Friday, June 17, 2011
Day 3 of Blog Your Name
I'm posting the third letter "N" of my name, MANZI.
N is for Novelty Dance.
Novelty Dances include unusual steps or names. They are often quirky or can be fad dances that retain some popularity. You'll see them danced at parties or private functions. The "Hokey Pokey," "Chicken Dance" and "Bunny Hop" are often danced at wedding receptions.
The great advantage of Novelty Dances is they require no special training or dance skills. They are fun, spontaneous group dances where anyone can get up, act crazy and have fun. No need to feel self-conscious because everyone is looking slightly silly and having a good time. :)
Examples of novelty dances: Susie Q, hitch hiker, chicken dance, shimmy, twist, creep, hokey pokey, electric slide, pony, monkey, bunny hop, loco-motion.
The video below is the Hokey Pokey being danced at a wedding reception.