I laughed, I cried, it was …better than CATS!!! Diana is a singer/dancer who was proud member of the 1985 original Canadian cast of the musical CATS for a three year run – starting at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, including a national tour. She played several roles (as an understudy) and sang some super demanding solos including McCavity (Bombalurina). The craziest was performing the comedic Rumpleteaser duet – which included a final back handspring after singing a 4 minute duet; the acrobatics required springing up an inclined/rake stage; all this before hoisting Mungojerry up and overhead for numerous double cartwheels, head over heels, you get the picture. Well, she decided to use this creative comic talent to write /record an 80’s spoof tune to promote her Kangoo Jumps Shoes Dance fitness class as well as the entire concept of plyometric rebound exercise which is new to this town but very popular all over Europe.
Diana’s most recent video is the global dance challenge: Jerusalema in the SIX with Diana Platts. This fun take on the world wide phenomenon was shot in Fort York in the park outside one of the gyms she teaches Zumba in the beautiful Canoe Landing. Enjoy!
Filming for her “So Fresh, So Clean” fun Pandemic Parody music video occurred during lock-down in her home in mid-town Toronto. This Covid-19 Response Initiative music video as a labour of love intended to promote public health messaging – hence the bilingual social distancing lyrics /back ups including: “Stay SIX in the SIX” (six feet away in Toronto or ‘the 6) and also to raise funds for the ACTORS FUND OF CANADA. The original tune is by Outkast, and this smash 2000 hip hop song just NEVER gets old, the original rap lyrics are adapted to the covid theme and to enjoy fully you must go back and listen to how close the pandemic wording mimic’s the master’s O.G. Check it out: Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean original tune
Filming for her Kangoo Jumps fitness spoof music video started in 2014. It was finally completed and posted live on new years eve 2015! Please enjoy, share this link and watch my Kangoo Jumps Shoes music video. Of course, afterwards, I hope you say: I laughed, I cried, it was …better than CATS!!!
The song is a fun spoof on the ‘Diva’ Patti Labelle’s 80’s dance hit: ‘New Attitude. The new name of this Kangoo Jumps tunes is, what else? New Pair of Shoes!
The tune is based on Patti Labelle’s original song ‘New Attitude’ from the 80s ‘Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy. Several brave aerobics class participants from Diana’s Kangoo, Zumba and even Group Power (weight lifting) classes turned up on a cold snowy Saturday in October 2014. The second day of taping was done on the HOTTEST day of the year in the beaches during a heat wave, no one is on the beach for reason! Jumping in Kangoos Jumpes Shoes during a heat wave is NOT recommended so kiddies…don’t try this at home! Diana does birthday parties so you will see her daughter Alex in this video too, in a vignette, she’s wearing the feather boa and tap dancing in her Kangoos with her pal Chels. Enjoy, share, and let me know if you like it!