Dance has played a major role in every genre music. A new dance that's featured in a hip-hop song nowadays can become more popular than the rapper who created it.
Before the Chicken Noodle Soup, the Schmoney dance, the Harlem Shake, or the Milly Rock were ever thought about, there were certain dances that you had to have down pact in order for you to get your cool points on the dance floor in the 90s.
Knowing the latest dance moves in the 90s were just as important as rocking the latest kicks and knowing all the lyrics to a new song before anyone else did.
That said, check out ten dance moves that had everyone hitting the dance floor in the 90s.
Who can forget the famous kick that Kid 'n Play does during the dance-f at the house party Kid snuck into? In 1990 when the film made its debut on the big screen, people everywhere got a chance to see hip-hop and the culture it created.
The famous dance kick has been imitated at just about every 90s-themed party. You know you almost broke your neck trying to do this dance with your friends at least once.
One the most popular dances in hip-hop is the Running Man. It has been done in films and was made popular by MC Hammer. Even if you didn't know how to dance, you knew how to do the Running Man.
This move saved anyone in the 90s who didn't know how to dance. The Cabbage Patch dance was popular due to its simplicity. All anyone had to do was listen out for the perfect song and stick their arms out and roll them in a circular motion to the beat.
Who remembers watching one Patra's music videos and trying hard to imitate her while she did the Butterfly?
Reggae and Dancehall had a big impact on pop culture in the 90s. The Butterfly not only became popular within those genres, it crossed over and many hip-hop and R&B artists incorporated the dance into their performances.
Before Ciara was doing the matrix dance, it was The Bogle that made people bend as far back as they could go. While the actual dance is easy, it was always how far one could bend back that garnered the cheers from a crowd.
This is a dance that you need some coordination to execute properly otherwise you could find yourself on the floor. The Heel Toe was a dance that was done to hip-hop and reggae songs.
"Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that tootsie roll." It was in 1994 that 69 boyz publicly declared that the Butterfly dance was now old and the new dance was the Tootsee roll. There wasn't a block party, barbecue, or house party that didn't drop this song when it was hot.
When New Jack Swing music took over in the early 90s, the Roger Rabbit became super popular. The high energy dance move almost always followed the Running Man when it was performed. MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, Vanilla Ice, Kid n' Play and other artists made the dance move popular.
When Kanye West released the music video for "Fade" fans everywhere went crazy as they watched Teyana Taylor effortlessly dance throughout the entire video. It was the old school dance move–The Crybaby that had fans trying to recreate Taylor's magic on social media.
The Crybaby was popular in the 90s and it was also a dance that you couldn't perform in front your parents. The moves are sensual and require a lot dry humping to execute properly.
"But she like the way I diddy bop, you peeped that?" Sean Combs aka Diddy is known for many things and dancing is one them. Before he became the mogul he is today, Diddy danced in music videos.
The Diddy bop was made famous by Diddy himself. While the dance isn't hard, if you don't have the rhythm in your shoulders you will not look as cool as Diddy doing it.