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How to Do the Willy Bounce Reggae Dance

Learn how to Willy Bounce, a reggae dance, from professional dancer Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith in this Howcast dance video.


Hola! So we're going to take it to the islands, not Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic but more on the Jamaica, Trinidad side. I got my friend, Tech. He's going to help me demonstrate the Willy Bounce; one of the many dances that come out of Jamaica. Reggae music, island music, island breezes, island water, everything nice and relaxing and anything you could imagine.

So we're going to start with the feet first. A lot of reggae dances, most reggae dances, are down accents. They're into the ground because of African influence. So this one is a down accent. You're going to step with the left foot, one, tap with the right, two, step with the right foot, three, tap with the left and four. Let's try it again.

Six, seven, eight step down, tap, down, tap, down, tap, down, tap. Now, it's hard to do this without arms, so let's try the arms separate from the feet.

So take the right arm, you're going to pull over and pull, swing down, pull, swing down. Just think fire engine, like the "errr," "errr". Boom. Add the bounce a little bit without the feet. Ha, ha and we're going to add the feet. You go one, two, three, four, five, six try to double it up. You go one, two, three, four, sorry, five, six, seven, eight. I messed up. Let's do it with music. I forgot about the triple double thing.

Eight. Willy Bounce. Willy Bounce. Willy Bounce. Willy Bounce.

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