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Before booty dancing was all the rage, also known as grinding up against a dude in the club lackidasically posted on a wall, dancing was a lot different. No worries that someone was going to shine a light in your face and say “break it up!,” no waiting until the lights were turned down low or that a fight could start. Dancing was all in good fun. Both men and women gladly got down on the floor with the help of some of the catchiest dances found in three to four minute music videos on stations like The Box. Hopping backwards doing the “Tom & Jerry,” swinging your arms doing the “cabbage patch” or “the wop,” and running rhythmically in place with “the running man,” once one person saw it, it was like an infection–everyone had to get in on it. So were taking a retrospective glance at a few other dances that have had us looking a fool to the older “twist” and “shout”  generation, but had us feeling cooler than cool on the dance floor.

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