Do You Do Electric Slide and Other Group Dances?
I went to a wedding over the weekend and had a lovely time. The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was really fun. The DJ played just the right songs to keep the dance floor pretty full most of the night.
One of the highlights of the night was how many people joined in for the Electric Slide. For those of you not familiar, it's a group line dance with specific moves that have everyone facing each of the four walls at various points in the song. The song originally came out in the 70s and the dance became a must-have at thousands of receptions over the next few decades. Then another group dance became popular, with revelers doing the Cha Cha Slide.
Anyway, I loved seeing so many people on the dance floor during the Electric Slide. But what was noticeable in this group was that there were no real leaders. People were moving to their own beat, some not even sure what the steps were, but everyone was smiling and having fun. There were a couple times when I turned myself in the wrong direction, my back to the wall that everyone else was looking at, but I just cracked up laughing, repositioned, and continued dancing.
Needless to say, I'm a fan of group dances. But I know some people think they're goofy. Or they feel embarrassed doing them.
What do you do when a group dance song gets played at an event? Do you join in? Or take a seat?
And which of the group dances is your favorite? Electric Slide? Cha Cha Slide? Hokey Pokey? Chicken Dance? Tarantella? Cotton Eyed Joe?