Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dancing with the 'Mad Men' Stars

Trudy (Alison Brie) and Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) dancing
in a blur in Mad Men. (AMC)
With Dancing with the Stars finale tonight, I am reminded of another dance on TV a couple of years ago.

Do you remember that scene in Mad Men where Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and his wife Trudy (Alison Brie) dance the Charleston at a Country Club? Ever wonder where the two learned how to dance like that? 

John Cassese the
"Dance Doctor"
That is the result of training from John Cassese, the self-described “Dance Doctor” who believes that everyone who has a desire can dance. In addition to the Mad Men gig, he has trained other celebrities like Adam Sandler, Elizabeth Hurley and Sir Ben Kingsley. He has also been featured on a number of TV shows including Extreme Makeover, The Bachelor, The View, Oprah and others and his corporate clients include Sony, Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox. He teaches everything from ballet to salsa classes Santa Monica style in his studio in California. Now you know. Oh, and to refresh you of the scene, here it is: