May 28, 2022

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The Macarena Dance Moves

The Macarena Dance Moves

How to do to Viral 90s dance Step by Step, with videos. Don’t worry, you’ll be a pro in no time. 

The original viral dance was first seen in the music video for the song’s initial release. The dance became an international sensation, being a staple in weddings all around the world.  

The Macarena Dance has a simple 8 step repeating pattern that we’ll walk through one by one with graphics. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see an instructional video where we put it all together.

Step 1

In the first step (left) you put your right arm out. Make sure to put your palm down. Now put your left arm out, also with the palm down. Make sure to see the video if you’re having trouble and for help with audio timings. 

Step 2

Are you still with us? Good because we have another simple step. Turn your right palm up. Simultaneously put your left palm up. See the image to the right. 

Step 3

Now you’re going to put your right hand on your upper left arm. Additionally put your left hand on your upper right arm. 

Step 4

We’re halfway home. For step 4 of the dance you’re going to put your left hand behind your head. Then put your right hand behind your head. 

Step 5

Now you’re going to put your left hand on your right hip. Now put your right hand on your left hip. Your arms should cross. See the image to the left if you’re not sure.  

Step 6

Put your fight hand on your right buttock. Then put your let hand on your left buttock. Your arms should not be crossed at this point. 

Step 7

Now sway (that’s what the lines around the buttocks are indicating in the image) your hips in place for three beats. 

Step 8

Put Now you just have to hop a quarter-turn to the right and start over. You’ve done it! 

Still having trouble? Try watching the video below. 

How To Do The Macarena Dance (Video) 

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