Friday, July 18, 2008

Chubby Checker Claims All Dance Moves Are ‘Twisted’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – According to music legend Chubby Checker, today’s dance moves are all “twisted.”

Checker – best known for his 1960s hit “The Twist” and the infamous rock ’n’ roll dance that came with it – says his dance moves are responsible for “giving the world the boogie.”

He claims that every dance step created since 1959 has been influenced by one of his four signature dance moves: “The Twist,” “The Pony,” “The Shake,” and “The Fly.”

Checker says that when rappers gyrate in music videos, they’re really just emulating his “Pony” dance, and when dancers “throw their hands in the air like they just don’t care,” they’re simply doing a variation of “The Fly.”

His “Shake” move can be seen at any club, when, in his words, “A girl’s butt is shakin’ around on the dance floor destroying everyone around it.”

Checker says that when he introduced “The Twist” on American Bandstand in 1960, he basically “invented the wheel” by creating a style he calls “dancing apart from the beat.”

Checker boogies again Tuesday (Jul. 22) when he releases All The Best, a deluxe CD set of his greatest hits.

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