A party is dance is exactly what it sounds like, a dance move that you whip out at a party. These social dances are a foundation of hip hop culture, born within the party context where moves go viral and are used as a means for either dominating a dance floor with your own style or a means for interacting with each other through a shared movement vocabulary (think about the togetherness you feel whenever y’all whip out a Macarena together and then replace the Macarena with a move that has a little more style).
Some of the iconic party dances that you might already know (and you’re keen to perfect obviously) in our classes include the Running Man, the Cabbage Patch, the Bart Simpson and the Bus Stop. The new wave hip hop movement now uses this party dance concept to go viral on the internet. So now when you see The Whip, Juju on that Beat, Reverse and every other move your 10 year old amigos are flexin’ have a little more historical context. Deep.