Scoot Your Booty!

Fed up with discos and singles bars, urban cowboys are lining up for the newest dance craze

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AT DENIM & DIAmonds, a country-western nightclub in Santa Monica, California, and the joint is jumping -- literally. Under a spinning glitterball flanked by stuffed moose and deer heads, several hundred people in boots and ten-gallon hats are doing something called the Electric Slide. As a band pumps out a country hit, the dancers hook their thumbs in the front pockets of their jeans and line up shoulder to shoulder. Moving together to the beat, they cross one foot over the other and take three steps to the left, three steps to the right, rock back and forth...

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