Mike Idea #42: Dance Styles They Should Perform On ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

I am a self-confessed dance noob. I can’t dance to save my life (When would anyone be put in a situation that would require them to dance to save their life?). I know I’m not the only dancing impared person in this world, all I have to do is turn on ‘So you think you can dance’ and see something that looks like a dry-heave set to music (See the Seinfeld video at the bottom).

That got me thinking about what dance styles they should perform on ‘SYTYCD’. I’m sure that any person’s style of dancing no matter how bad, would finally be socially acceptable if they performed one of these.

  • The Nut Bush
  • The “George Michael, Choose Life, Wake me up before you go go” dance
  • The lawnmower
  • The Shopping Cart (It sorta starts out like the lawnmower. You have your hands in front of you, your fists closed like your holding onto the handle. Then swinging your hips steady and shuffling your feet, you throw one hand out like grasping a can. Placing it back on the cart handle do it again with the other hand. Repeat)
  • The heal and toe barn dance
  • The pendulum
  • The Carlton (Fans of the TV show ‘Fresh Prince of Belair’ will remember this one)
  • The Napoleon Dynamite (See the movie)
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Hammer Dance
  • Hangin’ Tough (Put your left arm in the air and wave it from side to side.)
  • The Running Man (Also known as The Vanilla Ice, you take a step forward, then slide that foot back, immediately placing the next foot forward. Repeat while moving your bent arms forward and back (together). When done quickly, you’ll look as though you’re “running”. If you want to get really fancy, you can pivot on one foot so that you’re facing in the other direction and do it all over again.)
  • Typewriter (Seen in Kool Moe Dee’s video, Wild Wild West. Motion yourself sideways, move one whole leg, and motion the other in the typewriter mode.)
  • Nuclear War on The Dance Floor (“Rubber knees” was a popular dance of the eighties in which you stand with feet apart and knees bent inwards touching each other . You then cross your arms placing hands palm down on each knee. Now open your knees keeping your crossed hands on your knees. Then close them again and this time when you open them, stealthily uncross your hands leaving them right hand on right knee and left hand on left knee. Continue alternating hands from crossed to uncrossed until the song ends or people stop looking at you.)
  • The Love Bird (Put your hands in front of you and join at the thumbs in the shape of a dove if you were doing shadow puppets. Clasp the “dove” to your chest while turning side on and then release and flap the doves wings while you push your hands away from your chest.)
  • The Sprinkler (Put one hand straight out in front of you with a closed fist and rotate to the beat one direction moving your arm up and down. When you reach the other side of your body, pull your arm straight back over to the other side – without any beats)
  • And my personal favourite…. The Elaine:

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