Dallas Dancers Remember Soul Train

Dancers Form Lines In Front of AAC

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    A couple pays tribute to "Soul Train" and its founder Don Cornelius in front of the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

    There was no disco ball or bell bottom pants, but DFW dancers enthusiastically remembered the national television show "Soul Train" and its founder Don Cornelius, who died from suicide in early February.

    The S-Factor Dance Troupe and DFW Swing Dancers held the dance fest in front of the American Airlines Center in Victory Park.  They formed two lines of dancers with couples freestyle dancing in the middle, which was a staple of the series "Soul Train." 

    The syndicated weekly TV series ran from the 1970's until 2007. The weekly show featured the hottest music acts in R and B, Soul and other genres, often introduced by Cornelius.


    "He crossed all gender lines, all socioeconomic and cultural barriers," Erica Ross of the S-Factor Dance Troupe said. "I think that everyone could relate to it whether it was watching the 'Soul Train' and looking for the style and cultural trends or just learning the latest dance moves."