Public Health, Dancified.
Since 2010, APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) has been producing a hand hygiene film festival. Some favorites: Providence Health & Services Alaska with its high-quality, hip-hop production called “Look at Me (Hand Hygiene)”. Hospitals have helicopter landing pads and they make great use of theirs in this video. The video urges listeners to W.L.S.R.D (wet, lather, scrub, rinse, dry). There are also some damn cute kids to top it off. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston parodied Taylor Swift in its Flu Fighters “Shake It Off” and finally the Children’s Hospital of Colorado coming at you with Whip/Nae Nae remix — “Watch me rinse my germs away-way.”
How does the live show work?
Contestants in Dancify That compete in a variety of dance challenges. Some of them are straight forward and technical: Can they learn the moves? But most are creative. Can you dance “winter”? Can you make a dance inspired by different herbs and spices? A basil dance would have to look very different than a cayenne pepper dance. We take the idea of transforming something into dance and use viral snippets of pop culture as inspiration.
We like this idea very much as it’s funny and accessible. We are slaves to our screens. We advocate for you being a champion on the dance floor, and we could care less about whether or not you have any dance training. Everyone can dance and we think you should join us in the fun.
Want to be in a show? Here’s where you can do that.
Don’t miss this show if you are in NYC. Fun, funny, smart… Who knew you could laugh so hard at a dance show! Go!!