How to Do the Cupid Shuffle Line Dance

By Offra Kaim

The Cupid Shuffle line dance was inspired by the hip-hop artist of the same name, Cupid. It became popular in Cupid's hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, and rose to stardom at weddings and nightclubs. Hip-hop line dancing started in the late 1990s as a spin-off of country music line dancing. The "Cupid Shuffle" became a nationwide sensation within weeks of its 2007 release. With its easy-to-do moves and karaoke-style tunes, anyone can join in and follow.

Step to your right four times, sliding your body with every step, in time to the lyrics "To the right, to the right, to the right, to the right."

Step to the left four times, sliding your body with every step, in time to the lyrics "To the left, to the left, to the left, to the left."

Kick your right foot out onto its heel and then kick your left foot out onto its heel, alternating the feet for a total of four times to the lyrics "Now kick, now kick, now kick, now kick."

Walk in place slowly while twisting your body a quarter turn to the left to the lyrics "Now walk it by yourself."

Repeat all four steps throughout the duration of the song.

Tip

As you get more comfortable with the steps, you can swing your hips to the music while performing the moves.

About the Author

Offra Kaim has been writing since 2001. She has authored staff training-and-instruction manuals, as well as advertising copy for retail and hotel management, real estate and taxation. Kaim holds a real-estate license, and is a member of the National Association of Realtors and a licensed and bonded tax preparer. She has an Associate of Arts in small-business management from Chaffey College.