Chicken Dance Day 2019 is on Tuesday, May 14, 2019: Is it true that today is National Chicken Dance Day?
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The Chicken Dance is really a tradition at wedding ceremonies, childrens’ discos and family occasions. To be able to acquire some practice in, take a while on Chicken Dance Day to understand to complete dance just like a chicken.
Tater...Are you baked?...((( LOL )))...
I couldn't remember, so I Googled it...and here's what I found:
National Dance Like A Chicken Day falls on 14th May every year. It's one of them strange holidays where you can't actually think who would make any effort to celebrate this day. As to where this day comes from, that is still a mystery.
So how do you celebrate this special day? Simple, dance like a chicken! Says it all in the name really - and of course you don't just dance without any music, it has to be the chicken dance song.
Don't forget now ... K? ... I can't wait to see a Tater do the chicken dance! ;o)
Gorilla and chicken dance?
I had to spend a day trying to wrap my head around this...the mental image of the chicken dance being done by someone in a gorilla suit was just too much. So if you're serious, here are my thoughts.
The link I've listed below actually goes through all the chicken dance steps. I would simply take those moves, and change them into something a gorilla would do.
e.g. Instead of making chicken beaks with her hands, she could pretend to peel a banana. Instead of flapping her arms (wings), she could scratch her armpits. Not a whole lot of actual dancing, but then again, neither was the chicken dance.
Who invented the chicken dance?
The "Chicken Dance" oom-pah song was composed by a Swiss accordion (Handharmonika) player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland in the 1950s. The name of the original song was Der Ententanz (The Duck Dance). Since 1963 he played it in restaurants, people used to dance to the tune, and by the end of 1970s it was played all over the world. On some recorded releases of the music Werner Thomas is listed as the composer, while on others other authors are listed, e.g., as "Thomas/Rendall/Hose", probably including the authors of the particular arrangement. Since then the song has become known under numerous other "birdie" names, including "Vogerltanz" (Bird Dance), "Danse des Canards", "Chicken Dance" and "Dance Little Bird". Over 140 versions of it are recorded worldwide, including Walt Disney Records, together making over 40,000,000 records.
So, contrary to some misconceptions, it is not an Austrian folk dance.
In the United States, the publishing rights for the song were acquired by a New York publisher Stanley Mills.
It has become popular in the USA as a German heritage song, and has been likewise adopted by people worldwide of many cultures since its creation. It has become a staple dance at weddings and at Oktoberfests.
The "Chicken Dance" song is accompanied by a dance, which is very easy to learn regardless of age or agility. The dance requires a group of people, and it goes as follows:
- Begin in a large circle with everybody facing in towards the center of the ring.
- At the start of the music, shape a chicken beak with your hands. Open and close it four times, during the first four beats of the music.
- Make chicken wings with your arms. Flap your wings four times, during the next four beats of the music.
- Make a chicken's tail feathers with your arms and hands. Wiggle downwards during the next four beats of the music.
- Clap four times during the next four beats of the music.
- Repeat this process four times.
- After the fourth time you grab your neighbours' hands and move round in a circle.
- Switch directions when the bandleader says so.
- The dance repeats, progressively getting faster and faster, until the music stops.