I believe the answer is… Because we have a dance. And it’s called the Chicago-16. With the help of some wonderful friends, I have created a song and dance to answer the question of “Why Chicago?”
Below is a video explaining how to do the dance along with the text directions. We are going to film the dance at Plan B in Chicago’s Wicker Park on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 starting at 6pm. If you would like to be part of the video, please RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) and show up! It’s all about having fun, not about having a PhD in dance!
1-4: Starting w your right foot, walk four steps forward. Roll your arms parallel in front of you.
5-6: Step out w your right foot to the right side. Pump right arm and body as if to mimic two heartbeats.
7: Left leg closes to right. Right arm raises straight up.
8: Drop down to a closed-legged squat.
1-4: Pump your body by standing and squatting every other count.
5-8: Pivot turn (step right forward, turn 180 degrees, repeat) Return to the front.
1-3: Kick right front w heel on ground, switching feet every other count.
4: Straighten legs to the side and face left.
5-6: Slap belly with right then left hand.
7: Slide to your left, extending your right arm and dragging right foot.