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14:51 May 19, 2005
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English term or phrase: the Watusi and the monkey
Just out of curiosity, what were these dances like?

"When the Rolling Stones first came to the States (four months after the Beatles), the Watusi and the monkey were big dances, Barry Goldwater embodied the hopes of the Republican Party, and John Kennedy had been dead less than a year. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were both 17."

(NY Times)
xxxCarolina B
Local time: 00:11
English translation:here's a website
Explanation:
Hope it helps :)

Sixties City - Dance Crazes and 60s Youth Culture
... The Watusi (Dance to moderate tempo) Stance: Stand with your feet about 12
inches apart. Keep both knees bent at all times. ...
www.sixtiescity.com/Culture/dance.htm - 40k - 18 May 2005 - Cached - Similar pages
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María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Panama
Local time: 22:11
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Wow! Thanks a lot for this!
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the watusi and the monkey
here's a website


Explanation:
Hope it helps :)

Sixties City - Dance Crazes and 60s Youth Culture
... The Watusi (Dance to moderate tempo) Stance: Stand with your feet about 12
inches apart. Keep both knees bent at all times. ...
www.sixtiescity.com/Culture/dance.htm - 40k - 18 May 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Panama
Local time: 22:11
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Wow! Thanks a lot for this!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  George Rabel: groovy! The shake, the boogaloo...
1 min
  -> Do the mashed potato, can you do the twist? The hippy hippy shake!! I only know them from song lyrics :P

agree  Nesrin: Don't you just love them? I was about to point to the same site..// The site's great, with pictures and all, and there's no music - safe to check from work!
2 mins
  -> OOhhh! Well, that was the first site Google gave me, but I couldn't open it :( Good too, because I'm at work, and if suddenly my PC starts to sing or something, I'm in deep trouble! :P

agree  Gustavo Caldas
3 mins
  -> Thanks :)

agree  Can Altinbay: Shoot. I was hoping y'all were too young to remember these! :)
5 mins
  -> Well, I was born in 1970 and not in the US anyway, so I don't know any of those dances :P but my mom did dance the twist a lot, though :)

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
34 mins

agree  Refugio: Actually, the watusi dates from the 50's and was popularized on Dick Clark's American Bandstand back in the Philly days, before it moved to Los Angeles.
2 hrs
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