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.