Some say it’s mystic! Right up until the last minute, 2017 is coming through with the surprises, the latest of which is that the Electric Slide — that famous line dance that PE teachers across the country taught us in fourth grade — is cool. Why? Because Beyoncé did it, so she made it cool. Her mother, Tina Lawson, posted and then deleted a video of the family (Ms. Tina, Richard Lawson, Bey and Jay-Z) electric sliding together with a group of friends, according to Cosmo. But of course, it being the Internet age and all, the video lives in perpetuity.Jay-Z is certainly having a good time.
The song, you may notice, is not “Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)” the Marcia Griffiths tune most associated with the dance, but now it’s stuck in your head anyway, happy holidays!
In the video, Bey carries her purse and a water bottle and wears a plaid shirt, distressed jeans and white boots. She posted pictures of herself in that outfit on Instagram on December 14, so whatever excellent gathering this dance happened at was at least a week or so ago.
Stan Twitter account @Bey_Legion identified the party as “Julez’s birthday,” (Julez is Solange’s son, Beyoncé’s nephew), which lines up with Ms. Tina’s original caption for the video, saved by TheShadeRoom, “why at every party even a kids party do we have to do 10 version of the Harlem shuffle, electric slide, cupid shuffle, wobble shuffle the Texas shuffle, everything but the kitchen sink shuffle.” Because it’s fun! now, if Beyoncé could make the “Kitchen Sink Shuffle” a thing, I for one would be willing to learn it, with or without my old PE teachers.
Beyoncé’s Long Curls, Candice Swanepoel’s Radiant Skin, and More of the Boldest Beauty Looks of The Week
Model Elsa Hosk takes a detour after the Victoria’s Secret Show making a her natural skin and relaxed waves the ultimate travel accessory.
Turning heads at the American Music Awards, singer Selena Gomez’s new platinum blonde bob takes on a new look for the fall.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel relaxes in Brazil wearing a messy top knot and glowing, radiant skin.
Model Taylor Hill makes a quick stop in Dubai, wearing a sleek high ponytail with a pop of berry pink lipstick.
Model Jasmine Sanders makes voluminous curls and a taupe smokey eye a go-to holiday look.
Model Paloma Elsesser bares her natural beauty wearing her relaxed waves, middle-parted with clean skin.
Model Joan Smalls is all about the sleek top knot with dewy skin and a soft brown smokey eye.
Model Kaia Gerber proves that a winged cat eye and a wide-rimmed headband go hand in hand.
Model Emily Ratajkowski knows how to relax, making a tousled top knot and a natural pink lip an effortless holiday look.
Beyoncé is all about the curls, proving that a long, voluminous ponytail is the ultimate party accessory.