Dance Articles > Most Controversial Dance Fads

Discussion in 'Dance Articles' started by DanceMentor, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    According to BBC, the most controversial dance fads include twerking, raving, mosh dancing, the Lambada, the waltz, the twist and the Charleston. For me, the most controversial is the twist because I think it is stupid. I don't like the way it looks and I think it is probably not very good on the knees either. And I think twerking is just another name for Dirty Dancing and it really is nothing new.
     
  2. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Ha... When I was younger and reckless and less prone to injuries, I used to slam dance...
     
  3. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    Nah, twerking has a legit specific action. Dirty dancing doesn't imply anything other than closer to your partner than you would want your mom to see.
     
  4. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Thank you, I needed a dance teacher to teach me this important fact. Haha
     
  5. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Waiting for Larindas twerking instructional vid........:D:eek:;)
     
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  6. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    any day now the NDCA will fork out lots of money to film it for me.
     
  7. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    We can absolutely find a way to sponsor the NDCA on that.
     
  8. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    I find it natural, that after 10 years of Kizomba and Zouk the back now claims for equal rights..
     
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  9. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    How do I get on the "notify" list for when it is released?
     
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  10. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I guess a couple newer fads would be Whip my Hair and Gangnam style. And of course there was the Macarena.
     
  11. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Mmm, well, Arthur Murray did a series of newspaper articles (I count 13) on How to Do the Charleston in 1926.
    Although Murray was called into court over too loud music in his studios once in NYC, I'd say he wasn't one to stir the pot very much.

    Maybe it was more "controversial" in Britain?
     
  12. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    From all accounts, it was very popular, and, in matter of fact, Len Scrivener ( 3 times British Champ. ) was of the 30/40s era , and always did a Charleston for his encore .

    Less enjoyable, was the Twist era. I was living in a NYC hotel across from the Peppermint Lounge ( opposite the hotel ), and to add to that, I lost count of how many came in to the studio (FA ) for a free half hour lesson . As I recall, it lasted just a few weeks..
     
  13. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member

    There are still latino's who like the song/dance. Mainly the older group..
     
  14. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I saw some people doing the macarena at a rave last week... talk about culture warp.
     
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  15. RythmHansen

    RythmHansen New Member

    I don't know why, but I chuckled after reading this. :D
     
  16. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Does booty clapping count as twerking or is it something different? :confused:
     

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