Guest Blog from Pics4u: Dance Fads crazes for the past 50 years

MC HammerDance fad crazes for the past 50 years

Dancing has been around for many years. David danced in the bible. There are records of people dancing in the middle ages. Dancing is in movies, in churches, in schools, and music videos. There have been so many different forms and styles of dancing. Some have been popular. Some have been not so popular. Some dances have even been around for many years, and some dances leave as fast as they have come. With so many dances evolving all over the world everyday, you would have to constantly be glued to the television to keep up.

“Come on baby, wont you do the Twist” The Twist is one of many dance fads that has made its name known in the past 50 years. In 1960, Chubby Checker did a remake to one of Hank Ballard’s songs, making it a hit sensation. There has been so many more dance crazes, like the Twist, that has blessed us with its presence. The Moonwalk is one of Michael MoonwalkJackson’s most signature dance moves. It first came out in the 80’s and has still been one move that many try to do, some have failed, but some have succeeded. The moves are done by walking backwards without having your feet leave the ground. MC Hammer made a dance craze when he released his very popular song, “You Can’t Touch This”, in the 90’s. With its crab like moves, The Hammer dance is still performed by people today. The Macarena, made by Los del Rio’, was a popular dance in 1994. In 1996, the song became extremely popular in the United States, making it a number one hit. The dance that went with the song involved different hand movements.

Another popular dance song that has swept the world recently is the Gangman Style. It came out in July of the year 2012 and it became the first video on YouTube to reach over a billion views and hits on December 21, The Dougie2012. The Dougie came out in 2010. The very popular song “Teach Me How to Dougie”, by Cali Swag District, debuted the Dougie and became platinum in the United States. Every one of all ages was doing the Dougie; even the famous Ellen DeGeneres was seen doing the Dougie on one of her episodes of the Ellen Show with Justin Beiber. Today, the NaeNae is the newest dance craze. “Drop That NaeNae” performed by WeAreToonz, is the song that the NaeNae is danced to. There are so many videos on YouTube of people attempting to do the NaeNae in different unique styles. There is even a video of people dressed up as the very famous Disney characters Daffy, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Chubby Checkerand Minnie Mouse. They are all performing the NaeNae.

Almost everyone has fallen in love with one or more of the dance fads of the last 50 years. If a person is a professional dancer or just someone who likes to have fun, anybody can do a dance. Whether you love them or hate them, they will always be around.

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Guest Blog from Oranjegirl: Dance Fads

Dance Fad Crazes for the Last 50 Years

GangnamDance fad crazes characterize bursts of popularity that are short-lived. Many of these fads have been witnessed to come and go over the last decades. Some of them later became hit movies and songs. It is important to know how dance impacted society during the last 50 years. They encouraged socialization of the dancers and their spectators in addition to being a form of entertainment.

Some of these fad crazes are discussed below.

CharlestonDa Dip

In this dance craze, hands are placed on the hips and the dancers dip in turn before dipping together with their hands on their hips. Da Dip was very popular in the 90s.

Wobble

Wobble characterizes a line dance like hustle with dancers shaking their lower bodies a lot. The craze was popular in the 1910s.

Jump

Hip HopJump is said to be the simplest style with instructions that are easy and specific. In 1992, the dance style was performed relentlessly and repeatedly. Popular in the 90s, the jump style was used 163 times in two songs that were a hit during that time.

Cooking Dance

This dance craze was popular in the 1910s and characterized swirling of the arms together with the movements of the upper body in cooking related motions.

MacarenaThe Bump

The Bump was popular in the 1970s and simmered tension that was sexual in nature. The posterior was wound back and hurled into the next person.

The Humpty Dance

The 90s Humpty dance featured a side limp as if the leg is broken, twitching and shaking like smokers. The dancer was trying to show they were in so much pain as part of the style’s cultural fad.

Robot MJThe Fade Away

The Fade Away dance featured arms being put in the position of a basketball player trying to score and while falling backwards, they were let go. It was popular in the 00s.

Other popular craze style of dancing worth noting are shoulder lean, the Melbourne and cupid Shuffle, chicken noodle soup, snap, the running man, the Pogo, Lambada, the pee-wee Herman, jump on it, cat daddy, walk like an Egyptian, Carlton, time warp, hammer, the thriller, the Soulja boy, cotton eye joe, line dance, the robot, single ladies, the locomotion, Twist2moonwalk, Gangnam style, the Dougie, Cha Cha style, lean back, YMCA, the hustle, the electric slide, the twist, vogue and the 90s Macarena, among others.

 

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