All married couples
and newlyweds are invited onto the dance floor. The newlyweds are
requested to remain on the dance floor throughout the entire dance. After thirty seconds, we’ll ask everyone that has been married a year or less
to leave the dance floor. Then less than five years, then ten
years, etc. As the crowd thins, we’ll start counting by one year at
a time. This continues until there is only the longest married
couple and the newlyweds on the floor. We will prompt the crowd to
applaud them and ask the older couple to share their secret for a successful marriage over the
Cha Cha Slide
Mr. C The Slide Man
brings his top rated group dance enjoyed by teenagers and some adults as well. A DJ in Chicago, known as DJ
Casper, (aka Mr. C) created this popular line dance with “called”
instructions. It is an updated version of the Electric
Slide. Even if you have
never danced it before, it’s easy to hear Casper call out the moves.
The #1 Latin Dance
song of all time, the Macarena is a Spanish song by Los del
Río. It’s about a woman of
the same name, or any woman from the La
Macarena neighborhood of Seville, Spain. The song became the second longest running #1 hit and the best selling debut
single of all time in the U.S. The song also ranks #5 on
Billboard's All-Time Top 100. It’s got a real catchy beat, easy to
follow and loved by dancers of all ages.
The Electric Boogie
is a very popular song first featured during the Disco Era. Marcia
Griffiths, who had started out as a backup singer for Bob Marley, originally recorded it in 1976. The song was later re-released in 1989 as the Electric Slide. The famous line dance was an international dance craze and still remains the
highest-selling single by a female Reggae singer of all time.
The Hustle is
another line dance that was released during the start of the Disco era in 1975. Van McCoy rode the song all the way to #1 a few months after its
release. The song is still one of the most popular songs and is a
must for any 70’s theme party. There at six basic steps that are
easy to follow.
This popular group
song features dancers who gather on the dance floor for YMCA by the Village People. On the chorus of the song, everybody raises their arms in the positions
to form the letters “Y” “M” “C” and “A” to go along with the lyrics. This is a time tested group participation dance!
We ask for anyone
on the dance floor to form a line behind the Bride & Groom, guest of honor or any guest willing to lead the
group. Guests place their hands on the waist of the person in front
of them and follow the Conga Line around the room picking up additional guests along the way.
song by Chubby Checker get’s people twisting like they were back in the late 50’s. The more agile guests will twist right down to the floor. This is a great dance contest song where we can bring the best two twisting
couples onto the dance floor for a twist-off, Dick Clark style.
Frankie & Annette would be jealous.
Achy Breaky Heart
was the biggest Country song to come out of the 90’s. It was
recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus who rode his #1 hit for years. Today,
he is equally known for his famous daughter, Miley Cyrus, who is a top recording artist and star on her Disney
Cotton-Eyed Joe is
a popular, four-spoke line dance Country & Western song performed by the Swedish band Rednex. The original song was made famous by the 1980 film Urban Cowboy starring John
Travolta. It is also known as the National Anthem of South
The Time Warp
The Time Warp is
a song and dance featured in the rock musical The Rocky Horror
Show. The song is both an
example and a parody of the dance
song genre in which much of the content of the song is given
over to dance step instructions. The dance is one of the major
audience-participation activities during screenings of the film and performances of the show. It has become a popular song beyond the reaches of the film and show, and is
often played at dances and weddings. The basic dance step is
described in the chorus of the song:
It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Put your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic
That really drives you insane
Let's do the time warp again!
Let's do the time warp again!
Stayin' Alive is a
song by the pop group Bee
Gees from the Saturday Night Fever
motion picture soundtrack. The song was written by the Bee Gees - Barry, Robin, and Maurice
Gibb. It became Billboard’s #1 song from on most popular album
(1977) released during the Disco Era. John Travolta starred and
made the dance a staple for all type of dance parties. Great photo
oportunity for guys with their white pants & jacket.
Works best with the
50’s, early 60’s and Beach themes. Have the dudes on one side and
the debs on the other side of the room. Let each group decide who
will play the two leads (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John) and gather up the rest of the gang (Betty,
Doody, Sonny, Putzie, Jan, Teen Angel and the rest). We’ll then cue
up the Grease Soundtrack with “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lighting” and “We Go Together.”
Popular with the
kids, everyone forms a circle on the dance floor. We’ll start the
Hokey Pokey and watch the kids “put in” their feet, arms, elbows, head, etc. until their whole body is in.
We ask the guests
to form a circle on the dance floor. The Chicken Dance music begins
and the guests go into the chicken dance routine. This is an
old-time favorite amongst kids. A brief description of the dance is
When the music starts, hold your
hands out in front of you and open and close them like a chicken beak four times.
Put your thumbs in your armpits and flap your wings four times.
Place your arms and hands like the tail feathers of a chicken and wiggle
down to the
floor four times
Clap four times, turn to the left & repeat the moves.
*** Note: You can view most of these songs by researching
the dance on YouTube.