There was an extremely cool phase in music where bands were just making up cheesy dances and people were LOVING them. The simpler the better. Bonus points if you diss another dance in your track.
Here’s a quick run down to inspire some floor moves and give you some time to practice. You REALLY don’t wanna look a fool come Friday.
The Jerk was such a popular move, it’s got about 15 good songs written about it. What do you gotta do? It’s kinda like the monkey, but less cheeseball. Bend those arms. Reign it in for a sec! Here’s the Larks showing you what’s up.
And here’s a real pumping Jerk number to practice your new move on:
The Hitch Hike
Dance like you wanna get the fuck outta here. Just stick out your thumb and get moving. Like Marvin Gaye right here:
The Mashed Potato
It’s all about the footwork on this one:
Then you say “Hey O.P.P, this looks kinda like the Pony!”
So what?! You can ride the Pony too:
Just like the song says, “kinda like the monkey, kinda like the twist”. What does that mean? Who cares!
The Peanut Duck
Who knows what this means? Forget about it. Just do as Marsha Gee says and “flap your arms like a duck/move your neck like a duck”. Quack quack!
The Nitty Gritty
Just dress sharp, jerk your body back and forth, and you got it!
Seeya on the dancefloor!
Yo Grito’s 3rd Birthday, featuring their annual dance-off, is this Friday from 9pm. Free entry, bring a crew and get down! Info here.
Already checked out Jonkanoo‘s amazing jerk, sandwitches, sides, and the rest of their menu? Want even more reason to check them out? Then check out this amazing list of new specials!
Caribbean Sampler Trays
Every Thursday night, Jonkanoo are serving up delicious selections from a different Caribbean island! Last week saw us explore Jamaica (pictured to the right), while this week we’re going to Haiti with a tray that includes:
- Hatiian Griot Pork (marinated with sour oranges then fried)
- Diri Blanc (Hatian spiced white rice)
- Lemon pudding
- Caribbean slaw
- Cucumber/tomato pickle
They’re super limited and available for one night only, so don’t miss out!
Jerk After Work
From 5-6:30 on Thursdays and Fridays, we’re offering $5 bowls of jerk wings, along with $5 beer and wine, and $10 club drinks! Bring the whole office and unwind a little!
On Friday and Saturday nights, we’re serving a very special midnight snack: the Medianoche!
It’s made on a fresh bread similar to milk bun, filled with roasted pork that’s been marinated with lemon, garlic, olive oil, cumin salt and pepper. Pressed together and served with a pickle, it’s a Havana classic and perfect for those late-night cravings!
After the huge launch of Jonkanoo Caribbean Canteen, we’re stoked to introduce a new collaboration with Jonkanoo: Full Up!
Hosted by legendary Sydney reggae figure & entertainer Mikey Glamour, Full Up brings classic Jamaican riddims and delicious Caribbean food to the Front Bar every Thursday night.
Joining Mikey Glamour behind the decks will be some of Sydney’s finest selectors, including Nick Toth (Dutty Dancing), Jimmy Sing (Goodgod), Prince Andrew, and plenty of guests & surprises. Expect an oldtime Jamaican basement party vibe, with classic riddims and quality selections all evening.
Jonkanoo are also serving up something special on Thursdays, with their Caribbean Sampler Trays available each week. Exclusive to Thursdays, they feature a delicious selection of eats specific to a different island each week. Check in each week to find out what’s in store!
Get ready for a loose weekend… Dutty Dancing, our dancehall/reggae/bashment party, is coming roaring back to Goodgod this Saturday night with guest DJ Fasmwa and a Dancehall Queen competition! Get all the info on the party here.
It’s the beginning of a big month for the boys – they’re also making their first trip south to Melbourne for a party later this month.
To get everyone prepped, Shantan has put together a brand new mix… check it out below and we’ll see you from 10pm Saturday night!