Anybody that knows me is aware that formation dances are my thing. Whether it’s the Cupid Shuffle, the Cha Cha Slide or the Wobble I enjoy busting the routine on the dancefloor. However, my absolute favourite is the electric slide which is usually done to the single Candy by 80s funk group Cameo.
While the Electric Slide dance was first done to Marcia Griffiths’ “Electric Boogie”, the dance became incresingly popular when it was seen in the final wedding scene in the hit American movie, ‘The Best Man’.
When that record comes on at weddings, parties, and other social gatherings, the expectation is that a lot of people, regardless of gender or age, will come on to the dance floor and join in that dance. From my best friend to a former boyfriend, I have taught many people to do the electric slide. So I was excited to hear about the launch of the first ever world record attempt to get 10,000 people to take part in the candy dance on Saturday 21st June 2014.