How to Dance the Pony

Save

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.

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Dance the Jerk

    The Jerk is a fun dance from the Sixties. It is perhaps not as well-known as another Sixties dance, The Twist, but...

  • How to Do the Watusi

    The Watusi became a popular dance craze in the 1960s when Ray Barretto's "El Watusi" record went gold. The simple moves and...

  • How to Dance the Mashed Potato

    Have you ever wondered what Dee Dee Sharp is asking everyone to do in her song "Mashed Potato Time?" Well now you...

  • How to Dance the Swim

    A dance popularized in the 1960s, the Swim mimics the motions of swimming. The Swim is closely related to the Twist, a...

  • How to Do the Monster Mash

    The Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Keepers hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 20,...

  • What Were the Dance Styles in the 50's & 60's?

    The 1950s and '60s were an exciting time in music. Styles were growing and changing quickly from the birth of rock 'n...

  • The Secret to Go-Go Dancing

    When it comes to Gogo dancing, a very particular secret can help make the moves easier than you ever thought. Learn the...

Related Searches

Check It Out

12 Tiki Essentials to Turn Your Bar Cart Into a Tropical Paradise

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!