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Couple are challenged to swing dance to the ‘Macarena’, bring the house down with their moves
In the recently held Budafest 2020, a power duo amazed the audience with their amazing dancing skills. The incredible impromptu performance was captured and has become viral ever since it was uploaded on YouTube in January 2020.
Professional dancers Jordan Frisbee and Emeline Rochefeuille wowed their audience when they danced the swing to the tune of ’90s iconic song “Macarena” performed by Los Del Rio. The spontaneity of their performance was absolutely amazing. Their talent for dancing was undeniable and their palpable energy as they danced in the midst of a huge audience was extremely infectious!
On the Sunday of Budafest 2020, both of the dancers were invited to the popular Invitational/Champions Jack&Jill. For this year, the game was to pick a theme and get three songs to which the dancers may perform.
The dancers also have the chance to chose or to switch the song but they can only do this twice. If they cannot choose the first or the second song, they have no other choice but to perform the third song.
Jordan and Emeline did not want to dance to the first song. But when the second song played in the air, the audience gave loud applause which prompted the dancing duo to pick the said song.
The song was none other than the legendary song “Macarena”. Of course, the audience went wild! Obviously, the dance couple decided to pick it, too.
The crowd cheered loudly as the couple accepted the challenge and prepared to dance to the Los Del Rio classic. When they started their impromptu routine, everyone in the room just went wild with cheers!
We all have an idea of how “Macarena” should be danced and somehow, the crowd expected the couple to incorporate the dance’s popular moves in their routine. And they were not disappointed.
Although Jordan and Emeline were dancing the swing, they did not fail to integrate the song’s iconic moves to their own performance.
The famous hand gestures and body shaking that “Macarena” was known for were also seen in their routine and the way they injected these moves to the dance was so smooth and professional!
People were awed by how they amazingly mixed the art of swing and the pop moves of the classic ’90s song. This only goes to show that the dancers were definitely champion performers!
Apart from that, the way the two of them made ad-libs and how they put extra flair in their moves was beyond incredible. Each step and gesture was nicely executed, making it look like their routine is not spontaneous at all.
Their collaboration was one marvelous mash-up of talent and their audience was just so glad to be witnessing their fabulous and remarkable performance.
Their on-the-spot dance number ended with a beautiful finale that garnered them a huge round of applause from their viewers. They were simply fantastic, indeed!
Are you curious to see these power dancers’ spontaneous yet spectacular routine? Watch the video below and prepare to be knocked off your socks.
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35 Best Songs and Dances
Do you love country line dancing? If so, you’re going to want to add learning these popular line dances to your bucket list! From the Boot Scootin’ Boogie to the Macarena, these dance steps and catchy songs will have you shaking your booty to the music. So dust off your cowboy boots, watch the instructional videos and get moving!
1. A Little Bit Lit
The A Little Bit Lit line dance is a fun and easy way to get your groove on. The dance is done to the song “Lit” by Trace Adkins, and it’s perfect for beginners. The dance is all about having fun, so there’s no need to worry about getting every move perfect—just let loose and enjoy yourself.
2. Black Velvet
Black Velvet is a line dance done originally to the song of the same name by Alannah Myles. The dance is relatively simple, usually consisting of just five steps: forward touch steps, kick-ball-changes and a half turn, kick-ball-change walk, shuffle steps, and jazz box steps.
However, dance variations can also include different turns and kicks and even use other songs, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced dancers of any age. You can check out a step sheet for the dance here and watch the video below.
3. Boot Scootin ‘ Boogie
The Boot Scootin’ Boogie is a line dance made famous in the early 1990s in the tune of Boot Scootin’ Boogie recorded by the band Asleep at the Wheel. The dance became popular in Vancouver, so much so that it was also known as the Vancouver Boogie.
It is also a fantastic dance for beginners, especially those looking into country line dances (plus, it’s a lot of fun!) The best place to learn the dance is at a country music club or bar, where you can practice with other dancers and get the step’s feel.
4. Bring on the Good Times
The Bring on the Good Times line dance is a fun, easy dance that is perfect for any party. Much like the other line dances, this one is done to the song “Bring on the Good Times” by Lisa McHugh. The dance is also simple enough and can be learned by anyone, regardless of their dancing ability.
5. Cha Cha Slide
The Cha Cha Slide is a line dance consisting of a series of basic steps repeated to the beat of the music. The most popular version of the dance is set to the song “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper, which became a worldwide hit in 2001. With an upbeat, funky beat, the Cha Cha Slide has since been performed by millions of people at parties, weddings, and other festive gatherings.
6. Chicken Dance
The Chicken Dance, also known as the Birdie Dance or the Chicken Song, is a popular line dance that originated in Germany. The dance involves flapping your arms like wings and ‘clucking’ your hands like a chicken puppet.
It is usually performed to the tune of “Der Ententanz” or “The Duck Dance.” The Chicken Dance is also a staple at weddings, parties, and other fun gatherings, especially during American Oktoberfest events.
7. Cotton Eyed Joe
The Cotton Eyed Joe is a line dance that has been around for many years. It is often danced to the song of the same name, which is a traditional country folk song. The dance itself is relatively simple, consisting of only three easy steps. However, don’t let its simplicity fool you; it can get quite energetic, especially in a large crowd!
8. Country Girl Shake
The Country Girl Shake is performed to the song “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” by Luke Bryan. The steps can be a bit tricky for beginners, but once you get everything down you’ll have a hard time NOT dancing it once the song plays.
9. Cowboy Boogie
The Cowboy Boogie is one of those perfect line dances that fit any country song with a 4/4 beat. The steps are also easy to learn, consisting of stepping in four different directions (right, left, forward, back) and ending with hip boogies. You then turn to one side and repeat the steps. You can check out this Cowboy Boogie step sheet for more detailed instructions and refer to the video below.
The Cowboy Hustle consists of a series of basic steps repeated throughout the song. The most important part of the dance is the footwork, which is simple but very effective. The music for the Cowboy Hustle line dance is typically country-western, and the tempo is relatively slow. This makes it easy to keep up with the steps and maintain a good rhythm. Any country-western song with a slow tempo will work well for this dance.
11. Cupid Shuffle
The Cupid Shuffle is a line dance that is done to the song of the same name by Cupid. The entire dance takes 32 beats or 8 counts. The reason this dance is so popular is because it’s very easy to learn and once you know it, you can practically do it in your sleep! Plus, it’s just a lot of fun to do when dancing with friends at a party or wedding reception.
12. Double D
Also known as Duck Dynasty, this four wall, 32-count line dance is a fairly new addition to the scene, choreographed by Trevor Thorton in 2015 and danced to the beat of Cut ’em All by Colt Ford Feat. Willie Robertson. However, any song with a fast tempo and easy-to-follow rhythm will work.
13. Electric Slide
A timeless classic and one of the most commonly-learned line dances, the Electric Slide is a line dance that became popular in late 80s and early 90s. It is usually danced to the song Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffiths.
The dance itself is also fairly simple, consisting only of a series of repeating steps. Because of how easy it is to learn, this line dance is a popular choice for wedding receptions and other group events.
14. Good Time
Named after Alan Jackson’s famous song “Good Time,” this line dance features a series of toe-taps, hitches, shuffles, and shimmies. Although it may take some time (especially for beginners) to get the footwork down to a tee, the dance’s fun and catchy steps will surely give you a good time!
The Hoedown Throwdown line dance is often done to the song “Hoedown Throwdown” by Miley Cyrus, but any country song with a fast beat will work. It is also the signature dance of the 2009 Hannah Montana movie.
With a mix of country and hip-hop dancing, coupled with a moderate tempo, this line dance will definitely get your heart pumping!
16. House Party
The House Party line dance is done to the song “House Party” by Sam Hunt. The dance is usually done in a line, with each person dancing to the beat of the music. The dance is also simple and modern (albeit with a lot of turning), but it is also a lot of fun to learn.
17. Linda Lu
A beginner-friendly line dance, Linda Lu consists of fancy footwork, turns, claps, and ‘wiggle walks’ throughout the dance. Like many of the line dances, it is usually danced along the song Linda Lu by Ricky Van Shelton/Lee Greenwood or any tune with a West Coast swing rhythm.
The Macarena is a line dance that became popular in the 1990s and is done to the song “Macarena” by Los del Río. It is also easily one of the most recognizable dance/songs from the 90s era.
Unlike the other line dances that have some footwork involved, the Macarena features easy-to-follow arm/hand movements that follow the song’s catchy beat.
The Macarena is often done as a group dance, making it a popular choice for parties and weddings. The dance can be done with or without music, making it a versatile choice for any event.
19. My Maria
The My Maria line dance is a fun and easy way to get your groove on. The dance is named after the song “My Maria” by Brooks & Dunn, and it’s perfect for beginners to intermediate dancers. The steps are simple and easy to follow, and the music is upbeat and catchy. So bust out your dancing shoes and get ready to have some fun!
The Outlaw line dance is a relatively simple dance consisting of stomps, turns, grapevines (a type of sideways movement), and little jumps and claps at the end. The song usually played for the dance is Whiskey Drinkin’ S.O.B. by Mikel Knight.
21. Power Jam
The Power Jam line dance is a fun, high-energy dance that fits perfectly to any upbeat song, especially at parties and clubbing. The dance starts with a basic four-count step, then moves into some funky arm and hip movements. The chorus is when things really get going, with the whole dance floor moving in unison to the catchy beat.
Some popular song choices for Power Jam include: Why We Drink by Justin Moore, I’m A Cowboy by Smokin’ Armadillos, I’m From The Country by Tracy Byrd, Last Call by Daniel Bonte and the Bona Fide and Dust by Eli Young Band.
22. Rock Me
The whole dance is done to the beat of the song “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker. The dance is easy to follow and great for people who are just getting started with line dancing.
It consists of a couple of rocking steps, toe/heel struts, and grapevine steps. Even if you don’t know how to line dance, you can probably pick up the Rock Me line dance pretty quickly!
23. Slapping Leather
The Slappin Leather line dance involves a lot of movement and footwork and can be executed by both beginners and experienced dancers. The steps are relatively simple yet fancy, with one of the steps actually involving ‘slapping your leather boots!’
The most popular song to dance to is “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins. However, it can also be danced to other fast-paced songs, such as “Tulsa Time” by Don Williams.
24. Swamp Thing
The Swamp Thing (or Swamp Thang) is a traditional line dance from Louisiana that features different improvised cha-cha steps in its routine. It’s usually done to the banjo/techno song “Swamp Thing” by the band The Grid, but any tune with a similar beat works well with it.
25. Tango with The Sheriff
The Tango with The Sheriff line dance is performed to the song “Cha Tango” by Dave Sheriff. The dance’s steps and song’s rhythm are slow and easy enough for beginners and intermediate dancers to pick up.
The line dance’s steps have two variations: a solo version and (since we’re talking about tango) a partnered version. Regardless of the version used, it is a great icebreaker that will surely get everyone moving and having fun!
26. Ten Step (this is actually not done in lines!)
As you can see from the title, the Ten Step is not actually a line dance (usually meant for individuals) but a partnered dance. The dance consists of ten stationary footwork followed by a series of forward shuffles. In the partnered version, the pair holds hands and does the same ten steps, but with some added twirls along the way.
This is repeated several times throughout the song. The most popular song to dance the Ten Step to is “What’s It to You” by Clay Walker.
27.The Cowboy Cha Cha
Although no one knows exactly when the Cowboy Cha Cha was created, it became a popular dance during the 90s. The dance can be done as singles, partnered, or even as a line dance.
The Cowboy Cha Cha usually comprises five steps, with each step repeated twice. Different variations on some of the steps also exist, especially if you’re with a partner.
Songs like Brooks & Dunn’s Neon Moon (slow paced) and My Maria (faster paced) are popular choices for the dance.
28. The Hustle
The Hustle line dance is a dance that originates from the 1970s when it gained popularity during the ‘Disco Era.’ Van McCoy’s iconic song “The Hustle” is usually played with the dance.
The line dance has different variations, with The Saturday Night Fever version being one of the most common. The steps to the dance are also easy (and catchy!), making it a fantastic line dance for beginners. You can even add in some of your own disco-esque moves!
29. The Stroll
One of the biggest dance crazes of the late 1950s, The Stroll features two lines of dancers, men on one side and the ladies on the other side facing them. Both parties are doing some basic stroll movements while they wait in line. The first people on both sides will then meet in the middle and stroll down between the two sides while doing some improv dancing. Once they pass down the middle, the next couple will then dance their way through, and so on.
30. Tush Push
Tush Push involves doing some heel switches at the start, then pushing your hips back and forth (the ‘tush push’), followed by some cha cha steps, and finally turning around in a circle.
The dance is moderately easy to learn, and is also a great workout as it gets your heart rate up and makes you move your whole body. If you are looking for a fun way to exercise or just want to enjoy some country-western music, then tush push line dancing is definitely for you!
Not to be confused with the Two-Step partner dance, the Two-Step line dance is done to the tune of Laura Bell Bundy’s Two Step (feat. Colt Ford). Although there are different regional variations, the basic steps include moving side to side, followed by some kicks forward, then a quarter turn. Since these are just the basic steps, you can spice it up by adding your own moves to the dance!
32. Watermelon Crawl
Watermelon Crawl is a line dance created in 1994 by Tracy Byrd. The dance features fancy footwork and claps, followed by a slide to the right and back (which is kind of fun to do!), and finally some turns.
The song and dance have become extremely popular and often performed at country music festivals and other events.
The Wobble line dance originates from the song “Wobble” by V.I.C., and it consists of a simple four-beat pattern that anyone can follow. The beauty of the Wobble line dance is that there is no right way to do the ‘wobble’ and no need for any prior dance experience; all you need is a willingness to have some fun. The dance can be done with any number of people, and it is often done as a group activity at parties or other events.
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These are some of the most famous country line dances and the songs that they are danced to. Each dance has its own unique set of steps, making them a fun way to get exercise and spend time with friends.
Whether you’re doing the Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, or the Macarena, there’s sure to be a line dance that you’ll enjoy. So put on your dancing shoes, watch the videos and get ready to have some fun checking all these off your bucket list.
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Macarena dance: basic movements how to dance
It seems that only when you pronounce the word “macarena”, a swinging rhythm begins to pulsate in your head. As if the sun rises and wakes everyone up. He calls to raise his arms, torso, makes him turn his head and even his buttocks. The popular hit of the end of the last century still has not lost its charm. Light choreography and a funny character find him admirers among the youngest and most adults. Where did the macarena dance come from? Who is it suitable for? What is the simplicity of movements and how to learn them? We will write about this in detail.
History and why is the dance called Macarena?
Spanish singers Antonio Romero and Rafael Ruiz formed a duo back in the 1960s. But their group Los Del Rio was able to become popularly known only in 1993 with the advent of the hit “Macarena”. The Afro-Cuban composition in the clave size, which is the basis of it, hit the target - the love of millions.
The song tore apart the world musical space. A light text about a girl who took a guy to the army and, to drown out her melancholy, started dancing at parties with his friends, made the hit fun.
As a result, almost immediately a dance of the same name appeared, shown in the video for this novelty. It has become a combination of several styles:
- flamenco nuevo;
- popular music.
At the same time, such an alliance did not cause complex movements. On the contrary, the dance surprises with the ease of execution.
The famous name is explained by three versions:
- In honor of the daughter of Antonio Romero.
- In the quarter of the same name in the Spanish Seville, where the hit took place.
- Phonetically distorted name of Mary Magdalene. Initially, the lines of the song contained the name Madalena. But later, the alphabetic abracadabra gave her the name macarena.
By the way, in the United States, the translation of poems into English somewhat changed the meaning of the text. In this version, the girl is more frivolous and unpretentious than in the original.
The Russian version of the bestseller belongs to Sergei Minaev. It is more of a comic interpretation of the original.
In December 2019, the famous rapper Tyga released a remix of the sensational hit together with the tandem Los Del Rio. The number of views of the new track is over 98 million.
Basic dance movements to the song “Oh Macarena”
The basis of this social dance is the simulated choreography of the arms, torso, legs, head, buttocks.
They can be both described and viewed.
Method one. Classic
So what to do:
- Straighten your arms in front of you. The palms should be pointing down.
- Alternately turn your palms up.
- It is easy to put your hands on your shoulders in the opposite order so that they intersect. Right - on the left shoulder. And by analogy, the left - on the right shoulder.
- Smoothly and also alternately move the hands to the back of the head. The palms should clasp the head.
- Lower the right hand on the left thigh, then mirror the movement with the left hand.
- Place the right hand on the right buttock. Do the same with the left side.
- In a light squat, draw the number 8 with your buttocks.
- Can turn 90⁰ while jumping. Repeat the movements again and turn again until the circle is completed.
For yourself, you can arbitrarily choose the right or left side, which will be the first to perform this or that action.
The legs also participate in the dance. They need to take vigorous steps in place to the rhythm of the music.
Method two. Like on video.
You can do it easier. Find a video with an incendiary dance. Watch and repeat after the dancers.
Note: An interesting fact. Macarena saves lives. Doctors from Barcelona found that the rhythm of 103 beats / min., In which it is written, is commensurate with the amount of pressure on the chest during chest compressions.
How to dance the macarena - learning for beginners
There are 3 training formats for beginners to choose from. Of course, it all depends on the seriousness of the intentions of the beginner and the desired quality in the end. You can:
- go to a dance studio and learn the art of macarena there;
- hire a coach and get the required number of individual lessons of perky dancing;
- find a good video lesson on the Internet, watch and repeat as much as you need.
Macarena dance moves for children
It's no exaggeration to say that this is also a children's dance. Almost every child perceives a popular song with a bang. Consequently, the kids adore the macarena and repeat its cheerful movements with undisguised joy.
There are a lot of clips on the Internet with children dancing famously to the incendiary hit Los Del Rio.
Similar training options. Most importantly, the choice must be made depending on the characteristics of the character of the little dancer. He may prefer school, a coach, and homework through watching educational videos.
Online lessons are very child friendly. Because:
- They do not need to be tied to a place and time
- Involve parents and other relatives in the process
- Possible with any device with Internet access. A phone is enough.
Recommendation. Support children's endeavors. Macarena can grow from a small entertainment into a big interest in the dance industry.
What you may need
First of all, it must be said that no special actions and devices are required to start training. The dance is simple and unassuming. Enough:
- to have the slightest sense of rhythm and love for dancing;
- put on comfortable clothes and shoes;
- have a good mood;
Of course, you can invite relatives and friends and thus make a mini flash mob.
- Do not think that the dance is outdated. His resilient rhythm and character over the years still echoes in the hearts and bodies of people.
- For those who are not yet familiar with the full content of the song, it makes sense to learn it. The text is relevant despite the release time of the hit.
- Macarena will decorate any holiday and amuse any audience. This is a must to use.
Surely such a carefree and cheerful dance appeared for a reason. People often lack smiles and drive in life. Therefore, it is great that it serves as a bright decoration of human everyday life.
The 15 most watched videos of all time on YouTube
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The list includes 14 music videos and one children's cartoon.
YouTube launched in 2005. In the same year, the first video with a million views appeared on the site - a Nike advertisement with football player Ronaldinho. In 2012, PSY's "Gangnam Style" video was released and was the first to reach one billion views.
But the video for the song of a Korean artist has not been the most popular in the video service for a long time, although it still holds the bar. Below are the 15 most viewed videos in YouTube history.
15. Major Lazer, DJ Snake, MØ - Lean On
2.6 billion views
Lean On is an electronic dance track that has topped the charts in many countries including Australia, the Netherlands and Finland. The song also peaked at the top of the US and UK charts.
Most of the video was filmed in the Indian state of Maharashtra. But the shooting of individual frames was carried out in Stockholm.
14. Enrique Iglesias, Dessemer Bueno, Gente de Zona - Bailando
2.74 billion views
Bailando was also released in English and Portuguese, but it was the Spanish version that attracted the most attention. Moreover, the clip became the first Spanish-language YouTube video to reach one billion views.
13. OneRepublic - Counting Stars
2.78 billion views
Very close to Bailando is the song Counting Stars. It was the first OneRepublic video to reach a billion views on YouTube. And the video is included in the list of 30 videos with the most likes.
12. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
2.78 billion views
Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular artists not only on YouTube, but also, for example, on Spotify. In this video, he dances with a participant in the American show So You Think You Can Dance. According to some reports, Sheeran had to train for five hours a day for several weeks while on tour.
11. Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
2.8 billion views
The words Haters gonna hate immortalized Shake it Off and turned the song into a worldwide hit. Some even believe that the popular phrase came from this track, but in fact it originates from at least the old track Playas Gon’ Play by the American R&B group 3LW.
10. Katy Perry - Roar
2.84 billion views
Roar is a fairly standard pop song, which nevertheless turned out to be on the first lines of the charts in several countries at once. When the song was released, fans accused Perry of copying Sarah Barellis' Brave track. The latter, however, did not bring charges of plagiarism.
9. Pinkfong - Baby Shark Dance
2.97 billion views
A children's song about a family of sharks has gone viral thanks to Korean education project Pinkfong. This version of the song begins with bars from Symphony No. 9 by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, which are reminiscent of the music from the movie Jaws.
8. Maroon 5 - Sugar
2.98 billion views
This video is the most innovative on the list. The group teamed up with The Strangers director David Dobkin. Together they traveled all over Los Angeles, unexpectedly burst into weddings and stunned the newlyweds with their appearance.
That's how the video turned out. At each wedding, only one person knew that some kind of group would come, but which one was not reported.
7. Justin Bieber - Sorry
3.15 billion views
It wasn't Bieber's once-popular Baby Bieber, but his 2015 hit Sorry, that made the top 15. However, despite the fact that the song is quite catchy, the video for it does not deserve special attention. The video consists entirely of monotonous dances on a white background.
6. PSY - Gangnam Style
3.37 billion views
The track became a real phenomenon. It topped the charts in 30 countries, and the dance moves from the video were performed by world leaders and sports stars. And UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the song "an impetus for world peace." The next creation of PSY - Gentleman - was not so popular.
5. Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
3.6 billion views
Uptown Funk, sounding like funk from the 80s, was the most played song in the US for 14 weeks. The track won two Grammy Awards and one BRIT Award.
This composition was also accused of plagiarism. Five different lawsuits were filed against Mars and Ronson. Two of them were settled out of court, and as a result of one, the official list of the song's performers expanded significantly. Two more cases are still pending.
4. "Masha and the Bear" - "Masha plus porridge"
3.75 billion views
The 17th episode of the children's animated series "Masha and the Bear" is the most watched non-music video on YouTube, and also the fourth on this list. In this series, an overly active girl made a lot of porridge and fed everyone she could with it.
3. Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth - See You Again
4.14 billion views
A track from the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack commemorates Paul Walker, star of the popular film franchise. Walker died in a car accident in 2013 while the film was still filming. For the remaining scenes, Paul was replaced by his brothers Caleb and Cody.
2. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
4.26 billion views
Ed Sheeran was the only artist with two videos on the list. Shape of You is a pop song with expressive Jamaican influences. American dancer Jenny Pegusky and former sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryuta played with the musician in the video.
1. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee - Despacito
6.27 billion views
This is the first Spanish-language entry to top the US chart. Previous was Macarena at 1996 year.
The video for the song gained one billion views faster than the rest - in just 97 days.