New Dances

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I feel so old, the other day I came across two dance styles that I had never heard about. I will be honest, the fact that they look a little on the odd side make me feel even older than I feel. *le sigh*. I won't go into the details of how I came across it, but this video brought me up to speed

So the first is Tecktonik, according to Wikipedia it is

a frenetic and quirky form of street dance which is typically performed to electro house music. It is based on, although is not limited to, a blend of different dance styles, such as Industrial, Disco, Vogue, Waacking, Hip-Hop and Freehand Glowsticking. It started in the 2000s and originated from the southern suburbs of Paris, France, mainly from the Metropolis nightclubs[1][2] and has grown around the world. Fast-paced techno and electro house music imported from Northern Europe is the usual choice for Tecktonik dancing.[3]

Electro dance is predominantly about arm movement, taking basic elements from glowsticking such as the concept of Freehand, the Figure 8 and the idea of the Leading Hand (one hand geometrically following the other), while staying very much in a disco tastes, by amplifying points and poses as a main aspect to this style. Down below Electro dancers tend to use their hips, knees and feet to gently shuffle across the floor in beat to the music, quite often in a random and jerky fashion. They also tend to include elements of toprock, B-boy-like footwork, lending to the hip hop-like influences in a lot of the electro house music.

The term "Tecktonik" is a registered trademark that began in Paris, and this has created issues for dance events or other uses of the name.[4] The creators of the Tecktonik brand (most notably, Cyril Blanc, the artistic director of Metropolis[5]) sell official products, such as clothes, Matts CDs, and energy drinks.
This video shows you how to Tecktonik

Then you have Shuffle, according to Wikipedia is
a rave and club dance that originated in the late 1980s in the underground rave music scene in Melbourne, Australia. The basic movements in the dance are a fast heel-and-toe action with a style suitable for various types of electronic music. Some variants incorporate arm movements.[1] People who dance the shuffle are often referred to as rockers, due in part to the popularity of shuffling to rock music in the early 1990s.

And here's how to Shuffle

I did attempt the tecktonik and nearly hurt myself and I doubt I'm going to try the shuffle. I'll leave it to the young people LOL!!

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