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The Electric Slide is a fun line dance enjoyed by people of all ages. The Electric Slide is simply a series of "grapevine" steps. Learn how to dance the Electric Slide so you can join in the fun at your next event.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: A few minutes

Here's How:

  1. "Grapevine" to the right.

    Step to the right with your right foot.

  2. Step to the right with your left foot, crossing your left foot behind your right foot.
  3. Step to the right with your right foot.
  4. Close your left foot next to your right foot, gently tapping it on the floor. Keep your weight on your right leg. Clap your hands as you "tap" your left foot.
  5. "Grapevine" to the left:

    Step to the left with your left foot.

  6. Step to the left with your right foot, crossing your right foot behind your left foot.
  7. Step to the left with your left foot.
  8. Close your right foot net to your leftt foot, gently tapping it on the floor. Keep your weight on your leftt leg. Clap your hands as you "tap" your right foot.
  9. Take three steps backwards, starting with your right foot.
  10. Close your left foot next to your right foot, gently tapping it on the floor. Keep your weight on your right foot. Clap your hands as you "tap" your right foot.
  11. Step forward with your left foot.
  12. Tap your right toe behind your left heel.
  13. Step back with your right foot.
  14. Tap your left foot next to your right foot, keeping your weight on your right leg.
  15. Step forward with your left foot, turing your body 90 degrees to the left, or a quarter-turn. Repeat the entire sequence until the music stops.

Tips:

  1. Substitute a knee-lift or a kick for the taps.
  2. Bend your knees and bounce a little on the grapevine steps.
  3. Replace the hand claps with finger snaps for a fun variation.

What You Need

  • A group of people
  • A large space
  • "Electric Boogie" music by Marcia Griffiths
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