The Routine from Friends
New Year’s Eve is always shit. Right? But there’s one thing you can do to make it so much better. That’s right! It’s The Routine from that NYE episode of Friends. You know, the one that Monica and Ross do. The one that won them honourable mention in the brother/sister dance category in middle school! Watch the video below for a reminder.
How to Recreate The Routine
Step 1. The Finger Click
Face your dance partner. Crouch down a little bit and then click in synch. Incredible start.
Step 2. The Slap
Once the clicking has stopped, it’s time for some drama. One of you needs to pretend to slap the other. Make it convincing. People are watching!
Step 3. Wiggle Wiggle
This is just, well, so much fun. It doesn’t have the impact of the slap, but you do get to pretend to be one two-headed person. You get to wiggle and shake and rub your legs. So much fun.
Step 4. The chicken arms
This is actually our most favourite dance move of all time. It gets all the ladies going. Oh yeah!
Step 5. The grab and slide
This is one of the most difficult movements. It requires you to grab one another by the wrist, and then for one of you to drop back and appear to be sliding away from the starting position. But you don’t get honourable mention in the brother/sister category in middle school without some big moves. This is a big move, indeed.
Step 6. Stirring the pot
What’s that you got cooking? Oh yeah this is one hell of a dance move. Stir that pot well and enjoy the deliciousness of your dancing.
Step 7. Moonwalk and shuffle
Classic MJ mixed in with a bit of David Brent. What’s not to love?
Step 8. Foot bumps
Back into the groove with some foot bumps. Gwan.
Step 9. The uber shuffle
I mean, I have no idea what it’s called. But it’s amazing. And for some reason I just imagine this being created in a Berlin rave in the mid 90s. Give this your all as this is your penultimate move. Make it big!
Step 10. Jump and catch
This is the final move. Make sure you’ve got enough space. Have a big run up and go. Wonderful.
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