17 May, 2006

Lets Twist Again

Life never gets more interesting than this. I am learning four dance genres now, Hip-hop, Jazz, Jiving and casino Rueda. Best of them is jiving for a lovely song of Chubby checker's 'Lets Twist Again'. Song goes like this....
 
Rap: Come on everybody, clap your hands
Ar ya lookin' good
I'm gonna sing my song
And it won't take long
We're gonna do the twist, and it goes like this
 
Come on, let's twist again, like we did last summer
Yeah, let's twist again, like we did last year
Do you remember when, things were really hummin'
Yeah, let's twist again, twistin' time is here
 
Ee a round and a round and a up and down we go again
Oh, baby make me know you love me so and then
Twist again, like we did last summer
Come on, let's twist again
Like we did last year, twist
 
Rap: Who's that flyin' up there
Is it a bird, no
Is it a plane, no
Is it the twister, yeah
 
Yeah, twist again, like we did last summer
Come on, let'd twist again, like we twist last year
Do you remember when, things were really hummin'
Come on, let's twist again, twistin' time is here
 
Ee a round and a round and a up and down we go again
Oh, baby make me know you love me so and then
Come on, twist again, like we did last summer
Girl, let's twist again
Like we did last year
Come on, twist again
Twistin' time is here, Bop Bop
 
[+] You can listen to part of this song here.
[+] Jiving is one of dance genre evolved from Swing dances, which got popular in 1920's. It's variant of salsa, where the complexity in the leg movement are reduced.
 
[+] The new dance style that we are learnign now is called Casino Reuda. Casino is synonymous with cuban style. It's a variant of american salsa. Reuda means group dance. Casino name originiated from a place in cuba called Havino's casion Espanol. The characteristics of this dance requires the dancers in the group to follow the cue of a caller through a series of short, choreographed steps, some of which can lead to a change of partners mid-dance.


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2 comments:

Ghost Particle said...

you know what, people last time knew exactly how to have fun....but now...nothing is the same again. the kids bang their heads in clubs to rubish. excellent post satu...the music is great.

Nirek said...

@Gp. Thanks bro. Jiving is old but pretty much contemporary. Lovely dance, these days lot of ppl dance jiving in ballroom parties.