The Tush Push is one of the most popular line dances on the Country Line Dance circuit. It was choreographed back In the fall of 1979 by Jim Ferrazzano who was teaching dance at a nightclub called Gilley’s in Texas. He is quoted as saying that “the first 20 steps were created at Gilley’s” and the second half (second 20 steps) were finished in Nashville partly due to influence from a Big Band that was playing quite a lot of Cha Cha music. The rest is history.
The Tush Push (Swing Version) is a variation of the country line dance with a style more suited to blues music. The first evolution of it took place in Charleston, South Carolina by ballroom/swing teacher Daniel Mclean who then shared his pattern with us. It was during that trip that we took a liking to this and subsequently years later, around 2010 we added a few steps and adjusted the choreography to fit our taste. We (Paolo & Laurentina) further developed the dance and re-arranged and re-worked the ending, altering the choreography to fit blues phrasing (6 Bars).
A favorite tune to showcase their swing version of the Tush Push line dance is “HOME USA” by Fats Domino and “Eeezy Now” by Aquablue.
Special Thanks to teacher Daniel Mclean who shared his choreography and styling with us back in 2006 forever altering the path that this line dance followed.