How to Dance the Pony


The Pony is a fun 1960s dance that became popular with a song Chubby Checker recorded called "Pony Time." It was done as a couples dance, but the duet never touched doing the dance steps.

  • Stand like you normally would facing your partner.

  • Jump to the right, landing on your right foot with your left foot suspended above the floor, next to your right ankle.

  • Put your left foot down on the toes only. Lifting your right foot off the floor to ankle height.

  • Step back down with your right foot and again lift your left foot to ankle height above the floor.

  • Jump to your left and put your left foot down while bringing your right foot above the ground to ankle height.

  • Put your right foot down on the toes only, lifting your left foot until it is ankle height above the floor.

  • Step back down with your left foot and again lift your right to ankle height above the floor.

  • Move your arms up when you are "ponying" right, and down when "ponying" to the left.

  • Repeat for the entire dance song.

Tips & Warnings

  • This is a fast-paced dance. If you do not have the stamina it can wear you out.
  • Counts for the right foot are 1. For the left foot, 3 and 4.
  • You can move around the dance floor, but this is not line dancing.
  • Don't swing your arms above your head. Swing them close to your body in rapid succession.

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