How to Do the Cupid Shuffle Line Dance

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The Cupid Shuffle line dance was inspired by the hip-hop artist of the same name, Cupid. It became popular in Cupid's hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, and rose to stardom at weddings and nightclubs. Hip-hop line dancing started in the late 1990s as a spin-off of country music line dancing. The "Cupid Shuffle" became a nationwide sensation within weeks of its 2007 release. With its easy-to-do moves and karaoke-style tunes, anyone can join in and follow.

How to Do the Cupid Shuffle Line Dance
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Step 1

Step to your right four times, sliding your body with every step, in time to the lyrics "To the right, to the right, to the right, to the right."

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Step 2

Step to the left four times, sliding your body with every step, in time to the lyrics "To the left, to the left, to the left, to the left."

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Step 3

Kick your right foot out onto its heel and then kick your left foot out onto its heel, alternating the feet for a total of four times to the lyrics "Now kick, now kick, now kick, now kick."

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Step 4

Walk in place slowly while twisting your body a quarter turn to the left to the lyrics "Now walk it by yourself."

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Step 5

Repeat all four steps throughout the duration of the song.

Tips & Warnings

  • As you get more comfortable with the steps, you can swing your hips to the music while performing the moves.

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