Top 5 Strangest Dance Crazes

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Any dance that gets even the wallflowers out on the floor can’t be entirely awful. Most dance crazes are a little off the wall, but some are so undeniably strange that their popularity is mind-boggling. These top five strangest dance crazes are ridiculously silly, downright dangerous—or they don’t technically involve dancing at all.
Top 5 Strangest Dance Crazes

5The Chicken Dance

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One of the strangest dance crazes began in 1963 and refuses to go away. The "Chicken Dance" is performed to a song written by Swiss accordionist Werner Thomas. At the start of the song, dancers make a beak with their hands. They open and close their “beak” during the first four beats of the song and flap their arms like wings to the next four beats. Dancers then make tail feathers with their hands and wiggle downward for four beats, and then rise while clapping their hands. The whole shebang is repeated four times and then at the bridge, dancers spin around the room like airplanes, or link arms with the person next to them and turn right for eight steps, switch arms, and turn left for eight steps. The dance gets faster and faster until the music stops.

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