Popular Dances

       John Martin made a really good point about the Generation of Dancing: “If the graybeards are satisfied with the old conventional ideas of dancing, the youngsters demand something with more vitality.They have NO interest in comparing bits of decorative design with other bits of decorative design for the sake of test-experience..young people are not usually conspicuous for their partonage of serious aspects of the arts, and it is therefore distinctly worth nothing that, this outstanding art movement of our day, is a young peoples movement. So, when did we move into this generation or new era when music and dance hit the scene harder than “Can You Do The Twist?” I suppose it all started when Digital Underground did the “Humpty.” Later trends followed as DJ UNK promoted the “Walk It Out” and “The Two Step, ” while Ciara also introduced the “One,Two-Step.” Cash Camp was apart of such genre with “Crank Dat Yank” which was inspired by  teen sensation, Souljaboy… with the teen sensational “Crank Dat Soulja Boy” and other strange songs about dance like “My Dougie.” This inspired a whole generation of babyboomer-babies-babies.. Now, their are others like the “Stanky Legg” by Gs Boys. Note: they really are just boys (being boys). The same group inspired the dance “Booty Doo.” And we can’t forget about “Snap Your Fingers” by Lil’ Jon; the song that tought people to lean and rock sequentially. But this is not anywhere near Bay Area ledgend, Mac Dre,  whom started in the time of Digital Underground with his One Hit Wonder, “Thizzle Dance.” I mean, who could forget that? Laugh-Out-Loud, thats a dumb question. A lot of people can’t even recognize this very popular name. So, let’s get back to what we were saying. The new era of dance phenoms includes “The Jerk” by New Boyz. Needless to say, they inspired more young people to dance their way into the million-dollar life style, like the current phenom “Teach Me How To Dougie” by Cali Swag District. Of course within the timeframe of their developments, their were other songs that tought dances without labeling them as such, but using the lyrical material as catchy key signatures, like Dem Franchise Boys with the late-great “Oh I think they like me” and Young Joc “It’s Going Down(motorcycle dance).” Chris Brown contributed to the efforts by adding the “Run It” single platinum one hit wonder. As you see, its preposterous to think that it’s uncommon for the majority of the youth to dance. Its even more uncommon to think that, those who dance, don’t compose music. As you can also believe, music and dance go hand in hand and is also the new basis for a successful chance at making it “BIG” in the music industry. Now I, being a man of a humble faith (or so they have said) do not find the majority of these to be within my range of style or beliefs, however, it is possible for you to find a crease in todays media if you apply a little ignorance, and make yourself stand out with a hint conceite. So, be sure you know what your dancing to before you call it “cool…” Dance for passion, hobby or interest, not because it will give you friends. I mean, look; PSY, an international language of foreign decent can unite a whole globe 780,551,023 strong as of 11/21. “Gangnam Style,” is indefinitely a record shattering dance on YouTube. It’s imperative to see the versatility of dance in music. Both, music and dance go hand in hand. This is MONA signing out. LOVE.


5 comments on “Popular Dances

  1. L A W A says:

    Wow, so true. Don’t forget about the Shoulder Lean and if I might add, the Discotheque Era.


  2. lefttop79 says:

    Oh, and don’t forget about Huey; Pop, Lock and Drop It.
    Young Dro Shoulder Lean

    Those were huge dude

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