Dance Steps to Booty Call

By MaryFenton

The Booty Call is a line dance performed to a song with the same name. A number of different artists have recorded this rap/funk remix. The dance resembles the Electric Slide, another well-known line dance. Like the Electric Slide, the steps to the Booty Call repeat, ultimately facing all four directions in the room. Dancers have created a number of variations, adding in their own freestyle moves.

The Steps

The Booty Call starts off the same way as the Electric Slide. Starting on the right foot, step three times to the right, then three times to the left and three steps back. Each measure contains four beats, so on the fourth beat you can tap your foot to keep count with the music. It would be: step, two, three, tap.

For the next measure, jump forward with both feet on count one and hold for counts two, three and four. While holding, shake your hips on each count. As a variation, you can jump on count one and again on count three. You can jump forward both times or forward the first and back the second time. For this variation, you jump one, hold two, jump three and hold count four.

Now step forward on the right foot on count one and shake your hips on counts two, three and four. Step forward on your left foot and shake for counts two, three and four. You can vary this section by stepping forward on every other count, so step one, shake two, step three, shake four and repeat.

Next perform a jazz box or jazz square. Cross your right foot over your left foot for count one, step back to the left corner on two, back to the right corner for step three and forward on step four. Repeat the jazz box one more time. As you cross your right foot over your left for the first jazz square, rotate a quarter of a turn to the right so that you are facing the next wall. Once you have completed both jazz squares, repeat the whole dance from the beginning facing this new wall.

A variation to the jazz square is the cha-cha-cha. Step forward on your right foot and pivot to the left, placing your weight on your left foot. Take the three steps for cha-cha-cha starting on your right foot. Then step forward on your left, pivot to the right and place your weight on your right foot. Cha-cha-cha on your left foot, and you are ready to start at the beginning of the routine facing the next wall.

About the Author

Mary Fenton received a Bachelor of Arts in dance with an emphasis on performance and choreography from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been a professional dancer, dance teacher, Realtor and writer.