What makes this dance recognizable? What is typical, distinctive or characteristic?

Fast, popular music which the feet are Slow - Slow -Quick -Quick placed. Moves are equal or similar to those from the Disco and Jive, with lots of twisting for the lady.


Everybody needs somebody to love - Blues Brothers
This Ole House - Shakin ' Stevens
Some Girls - Racey

BPN: 180-220

The origin of the term boogie (woogie) is uncertain. The word is a doubling of boogie, which was used around 1913 for harvest festivals. The term is derived from the black West African English term "bogi" of Sierra Leone witch means "dance". Boogie could be possibly linked to "hausa buga", which means "drumming". The Congolese 'mbugi': devilishly good, would may have furnished the word sounds.

In the late 1920s and early thirties, the term would have meant all different things, from a dance style to a sexually transmitted disease.

Boogie stands for dancing to pop(ular) music.

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Boogie has a strong repetitive rhythm. It 's a lot faster than disco, and leans in to Jive and Lindy Hop. The dance style makes it possible to be able to dance even on very fast music.