How to death drop dance

How to Do the Death Drop Dance

How to Do the Death Drop Dance

Laquifa is the one who invented the death drop dance. She was a drag queen who knew a whole lot of attention-grabbing moves. She could move in such a way that most of the audience was amazed and had to stick their eyes at her. It is a very difficult Dance move and Laquifa is the one who started it at the first place on Dance Moms. She went on to teach the ladies about Abby Lee Miller’s dance company in which she used to teach this amazing move. It can be a risky move to learn it by just reading it. You should watch some videos to have a better idea about the move but the initial information provided here will guide you through to a stage where you understand the essence of the move.


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    You need to make your body flexible and for that reason, you need to stretch regularly, perform some yoga moves and try to keep your body in motion throughout the day which was work your muscles and stretch them to a state where you can actually loosen up and perform different skilful moves. However, beware of the stretching process because you don’t want to hurt yourself and that can only happen when you take proper lessons of stretching either from a live instructor or an online manual. Don’t start abruptly and without a plan. Take everything step by step and relax after your have stretched your body for a small period of time.

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    You need to buy a soft mat which will not hurt your feet when you move swiftly on it. You will need to change the positioning of your head in quick succession when you will be doing the death drop. You can hit your head and injure it badly. You will not require the mat when you have perfected the move but at the start you will need it to make your life easy.

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    Buy a pair of dance shoes and wear them whenever you practice dancing. Stand upright on the ball of the right-foot. Balance yourself and then bend your right-leg in a manner that you feel pressure on your thigh muscle. Don’t move the left-leg at all. It should be straight upright and flat on the foot.

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    Glide the left-foot forward while bending the right foot a bit and moving it backwards.

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    Keep your hands at the back of your head.

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The Top 10 Death Drops from RuPaul's Drag Race

Kitty girls, we are counting down the most back-rolls-to-the-floor fabulous death drops ever!

Ashley Hoover Baker September 24, 2021 12:58pm

RuPaul’s Drag Race gives us loads of gag-worthy moments, but nothing will summon a gay gasp faster than a drag queen death-dropping like her lipsyncing life depends on it!

Kitty girls, we are counting down the top 10 most iconic, back-rolls-to-the-floor death drops (and some top-notch splits) in RPDR herstory.

Straighten your wig and let’s get to it!

10. Jiggly Caliente


I don’t know what in the JoJo Siwa hell is happening with this lewk (learn to sew, queen) but the passion behind this split should be celebrated.

9. Widow Von’Du


Clearly, the other girls on stage weren’t ready for this split that fell from the heavens.

8. Kimora Blac & Aja

Both a how-to and how-NOT-to death drop in a single frame. Impressive!

7. Silky Nutmeg Ganache

Queen of the lip-sync and epic save.

7. Shangela

Could Michelle’s reaction be any better?! (Other than her face being able to move. )

6. Heidi N Closet

Disco and death drops are the gay peanut butter and jelly.

4. Alyssa Edwards


Guaranteed to make your tongue pop…

3. Bob the Drag Queen

Purse first…Death drop second.

2. Brooke Lynn Hytes

Bend the knee to the Queen of the North. (Maybe not a death drop or a split, but I’m beyond gagged.)

1. Laganja Estranja

Like a bumblebee who just got swatted…in the most iconic and effortless way possible, of course.

Want to stay up to date with all of your favorite RPDR franchises from around the globe?

Check out the Alright Mary podcast for hilarious recaps and so much more!

Did I miss any of your favorite death drops or splits? Sound off in the comments!

Category: E! Shows, Reality TV Buzz, RuPaul's Drag Race, Vh2 Shows Tags: Aja, Alright Mary, Alyssa Edwards, Ashley Hoover Baker, Bob the Drag Queen, Brooke Lynn Heights, Heidi N Closet, Jiggly Caliente, JoJo Siwa, Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja, Miss Fame, RPDR, RuPaul's Drag Race, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Trixie Mattel, Widow Von’Du

Dancing to death or "dancing plague" - a mystery of the Middle Ages

May 11, 2020

Dancing to death or the "dancing plague" - a mystery of the Middle Ages

A fact is known from ancient sources: in 1518, in Strasbourg, a woman suddenly began to dance furiously in the town square.

Even her name is known - Frau Troffea. She danced, as if delirious, without stopping. Some passed by, some stopped to look.

But soon onlookers began to join the dancer. Mostly they were women. The square began to fill with dancers. Several dozen citizens writhed in the dance, not even thinking about the musical accompaniment. nine0003

Night fell and the dancing continued. Then the authorities decided to stop this madness and began to pull people away from the square. However, already in other places people continued the crazy dance.

Someone was sent to church to cast out demons. But they danced there too. Worse, the number of dancers grew.

A moment of mass madness was captured by the author of an ancient engraving, Gendrik Gondius, which depicts three women stricken with a dancing plague.

As a result, the authorities put up with what was happening and even brought the musicians to the square. Not forbidding, but encouraging, the authorities thought they would stop the crazy street dancing. But it was not there. Soon the square was filled with at least 400 dancers. nine0003

Some began to die from heart attacks, from fatigue. But the rest of the participants in the "dance plague" did not pay any attention to them.

The described "dancing plague" is just one of the episodes of the strange insanity of people. Judging by the chronicles, such mass dances to death took place more than once in Medieval Europe. More often - in Germany and Italy.

Contemporaries tried to explain what was happening. One of the hypotheses was the eating of hallucinogenic mushrooms. However, not all dancers ate these mushrooms. nine0003

Local doctors of that time diagnosed people with "hot blood". Contemporaries described that those suffering from dance hysteria, tired, injured, sometimes bloodied, did not want to dance and asked for help.

Not so far from the truth are Russian fairy tales about magic psaltery that could make people dance against their will.

John Waller, in "A Time To Dance: A Time To Die" (2008), argues that psychosis occurs on a massive scale if people "experience extreme psychological stress and believe in the possibility of being possessed by a spirit. " nine0003

He also disproved the mushroom poisoning hypothesis, as ergot "usually cuts off the blood supply to the extremities, making it difficult to coordinate movement."

His own assumption was this: people at that time experienced hunger and disease. The plague raged. They firmly believed that the statue of St. Vitus on the square could help them. They started a cult dance and fell into a trance - a nervous, mental disorder. And this led to a terrible obsessive dance.

According to Walter, and many agree with him, epidemics of hysterical dances developed through mutual suggestion on the basis of religious mysticism and heavy superstitions. nine0003

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Dancing Plague in the Middle Ages. An unknown disease made people dance to death

During the Middle Ages, many strange things happened: for example, some people thought they were made of glass. And the inhabitants were defenseless against various diseases: everyone knows about the black death - the plague epidemic that claimed the lives of millions of people throughout Europe. But few have heard of dancing plague - a strange disease that swept Europe between the XIV and XVII centuries.

The first mention of this phenomenon dates back to 1374. In the town of Aachen, which is part of the Holy Roman Empire, several dozen people started dancing right in the middle of the city streets. They danced for several days until they fainted from exhaustion. Gradually, dance mania (another name for this phenomenon is “Dancing mania”) began to spread throughout the country and meet in other cities. And then information about the strange behavior of people began to come from abroad: groups of people dancing until they lost their strength gathered in France, England, Italy ...

The case that occurred in 1518 in Strasbourg is most fully described. A certain Mrs. Trofea suddenly began to dance in the street for no apparent reason. She danced alone, snacking on the go, for 6 days. The following week, 34 more people joined the woman, and the following month, 400 more! The bulk of the dancers were women, but men and children were also present in the crowd. The dancing continued for some time, until the participants began to die one by one from exhaustion. It is written in the chronicles that on some days 15 dancers died at once! The rest continued to dance as if nothing had happened. nine0003

All this seems like a fantasy of a person with a sick imagination, but the "dancing plague" or "dancing mania" did occur in medieval Europe until the Enlightenment. Numerous documents testify to this: chronicles, church books, city and regional chronicles.

What kind of phenomenon is this and why it arose in such a way is not completely clear. The conclusions of medieval doctors usually boiled down to the fact that the dancers accumulated an excess of “hot blood” in the body, which moves too quickly through the veins. This, according to doctors, made people dance without sleep and rest. Of course, their main recommendation was to make the dancer bleed to release the hot blood. But when a man who had lost blood began to dance again and after a few minutes fell unconscious, it became clear that bloodletting was the wrong way to treat. Doctors and philosophers suggested that people just need to be given, as they say, “dance”, and special platforms began to be erected in places of the “dancing plague” to help the sick. Sometimes they even hired a special orchestra. But this, on the contrary, attracted even more people to join the dancing groups. In the end, not having come up with ways to deal with the disease (brute force also did not help), people only had to wait until their fellow citizens fell lifeless. nine0003

Modern research finds it difficult to name the exact cause of this strange phenomenon. In the modern world, "dance mania" no longer occurs, and historical documents describe cases of the manifestation of the disease dryly and without symptoms.

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