Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The K-Tizzle Sizzle - Everybody Dance Now

Everybody Dance Now
by Katie Langley

I’m one of those people who get totally swept up in any Internet sensation. Nyan cat? Love it! Nek minnut? All over it! Trent from Punchy? Hilarious!

Over the last couple of years there have been some dance moves made oh-so-popular by the World Wide Web. And I’m unashamed to admit that I happily bust them out when the opportunity presents itself.

"The Dougie"

Made famous by Cali Swag’s “Teach Me How to Dougie”, this dance move is loved by wannabe gangstas across the globe (and none more than me).

Really, all it involves is bouncing side to side to side with arms extended, occasionally pretending to slick your hair back. That’s my white girl take on it.

Bruno Mars sang about it in “The Lazy Song” – “I'll be lounging on the couch just chillin' in my snuggie/
Click to MTV so they can teach me how to dougie/Cus in my castle I'm the freakin man”. And Chris Brown has been papped doing it. I’m not selling it, am I?

There is a story that my friend Alana likes to share about “The Dougie” and I think it’s best to share before she beats me to it!

During a night on the town, and after being disappointed with the doof doof selection, and losing count of my drinks tally, it was time to take a bathroom break. As I sat atop the throne, pondering the shenanigans of the evening thus far, I heard the familiar sounds of “Teach Me How to Dougie”. Now, anyone who has been fairly intoxicated and in desperate need of the loo knows what sweet relief it is to ‘break the seal’. I was faced with a dilemma – continue on to “feel better now, so much better now”, or, hold up and get to the dance floor for some magic, stat! I pulled up stumps, ran as quick as I could to the dance floor where I found Alana ready and waiting to dougie. This is where I proceeded to scream “I stopped mid-stream for you!”. Yep. It’s a wonder I’m still single, right?


I am all about the LOLs, so maybe I’m biased, but I do have a little soft spot for LMFAO. It must be those animal print pants, and all the “wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah”

It wasn’t too long ago that you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”.

I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t shuffled, but haven’t we all? Although why does it always seem to be on a night out? Really, I don’t have an alcohol problem.

"Gangnam Style"

It’s difficult to express just how much I love "Gangnam Style". Pretending like you’re riding an invisible horse, lassoing… What’s not to love? A lot, according to my Dad. He was less than impressed when I played it for him. Don’t be a hater Dad! Get your invisible horse and jump on board! 

During the last week in our living room my sister and I have developed what I have coined “Gangnam Pilates”. Looking to tone your arms for summer? This is the perfect exercise for you!

Things you’ll need:
• PSY’s “Gangnam Style”
• A Pilates resistance band
• A sense of humour

Stand on your resistance band, holding in your hands by your side. As the song drops in, cross your arms in front you, pulsing your arms up and down like you’re on that invisible horse. There, you’ve done it!

Who knows what treasures the Internet will bring us next? I just hope that I’ve had a bathroom stop before I hear it pumping on the dance floor.

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