By now you may have seen the delightful “Dancing queen at bus stop” viral video featuring Ellie Cole of Eastleigh, England, but this morning on radio Glenn explained why it so refreshing to see stories like this in the midst of all the chaos going on around the world today.
If you haven’t seen the video, here it is:
“Now, here's this woman who is – She's obviously not rich. You can see the fray in her jacket. She's a working woman,” Glenn said. “She's got an average life. So listen to this story.”
The woman behind the now-viral “bus stop Dancing Queen” video has gone from being a surprise Internet celebrity to landing a role with a professional stage show.
Ellie Cole was given a role in a play at The Point Theatre, in Eastleigh, Hampshire, after a writer saw her bus stop dance video.
The opportunity was particularly exciting for Cole because it represented a second chance. See, she used to study performing arts at Eastleigh College but had to stop because she couldn’t afford it
But now she gets a shot at the stage.
Unlike the You Tube video suggests, Cole has clarified that she is actually listening to Alesha Dixon’s “Knock Down” not Abba’s “Dancing Queen.” Regardless, she is immensely grateful for the opportunity she has been given.
“I have my headphones in every day on the way back from work and I just can’t help myself – I just dance,” she said. “Wherever I am, if there’s music I find myself jigging along to it. I think anybody who likes music could identify with it.”
“And it's the woman whose life, you know, kind of just slipped by because things happen and she didn't pursue what she wanted to pursue. But she's not angry about it. She's not disgruntled about it. She still is a dancer at heart,” Glenn said. “And she's sitting in a bus stop, somebody notices her. I don't know this, but I'll bet you somewhere along the line there was a lot of mocking of her. Instead, somebody saw the dancer in her and gave her the opportunity. And look at how her life is going to change. Look at the meaning behind that.”
“As the rest of the world talks about the shooters and the war that we're going to go into – I mean, we have to do it, I have to bring you the news of the day… But just watch this woman,” he continued. “And take the time and watch her as the dogs pass her on the street, as somebody walking their dog pass her and she automatically stops dancing. And when she thinks nobody's watching her, she dances again. Watch her and recognize, she's just like you. She's just like me.”