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Party Music - New and Old Line Dances
(There are multiple variations of most of the modern line dances, but the basic steps are all the same)
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1. Buy It!

Elecric Slide - Marcia Griffiths (pronunced Mar-Cee-Ya)

Three slides to the right (the clap)
Three slides to the left (then clap)
Three steps backwards (then clap)
Left knee up and lean forward
Jump to turn your body to the right..
and start all over again.

2. Buy It!

Cha Cha Slide - DJ Casper

Get Funky (move your body)
Clap your hands!
Step to the side with the left 3 times.
Step back towards the right 3 times.
Hop forward with both feet, as instructed.
Right (or Left Foot Stomp) as instructed.
Cha Cha - Cross the right foot over the left, step back with the left foot, step to the right with the right foot, step forward with the left foot.
Make a slight turn to the left, go 3 steps/slides repeating from above.

3. Buy It!

Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

Simple 4 count... (follow instructions)
4 steps to the left
4 steps to the right
kick right, kick left, kick right, kick left.
Walk it by yourself - freestyle move 1/4 turn to your left,
then 4 steps to your left (from the top)

(has about a one minute into, but you can dance to the beat once you know the song)
4. Buy It! Cotten-Eyed Joe - Rednex
Cotton Eyed Joe Instructions
5. Buy It! Chicken Dance - various
Often, the dance is held in a circle with no partner - if that is the case, the entire circle will go to the right or left, sometimes holding hands.
We like Bobby Morganstein's speed-up version.
6. Buy It! Boot Scootin Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Many variations to theis dance ... here are the basic steps:
7. Buy It! Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
This Video shows the basic moves,
although we usually see a turn to the left not the right...
8. Buy It! Limbo - go under the limbo stick!
LImbo Rock - Chubby Checker
Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poundexter
Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
9. Buy It! Wobble - V.I.C.
10. Buy It! Alley Cat - Bent Fabric
Alley Cat - basic Instructions:
11. Buy It!

Hokey Pokey - various

You put your left foot in
You put your left foot out
You put your left foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it's all about!

12. Buy It! Apache - Sugarhill Gang
Sometimes referred to as "The Carlton Dance" or "Jump On It"
13. Buy It!

Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl (or the Rolling Stones)

Step left foot to left, cross right foot behind left foot
Step left foot to left, cross right foot over left foot
Step left foot to left, cross right foot behind left foot
Take a long step to the left with left foot
... slowly drag right foot to left foot over 2 counts
Tap right toe to left foot


Kick right foot forward, step ball right foot to left foot, replace weight onto left foot
Kick right foot forward, step ball right foot to left foot, replace weight onto left foot
Step right foot forward, pivot ½ to left
Step right foot forward, pivot ½ to left

Step right foot to right, cross left foot behind right foot
Step right foot to right, cross left foot over right foot
Step right foot to right, cross left foot behind right foot
Take a long step to the right with right foot
... slowly drag left foot to right foot over 2 counts
Tap left toe to right foot

Kick left foot forward, step ball left foot to right foot, replace weight onto right foot
Kick left foot forward, step ball left foot to right foot, replace weight onto right foot
Step left foot forward, pivot ½ to right
Step left foot forward, pivot ½ to right

14. Buy It! Crank Dat - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
15. Buy It! Tequila - Champs (Pee Wee Herman Dance)
16. Buy It! The Locomotion
by Grand Funk or Little Eva or Kylie Minogue
17. Buy It! Break Dancing
Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa
Jam on It Newcleus
Mr Rogers Break Dancing
Mr Rodgers was never a "badass marine sniper". That is an urban myth.
He was badass though- an awesome human being.
18. Buy It! Soul City Walking - Archie Bell and the Drells
19. Buy It! The Stroll - The Diamonds
20. Buy It! Achy Breaky - Billy Ray Cyrus
21. Buy It! Mississippi (Cha Chi Slide) Slide aka Stomp 2007
Mixx Master Lee & Red Rum
22. Buy It! Strokin - Clarence Carter
23. Buy It! Mashed Potato - Dee Dee Sharp
Stand with your legs at about shoulder-length distance apart.
Bend your right knee, pick your right foot up off the floor and shift your weight to your left leg so that you are leaning a bit to the left.

Pivot your left foot slightly clockwise and then pivot it back counter clockwise.
Bring your right foot back close to your left foot and pivot it clockwise.

Bend your left knee and pick your left foot up off the floor and shift your weight to your right foot.
(At the same time, pivot your right foot counter clockwise.)
Then pivot your right foot clockwise and then counter clockwise.

Shift your weight to your left leg by bringing your left foot back to the floor.
Bend your right knee and pick up your right foot as your left foot pivots counter clockwise.

24. Buy It! Tush Push (country) - various
It's Alright to Be a Redneck - Alan Jackson
TROUBLE - Travis Tritt
Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
Trashy Women - Confederate Railroad
Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
Give It Up - KC & the Sunshine Band
Whoomp There It Is - Tag Team
25. Buy It!

Bristol Stomp - Dovells
Stand straight.
Lift your right foot and stomp twice with your right heel.
Put your right foot down and repeat the stomp with your left heel.
Step backward with your left foot, followed by your right.
Step back with your left foot again, and shuffle your right foot back to even up with the left.
Return to the beginning and follow through the right foot shuffle.
After the right foot is shuffled back the second time, stomp your right foot twice.
Step back with your right foot, followed by kicking your left leg back behind you twice.
Step forward and start again.

More Dances:
The Perculator - Cajmere
Catwalk Shuffle (with partner) - ie: We Are Family - Sister Sledge, Hang on Sloopy - McCoys
Catwalk (solo) - ie: I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Salsa - various
Jitterbug - various ie: In The Mood - Glenn Miller, Rock Around the Clock - Bill Halley
Cha Cha - various
Swing - various
Booti Call - BLACKstreet
Fox Trot - various 26. Tarantella - various
Worm - various (squiggling on the ground during instrumental or vocal 'breaks' in any dance song)
Bunny Hop - Applejacks
Tango - various
Hora - various
Batutsi - You Never can Tellby Chuck Berry
Polka - various
Waltz - various
Rhumba - various
Cool Jerk - Capitols
Merengue - various
Hoedown Throwdown - Milet Cyrus (Hannah Montana)
The Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup
Samba - various
Watusi - Vibrations
The Continental - Frank Sinatra

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