PHOTOS: Dance Friday 2011

NBC 5 News Today dances to kick off the weekend.

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Kressley shook his tail for the crowd to see during Dance Friday.
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Stylist Carson Kressley is here in Chicago for In Fashion. The 14-day Mag Mile shopping event kicked off Friday, August 26th.
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Kressley got the crowd pumped about shopping!
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Kressley and the models strut their way down the catwalk.
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Kressley shook his tail for the crowd to see during Dance Friday.
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The crowd was pretty excited.
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We know who this pooch represents.
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Go Carson! Go Carson!
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Brutus and Bucky Badger challenged each other to headstand contest outside Studio 5.
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These Big Ten mascots struck a pose on the plaza. These guys are in town for a luncheon Friday. The Big Ten will start selling tickets Saturday for its first Big Ten football championship game.
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They're an odd bunch of characters.
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Jared Blake, who competed on "The Voice," sang inside Studio 5.
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Bucky Badger is squeezing up with Lauren.
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We rocked out to the Journey classic "Don't Stop Believin.'" In the far right corner, you can see Lauren dancing with one of the mascots.
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Goldy Gopher sure can dance.
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The man wearing the curly blonde wig is Andy Avalos.
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Zoraida is having a great time.
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The crowd is pumped!
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A fan of Jared Blake showed off the singer's autograph.
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Checkout this Red Bull break dancer warming up in Studio 5 for Dance Friday.
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Nice poses, guys!
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Wow! He's spinning on his head!
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Kim steals the show making a guest appearance at Dance Friday.
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Rob's raising the roof.
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This girl could teach some of the adults on the plaza a few dance moves.
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Andy and the break dancers feel the music.
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Young Associates Board, an affiliate organization of Children's Memorial Hospital, danced with us.
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Rob and Kim posed with the Young Associates Board for a group photo. Cheese!
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The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers is playing at the Auditorium Theatre. Two of the stars sang out their hearts for us to the classic "Soul Man."
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The performers got the crowd going with the first note!
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Look at the guys and ladies move!
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Our viewers looked pretty entertained.
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Is Andy adding his pipes to the performance?
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Zoraida struck a pose with a viewer.
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Kids from the Devin Hester camp stopped by Studio 5. These kids will enter their freshman year in the fall. NBC 5 is the exclusive media sponsor of the Devin Hester camp.
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Andy delivered the weather forecast while keeping cool with a frozen treat.
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The Dance Friday Baby and his dad smiled for the camera.
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These kids woke up very early to shine a spotlight on the Devin Hester camp.
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Hopefully, you guys mouthed the words "Hi, Mom!"
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Dance Friday rocked Dave Matthews Band's "What Would You Say." The crowd loved it especially our ticket winners.
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When did the Fox get here?
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This cute baby is sporting a DMB outfit. We love those sunglasses.
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Thank you for Ride for AIDS for coming down to Studio 5.
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There's Rob doing a different dance move. We're watching you!
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Excitement filled the crowd.
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We can all use a hug sometimes.
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Looks like the Fox got his eye on Zoraida!
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This is the big moment we've all waited for this morning. Congrats to our Dave Matthews Band ticket winners!
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What better way to show love for your favorite band that creating a sign!
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We took Dance Friday on the road. We parked in Geneva, IL where Swedish Days runs until June 26. We definitely felt welcome with the huge crowd coming out!
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Matt did all his traffic reports from Geneva.
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We're sure Matt felt the love. Check out the yellow sign with a blue heart.
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We agree! Geneva rocks!
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Geneva got a chance to see Matt's smooth moves in person.
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The crew back at Studio 5 didn't want to miss out on the fun. These kids can dance!
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Zoraida danced with one of our youngest viewers. Check out the throwback dance moves from the young woman in the striped sweater.
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We loved the "Happy 2 be with NBC" and "Rock 'n Out with NBC."
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Joe, our photographer, is rolling on what appears to be a very funny moment.
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Look up at the camera for your moment of fame!
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You can't beat that kind of excitement that early in the morning.
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Her excitement spread to everyone around her!
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In honor of New Kids On The Block bringing its tour to Chicago, we're dancing to their hit "Hangin' Tough" for Dance Friday.
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Rob is throwing his hands in the air and waving them like he just doesn't care to the song from 1988.
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The crowd impressed Zoraida with their enthusiasm.
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Andy is feelin' this song! There goes Lauren hiding in the background.
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Chicago Bear J'Marcus Webb stayed around after his Real Men Cook segment. We got two local celebrities dancing in this picture - the Bears offensive tackle and the Dance Friday Baby.
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J'Marcus Webb looked like he was having a great time.
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Smiles all around for this Dance Friday crowd.
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The guy in the gray hoodie busted out the best throwback dance moves today.
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The Komen Run for the Cure team getting ready for Dance Friday!
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The Komen Run for the Cure team joined up with the Loyola University Medical Center runners!
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Kicking off our country themed Dance Friday!
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Andy and Kim dancing with the Dance Friday Baby!
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Zoraida showing off her pink cowboy hat!
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Zoraida showing off her pink cowboy hat!
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Kim getting the crowd energized for country Dance Friday!
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Kim getting the crowd energized for country Dance Friday!
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Dancing in Studio 5 for country Dance Friday!
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We kicked off Memorial Day weekend with James Brown's "Living in America" for Dance Friday. We give a big shout-out to Child Life and their work with helping the siblings of cancer patients.
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Good morning to the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Check out their 18th Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration and Walk Sunday, June 5th.
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The Dance Friday Baby is bundled up this morning.
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Everyone is dancing to the sound of the Godfather of Soul singing.
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Lauren and Glenn, our production assistant, showed off their moves.
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There's Rob hiding in the back.
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Looks like the Dance Friday Baby is enjoying himself.
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Andy rocked a coat for this Dance Friday.
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Our photographer Joe zoomed in on Lauren and Glenn.
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Looks like everyone is having a great time.
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We welcome "Children's Oncology Services" to the Plaza. They're holding their 4th Annual Campfire Ball at Venue One Saturday night. They're sticking around to dance with us!
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The Chicago Fire Department's charity "Ignite the Spirit" will participate in a chili cook-off contest at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer research.
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Nice t-shirts!
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Team Danny checks out Andy giving the forecast.
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The Dance Friday Baby and his dad chill out before the music starts.
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Someone's getting limber before busting a move.
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Rob joins everyone outside.
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This kid knows how to party!
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So does this kid!
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Zoraida dances with a woman wearing a great hat.
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Go Zoraida! Go Zoraida!
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Everyone's feeling the music now.
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The dad of the Dance Friday Baby is having a great time.
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KEEN, Kids Enjoying Exercise Now, are sure getting a good work out today!
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Getting down to "Till the World Ends" by Britney Spears!
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You can't see Zoraida's face, but she's having a good time!
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Even Zoraida is getting in on the Dance Friday fun with the NBC Chicago fans.
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This Michael Jackson look-a-like was also one of the winners of our Britney Spears ticket give-away. He's moon walking with happiness.
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Check out Li'l Michael Jackson break dancing with the big boys!
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It was great weather for Dance Friday today... only a sweat shirt or light jacket were needed.
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These girls not only matched sweat shirts, they also mirrored each other in dance moves.
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Dance Friday on Friday, May 6th to "Till the World Ends" by Britney Spears
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Dance Friday on Friday, May 6th to "Till the World Ends" by Britney Spears
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A little rain didn't hurt our "Dance Friday" mood. By the way Cubs fans, Wrigley Field goes "green" Saturday.
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Our viewers made sure to bring their umbrellas and rain ponchos.
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Some kids bundled up and huddled up before the music started.
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Exelon employees wore their green in honor of Earth Week. They will do some spring cleaning at Grant Park Friday.
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Andy joined in the dancing fun.
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The Illinois Lottery launched a new game called "Cash for Life." They sent down a robot and big calculator to kick off the new game.
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People from Dominick's and Easter Seals came down to the plaza. Dominick's is running a special promotion in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Shoppers can donate at the register or participate in an in-store contest to benefit Easter Seals.
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Stay warm. Dance Friday will start soon.
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Zoraida joined everyone outside.
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The crowd waved to our cameraman for a chance to be on TV.
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We danced to House of Pain's "Jump Around." Some people did just that. They jumped around.
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The trees are definitely feeling the music.
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Aww. Zoraida danced with a young viewer.
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Everyone look at the camera and say cheese!
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Taking a back-up picture can never hurt.
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Zoraida posed with two people from Dominick's.
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Hey, look this way.
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NBC 5 News Today congratulates Simeon Career Academy's basketball team for its 4A state championship victory! Go Wolverines!
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Everyone's getting pumped as the music starts to play.
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It looks like Jeff is starting to feel the music. Let's see those dance moves.
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The crowd is going wild.
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Jeff found a dance partner.
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The crowd cheers on Jeff and his new friend.
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Are we still on air?
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Some dancers waved signs showcasing Simeon's basketball team to showcase their school spirit.
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Andy takes a break from the cold forecast to take a picture.
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Zoraida also poses for a picture.
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Congratulations to Hales Franciscan High School for winning the Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship!
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Students from Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago came to celebrate their championship with NBC Chicago on Dance Friday!
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It's Dance Friday time!
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Congratulations to Newark High School from Newark, Illinois for winning the Class 1A Boys Basketball State Championship!
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Congratulations to Newark High School from Newark, Illinois for winning the Class 1A Boys Basketball State Championship!
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Congratulations to Hales Franciscan High School for winning the Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship!
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Congratulations to Hales Franciscan High School for winning the Class 2A Boys Basketball State Championship!
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Students from Newark High School dancing away!
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Students from Hales Franciscan High School breaking it down on Dance Friday!
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Zoraida Sambolin having a blast on Dance Friday!
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Students from Newark High School show off their dance moves
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NBC Chicago's Jeff Goldblatt breaking it down on Dance Friday!
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"Dance Friday" went on the road to spotlight the staff at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn Friday, February 25. The Intensive Care Unit gather around every Friday to watch us dance. They're part of the fun this time. One of the staffers sent us these great pictures.
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Everyone starts to warm up to the music.
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There's a party going before the workday starts.
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Some staffers impress their co-workers with their awesome moves.
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Smile, you're on camera.
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