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July 24, 2009

Treadmill Dancing (you saw it here first)

Filed under: Advertising, Concept Creator, Dancing, Ideas — Wolf Tinker @ 2:28 pm

Treadmill dancing was an idea I came up with while walking in time to music on the treadmill at the gym. The faster the music, the faster I would go, and thus succeeded in exceeding previous limits. I thought about how clubs have those bulls that you can ride, and those things that tell you where to step while dancing. Long ago and far away there was a television program called the Flip Wilson show, which actually caught my attention one night when they had a man who could type a readable text in time to music.
All of those ideas did the atom smash in my head and voila (not wella or volla): treadmill dancing. Basically the music plays, the treadmill moves, and you dance on it while it’s moving. You are judged on the speed and incline of the treadmill (there can be classes that are variable both or one or the other) as well as your ability to dance in time with the music.
A dangerous sport, but so is bungee jumping off incredibly high bridges, and you can’t do that at the club…

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