Yes, some people in Reston are doing the happy dance about the opening of Metro’s Silver Line on Saturday.
At least they are in a new TV commercial that will begin airing this weekend as the Silver Line opens.
Metro says the ad was created as a celebration of the Silver Line, and features the song “Escapee” by Architecture in Helsinki. The dance movements were choreographed by Michael Stokes, a D.C. resident, and the ad was filmed at the new Wiehle-Reston East station, inside the transportation center on the North side of the station, and in the neighborhood adjacent to the station.
See if you can name the exact locations around Reston where the commercial was filmed.
Alas, those are not real Restonians skipping through the station. The video includes 30 dancers from the National Capital Region – ages 8 to 78. Fifteen Metro employees are also featured — including bus and rail operators, Metro Transit Police, station managers, and car maintenance staff — all of whom have been recognized for their dedication to safety and exemplary customer service, says Metro.
Also included are two local business leaders — Michael Caplin, Executive Director of the Tysons Partnership, and Jim Corcoran, President and CEO of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.