Monday, October 17, 2016

Dance Party in the Middle East

On September 24, an American boy, about Caleb's age, had a dance party for his birthday.  His family really likes the show "So you think you can dance," and they modeled it a little bit after that, or so I'm told.  We've never seen that show.

Three full families were invited.  Mom's, dad's, and all the kids.  We were each given instructions to study a list of dances and come prepared to perform each of them.

Rules: Each family member had to dance at least 2 times and at least 2 people from my family had to perform each one.  Each family had 30 seconds to a minute to do each dance.  We scored each other on ability, effort, entertainment value, and knowledge of the dance.

We have two girls that take ballet, but besides that, I would not say we are a family of dancers.  Kylie, Karis and I looked up all the dances on Youtube, because we had no idea how to do some of them.

If you would liked to be entertained sometime, type a search into Youtube, "How do you do ______" and name a dance.

For example, this link will take you to an interesting fella who taught us how to do the "Mashed Potato."

And "Oh my goodness!"  This girl taught us how to do "The Cabbage Patch."  We laughed SO hard.

Here is our list: 
The Mashed Potato
The Twist
The Robot
The Cabbage Patch
The Running Man
The 2-step
The Macarena
The Hammer
Little Teapot
Hoedown Throwdown

We promised that there would be no pictures taken (we looked pretty silly), but I did take one.  It was of my family, and I thought it would be okay to share.  We were doing our "freestyle."  I did not participate in this one.

Doug and the girls are doing the "reach back, grab your ankle and pump" dance, and Caleb is attempting the robot.

Doug and I decided afterward, that we should have taught our kids the Schottish and "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and combined it with the "Chicken," which they already know, and given the audience a South Texas experience.

Scores really weren't calculated, and even though they said our family won, I would beg to differ.  One family color-coordinated their clothes and had some planned out choreography, and one family really worked on all of their members learning most of the dances.

It was fun, and definitely something to remember, even though we all agreed that what happened there, stays there.  No photographic or video proof that I did any of those things.


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