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Chicken Walks (dance move)

The Chicken Walks move is a series of characteristic "stealthy" or "probing" steps performed with various rhythmic patterns, e.g., SSqqS, SSqqqq, etc.

Steps are similar from both feet. The basic way of performing Chicken Walks may be described as follows.

Initial position: knees slightly bent, weight on one, say, left foot.

The basic Chicken Walks may be styled into a great variety of moves: Almost never Chicken Walks are done by both partners simultaneously. Almost always the follower does the chicken, while the leader leads.

Dance connection (dance) may vary.

Most frequently these walks are used in swing dances, such as East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jive. Sometimes they can be seen incorporated in Samba.