Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 17 Episode 9

Dance (4)

Aired Unknown Mar 12, 1987 on PBS

Episode Recap

Rogers recalls how his mother and father helped him learn to dance. In particular, he shows a dance chart, much like the one his father made, detailing how to waltz. He goes to the Dance Theatre of Harlem and meets Arthur Mitchell at one of the classes. Rogers tries the ballet positions during one class, to huge applause. Then he sees the class do their position exercises. Mitchell shows Rogers a music library of sheet music and audio recordings. He details his dance education from the time he was three and insisted being in kindergarten. Rogers tells one class that viewers of MRN may get inspiration to dance from watching them.
In the NOM, Chuck Aber greets Miss Paulifficate and Henrietta at the Castle. He holds a sign that reads "Sometimes," which Mr. McFeely gave him to deliver to a lady. He tap-dances to the Museum-Go-Round, where Lady Elaine Fairchilde gives him an invitation. She has Aber put the "Sometimes" sign over "Always" in her dance studio sign. "When you find out you're wrong, you do something about it," she says. At her request, Chuck Aber leaves invitations to all the men and boys in NOM, except Grand-père, which goes unexplained.
Back at the television house, Mr. McFeely shows a film of him and Mrs. McFeely dancing at a neighbor's house.
Songs: Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Sometimes Isn't Always (first verse), Good Feeling.