Sunday, September 5, 2010

Totally Rad Like, For Sure 90s Week: Day One - The Dancing

That's right, people.  This is THE week to read my blog.  Why, you ask?  Well, I'll tell you.  It's

I know, I'm so excited!

Every day this week I will cover something from the 90s - fashion, music, movies, fads, etc.  Friday will be the GRAND FINALE (and no, I'm not giving any hints), after which I will be MIA for the weekend because the hubs and I are going on a belated anniversary weekend getaway to Destin, Florida. 

So, let's get on with the week dedicated to all things 90s...

Day One:  The Dance Moves

There were some awesome dance moves to come about during the 90s, and a few that were really awful.  Either way, we've all done these dances at least once.  I'm including video clips (when available) from YouTube just in case you've forgotten how the dances go.

The Dip

This dance was banned from all school dances when I was in Jr. High, mostly because it violated the "12-inches between dancers" rule. 


Aahhhhh.  I know we all know this dance.  I did this dance so much in the early 90s that it's ingrained permanently into my brain.  My favorite EVER example of this dance is Dr. Evil in Austin Powers doing it.  "Taka taka taka taka aaahhh!" 

Tootsie Roll

Still one of my favorite jams to dance to (I call it bustin' a g-sag, but that's me).  I love hearing, "The butterfly, uh-oh that's old, let me see that tootsie roll!"

Running Man (aka the MC Hammer)

I could NEVER do that sideways jig thing he did.  Wasn't happening.  I did want some pants like that though. 

This last one, although it isn't an actual dance, I LOVE, and still break it out every once in a while.

The Carlton

Now go clear a space and do all of these dances again, because you know you want to!

Be sure to check in tomorrow for another totally rad, like, for sure, 90s post!


  1. DUDDEE the Carlton dance always wins.

  2. I love the Tootsie Roll!!!! YESSSSSSSS!!! This brings back middle school dance memories!

  3. Haha. Yes! I thought I was awesome for doing the Tootsie Roll!

  4. OMG I am going to LOVE this week lol. Carlton dance cracks me up. That is a great video too of all the different times he did it. I also loved in the Fresh Prince when they did that dance to "Jump on It". Here is the link incase you don't know what Im talking about.
    Great post as always! Can't wait for the rest of the week!

  5. oh wow! Gotta luv the 90's. Except for the macarena! And I do prefer the butterfly to the tootsie roll though lol.
    Thanks for the memories! I love Carlton! And embarassingly enough, I once wore those parachute pants that Hammer is wearing in the video :(

  6. ahhhhhhhh what a great idea!!! i instantly thought 'the macarena'!

    i can't wait for 90's music blog..?

    i still listen to 90's music. mind you, if i'm pounding it and pull up to someone at a red light i.... usually turn it down a bit before they see me.. heh.

    i am curious to see if you get my fave 90's band!!