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This instant mood-booster is a staple at ISB events and,
increasingly, at other V events also. Its infectious,
get-stuck-in-your-head beat and melody is a sure-fire icebreaker and is
guaranteed to make any gathering livelier and full of energy!
The "Chicken Dance" is a song composed by Swiss accordion
player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland in the 1950s and the
corresponding fad dance.
Chicken Dance Steps:
- At the
start of the music, shape a chicken beak with your hands. Open and
close it four times, during the first four beats of the music.
- Make chicken wings with your arms. Flap your wings four times, during the next four beats of the music.
- Make a chicken's tail feathers with your arms and hands. Wiggle downwards during the next four beats of the music.
- Clap four times during the next four beats of the music.
- Repeat this process four times.
- At the
bridge, hold your arms straight, in imitation of an aeroplane. All
dancers spun around the room in "flight" until the bridge ends.
At the bridge, link arms with the nearest person, turn right eight
steps, switch arms and turn left eight steps, then repeat until
the bridge ends)
- The dance repeats, progressively getting faster and faster, until the music stops.
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