Original Air Date:
March 21, 2013

Brought to you By:
U and 8

Educational Goal:
S.T.E.M. + The Arts

Word on the street: Choreographer
Someone who puts together a dance or makes up dance moves.

Episode Summary

Zoe has choreographed a special dance for her Sesame Street friends called "The Dance of the Six Swans." She puts everyone into pairs for the magnificent swan lift. Snuffy says it's always been a dream of his to be lifted into the air like a swan! Unfortunately, Snuffy is much too heavy for his partner, Alan. Hoping to see Snuffy's dancing dreams realized, Sesame Street searches for a solution.

Elmo sees Chris lifting a piece of pie with a spatula, so they decide to try using a lever. Using a large wooden beam and a crate, they make a lever big enough for Snuffy to sit on. But when Alan tries to push down on the other side to lift Snuffy, the lever breaks. Poor Snuffy!

Next, they tie a rope around Snuffy's stomach and swing the rope over a high beam. Alan tries with all his might to lift Snuffy by pulling on the rope, but Snuffy is still too heavy. Just then, Gordon comes in and suggests adding some pulleys to the rope. Will pulleys be the solution that helps lift Snuffy and his dancing dreams to new heights?