Stay Funky and Get Your Groove on Teachers!

So you think you can dance? You think school is not fun? Teachers are boring? Well……..

I just had a new comment posted to a video I shared on YouTube a few years back in 2010. This was  a surprise to our students after I hosted a school wide Soul Train competition(you can see all the videos on my channel http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUDkntwKJbAq9WGEqSbmnLfBbiVb53eWL). It instantly made me laugh. Thought it would be a good start to the second semester to everyone who is heading back to school from winter break.

This was a good reminder to have fun with life. Don’t get too stressed out as life is way too short.

Perhaps it is time to bring back the soul train to BMS. Perhaps we could have a global school Soul Train! Any takers?

Stay funky everyone!

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Staff Soul Train

The BMS Staff wanted to show the students what “Soul” is all about. So we created our very own Soul Train. Enjoy the smooth moves as we teach our students what dancing is all about.




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Soul Train – Episode 7 – Media Center, PE, A Hall(back)

Here it is, the final episode in the School Wide Soul Train Dance Off. Great job to everyone who was cool enough to get out there and dance. I know it takes some courage and many of you were able to get out there and just have fun. I am working on a Best Of video so if you have any nominations just let me know what episode and the time frame and I will give it an opportunity to be added to the video. Enjoy the last episode.

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Soul Train – Episode 6 – J Hall

Here is the latest episode. This is the second to last episode and then we will hav captured everyone who wanted to dance. Once again, not as many dancers as previous episodes, but some new creative moves.

1 episode remains

Day 7: April 20th · Media Center and P.E. – 9 TA’s – we will have the dancing in the hallway at the back of A hall instead of the gym

The songs danced to in the video are
1.Tear the Roof Off – Parliament

2. Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees

3. Shake Your Booty – KC and Sunshine Band

Vimeo version which is better audio

Soul Train – Episode 6 – J Hall from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

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Soul Train – Episode 5 – B Hall(back)

Here is the latest episode. This is another good episode. There are some smooth dancers on this one that will be making it to the “Best Of” video.

2 episodes remain

Day 6: April 16th · B18, J1:J7, A15, A14, A12 – 7 TA’s Day 7: April 20th · Media Center and P.E. – 9 TA’s – dance the back of A hall instead of the gym

The songs danced to in the video are
1.Funkytown
2. Kung Fu Fighting
3. Machine Gun

Here is the Vimeo version which the audio is much better.

Soul Train – Episode 5 – B Hall(back) from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

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Soul Train – Episode 4 – C Hall(back)

Here is the latest episode. This could be the one to beat. This is right up there with B hallway. A few hallways left to do better. Good times, Good times.

Day 5: April 15th
· B8:B16 – 8 TA’s mostly 8th grade
Day 6: April 16th
· B18, J1:J7, A15, A14, A12 – 7 TA’s
Day 7: April 20th
· Media Center and P.E. – 9 TA’s – dance in gym if ok(still need to ask for permission)

The songs 7th Grade c Hall danced to in the video are

1.Fire – Ohio Players
2.Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
3.Disco Inferno – Trammps

Here is the Youtube Version

Here is the Vimeo – watch this one if you can as the audio is much better and more fluid.

Soul Train – Episode 4 – C Hall(Back) from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

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Soul Train – Episode 3 – C Hall(front half)

Here is the latest episode. There were not as many dancers as the 6th grade halls, but boy were these students creative. I saw quite a few new moves not performed by the other hallways which was nice. Can you do better? Prove it. Don’t be scared and don’t think you are too cool to dance.

Day 4: April 14th
· C11:C38, F2 – 12 TA’s mostly 7th grade.
Day 5: April 15th
· B8:B16 – 8 TA’s mostly 8th grade
Day 6: April 16th
· B18, J1:J7, A15, A14, A12 – 7 TA’s
Day 7: April 20th
· Media Center and P.E. – 9 TA’s – dance in gym if ok(still need to ask for permission)

The songs 7th Grade c Hall danced to in the video are

1.Mighty Mighty – Earth Wind and Fire

2.Atomic Dog – George Clinton

3.Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Here is the Vimeo version which I think is better than the YouTube version.

Soul Train – Episode 3 – C Hall from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

YouTube version

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Soul Train – Episode 2 – B Hall – 6th Grade

Here is the latest episode. I had to do some precision trimming of video footage to get everyone in the video. To post online I have to keep it at or under 10 minutes and under a certain file size. So, I was not able to go back and slow down the sweet dance moves like in episode 1. However, you who were great dancers have not been forgotten. I will be creating a Best Of video and that is where the special effects and the showcasing of your moves will be displayed. Sit back, enjoy, and here is schedule for next week.

Day 3: April 13th
· D2, C1:C12, F3 – 10 TA’s mostly 7th grade
Day 4: April 14th
· C11:C38, F2 – 12 TA’s mostly 7th grade.
Day 5: April 15th
· B8:B16 – 8 TA’s mostly 8th grade
Day 6: April 16th
· B18, J1:J7, A15, A14, A12 – 7 TA’s
Day 7: April 20th
· Media Center and P.E. – 9 TA’s – dance in gym if ok(still need to ask for permission)

The songs 6th Grade B Hall danced to in the video are

1.Love Train – O’Jays

2.Blame it on the boogie – Michael Jackson

3.Brick House – Commodores

Here is the Vimeo version which I think is better than the YouTube version.

Soul Train – Episode 2 – B Hall – 6th Grade from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

Here is the Youtube version

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Soul Train – Episode 1 – A Hall **UPDATED**

Awesome Job 6th grade A Hall. You have set the standard high for other hallways to beat. Can your hallway do better? Have you figured out your dance moves? Have you worked on creating a true Soul Train Line with people on the sides dancing and grooving waiting their turn to take the spotlight. Watch and enjoy!

Hallway B 6th grade you are up next on Friday. Be ready!

UPDATED VIDEO(updated April 8th at 4:45 a.m.)
YEAH!!!! I was able to find a new site to post the video the way I liked. Disregard the video on YouTube and watch this one instead. It is so much better. Enjoy!!!

Soul Train – Episode 1 – A Hallway from aaron Maurer on Vimeo.

Here are the songs they danced to

Sly and Family Stone – Dance to the Music
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
Chic – Le Freak
Aretha Franklin – Respect

Here is the YouTube version, but this is one is not as polished as they muted most of my audio as copyright so it is a little choppy and I was not able to smooth everything out as the Vimeo version posted above. Anyways, here it is.

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