Shake Yer Tash Toosh

In our online class we party down to the Armenian song, “Hele Hele.” While we do so we proudly dance the Armenian party favorite, known lovingly as the Tash Toosh. In class I ask families to imagine themselves at a family wedding, the dancefloor poppin’, then envision the crowd parting to reveal the true breakout star of the party…an uncle who you’ve only previously known to sit in an easy chair in the corner of the living room is up, dancing, and AMAZING! His dance is not graceful and doesn’t really have any moves, but the rump-shaking — and the enthusiastic arm-waving, which almost always comes along…that’s the Tash Toosh. See this cartoon uncle dance it. Now get up and dance it yourself.

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