How to dance the Bunny Hop

How to dance the Bunny Hopbunny hop dancers

The bunny hop is a fun party dance that has been around since the 50’s. It began in San Francisco in 1952 as a high school mixer. Ray Anthony recorded the bunny hop as a single with the hokey pokey on the other side in 1958. The bunny hop is still a fun party dance today.

The bunny hop is danced in a conga line fashion, with each person holding the shoulders of the person in front. I adjusted it so that no one gets run into. The original has a hop forward and back on instruction 3, 4. I substituted the kicks to avoid collision.

The Sequence is:

  1. RF heal out, toe in, heal out, stomp (1,2,3,4)
  2. LF heal out, toe in, heal out, stomp (5,6,7,8)
  3. RF heal out, stomp(1,2) (originally hop forward)
  4. LF heal out, stomp(3,4) (originally hop back)
  5. Three hops forward (1,2,3, hold 4)
  6. Begin again until the end of the song

I hope you enjoy this fun dance for Easter. I know we had fun making it.

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