An excerpt from an online history of line dancing explains Tush-Push's creation and validates Jim's story and also explains the concept that Melanie Greenwood was involved in its creation.
As Jim recalled, ?They were playing an awful lot of Cha-Cha's when I wrote it. A lot of people have put in hip bumps since then but originally they were pelvic thrusts. Jim scribbled his first line dance on a napkin kindly provided by the management and showed it to Melanie who promptly got up with him and began dancing the new creation. Other dancers took to the floor and the legend of the Tush Push was born. This, like Electric Slide, One Step Forward and other dances of that era, were to play a pivotal role in boosting the profile of line dancing but the real breakthrough was to come a decade later when New Country & line dance were paired together successfully for the first time.
Read more: http://www.eioba.com/a48655/linedanceing_how_did_we_begin#ixzz17BYPYaRL
|NOTE: The song "Tush Push" used on this site, has never been released.
Written by James Williams and recorded by Brad Hawkins, James gave the rights to Jim Ferrazzano.
Jim is currently trying to sell the rights to several Nashville recording artists
For this reason, it is unavailable to the public.
Hopefully, it will be picked up and included on an album in the near future.
When I began judging for the Country Western Line Dance Association (CWLDA) in the 90's, I became aware that this dance is often done incorrectly (i.e. Not as it was originally choreographed). One of the most prevailing errors is in the turns during the Cha-cha portion. They should be 1/2, 1/4, 1/2 but many dance it as 1/2, 1/2, 1/4. I also found that the opening steps often varied.
Since Jim Ferrazzano commissioned me to create these pages, I have searched the web for references to the "Tush Push". In every instructional video and nearly every written step description I have found, there are similar differences, some completely different that as the dance was written.
Here is the "Tush Push" as it was originally choreographed. Soon, I hope to be able to videotape Jim teaching this dance and finally get his original choreography posted as an instructional video.
Tush Push Instructional Video
and help make it the number one "Tush Push Video.
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