#Gabustle Press Release



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New dance-along book celebrates freedom of movement

‘Gabustle Make My Body Hustle’ encourages ‘Natural Born Movers’ to get up and dance

LANSING, Mich. — Move It Media challenges readers to get up and start moving with their unique new dance-along book, “Gabustle Make My Body Hustle: and Assorted Silliness for Natural Born Movers” (published by Balboa Press).


“We are all Natural Born Movers™ designed for constant motion,” Move It Media says. “This book celebrates that quality in young readers.”


Using silly words and silly songs, “Gabustle Make My Body Hustle” wants to inspire people of all ages, particularly children, to let loose and get some movement in their day. Michigan’s Happendance Professional Dance Company choreographed and performed a dance piece to illustrate the book, and the dance has been performed for thousands of students, teachers and parents in their Happendance To Go for Kids concert series.


“This book opens the door to a world where the achievement is in the freedom to create and the physical action it inspires in all of us,” Move It Media says. “Children and their grown up friends can have serious fun and move even in the confines of our indoor, inclement weather, technology-filled lives.”


“Gabustle Make My Body Hustle”

By Move It Media

Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 54 pages | ISBN 9781452517087

E-Book | ISBN 9781452517094

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Move It Media is a creative company celebrating natural-born movers through print, video and live performances. It is the project of Andi Crawford, whose broad background as a professional dancer, gymnast, coach, personal trainer, public health professional and business owner is all aligned to create a healthier, more awesome world. More information is available at www.andicrawford.com.





Move It Media manifesto of sorts…


Thank you to all of you who have purchased and shared

Gabustle Make My Body Hustle and Other Silly Ways to Move Anywhere 


and downloaded the narrated version with music on iTunes.

For those of you who haven’t yet, thought I’d share the introduction describing why I wrote this book to celebrate Natural Born Movers ™:


Hi Friends,

You’re probably very busy growing up right now, but I wanted to take a minute and tell you why I wrote this book.  I was a kid that loved to move.  Sitting still was pure torture and I’m still not very good at it, even though I’m old.  I can do all kinds of work without sitting still.  In fact, I do my best work when I move around.  Then, I had a son, and he was always moving.  In fact, he might light moving even more than me.  I realized that was true of all his friends too and most every kid I know.  

You see, we’re all Natural Born Movers™.  I know–sometimes we need to be still.  When your teachers, parents, and others need you to sit still, it’s important to do it.  I just don’t want you to feel badly that you can’t stand sitting still.  I wrote this book to celebrate your love of movement.  

We can move and still communicate, listen, and learn from each other.  In fact, I think movement helps us do all of these important things.  Not only can we express stories, ideas, and feelings through movement, but sometimes we can communicate better with each other when we’re in motion.  Often our best conversations are when we are taking a walk or playing catch with a ball.  Have you ever noticed that?

Like I said, sometimes its important to be still.  But, I bet we could fit a lot more movement into our life without things falling apart.  So, I invite you to move, communicate, create, dance, play, and have a great time.  I bet it improves your learning, communication, energy levels, happiness, and ability to get everything done you need to do.  That’s not just my opinion, that’s science baby!!

This book is about funny words and funny movements.  There’s also videos online where you can watch some of my friends from the Happendance Professional Dance Company create some movement to the words in this book.  You can also buy the music from that video to create at home.  You can copy what they do or you can do it your own way.  Just because they’re in a book doesn’t mean they’re the boss.  You can even make up your own songs to go with your dance.  Add a costume or an instrument even–live a little!  I just want you to be silly, have fun, and get some movement in your day.

That sums up what we’re all about at Move It Media, LLC — Building healthy communities and celebrating Natural Born Movers™.  Enjoy your day!

On iTunes now! Gabustle Music with full book narration


Move It Media is excited to release the full score and narration of Gabustle Make My Body Hustle and Other Silly Ways to Move Anywhere on iTunes.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gabustle-feat.-missy-lilje/id924599183

Order the score and follow along with your copy of the ebook or hardcopy from:



and get your favorite young persons’ dance party started today!!


Move It Media just distributed the Gabustle Soundtrack with Narration through TuneCore – available soon in stores!


Move It Media is excited to distribute the soundtrack and book narration of Gabustle Make My Body Hustle and Other Silly Ways to Move Anywhere through TuneCore.  Buy the music from composer Dan Combs and the narration of Missy Lilje and have a dance party with your favorite Natural Born Mover™ today!!

I just distributed my music through TuneCore – available soon in stores!.

Gabustle Moves closer to full production


Move It Media is very excited about the progress of the Gabustle project.  Follow the link to see a recent performance


Unless you’re roughly between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old, this production will make no sense to you.  However, to the target demographic it’s pure gold–watch all the way to the end to see the consumer feedback.  We at Move It Media love the late 70s Sesame Street vibe and think we definitely nailed it with this one.

Have a little one at your house?  I’d love their feedback–send me a picture, video, email, blog post, or tweet and let me know your thoughts at #gabustle


We’re making art people!!



“Gabustle, Makes My Body Hustle, and Other Silly Ways to Move Anywhere” is close to release.  I’m looking for some great young movers who would like to contribute to the book.  Here’s the scoop:  watch the youtube clip above.  It is a super early-on rehearsal of the live performance that accompanies Gabustle.  (Inside tip:  the front row of dancers are seated so that the children in the audience can move along with them–because you’ll be in trouble if you get up during the assembly–I’m looking out for you) Tell me what you think on this blog or on twitter @andicrawford  Send me your picture with a signed and dated photo release.  Super bonus if you make your photo similar to the ones of the professional dancers below (bright, solid colors against a dark background)!  I’ll include you in the book and ebook which will be available on Amazon in early 2014.  Send this out to anyone you’d like.  Be a part of the artistic process as we build books and performances to celebrate natural born movers (which is every kid I know)  Hurry though–I need it by 11/28 to be included in the book, but I welcome your feedback anytime.

Thanks experts!!

“Gabustle” Photo Shoot


Move It Media productions and Happendance have completed choreography for “Gabustle, Make My Body Hustle: and Other Silly Ways to Move Anywhere” a work created for Happendance To Go.  The book version will be available for sale at the Happendance concert January 24-26.  Purchase a copy and have your favorite Happendance performers sign it for your young movers!!  Following the concert, copies will be available for purchase on Amazon.com.  Special thanks to our favorite dance photographer David Grist!


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