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Dance has been apart of my life ever since my first ballet/tap class when I was three years old. I have grown to have a passion for the art and practice it when ever I get a chance.
Now that I am a student at Western Kentucky University I learned and developed new ways of expressing how fun dancing is to the rest of the world. I have created a blog called dancefads to show people new styles they can try in the dance world.
My first was titled The Bernie, one of my professors shared this piece in class so I thought I would share with you, enjoy!
The new dance craze that swept the south is based on moves of a dead guy. That’s right, when you are on the dance floor, leaning back and swaying your arms to Isa’s ”Move it like Bernie”, you’re pretending to be a dead guy.
This new dance craze was created from the 1989 comedic film Weekend at Bernie’s. The film is about two young insurance agency employees who discover their boss is dead and they believe they are responsible. They decide to convince people that their boss is still alive by dragging his body around town, using his body as a puppet.
Naturally, the body is flimsy and the two men are constantly struggling to keep their boss’s body in an upright position. This is where the dance fad The Bernie comes alive. To do The Bernie, you lean back and sway your arms back and forth imitating a dead person.