"You like to dance, we like to sing"

Have you ever noticed in the TV series just how many times the guys break into some spontanous dance move?
Note: I am not including any scenes when an entire audience is dancing

Dances and references to dancing in different episodes

#2 Monkees See, Monkees Die
  • When the guys change back into their real clothes after they find out it's John Cunningham's lawyer not Mr. Babbitt's lawyer

    #4 Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers
  • Horace showing George that dancing is just rhythm
  • Davy called his new bonding dance the Kidnap during "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"

    #5 The Spy Who Came In From The Cool
  • Davy dances and sings "Swanee River (Way Down The Old Folks Home)" during secret video taping by the C. I. S.

    #10 Here Come The Monkees
  • Mr. Russell and Vanessa dancing to the Swedish Rhythm Kings music
  • A dancing female audience member's dancing style is signaled out with captions "A Typical Teenager?" & "No, A Friend Of The Producer" during "Let's Dance On" and Bob Rafelson has Davy do some quick impromptu dance moves during his interview

    #11 Monkees A La Carte
  • Mike and Peter each dance with a side of beef during "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"

    #12 I've Got A Little Song Here
  • Micky does a short time-step dance doing his impression of James Cagney doing his impression of Fred Astaire

    #13 One Man Shy (Peter And The Debutante)
  • Peter and Valerie briefly dance during "I'm A Believer" and "You Just May Be The One"

    #14 Dance, Monkees, Dance
  • Peter gets a call from Renaldo’s Dance Au Go Go school for an opportunity to win a free dance lesson
  • Peter will win a free dance lesson value at $12.98 if he can correctly answer a trivia question
  • Peter dancing with Miss Buntwell before he signs the contract
  • Mike mentions his worry about Peter dancing himself into the poor house if they don't do anything about the contract
  • Mike dancing with Miss Buntwell before he signs up for dancing lessons
  • Peter, Micky and Mike practice their dancing at the pad
  • Davy teaches Mike, Micky and Peter dance moves during "I'll Get Back Upon My Feet"
  • Davy mentions that dance sets and costumes seen in "I'll Be Back Upon My Feet" are expensive
  • Davy demostrates several dances when trying out to be an instructor at Renaldo’s Dance Au Go Go school
  • The ad for Renaldo’s Dance Au Go Go school mentions finding love and adventure while dancing at Renaldo’s Dance Au Go Go
  • Mike mentions to Miss Buntwell how much dancing has changed his life
  • Micky and Peter in disguise show some of the latest dances to the perspective applicants
  • Micky and Peter in disguise show the perspective applicants how the dance instructors treat students
  • Renaldo has Miss Buntwell get the best former students: The Dancing Smoothies
  • Renaldo mentions that the Dancing Smoothies will show perspective appicants how fun and easy dancing can be
  • The Dancing Smoothies mention that they know every dance in the book
  • The guys trick the Dancing Smoothies with the dance the guys call the "Mugumba"
  • Peter wanted a refresher course on how to the box step from Renaldo

    #15 Too Many Girls (Davy And Fern)
  • Davy and Fern dance to "Undecided" for Ted Hack's Amateur Hour

    #16 Son Of Gypsy
  • Maria mentions that gypsies know how to dance
  • Peter gets tied up in cloth while watching a gypsy girl dance around him

    #17 Case Of The Missing Monkee
  • Davy dances and sings "Swanee River (Way Down The Old Folks Home)" after taking a cough drop

    #18 I Was A Teenage Monster
  • Dr. Mandoza gets a vitally important phone call about signing up for Bossa Nova dance lessons

    #24 Monkees A La Mode
  • The article in Chic magazine mentions the guys like the ballet

    #27 Monkee Mother
  • The guys take turns dancing with a girl during "Sometime In The Morning"

    #29 Monkees Get Out More Dirt
  • Micky is told that ballet is great thing to know for a future husband
  • Micky takes up ballet to impress April
  • Micky confesses his distaste of ballet when breaking up with April

    #30 Monkees In Manhattan
  • Mike shows clips of dances and songs of what Baker's show is about during "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"
  • Micky doing a James Brown inspired dance during "Words"

    #31 Monkees At The Movies
  • Frankie dances when he sings "New Girl In School" during the beauty pagaent
  • The guys do the famous Monkees walk on the beach during "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"
  • The guys jumping around on hot sand looked to Kramm like a new dance teenagers are doing

    #32 Monkees On Tour
  • Micky doing a James Brown inspired dance during "I Got A Woman"

    #33 It's A Nice Place To Visit
  • El Diablo taunting Davy by shooting bullets near his feet
  • Micky/ El Dolenzo dancing on the table trying to mingle in El Diablo's camp

    #37 Art, For Monkees Sake
  • Micky and Peter dancing on the museum's rooftop during "Randy Scouse Git"

    #39 Hillbilly Honeymoon
  • Maw Weskitt, Judd Weskitt, Davy, Peter, Mike and Micky do a little square dancing during "Papa Gene's Blues"

    #41 Card Carrying Red Shoes
  • Micky, Peter and Davy playing for the Druvanian National Ballet
  • Micky and Davy demostating they know Russian dances and Nicolai mentions keeping Peter on tour with the Druvanian National Ballet
  • Ivan showing Micky and Davy how to properly do Russian dancing
  • Micky and Ivan doing the "Dance Of The Chicken"

    #43 A Coffin Too Frequent
  • Davy and Boris doing Davy's High/ Low act to "Tea For Two"

    #47 The Christmas Show
  • Various people are seen dancing during the Melvin's fantsay shopping spree

    #48 Fairy Take
  • Princess Gwen mentions doing a dance to Spring

    #50 Monsetrous Monkee Mash
  • Lorelei takes turns dancing with the suit of armour and Frankenstein's Monster during "Goin' Down"

    #51 Monkee's Paw
  • Micky singing and dancing with his feet after losing his voice during "Goin' Down"
  • Micky doing a James Brown inspired dance during "Words"

    #55 Monkees Mind Their Manor
  • Davy and Twiggly Toppin Middle Bottom dance a bit during the dueling contest

    #56 Some Like It Lukewarm
  • The West Minstral Abbies accompany the guys performance of "She Hangs Out" with dancing in the background on high risers

    Music Videos
    "Cuddly Toy" video
    featured in episodes: #35 Everywhere A Sheik Sheik and #43 Monkees On The Wheel
  • Davy and a girl dancing on a small stage with Mike, Micky & Peter standing on another part of the stage (Everywhere A Sheik Sheik) and Davy dancing on a small stage with Mike sitting on the piano playing gutair, Peter playing piano & Micky playing drums (Monkees On The Wheel)

    "Daydream Believer" video
    featured in episodes #37 Art, For Monkees Sake and #43 A Coffin Too Frequent
  • On the rainbow set when Davy does this sway like dance and the guys do this can-can near the end of the song

    "Goin' Down'" video
    featured in episode #42 Wild Monkees
  • Micky singing and dancing alone on a stage with a spotlight of colored lights and shows different instruments being played

    "I'll Be Back Upon My Feet" video
    featured in episode #14 Dance, Monkees, Dance
  • The guys demonstrate several dances including the hula, Russian dancing, the rain dance, the conga, the Charleston, and the Mexican hat dance

    "No Time" video
    featured in the episode #52 The Devil And Peter Tork
  • The guys on the rainbow set trying to do a can-can but Mike gets it wrong each time

    The Monkees' TV series second season opening video
    featured as the final clip of the second opening sequence
  • The guys on the rainbow set trying to do a kick line dancing

    Song lyrics

    "Daily Nightly"
    song featured in episodes #48 Fairy Tale and #57 Monkees Blow Their Minds
  • Lyrics mention salvation yours in just the time it takes to pay the dance

    "Ditty Diego-War Chant"
  • Peter mentions that you like to dance while the guys sing

    "I Love You Better"
  • Micky mentions that he once went with a belly dancer

    "Let's Dance On"
    song featured in episodes #4 Your Friendly Neighborhood Kidnappers and #10 Here Come The Monkees
  • Lyrics mention the dancing all night long til the music all gone to the dances the pony, the twine, the action, the shotgun, the watusi, the jerk and the sloopy



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