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Do You Remember These Famous ’90s Dance Moves?

Dance has played a major role in every genre of music. A new dance that’s featured in a hip-hop song nowadays can become more popular than the rapper who created it.

Before the Chicken Noodle Soup, the Schmoney dance, the Harlem Shake, or the Milly Rock were ever thought about, there were certain dances that you had to have down pact in order for you to get your cool points on the dance floor in the 90s.

Knowing the latest dance moves in the 90s were just as important as rocking the latest kicks and knowing all the lyrics to a new song before anyone else did.

That said, check out ten dance moves that had everyone hitting the dance floor in the 90s.


The House Party Kick

 

 

Who can forget the famous kick that Kid ‘n Play does during the dance-off at the house party  Kid snuck into? In 1990 when the film made its debut on the big screen, people everywhere got a chance to see hip-hop and the culture it created.

The famous dance kick has been imitated at just about every 90s-themed party. You know you almost broke your neck trying to do this dance with your friends at least once.

 

The Running Man

 

 

One of the most popular dances in hip-hop is the Running Man. It has been done in films and was made popular by MC Hammer. Even if you didn’t know how to dance, you knew how to do the Running Man.

 

The Cabbage Patch

 

 

This move saved anyone in the 90s who didn’t know how to dance. The Cabbage Patch dance was popular due to its simplicity. All anyone had to do was listen out for the perfect song and stick their arms out and roll them in a circular motion to the beat.

 

The Butterfly

 

 

Who remembers watching one of Patra’s music videos and trying hard to imitate her while she did the Butterfly?

Reggae and Dancehall had a big impact on pop culture in the 90s. The Butterfly not only became popular within those genres, it crossed over and many hip-hop and R&B artists incorporated the dance into their performances.

 

The Bogle

 

 

Before Ciara was doing the matrix dance, it was The Bogle that made people bend as far back as they could go. While the actual dance is easy, it was always how far one could bend back that garnered the cheers from a crowd.

 

The Heel Toe

 

 

This is a dance that you need some coordination to execute properly otherwise you could find yourself on the floor. The Heel Toe was a dance that was done to hip-hop and reggae songs.

 

The Tootsee Roll

 

 

“Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that tootsie roll.” It was in 1994 that 69 boyz publicly declared that the Butterfly dance was now old and the new dance was the Tootsee roll. There wasn’t a block party, barbecue, or house party that didn’t drop this song when it was hot.

 

The Roger Rabbit

 

 

When New Jack Swing music took over in the early 90s, the Roger Rabbit became super popular. The high energy dance move almost always followed the Running Man when it was performed. MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, Vanilla Ice, Kid n’ Play and other artists made the dance move popular.

 

The Cry Baby

 

 

When Kanye West released the music video for “Fade” fans everywhere went crazy as they watched Teyana Taylor effortlessly dance throughout the entire video. It was the old school dance move–The Crybaby that had fans trying to recreate Taylor’s magic on social media.

The Crybaby was popular in the 90s and it was also a dance that you couldn’t perform in front of your parents. The moves are sensual and require a lot of dry humping to execute properly.

 

The Diddy Bop

 

 

“But she like the way I diddy bop, you peeped that?” Sean Combs aka Diddy is known for many things and dancing is one of them. Before he became the mogul he is today, Diddy danced in music videos.

The Diddy bop was made famous by Diddy himself. While the dance isn’t hard, if you don’t have the rhythm in your shoulders you will not look as cool as Diddy doing it.

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