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  1. Julie
    June 23, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    AMAZING! beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!
    Just found your blog… excellent!


    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      July 1, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

      I wish I had a gift to give you– the ONLY person who has commented on this…

      I think she is not even human, she’s so amazing!!


      • Julie
        July 2, 2013 @ 4:09 am

        haha It seems I started an archive commenting trend! 🙂


    • Therese
      May 13, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

      I’m green with envy – I can’t dance at all, but always wanted to. I remember your wedding video and your headboard video, and the two of you dance beautifully together! Happened upon this post today for the first time.


  2. blackbird
    June 28, 2013 @ 6:54 am


    (I’m trawling your archives, weeee!)


  3. kathryn cain
    July 1, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

    amazing, those hips are not attatched thanks for sharing


  4. Hails
    July 3, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Oh wow! That is amazing. I don’t know anything about dancing, except that I can’t, but she was amazing. Awesome of you for sharing it.
    I found your blog via and have been thrilled to find an online voice that is real, fun and so so YOU. Thank you for writing, and posting your lovely pictures. I am ordering seeds online after reading your gardening posts.


  5. gretchen
    July 17, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Wow. I just found your blog recently and I had to start at the beginning just to make sure I didn’t miss anything! This was awesome. I want that outfit, but I don’t dance. Maybe I could wear it to work.


  6. Kathleen
    July 28, 2013 @ 1:12 am

    beautiful dancing. they exhibited a variety of dances in less that three minutes. wonderful dancers and thank you for sharing. wish more folks would share what they have on film.


  7. Kristy
    August 2, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    My fiance and I are learning this routine. It will be our First Dance. I will post a video.
    I will not, however, tell him where I got the idea.
    Cause I’d like for you to continue writing your blog, which means I have to protect you.


    • Kristy
      August 2, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

      In case you thought maybe I meant we are now learning it, and perhaps he had a choice??
      But no, you know better.
      This WILL happen, and it will be AMAZING.


  8. Mary
    August 13, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    I have seen this video before and had completely forgotten about it; I used to dance but haven’t done so in a while, so thanks for the inspiration, I will get back to the dance floor as soon as possible. Also, like Julie and Gretchen, I’ve just found your blog and am so lucky I did not have to go to work today.


  9. Susan Clark
    January 10, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    I’m getting a message the video has been blocked for copyright reasons, just fyi.


  10. Carolyn
    January 24, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

    It is *such* a select audience with whom I can share this wonder … But I hope it brings you joy that you were the VERY FIRST PERSON I thought of when I discovered this marvel:

    (You must make it to the 2:00 mark before the true magnitude of the awesome becomes clear.)

    I mean to say … Holy crap. I can only aspire to such awesomeness when I am 92.


  11. Mila
    April 23, 2014 @ 9:15 pm

    Wow…Is she for real? :-O


  12. Eileen
    May 6, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

    Ah maze balls!


  13. Yvonne Angus
    May 7, 2014 @ 11:25 am

    So, Yulia was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I was mesmerized!

    Then I watched the 92 year old grandma and her 29 year old grandson. Got to tell you, in the opening dance, because of the romantic tone, I was a little creeped out. Then grandma ripped off her outer, more sedate outfit, and yelled, “I want to SALSA!!” That was when I started really enjoying the video! She was awesome. I am 61, and I have trouble walking to the mailbox. I did used to dance, but health conditions put a halt to that. I can’t imagine being so limber at the age of 92. Heck, I’ll be happy to make it to 92! I’d be willing to bet that Yulia will be positively stunning at 92!


    • Yvonne Angus
      May 7, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

      It might take me a while to get there, but I WILL read every page of you blog, Victoria!!!


  14. Kristy
    May 22, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    Holy MOLY I’d love to’ve seen that saucy little number live!!! My body was not made to move like that so I especially envious of others who’s are! Ay-chi-waa-waa!!


  15. Marion
    May 30, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    When I am cooking in my kitchen, drinking wine and no one is around, I move just like that!


  16. Tracey
    June 21, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    I’m thinking if I had those pants, and I shook hard enough I could maybe fool people into thinking I was dancing.
    Fake dancing!!! I think I just invented that!
    I can already tell I’d excel at fake dancing.
    Cool vid.


  17. Linda
    August 13, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    I cannot imagine how I missed t his post!! I found you at the kingdom mirror on craigslist and went back to the beginning, read every single one. Or so I thought. An unexpected treat. I started with the 10th anniversary post today, reread 6 others before I stumbled on this. I told someone new about you yesterday. As I left, I heard her laughing. As I predicted.


  18. Deb
    August 13, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

    I’m right behind Linda following the same trail! That dancer has Shimmy Caterpillar Legs! Awesome. Thanks for sharing this joy with us!


  19. Lora
    November 9, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    I saw this on PBS. Luckily I also recorded it and have happily watched it dozens of times since. So glad to see it again. This is why I watch So You Think You Can Dance. And never watch Dancing With the Stars. Thanks. I’m not sure that Yulia is entirely human. This routine was magic.


  20. Marlena
    July 11, 2016 @ 5:34 pm

    So I also found your blog recently through another blog that was not so memorable and I swear your paint color research and tile dilemma reminded me so much of my sister that I called her up and told her to go tout de suite and read your blog!! As we have a 9 hour time difference it is good she loves me a lot…..we perused it together laughing and commenting on how similar you and your husband are to she and her husband. Also I am a magpie who loves shiny things and your love of fancy sparkly things is something I can totally relate to!!! I am going to have to make me one of those fabulous pearl armour necklaces cause it is what I call a “perceived value” item… in the perceived value is way higher than the actual monetary investment!!!! Words to live by…
    Also I envy you having craigslist that has such awesome finds, I am sort of stuck with second hand and consignment stores, right now I am obsessed with a 1900’s baby grand, sadly not sure where I can put it and I really want it to actually play on! I am slowly working thru all you posts and it is my new favorite thing!!!! Also led this video and if you haven’t seen the Australian Movie from director Baz Luhrman, Strictly Ballroom, I highly recommend it.


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