Back in the summer of 1996, it was nearly impossible to escape the dance craze known as the Macarena — which, to this day, is still as much of a ritual at weddings as a bride walking down the aisle.
Twenty years later, could the same thing happen with the 21st century cha-cha?
If so, choreographer Nika Kljun's recently posted video to her YouTube page features the moves to Danish singer Sonny's newly released single, "Cha Cha," and Kljun is happily teaching dancers who are eager to learn. Sonny — who also acts and dances, and has worked with the likes of High School Musical director Kenny Ortega and on Dancing With the Stars — may have produced one of the upcoming summer's biggest hits with the catchy, Latin-infused, pop-R&B track.
And Kljun — whose résumé features choreographed routines for So You Think You Can Dance? and being one of the crew members who took part in the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards tribute to Britney Spears — is happy to show off some of the footwork that will prevent you from getting too stale on the dance floor, because "Cha Cha" will soon be blasting across the speakers at clubs and parties (and in your car!).
Things start out simple enough ...
... and get sassy real quick ...
... before becoming real swag-tastic!
Perhaps the best part of this video — besides being thoroughly entertaining — is watching dancers with different styles taking on the same choreography and introducing their own flair to the moves. Each interpretation brings something new to the eight-count steps, and we're trying to pick up all of them ahead of the summer.
Watch the video above and let us know if you're ready to get down!