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Music Videos That Introduced the World to New Dance Moves  

Jessica L. Yarbrough
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Music video dance moves have dominated dance floors for years. Want to update your repertoire? Look no further than these iconic dance moves from music videos. Some dances are pretty new (you may not yet have mastered the "whip" or the "nae nae"), some are old classics (disco pointing never fails), and some deserve to be remembered but never recreated (any move popularized by *NSYNC). All are worth learning, though, because old moves always come back around eventually. From the twist to the twerk, these are the most iconic dance moves that debuted in music videos.
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Artist: Psy
Dance Move: The Horse Rider

Psy and his song "Gangnam Style" took over the world in 2012. Who could forget the song's signature flick-of-the-wrist and twist-of-the-arm horse riding move?

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Artist: Soulja Boy
Dance Move: Crank That

The whole "Crank That" routine was created by Devin Woolridge and has been recreated by frat bros everywhere. 
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Artist: Chubby Checker
Dance Move: The Twist

When this ditty came out in 1961, it won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Song. It had staying power, apparently: 50 years later, we're still twistin'. 
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Teach Me How to Dougie
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Artist:  Cali Swag District 
Dance Move: The Dougie

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