Fancy like dance is a popular trend taking TikTok by storm. The dancing moves are similar to traditional Native American Fancy Dances. In this article, we interview Michael Roberts, a veteran Native American Fancy Dancer who gives us insight into what it’s like to enter the arena and perform.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If you’re a country music fan, chances are you’ve seen Walker Hayes fans doing the Fancy Like dance in the past few weeks. It’s a dance to go along with Hayes’ hit ode to date nights at Applebee’s, which has quickly become a top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and is a pop radio smash. It even made it onto the mediabase country airplay chart last week, jumping a remarkable ten spots to No. 14.
It wasn’t always a sure thing that “Fancy Like” would find an audience. The song, which features a dad/daughter duo rattling off dance moves on the front porch of their modest home, was never designed to be a viral anthem, but it’s definitely turned into one.
The song’s success caught the attention of Applebee’s, which featured the father/daughter duo in a television commercial. And in a perfect example of art influencing commerce, the chain has also brought back its Oreo shake, which was mentioned in the lyrics of Hayes’ hit.