If you attended a holiday party any time within the past twenty years, guaranteed you’ve heard the Macarena, Mambo No. 5 or the Cha Cha slide played at least once during the festivities. (And don’t even get us started on the Electric Slide or YMCA.) Those tunes are pretty old-school, but line dances definitely don’t deserve the bad reputation they’ve received over the past couple of years. Keeping things lively at your holiday party isn’t as difficult as it may seem. After a year of hard work, what could be better than kicking back and letting loose?
Below is a list of songs and dances that people actually want to get up and dance to at your holiday party this year. Shocking, we know. But that’s a promise.
Old Classic: The Cha Cha Slide
Why It Works: Just like the Cha Cha Slide, the Cupid Shuffle is easy to learn, but the funky beat makes it much more fun to dance to.
Old Classic: The Locomotion
Why It Works: Technically, the Harlem Shake isn’t a line dance, it’s been taking holiday parties by storm since this song went viral a few of years ago. It’s fun to go absolutely wild on the dance floor in the two minutes after the beat drops…and then — ahem — regain your composure for the company’s soiree.
The Wagon Wheel
The Old Classic: Achy Breaky Heart
Why It Works: This already-perfect country tune only gets better when you add a few new dance moves. Play this super sweet ballad toward the end of the event and watch everyone rush to join in the fun.
The Old Classic: The Electric Slide
Why It Works: You’ll be hard-pressed to find a song that makes people gravitate to the dance floor like this. Plus, since Beyonce has also put her stamp of approval on it, you really can’t go wrong.
The Old Classic: Staying Alive
Why It Works: No matter the controversy has followed Robin Thicke around since releasing this song, you can’t deny that Blurred Lines is a bonafide hit, which will have your guests on their feet by the second ‘Everybody get up!
Learning new dance moves to wow your co-workers or even your employees is simple. Arthur Murray Dance Studio has lessons for dancers both old and new. Call today and let us help you rule the dance floor this holiday season!
Dance on it to our location at: 1711 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404. Or call us at: (812) 334-0553.