Tags: bus | stop | dancing | queen

Bus Stop 'Dancing Queen' Gets Onstage Gig After Viral Video (Video)

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 12:13 PM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A British woman the Internet dubbed the "Bus Stop Dancing Queen" earlier this year is taking her viral fame to a new level this weekend when she'll appear in a professional stage show.

Ellie Cole, 35, was caught on tape dancing as she waited for a bus in Eastleigh back in April. A nearby cafe owner filmed her sidewalk performance, set it to Abba's "Dancing Queen," and uploaded it to YouTube.

Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now

Cole's moves — some bouncing, head jerking, and finger wagging with a punch or two interspersed throughout — went viral overnight and caught the attention of Lynne Paris, a local theater director.

"My son saw the video and he said 'you've got to see this mum, she's just like you,'" Paris told The Telegraph. "Wherever I am, if there's music, I find myself jigging along to it. I think anybody who likes music could identify with it."

Paris reached out and offered Cole a part in her new show, "AH Men," which premieres at The Point Theatre this weekend.

Cole reportedly always had dreams of being a performer, and even studied acting and singing in college before she was forced to drop out for financial reasons, NBC News reported.

"I'm just a normal everyday person who happens to like dancing at bus stops," Cole told The Telegraph. "Still to this day I find it hard to believe what happened with the video. It's like 'wow, why me?' [Being offered a part in a show is] very flattering and humbling. There's no doubt it's very exciting."

Cole will sing in the chorus in "AH Men," which tells Paris' real-life story of learning her husband wanted to live as a woman.

Though Cole's bus stop routine was set to "Dancing Queen," she later revealed she was really listening to "Knock Down" by Alesha Dixon.

Urgent: Will Obamacare Hurt Your Wallet? Vote Here Now

Related stories:

Colbert Skit With Kentucky Gay Mayor Goes Viral (Video)

Dance at Bar Mitzvah, With Mavericks Cheerleaders, Goes Viral (Video)

Teachers Prank Students in Internet's Newest Viral Video  

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved