The Lizard Angels dance crew from Barcelona, Spain, has caught the attention of viewers worldwide with their line dance performance to Blake Shelton’s version of “Footloose.” Despite the song not being a typical facet of Spanish culture, the Lizard Angels demonstrate that music transcends borders and cultures. The crew’s impressive dance skills have garnered over 5 million views, 20,000 likes, and hundreds of positive comments on YouTube.
The history of line dancing dates back to Contra dancing, a type of American folk dance that blends Scottish and French influences with English country dance. Line dancing, which developed from the Contra dance tradition, gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s with songs like Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart.” These dances involve coordinated hand, feet, arm, and hand movements, marked by counts or beats, performed in a group in lines.
What sets the Lizard Angels’ line dance performances apart is their ability to take American culture, such as line dancing and hit songs like “Footloose,” and make them their own. They infuse their unique style into each performance, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural fusion. Viewers worldwide appreciate their artistry, as evidenced by the numerous videos of their dance performances on YouTube. Regardless of the song, the Lizard Angels never fail to impress with their coordinated line dance routines