Seniors impress with epic twist routine to Chubby Checker’s classic song

Can you do the twist? These ladies from this viral video are showing us some of their moves. They recorded their epic line dance version on video and it’s making us nostalgic.

The world first twisted over sixty years ago, and it’s still just as much fun today.

Kids don’t know what they’re missing.

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The group consisted of eleven people of different ages.

The majority of the group seemed to be at least forty. Almost all of the dancers were women, but there was one man in the back who somehow got himself mixed in. His wife probably dragged him to dance class that day.

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Karen Tripp choreographed the whole dance.

She chose “Let’s Twist Again” by Chubby Checker, one of the most popular songs for doing the twist.

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It was just the right tempo.

It was fast enough to give the dancers a bit of a challenge, but not too much.

“I’m 17 and this grandma is faster than me,” writes one YouTube commenter.

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They called it an “absolute beginner line dance”.

It wasn’t too complicated, but it certainly was interesting to watch. The choreography included 32 counts and 4 walls. A wall refers to the direction that the dancers are facing. A dance can range from one to four walls (front, back, left, and right).

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They slid to the left, then to the right, clap, and then turned towards the next wall – all the while doing a lot of twisting.

Back in the day, a group performing a dance like this on stage in one of the classic dance halls would have easily stolen the night. What a show!

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Watching them dance brings back so many memories.

Very few people know how to dance like this anymore.

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We first saw the twist in 1959, and it quickly grew in popularity from there.

During that time, with the amount of hip-shaking and arm-swinging, it was considered very provocative. It was around the same time that rock and roll was starting to gain traction, and the twist was considered an act of youthful rebellion.

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But compared to today’s dances, it has become very tame.

If people back then saw some of the twerking and the grinding our dancers do today, they would probably have a heart attack. Classic dances and modern dances are all cool in our book. They are just very different from each other.

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This video makes us want to try twisting for ourselves.

It doesn’t seem very difficult to learn. If you are stuck at home and have lots of time to kill anyway, maybe it’s time to practice some moves? When you start busting out some of these 1960’s moves at your next party, your friends will surely be impressed.

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The viewers agree,

“This is the loveliest thing ever,” writes one viewer.

As of today, their twist video has been viewed close to a million times and has received thousands of likes. Almost everyone thinks these guys are pretty neat, and we certainly agree.

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