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Definition: The Cotton Eyed Joe is a popular line dance commonly performed by groups of people on dance floors. The Cotton Eyed Joe is a western-style line dance that became popular in 1980 with the release of the film "Urban Cowboy."

The Cotton Eyed Joe is enjoyed by many dancers because of the excitement and energy required to perform the dance. Movements involved with the Cotton Eyed Joe include plenty of kicks, stomps, and turns, with some moves performed in place and some performed by traveling around the room. The Cotton Eyed Joe is traditionally performed while linking arms with other dancers.

Also Known As: Cotton Eye Joe
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