Videos: A celebration of National Chicken Dance Day

May 13, 2015 2:30 pm

We're a little late to the party, but we still want to help you celebrate National Chicken Dance Day, which was yesterday, May 14.

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  • An unsettling performance of "The Chicken Dance," performed by dancer and former Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess along with his gawky offspring. Bobby is the son-in-law of the late accordionist Myron Floren, both of whom were long-time performers on "The Lawrence Welk Show." Myron himself provides musical accompaniment after introducing the "performance," which takes place on an eerily barren, dungeon-like stage. This clip has all the classic, premeditated, cornball Welk staginess, minus the talent. Also, everyone has that trademark, desperately forced Welk smile. What fun!

  • Watch our staff do their best rendition of the Chicken Dance to celebrate National Chicken Dance Day!

  • The first place performance at the 2003 East Coast Polka Championships Chicken Dance Competition held at Bethlehem Musikfest. Long live the Mummers' Strut!!

  • May 14, 2014 is National Chicken Dance Day!Join Nevada PEP in doing the Chicken Dance TODAY!The Chicken Dance is a tradition at weddings, childrens' discos and family events.

  • "Star Trek" actor George Takei showed off some special dance moves as he led a mass chicken dance at an annual Cincinnati festival. Takei served as grand marshal of the city's annual Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. (Sept. 21)

  • Had enough yet? Probably, but the next two are a bit different and may soothe your ruffled feathers.

  • Possibly the funniest scene from the funniest show ever.

  • Video of Jack Sparrow to the Chicken Dance music.

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