Formation: No partners, all start facing the same direction in loose lines.
Music: “Electric Boogie” on Columbia 2607 or “Old Time Rock & Roll” on Capitol S7-57797
or “Electric Boogie Vocal” with Marcia Griffiths on Stardust URC 1215
Download RTF file: Electric Slide
12-16 Right, Close, Right, Close, Right, Touch;
1-4 Left, Close, Left, Close, Left, Touch;
5-8 Back, 2, 3, Heel;
9-12 Rock, 2, Turn, Touch;
13-16 – – Right, Closes;
1-4 Dancers step sideways with their right and quickly close with left (two steps in one beat), step sideways right and quickly close with left, step sideways right and touch left foot beside right. (Side, Close, Side, Close, Side, Touch).
5-8 Dancers step sideways with their left and quickly close with right, step sideways left and quickly close with right, step sideways to the left again, and touch right foot beside the left.
9-12 Dancers begin with their right foot and take three step backwards (R, L, R), and then touch or tap left heel forward.
13-16 Dancers rock forward on the left foot, rock back on right foot, step forward on left turning one quarter towards the left, and touch or tap right toe beside left foot.
Note: The original choreography has a different ending. Instead of the steps described in 13-16, use the ending described below. The extra two beats of choreography mean that the dance starts at a different place in the musical phrase each time.
13-16 Step forward on the left foot and tap the right toe in place on the floor. Step back on the right foot and touch left heel forward.
17-18 Step forward on the left foot, brush right foot while making a one quarter left turn.
Choreography by: (Unknown)
Source: Printed in Dancing For Busy People, page 276
Usage: This is an energetic line dance. See the Texas Hustle (Raunchy), The Freeze and Elvira for less energetic variations on the same basic pattern.
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