OK, I’m Way Too Fascinated By This “Rock the Boat” Choreography In Derry Girls


 

Here’s the basics: The plot of “The Curse,” Season 2, Episode 4, of Derry Girls involves a wedding, at which the DJ plays “Rock the Boat,” the 1969 single by the Hues Corporation. The entire wedding party joins into a choreographed dance to the song.

I’ve watched this scene (and inflicted it on the Duchess) far too many times — because, while I’ve attended a batch of weddings here in the US, which featured such classics as “The Chicken Dance,” “The Hokey Pokey,” “YMCA,” and “Macarena,” none of those involved throwing oneself on the floor and waving one’s hands like a madman/madwoman. Those wacky Irish.

And, it turns out that these gyrations were not created de novo for the Netflix show but, indeed, the dance moves have long been a thing at Irish weddings

3 thoughts on “OK, I’m Way Too Fascinated By This “Rock the Boat” Choreography In Derry Girls

  1. My question is When did these wacky Irish first do this “dance?” How long has this been a “thing”? Where was it first performed? Anyone know?

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