The Bunny Hop and the Finnish Folk Dance called “Letkajenkka” (aka Letkis) are nearly identical. Both became a dance craze around the world.
The Bunny Hop became popular in the early 1950’s. The Ray Anthony Orchestra recording of the song became a hit in 1952. People all over the US started doing the Bunny Hop.
Here’s how to do the Bunny Hop:
Everyone form a (conga) line while holding the hips of the person in front of you. Tap the floor two times with your right foot, then tap two times with your left foot. Then hop forwards, hop backwards, and hop, hop, hop (3 times forward). Continue these steps throughout the song.
Here’s a video of people doing the bunny hop…
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