What is Your Favorite Throwback Dance?

TangoThe new season of many of the popular dancing and entertainment shows kicks off next week, which grants you a perfect excuse to dust off those old dancing shoes and try some of those moves you learned back when.

What’s your favorite classic dance? Can you Tango? Do you prefer to “Twist” with Chubby Checker? Maybe you need a party setting and favor the Electric Slide or Cha-Cha Slide line dances? Let us know what your favorite throwback dance or style of dance is.

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Rose Richardson October 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

The Hustle was my all-time favorite because I had some pretty smooth moves of my own that I had incorporated into it. It always got me "all eyes on me" when I would do it on the dance floor at events and clubs and that's when I used to go to clubs.


Joseph Coover September 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Does lindy hop count considering I go to the mobtown ballrom 1-2 times a week? Boom!


Antionette Mack September 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The Bump from my teenage years; Hand dancing and the BOP, my moms favorite. The Madison and Cha cha my GRANDma enjoyed the classics ; and numerous line dances I've learned in the last 20 years. I'm a DANCER at heart so I could go on and on..... The world of dance is a world of ENJOYMENT.


Rashard Catten September 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

The Kid and Play, the Roger Rabbit (late 80's early 90's)


Maria September 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Tango is the sexiest dancing ever, but I love to Salsa.


Tori September 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Correction: Not the Earl Flynn, but "The Prep." Everyone loved to do that dance back in the day!


Tori September 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Can't forget the Earl Flynn!


Tori September 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The Rock! Another 70's favorite.


Susan September 11, 2014 at 10:33 am

The Hustle! It was the beginning of partner dancing being cool again instead of doing your own thing on the dance floor. Disco wasn't popular with everyone but I loved it and still do. So glad I got to live thru that era and even saved 2 of my Disco dresses. Dancing is great for body, mind, and soul and I highly recommend it.


Ronni September 11, 2014 at 9:58 am

Let me see that "tootsie Roll"


Bonnie C September 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

I agree the Madison was the precursor to the line dances so many enjoy these days. So, if I'm line dancing, I like the electric slide. If I'm fast dancing with one partner (as opposed to many partners in the electric slide) I like to attempt a version of jitterbug or swing dancing. But a slow dance (foxtrot or waltz) with my favorite guy is the best!


Lori September 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

The Bump and The Hustle! Disco forever!!


Cathy Carini September 11, 2014 at 9:12 am

I love to hear them play a twist song. Usually that is one I will get up & dance to. Also, I like to get out on the floor to SHOUT! Getting a little harder to go "lower to the floor" but I still try.


Alex September 11, 2014 at 9:10 am

You gotta know it
It's electric
Boogie woogie, woogie!
Now you can't hold it
It's electric
Boogie woogie, woogie!
But you know it's there,
Yeah here there everywhere...


Cathy September 11, 2014 at 8:40 am

The Bump!! (so 70s)!


Alexis September 11, 2014 at 8:01 am

The Macarena!


Carolyn Chance September 11, 2014 at 7:50 am

My favorite dance was The Madison. It was a popular line dance during the 50s and 60s, and originated out of Columbus, Ohio. I know there have been many more since, but that one particular line dance captured my attention because of the number of different components to the dance (steps included the Double Cross, the Cleveland Box, The Basketball (with Wilt Chamberlain), the Big "M", the "T" Time, the Jackie Gleason, the Birdland, and The Rifleman). Baltimore popularity originated from the Buddy Dean Show, of which I was an avid watcher and at-home participant.


Carol White September 11, 2014 at 12:51 am

My favorite throwback dance was the "funky chicken".


Anna Norrell September 11, 2014 at 9:19 am



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