So the other night I participated in a work dance off. Yes, that’s right…a work. dance. off. You can be jealous.
I’m not really sure how to explain the entire situation because to be honest, it was so surreal. First off, I walk into the office where the ”competition” is being held and it’s full on club scene (see exhibit A):
Yeah, that’s an ad agency’s office.
Anyways. What happened next was a complete and total black out (probably because I threw back 2 cocktails to get prepped for the dancing and then had to dance for 60 seconds in front of about 100 strangers). My only recollection are my texts with MMango:
Elizadeath: I don’t think I won. I went up against break dancers and my track was “I Feel Good” by James Brown. Had to wedding dance
MMango: Hahahahahaha unfair advantage. That’s a break dancer’s dream song. If it was S&M then it would’ve been game over
(10 minutes later)
Elizadeath: Well I just had to dance in the semi-final round nd levity just walked over a girls fance when she was dancing on the ground (editor’s note: yes, that is what i wrote. stupid auto correct…)
MMango: Wait, what?
Elizadeath: Bahahah I’m in the semi final round. And I had to do a dance off with another chick. She got down on the floor to do a move and I just walked over her, toe to head.
Elizadeath: I can’t believe I just did that. Well, didn’t win first…but I won a case of Smirnoff…that’s 12 bottles
Then this is the email my coworker sent as a follow up to work folks who were not in attendance:
Hi team – yesterday, [Elizadeath] and I joined the other agencies at the JWT office for a Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange inspired dance off. While I totally chickened out (although I was forced to dance to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”), [Elizadeath] took to the stage and gave a rocking performance to James Brown’s “I Feel Good” [photos 1 and 2]. After dancing out the competition, she was called back to the semi-final round and competed in a battle dance against another staff member [photo 3].
While she didn’t win the grand prize of tickets to the event and to meet Madonna [which she’ll do anyway ], she was first runner up and won a CASE of Smirnoff!!!
Dance chops?! We got ‘em!
“ Great stuff from [you guys] last night at the dance off!” – CLIENT
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I found my calling.