designed to be danced by those who cannot dance, at family Christmas
parties, while horribly drunk
. Reminiscent of the hand jive
. If you completely lack the ability to dance, which is the only possible excuse
for dancing this dance, it may help to recite the maxim 'big fish
' as you go along, to remind yourself of the moves. These are:
Preparation: Lean forward. Bend knees slightly, as if poised to run. Assume inane grin. When changing position, straighten knees and back in transit, causing the body to bob rhythmically.
Big fish: Hold hands in front of yourself at chest height, approximately shoulder width apart, fingers pointing forwards and palms facing one another, in a restrained version of the classic 'it was thiiiiiis big!' posture.
Little fish: Move the hands closer together, to about a distance of six inches.
Cardboard...: Hold hands parallel to body, one at chest height with the palm facing downwards and one six inches or so lower with the palm facing upwards.
...box: Resume the 'little fish' position.
Repeat ad infinitum, remembering to maintain at all times an expression of cheerful self-satisfaction at having Learned A Dance.