Are you ready to ring in the new year but feeling insecure about your skills on the dance floor? Solutions to many of life’s dilemmas can be found on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air , along with some potential signature dance moves. The Banks family and cousin Will often express their joy and love for each other through dance. (Will uses the art form as a mating call as well, to varying results.) Rarely an episode goes by without at least one character breaking out a little choreography. That's why The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is packed with dance inspiration (danspiration?) and may be the key to regaining some party confidence in time for New Year’s Eve.
Some of these Fresh Prince moves may be dated, but the ‘90s have returned in a big way this year. Fellow party guests will tag you as a classy throwback, not an old-school dork. The key to pulling off any of these routines is complete and total self-assurance. Make like Will and always assume that you’re the coolest person in the room. Pretty soon, others will begin to agree. Just in time to celebrate the beginning of 2016, here are 14 moves from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air to bust out on the dance floor.
1. The Running Man
This stand-by move fits any situation, from an elementary school birthday party to a 2016 welcome bash. One caution, though: do not attempt on carpet. Face plants aren't cute.
2. The Twirl
Carlton never worries about looking cool; he just feels the music. Be a Carlton, and let the rhythm take you away. If that means you've got to twirl, then so be it.
3. The Bump
Start with a silent assessment of the size difference between you and your "bump" partner. This move can go south quickly if one of you isn't ready for the thunder or too much force is applied.
4. The Zombie
Ah, the Forbidden Dance of love.
5. The Carlton
It's been 25 years, and America still isn't over the Carlton. Slip the DJ a $20, request some Tom Jones, and work that cardigan like you mean it.
6. The Festive Carlton
Still in holiday mode? Add an ugly sweater to the above. Repeat.
7. The Low Tootsie Roll
When the regular Tootsie Roll just won't cut it, drop it to the floor. Just beware of beer spillage.
8. The Queen
Remember when Aunt Viv showed those snotty little dance students who really has it? Locate your inner Aunt Viv and take your sexy self off the wall and straight into the middle of the dance floor. Bonus points for a unitard.
9. The Princess
You've got to love Ashley's flirty attitude as she works the Soul Train line in her family's appearance on the show.
10. The Tick
This gesture comes from Will and Ashley's fight training, but it works as a dance move too. Just tone it down a bit if people start to slowly back away.
11. The Cabbage Patch
Start off simple and then add some flair. The Cabbage Patch leaves a lot of room for individual dancer interpretation, so it's a nice base.
12. The "You're Getting Sleepy"
It's all in the arms.
13. The Lazy-Man Dance
Bust this out towards the end of the night, when your body says "no more" but your heart says "I'm not done yet."
14. The Pony
Because if "Apache (Jump On It)" comes on, you just don't have a choice.
Party hard and safe on New Year's Eve! Let the Banks family of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air be your dance guides.