How to dance the Tur-Duck-En, Turkey Trot, Disco Duck, Chicken Dance

How to dance the Tur-Duck-En, Turkey Trot, Disco Duck, Chicken Dance Tur duck en line dance

Several years ago, my brother-in law served a tur-duck-en for thanksgiving. I had never heard of this triple fowl before. It was a Turkey stuffed with a Duck stuffed with a Chicken. It was unique, and very tasty.

Last thanksgiving, I was teaching the turkey trot for our fowl ball. I then taught the Disco Duck, followed by the Chicken dance. I was inspired to put all three dances together as the Tur-Duck-En Line dance. I took some time and put together a custom edit of all 3 songs. I then had a great time teaching it as my thanksgiving dance this year.

How to Dance the Tur-Duck-En
(Turkey trot, Disco Duck, Chicken Dance)

Section 1: Turkey trot line Dance

  1. Turkey trot Basic-disco duck line dance
    Start with your hands in your underarms like wings, then move left foot forward and bounce, then right foot forward and bounce. Do these eight times.
  2. Turkey kicks-
    hop to your left foot and kick your right foot to the side, hop to your right foot and kick your left foot to the side. Do these eight times.
  3. Turkey Promenade-
    Left Foot Side in promenade position, Right foot forward and across in promenade position, left foot side tail out, Right foot closes to Left foot without weight (tap), Repeat with the Right foot side in promenade position, Left foot forward and across in promenade position, Right foot side tail out, Left foot closes to right foot without weight (tap). Repeat.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to the end of this section

Section 2: Disco Duck Line Dancedisco duck x line

  1. Stomp your left foot-
    and pick up your right foot
  2. Back and forward-
    rolling your hands in front of you take 3 steps back right, left, right, tap your left foot side, pointing your right hand out. Follow with 3 steps forward left, right, left, kick your right foot forward and clap your hands. Repeat the back and forward.
  3. Side-
    take 3 steps to your right side (either side close side, or grapevine side, cross behind, side) right, left, right, while pointing hands up, then tap your left foot and clap. Repeat 3 steps to your left side pointing hands up ending with tapping your right foot and clapping. When you repeat you can add turns right and left.
  4. X lines-
    Step side right foot with hands extended like an X, and hold for a beat. Tap left foot behind Right foot, arms crossed in front, hold for 1 beat. Step side left foot with hands extended like an X, and hold for a beat. Tap right foot behind left foot, arms crossed in front, hold for 1 beat. Repeat
  5. Repeat Steps 2-4 to the end.

Section 3: Chicken Dancechicken dance

  1. Snap your beak like this-
    Hold your hands in front of you and snap fingers up and down 4 times.
  2. Flap your wings like that-
    Tuck your hands in your underarms and flap up and down 4 times.
  3. Shake a tail feather here-
    Shake your bum side to side 4 times
  4. 5 claps let’s go-
    Clap your hands in front 5 times
  5. Repeat.


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