Ellen Basks in the Glow of the Double Dream Hands
What do you get the talk show hostess who has everything? Well if that person is Ellen DeGeneres, a full-scale dance number will do. On Wednesday Ellen celebrated her 53rd birthday with a special surprise gift from her crew. Music teacher and Internet sensation John Jacobson led Ellen staffers in a rousing rendition of his infamous Double Dream Hands dance.
Ellen seemed genuinely delighted by the joyful treat. But what she might not know at the time is that not only is Jacobson’s video wildly entertaining, but he’s a really great person, too.
First of all the composer/choreographer has dedicated his life to teaching kids about music and dancing. He also organizes non-competitive annual singing for kids called America Sings. Rather than pitting young music enthusiasts against each other for a plastic trophy, everyone wins at Jacobson’s events. That includes the local charities that benefit from the festivals.
The Double Dream Hands master’s mission is simple. In a recent interview he told us, ““I always thought that music ought to be the one place in a kid’s life they could feel 100% positive.” That’s a message worth spreading.
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