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Chinese farming couple’s 'rural-style shuffle dance' goes viral04:09

Chinese farming couple’s 'rural-style shuffle dance' goes viral

China, Wenzhou
July 2, 2020 at 10:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Chinese couple namely farmers Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo have gone viral with their "rural style shuffle dance" in Wenzhou cornfields, with over 3 million of followers across various Chinese social media channels.

The couple has been dancing for four years since Xiaoying devised a strategy to help her husband Deduo overcome his depression after a serious car accident: a dance, some of it inspired by traditional farm moves.

"[He refused to dance with me in the beginning, but] I told him: 'You can do it, as long as you start your first step bravely.' He has never stopped dancing after that," Xiaoying said on Tuesday. "He is very happy now," she added.

They started sharing the video on Social Media by the end of last year, with one of their most popular videos on social media earning over 2.8 million likes.

"Because the storage of our phones are so small and we can't save many videos for dancing, we started uploading the videos on Social Media, like Tik Tok and Kwai. We think Social Media is the greatest platform that we can save the videos on," Xiaoying acknowledged.

"To be honest, we are not professional dancers and the choreography all comes from ourselves. We can't even write or read. So, we need to keep all the dance moves in our mind. We have been rehearsing the new dance and some of the dance moves are inspired by farming movements," Xiaoying said.

The farming couple usually practise their "rural-style shuffle dance" in a country road next to the cornfields, where they can see their cucumbers growing up as they dance.

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A Chinese couple namely farmers Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo have gone viral with their "rural style shuffle dance" in Wenzhou cornfields, with over 3 million of followers across various Chinese social media channels.

The couple has been dancing for four years since Xiaoying devised a strategy to help her husband Deduo overcome his depression after a serious car accident: a dance, some of it inspired by traditional farm moves.

"[He refused to dance with me in the beginning, but] I told him: 'You can do it, as long as you start your first step bravely.' He has never stopped dancing after that," Xiaoying said on Tuesday. "He is very happy now," she added.

They started sharing the video on Social Media by the end of last year, with one of their most popular videos on social media earning over 2.8 million likes.

"Because the storage of our phones are so small and we can't save many videos for dancing, we started uploading the videos on Social Media, like Tik Tok and Kwai. We think Social Media is the greatest platform that we can save the videos on," Xiaoying acknowledged.

"To be honest, we are not professional dancers and the choreography all comes from ourselves. We can't even write or read. So, we need to keep all the dance moves in our mind. We have been rehearsing the new dance and some of the dance moves are inspired by farming movements," Xiaoying said.

The farming couple usually practise their "rural-style shuffle dance" in a country road next to the cornfields, where they can see their cucumbers growing up as they dance.

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