Dancing Marines?

Corporal Kelsey De Santis invites Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball

What is the Corps coming to? A Marine stationed at the Martial Arts Center for Excellence (MACE) in Quantico, Virginia, Corporal Kelsey De Santis, challenged Justin Timberlake to a dance-off:

“My friends keep saying, ‘Dance-off!’ They know about my skills,” Cpl. De Santis told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover of her “multiple signature moves,” including “The Dougie.”

“I honestly don’t think he’ll be able to keep up with my group of people… I don’t think he’ll be able to keep up with us.”

The Dougie, is that some exotic Parris Island training she learned on the sly? She sure looks happy:

Corporal Kelsey De Santis and ‘N Sync’s Justin Timberlake at the Marine Corps Ball in Quantico

How the heck did the Marine ever get hooked-up with the ex-‘N Sync’er? Well, tactical blood-curdler that a corporal is, she asked him:

The Marine, who is stationed at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, invited Justin to the Marine Corps Ball back in July on YouTube, saying, “And if you can’t go, all I can say is, ‘Cry me a river!’”

She wins points for bravery and strategic brilliance. As for the Dougie, the jury is still in session. The footage has not been smuggled out of Quantico. Yet. But it will. I know junior enlisted. . .

In the Navy, Village People
Frank Sinatra in a bad Dixie

Never again will the Marine Corps be able to joke about either:

The Village People’s groan-worthy 70s hit In the Navy!


Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly wearing their goofy Dixie Caps like nurses’ bonnets in Anchors Aweigh!

Update: Please go to this link for a story on my Marine Corps Drill Instructor at OCS or here for a blogpost on my SEAL training deployment. Or select from any of the topics to the left (scroll down) on the Home Page. . .

12 thoughts on “Dancing Marines?”

  1. When I was in Panama, (Galeta island) I was invited to the Marine Corps Ball..it was an amazing thing…those young Marines look so amazing in their dress uniforms…the young man who invited me and I might add scared to death must have been between 19-20 years old…picture the image of an older sister..and I was there…we had a good time…Marines are the best…k

  2. I think it is very cool that JT attended the ball – well done him!

    Now wasn’t there some nice young MALE marine who invited a starlet to his USMC ball too? Did we have any results on that? (I remember the marine did a really cute Youtube invitation for her)

    Pax @ Downunder
    [who fails miserably at that whole “dancing” thing. Will stick to troop treating the tradtional way :D]

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