11 awesome dance moves we’re stealing from Zorba the Greek

The Sirtaki has been THE coolest Greek dance ever since Zorba and Basil showed the world how to get down in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek. Although traditionally performed as a Greek folkdance, these 11 classic dance moves can be put to any music, and we highly suggest busting them out and impressing the masses during your Friday night shenanigans.

The Coat Throw

 

This is how you let everyone know you mean business, and it’s about to go down on the dancefloor.

Coat Throw
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Solo Snap

 

You’ve always gotta start with one hand and work your way up to two.

Solo Snap
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Lunge and Snap

 

Even more effective than the ‘Bend and Snap’ at attracting potential suitors.

Lunge and Snap
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Kick it in Reverse

 

Sometimes you’ve just gotta back it up like there’s sand in your shoes.

Kick it in Reverse
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Side Twist

 

Like an oblique work out, but so much sexier.

Side Twist
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Snap and Groove

 

Groove like your favourite Beyoncé song just came on, sweaty pits not required.

Snap and Groove
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Slap the Ground

 

Because dropping it low should always end in a celebration.

Slap the Ground
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Snappy Footwork

 

Nothing is hotter than fast feet.

Snappy Footwork
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Side Hop Don't Stop

 

This is what JLo would look like if she were dancing on hot coals.

Side Hop Don't Stop
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

Reverse It

 

Back it up with your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

Reverse it
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

The 'Come to Zorba'

 

When you’ve locked eyes with your soulmate on the other side of the club, bust out this move.

Come to Zorba
Video source - Zorba the Greek, 20th Century Fox

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