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By Margaret Chrystall

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Katy Dery who is a Zumba teacher who has formed a routine to a song called The Sneck which she wants people to learn the moves to then send in their own clips...Picture: Callum Mackay..
Katy Dery who is a Zumba teacher who has formed a routine to a song called The Sneck which she wants people to learn the moves to then send in their own clips...Picture: Callum Mackay..

A Zumba teacher wants everyone to learn the moves to feelgood song The Sneck then film themselves to be part of a music video.

Katy Dery hopes to spread the song’s upbeat message about love, community, finding positives and looking forward to better days ahead far and wide.

“During challenging times we need community,” she said.

The lyrics are in tune with the times too, referencing hand washing and hailing NHS staff – all in a catchy reggae style.

In a tutorial online video Ms Dery teaches dance moves at various city locations.

Ms Dery, who has been spending lockdown with her five-year-old daughter, said: “In the song the word 'Sneck' represents community and all of us showing courage in the face of adversity.”

The song itself was created by Saint Lucian, now London-based musician Dessie Poleon, also the singer on the track.

Dessie Poleon put The Sneck song together and sings the track.
Dessie Poleon put The Sneck song together and sings the track.

Ms Dery said: “Dessie is a friend and I contacted him with a moodboard of ideas and the words I wanted in there – and he did everything in two days!”

Now she hopes people enjoy learning the steps, before performing them – even just one of them – in their own style, “adding some flavour”, as she says in the tutorial.

People should send their videos – with the names of those featured so Ms Dery can give credit to everyone involved – to: dothesneck@yahoo.com

And she is asking everyone to share #dothesneck on social media.

“The theme is coming together to seek out the positives and looking forward to a new-found sense of freedom,” Ms Dery added.

“So whether your moves are at your workplace, at home, in the garden or at the supermarket, it will be great to have everyone dancing the Sneck together.”

Watch the song, dance and tutorial here

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