The Electric Slide – The French Way !

If you know how to do the line dance, The Electric Slide, then you already have 99% of the French version of this dance under your belt feet – of course, the French one has to be a little different, n’est-ce pas?

The French version is called the “Le Madison” and is an in-line dance, with its signature song,as well, and was popular in the 1960’s; however, it is still danced at weddings and social events.  I recently attended a “diner dansant” (dinner and dancing event) and filmed a group of French people doing this dance.  The difference between the two dances isn’t much – can you tell the difference(s)?

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11 thoughts on “The Electric Slide – The French Way !

  1. chef mimi says:

    Very interesting!

  2. Thanks – it was a fun evening.

  3. I had the “reverse” experience when I discovered the Electric Slide in the States!

  4. Laura Cherington says:

    It’s the toe up thing? We spent my 30th bday in a small town between Montreal and Quebec City and in the bar that night it was all go for line dancing, we couldn’t believe it!!! We watched for ages.

    • It’s just the difference of one beat (not sure if that’s the toe up you mentioned). Always amusing to watch line dancing, especially to different styles of music. Thanks for your comment.

  5. frenchfry36 says:

    In Australia we do what most people call “The Madison” (different again) to Tina Turner’s “Nutbush”. I get the different line dances all mixed up and come up with a new one every time… or even at every turn – which confuses anyone trying to follow me, as well as myself!

    • That’s interesting – I like Tina Turner’s music. The U.S. line dance “The Madison” is also totally different, so it’s just about getting up and dancing in the moment to try to follow the others. Thanks for your comment.

  6. colormusing says:

    I like the addition of the shoulder shimmy in the second video!

  7. Many versions and different styles to match 🙂 Thanks and all the best in 2013!

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