The other week I attended a high school prom as a chaperone/date of a teacher at the school. After observing the kids throughout the evening, I want to bring to your attention the newsiest dance trend sweeping this school (and possible many other schools like this one across the country), so you don’t feel behind the times;-) I am calling it “The Butt Wiggle.” It is where the guys will stand directly behind their dates and just shift their weight back and forth a couple of inches in each direction, mostly to the beat of the music. Sometimes their dates will move with them, but this is not requires and could be considered a “variation” to the dance. Their feet, arms, and hands don’t move from the position they are in. From the perspectives of the chaperones standing in a group along the edges of the dance floor, this looks ridiculous! I can’t imagine it being any fun for one song let alone doing it the entire night.
Don’t get me wrong, I am no expert dancer and I defiantly don’t “move like Jagger,” but at least when I dance I have my arms in the air, my torso is moving, and my legs and feet are moving about across the floor. I will also be facing my partner or not needing a partner at all! Even when I was in high school and was probably not the most coordinated of person, I at least attempted to move my entire body and dance. I don’t even know what to call this new stuff, but it sure isn’t dancing. Maybe I can start a side business and teach the future men of America a thing or two (probably the extent of my knowledge) about dancing and dancing with women.
…And don’t get me started on the music….dance music defiantly peaked in 1998:-)