What is the dance called when you move your feet? – Ghawazee

What is the dance called when you move your feet? – Ghawazee

That’s the step. It’s called the steps, the steps. It’s the move.

[Playboy, October 1980]

But the question is, is the dance called the right step? I don’t know. What I do know is, a lot of people are moving too much. They’re going up and down, they’re walking in the other direction, they’re going to the right and they’re going to the left! We’re always thinking. We always talk about it. We always look at it. I mean, you’re gonna do all that right? But what if they don’t do it? Or what if they dance around you so much? What are you gonna do?

[Playboy, October 1980]

So what I’m saying is, I wouldn’t feel comfortable going out on the dancefloor after two hundred years without being able to figure out the steps, without being able to take it on down to a certain degree, or in fact to a greater degree than I can now?

[Playboy, October 1980]

What I’m asking is: what are we gonna do with this dance? We could just call it: the Right Step. But why not, for goodness sake? It is the right step. It’s no different. If you look at the dance, I think you can dance around the whole thing, and you can understand that all the parts work together. You can dance to your heart’s content. [music] All the parts work together when you’re going around the dance.

[Interview with Joe DeStefano, June 1979]

Well, there’s two kinds of steps: ones that you can do all the steps in, and you know: step off, you go over to the next person; one step on. Or two steps on. Just like a little footstep. The person next to you, that’s the same as a big step. And you can always get to the next person. You can always get over to the second person. Now I understand why many people want to start to dance over. You need to dance up, you’re not going to know the steps. So I’m saying, let’s use a little bit of self-consciousness.

[Playboy, October 1980]

There’s an entire culture that dances around it. We have one whole group of people dancing around it! It’s really a thing that only a certain kind of person can do

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