A bus stop dancer just went from corner cabaret to bopping on Broadway, British style. You never know who is watching when you bust a move out in public. A secretly filmed video of 35-year-old Ellie Cole’s dance number was sent in to Dancing Queen The Show – A U.K. ABBA theater tribute – and Cole was asked to perform in the musical Ah Men, reports Today.com on Sept. 18.
While waiting for a bus in Eastleigh, Hampshire, Cole, who is a secretary by day, was filmed doing her dance by a woman across the street in a café. The video of course was uploaded to where all hilarious videos go – to YouTube – where it was chanced upon by the son of playwright Lynne Paris, who was simply trolling the tube for goofy videos.
Paris, who wrote the Ah Men musical, said, “My son saw the video and he said, ‘you've got to see this mum, she's just like you.’”
The playwright was impressed, and Cole’s silly corner number earned her a ticket to stardom. Cole was invited to perform at the Point Theatre in Eastleigh.
Cole, who actually studied performing arts for a year at Eastleigh College, said this was a chance to fulfill her stage ambitions.
After attending the rehearsals in London, she said, “It's very flattering and humbling. There's no doubt it's very exciting.”
Speaking of her routine of breaking out in dance no matter where she is, Cole 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.”
Here's the original YouTube link of Cole's full performance. Enjoy!