Storm Team

The torrential rain in East Tennessee yesterday prompted me to watch “Stormy Weather,” one of the movies I bought with the Amazon.com gift certificate I received for Christmas. “Stormy Weather” has some laughs, great singing and phenomenal dancing.

It was a famous dance scene that prompted me to put the film on my wish list in the first place. Near the end of the movie, the Nicholas Brothers do amazing splits on the floor and on stairs. Somehow they glide back to their feet after each split.

About a year and a half ago, I was chatting with a friend outside church after Mass. Her young daughter approached and wanted to show off a few tap dancing steps. I told the family about the Nicholas Brothers and suggested they look for the scene on YouTube. The girl grabbed her smart phone and within minutes was watching the scene I had described.

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