Man in skinny jeans steals the spotlight during “Footloose” line dance

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Country line dancing is a popular type of dance because you learn how to do it with a large group of friends.

A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dances in one or more lines or rows.

They are all facing each other or in the same direction, and all performing the steps at the same time.

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According to Christy Lane’s Complete Book of Line Dancing:

“In the 1800s, European immigrants traveled west to North America, bringing with them a wealth of culture, including such native dances as the polka and waltz, whose movements joined and evolved into what was called round and square dancing. Many believe that this style of dancing introduced the terms and steps used in country line dancing today.”

Line dancing is believed to have existed in various forms for thousands of years in different parts of the world.

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Line dancing is also incorporated into fitness routines and performed at weddings, according to Bella Ballroom.

“In the 1950s and the 1960s, a few line dances developed like “The Madison,” “Hully Gully,” and “San Francisco Stomp.” By the 1970s, line dances were done to many popular music styles including pop, rock and roll, swing, disco, Latin, and Jazz. The 1970s brought line dances like the “Cowboy Boogie” and the “L.A. Hustle” which combined country music with Disco songs.”

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There are now choreographed country line dances with names like the following:

“Cowboy Cha Cha,” “Tush Push,” “Cotton-Eyed Joe,” “Watermelon Crawl,” and “Swamp Thing.”

Non-country line dances include the “Cupid Shuffle,” “Chicken Dance,” and “Macarena.”

Some even invent and patent their country line dances, such as David Villellas‘ “Holy Moly.”

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David choreographed and co-choreographed about 25 dances, according to Copper Knob.

His performance of Holy Moly in Sauzé-Vaussais, France, was uploaded to YouTube and has received over 540,000 views.

The dance was set to the song “Footloose,” which was written and performed by Kenny Loggins.

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The song was released as one of the first two singles from the film of the same name in 1984.

But Villellas choreographed his dance to Blake Shelton’s version.

The show began with Villellas’ crew standing in their lines. All dressed in denim jeans, flannel shirts or t-shirts, and white cowboy hats.

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They began their routine by clapping before launching into their fancy footwork. They started with a stomp of the foot and then a spin.

These country folk slid to the right, twisting their feet back and forth.

They were all hopping around in a circle and stomping around in unison.

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They tipped their cowboy hats to the audience as they spun around on one foot, then the other.

They coordinated their movements as if they were a single unit. The dancers shuffled around in perfect time to the left and right.

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They then slowed down their movements as they moved forward and back. Then their speed increased again, resulting in some sporadic stomps and spins.

And it just looks like a lot of fun, even though everyone was focused on their intricate steps.

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When you hear this song, you can’t help but get excited and pumped up!

Especially when you see so many people having a great time. These people were celebrating, and they ended their song with a final stomp and high fives for a job well done.

Be sure to check the entire dance in the video below!

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Sources: YouTube – am mangelschots, Wikipedia – Line Dance, Bella Ballroom

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