McDowell County, WV Happy Dance for World JAM Day 2015

There are two videos below. The first video teaches you how to do the dance without the music. The second video (scroll down) shows the full dance with the music.

Instructional Video for the Dance (12 minutes and 56 seconds)

Dance with music being performed (2 minutes and 38 seconds)

"The Happy Dance" (beginner) steps (by Annie Machamer)

1. Step clap to the Right 4 times
2. Step clap to the Left 4 times
3. Skate forward R, L, R, L (4 times)
4. Skate back R, L, R, L (4 times)
5. Grapevine (or step) 4 counts to the Right, throw R arm up and L foot out on 4th count.
6. Repeat step 5 to the Left, Right, and Left (Total 4 times)
7. Step then snap R, L, R, L (4 times)
8. Step then snap to R (2 counts), then pop chest out and in (2 counts)
9. Slide to the left (2 counts)
10. Jump cross your feet (R foot in front), and unwind to the left wall
11. Repeat steps 1-10 to all walls

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