Can you get jiggy with an era that came to be defined by TLC, Kid & Play and the WuTang Clan?
Can you VOGUE, do The Running Man? Or ever heard of The Sprinkler?
It’s ok if you haven’t. The 90s are filled with banging dances not very many have heard of or seen before.
That’s why we want you to join us in Jack London Square for the first interactive 90s experience exhibit and see 90s fans reenact the dance crazes that kept the charts on fire and the dance parties crunk as….
the dopeness that defined a generation!
It’s Going Down!”
The 70’s had folks doing the YMCA. The 80’s had the moonwalk, the top and the cabbage patch and the 90s?
Mem the Macarena, the electric slide, or the Cha Cha slide? Guess we were doing a lot of sliding in the 90’s!
Join us in Jack London Square for the first 90’s experience museum exhibit dedicated to all things 90’s.
Take a two-step down memory lane as we look back at popular ’90s dances that would likely be labeled as “mom dancing” today.
Roger Rabbit. Don’t act like you didn’t Roger Rabbit while waiting for the school bus. It’s still one of the coolest dances around.
Cabbage Patch. Sometimes, you gotta move in a circle to let folks know you mean business. The cabbage patch was quite the popular step to do.
The Reebok. There’s a pretty good chance you’ve been doing this dance and had no idea what it was called.
Running Man. Come on, what’s one of the first dance moves you used to bust out at a house party?
Wop. Youngins today (kidding, we’re not that old) think they’re slick. Have you seen the wop? If so, it might look like this:
Kid ‘N’ Play. Speaking of House Party, what do y’all know about the “Kid ‘N’ Play”? It’s like the hip hop version of The Charleston with a partner.
Sprinkler. This dance is an embarrassing classic!
C’Mon! C’Mon! …
Let your body move to the music,
Hey! Hey! Hey,! Hey!
Remember that? Or the classic iconography of Madonna Vogueing boots while flirtatiously taunting the camera?
Well. Looking out; it may appear as if gender bending fashion has always been “in style”. But actually,…
…actually it’s kinda fascinating how little celebrities and regular people in the ’90s were aware of the gender-bending queerness that formed the standard of their design — or if they did know, how little they cared.
But at the 90’sExperience, come see the amazing trends and relive the era that launched and elevated fashion trendsetters and gender fair-weathers like Grace Jones, Donatella Versace, RuPaul, and the songstress Aaliyah!
Macarena. Line dances aren’t a rarity, but this one was annoyingly popular.
Hammer. God bless you if your legs could move this fast! Who needs a Jane Fonda workout tape when you can Hammer?
Tootsee Roll. So…technically this is the butterfly —
Funky Chicken/Chicken Wing. Not to be confused with the chicken dance is the funky chicken, or chicken wing.
“Slam” dancing. If you really wanna rock out and embarrass your kids, give this a try.
Carlton. Thanks to reruns of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air — and Alfonso Ribeiro winning Dancing with the Stars — the Carlton can live long and prosper.
The “Jiggy.” Since we’re on the subject of Carlton and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, do you remember Will Smith’s rap career? Did you ever get “jiggy wit it”?
19. Bart Simpson. Didn’t you know a character from The Simpsons had his own dance? Some people called it the TLC — or “Creep” dance from this music video:
It’s so funny to see what goes in and out of style. If it hasn’t happened already, there’s a pretty good chance our type of dancing will be cool again. Until then, at least we have a ton of moves to show our kids during a “back in my day” story.