How to Do the Electric Slide

Learn how to do the electric slide from professional dance instructors Victor Sho and LaShonna Halloway in this Howcast dance video.

LaShonna: Hey everybody. I’m LaShonna.

Victor: And my name is Victor Sho.

LaShonna: And we’re going to teach you how to do the electric slide.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

LaShonna: If you don’t already know the electric slide, we’re going to teach you the basic form of it. If you already know it, we’re going to add some spice to it so that your electric slide can be the best of them all.

Victor: Alright, so…

LaShonna: We start with four steps to the right. One, two, three, four. Then same thing to the left, four steps. One, two, three, four. Then take four steps back. One, two, three, four. Then you do a little step touch to the front, smack, and back. If you got that much, we add the step kick. The foot that’s in front steps. The foot that’s in back kicks. Now we’re on a new side. This dance repeats over and over again. It’s a line dance, so we’re going to start this way. Ready? Four steps to the right. Here we go. One, two, three, to the left. One, two, then we take it back. One, two, left foot’s in front. We step kick. Start again, two, three, four. To the left, take it back. One, two, three, four. Step, touch. Step and kick. Okay?

Now we’re going to do the electric slide four times adding some variations to it. So the first time it’s going to be pretty basic and the second, third, and fourth time we’re going to add some spice to it. Ready Victor?

Victor: Yeah.

LaShonna: Okay. Five, six, to the right. Four steps.

Victor: You want to have fun with it.

LaShonna: That’s right.

Victor: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

LaShonna: And chasse.

Victor: Chasse, chasse, chasse.

LaShonna: A variation of the step, the four steps. Touch the floor on this one.

Victor: Uh! Kick it out! Chasse again. Back it up.

LaShonna: Add a lasso this time.

Victor: Uh! Uh! Uh!

LaShonna: Chasse.

Victor: Chasse again.

LaShonna: Take it back. Now hit the floor and pick your leg up. Hit the floor. Kick your leg out.

Victor: Oh! And that’s how you do it.

LaShonna: The electric slide.

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