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  • noun idiomatic A dance from the big band era, a variation of the conga.
  • noun cycling A jump made where both wheels leave the ground.
  • noun baseball A ground ball that hops along the field instead of rolling.
  • noun An exercise whereby the person crouches on their haunches and then extends their legs and springs up, jumping vertically into the air like a rabbit hopping.


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  • The Bunny Hop is a novelty dance that was created at Balboa High School of San Francisco in 1952. It is a social dance mixer, sometimes also referred to as a "party" or "dance party" dance.

    The dance has been generally done to Ray Anthony's big band recording of the song. Ray Anthony's single release of the "Bunny Hop" featured another novelty dance classic, the "Hokey Pokey" on the B side.


    February 11, 2008