Hay you! This Barn Dance is Worth Every Second

Happy Friday, pluggers! We've got a little something that will get your weekend started off on the right foot. Meet Jay Lavery, a farmer in the small town of Sharon Springs in upstate New York. Two weeks ago, he uploaded a video of him dancing in his barn while doing some chores to his Facebook page. He shovels hay and tends to the goats....oh, and totally slays to Sia's "Cheap Thrills."

Mr. Lavery has led an interesting life - he lived in New York City for 26 years, working as a flight attendant, stand-up comedian, and translator, eventually getting a degree in clinical psychology. He moved upstate a few years ago, and spends his time raising chickens and turkeys, and taking care of his goats, sheep, and ducks. After a back injury 15 years ago, he has used dance, as well as yoga and meditation, as pain management tools.

As of now, his video has been viewed by 5 million people. He hopes that his dance will "inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and...put a smile on your face for the New Year."

About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.