Dancing With the Stars
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Recreating Retro Dance Movies
Recreating Retro Dance Movies
Channing Tatum and Charlyne Yi Spoof Dirty Dancing
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Dancing to Charge Cell Phones
Dancing to Charge Cell Phones
The DanceCharge
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Pole Dancing Parties
Pole Dancing Parties
Winnipeg Company Takes 'Girls Night In' to the Next Level
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Honoring Legendary Dances
Honoring Legendary Dances
Jamie Foxx's Moonwalk for Michael Jackson at the BET Awards
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Dancing Divorces
Dancing Divorces
NY Video Production Dances Down the Courtroom Aisle
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Underground Endurance Dancing
Underground Endurance Dancing
Diesel 'Dance Party' Features Hooded Contestants in Underwear
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Chicken Dancing Cheerleaders
Chicken Dancing Cheerleaders
Carl's Jr Jalapeño Chicken Sandwich Ads
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Spanish Dancing Sea Slugs
Spanish Dancing Sea Slugs
Nudibranch Music Video
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Disco-Dancing Robots
Disco-Dancing Robots
Get Down With These Choreographed R2-D2s
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24 Hour Silent Dance-Offs
24 Hour Silent Dance-Offs
100 Dancers Wait for 'The Last Call' on Samsung Beat DJ Handsets
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Riverdancing Chimpanzees
Riverdancing Chimpanzees
Arby's Commercial
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Pole-Dancing Robots
Pole-Dancing Robots
Fembots Grind at the Mutate London Exhibition
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Dancing Inmates (UPDATE)
Dancing Inmates (UPDATE)
1,500+ CPDRC Prisoners Dance to Songs Like Soulja Boy, Thriller
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Dancing Transformer Robot
Dancing Transformer Robot
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Dancing to Generate Electricity
Dancing to Generate Electricity
London's First Eco Club
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Site Specific Dancing
Site Specific Dancing
Kate-Watson-Wallace Anonymous Bodies Redefine Modern Dance
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Olympic Dancing Queens
Olympic Dancing Queens
Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson Wins ‘Dancing with the Stars'
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Dancing Chips
Dancing Chips
Terra Chips Activated by Clapping
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Impromptu 90s Traffic Dances
Impromptu 90s Traffic Dances
The Hammer Pants Flash Mob Strikes Santa Monica Blvd
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Reality Show Casualties
Reality Show Casualties
‘Dancing with the Stars' Injuries Continue (UPDATE)
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Dancing Robot Pets
Dancing Robot Pets
Tattooed iDod Amp'd, iCat, iCy and Ampbot
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Inmate Dance Tributes
Inmate Dance Tributes
Filipino Prisoners' Heartfelt Routine to Honor Michael Jackson
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Dancing Marines
Dancing Marines
Military Men Do the 'Cha Cha Slide'
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Body by Dance, Not Plastic Surgery
Body by Dance, Not Plastic Surgery
Nike Ad Pushes Hot Latin Dancing
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Carefully-Choreographed Editorials
Carefully-Choreographed Editorials
NYT Style's 'Danceteria' Showcases Fashion & Live Arts
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Persian Rug Dance Floors
Persian Rug Dance Floors
The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
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Awkward Dance Shoots
Awkward Dance Shoots
KZO's 2010 Spring Collecton Ads Feature Hot Clothes & Cool Moves
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Geeky Disco Tees
Geeky Disco Tees
DDR Saturday Night Fever Fashion Combines Retro Dance with Modern Gaming
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Dancing on Heads
Dancing on Heads
The Chinese Acrobatic Ballet Performs Swan Lake In a New Way
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Political Dance Offs
Political Dance Offs
John McCain and Barack Obama Dancing Up a Storm
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Olympic Pole Dancing
Olympic Pole Dancing
Campaign Launched to Make ‘Verticle Pole' an Official Sport
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Pole Dancing Kit
Pole Dancing Kit
Tesco Condemned for Selling This in Toy Section
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Partner Ballroom Dancing Robot
Partner Ballroom Dancing Robot
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Teen Dance Crazes
Teen Dance Crazes
Argentinean Flogging Entices Youth More Than ‘Dancing With the Stars’
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Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Julianne Hough To Return To Dancing With the Stars
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Career Revivals Through Dance
Career Revivals Through Dance
Season 7 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast
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Dancing in Tubes
Dancing in Tubes
"The Set" Club in Miami Beach
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21,000 Person Guerrilla Dances
21,000 Person Guerrilla Dances
Oprah Flash Mob Kickoff Party on Chicago's Magnificent Mile
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82 Year Old Dancers
82 Year Old Dancers
Cloris Leachman on Dancing with the Stars
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Demystifying Dance Movies
Demystifying Dance Movies
Secret Behind Michael Jackson's ‘Smooth Criminal' Lean
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Subculture Dancetography
Subculture Dancetography
'La Movida' Captures the Beauty in Alternative Dancers
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Dancing Inmates
Dancing Inmates
1,500 Filipino Prisoners Re-enact Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
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Pole Dancing Dolls
Pole Dancing Dolls
Children's Stripper Figurine Marks the End of Innocence
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Ballroom Chic
Ballroom Chic
Dancing With The Stars Inspired Fashion
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Fashion Faux Pas Reality
Fashion Faux Pas Reality
Lil Kim's Wardrobe Malfunction on Dancing With The Stars
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Color-Burst Dancetography
Color-Burst Dancetography
Andrey & Lili's Porfolio Includes Some Vibrant Movement
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Pole Dancing Exercise
Pole Dancing Exercise
Sexy Movements Become the Latest Form of Exercise
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Dancing Dubaichitecture
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Self-Powered Dynamic Eco-Architecture
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Dancing Deaf
Dancing Deaf
‘Music-Toucher' Vibrating Ballet Shoes Let Dancers Feel Music
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Dilapidated Building Dance Recitals
Dilapidated Building Dance Recitals
Alexey Novikov Captures a Ballerina in an Abandoned Edifice
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Virtual Pole Dancing Hidden in Video Game
Virtual Pole Dancing Hidden in Video Game
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Bizarre Election Mania
Bizarre Election Mania
Obama and Sarah Palin Dancing With the Stars, Baby Halloween Costume Ideas
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Rebound Reality Stars
Rebound Reality Stars
Melissa Rycroft Parlays "Bachelor" Snub Into "Dancing With the Stars" Slot
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