The Chicken (dance)
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The Chicken is a popular rhythm and blues dance started in America in the 1950s, in which the dancers flapped their arms and kicked back their feet in an imitation of a chicken. The dance featured lateral body movements, was used primarily as a change of pace step while doing the Twist. The chicken dance gained even more popularity when Rufus Thomas wrote "Do the Funky Chicken".
The Chicken was, in the 1950s a rock dance. No flapping of arms. Also called Chicken Bop. A simple step-touch-touch, step-touch-touch. A variation was the Kick Chicken, where the 2nd touch was replaced with a kick.
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