There is a long-running gag throughout the Seinfeld series that pokes fun at Elaine’s lack of rhythm and inability to dance like a normal person. If you want to hear more about Elaine dancing, simply continue reading. As a bonus, you’ll also discover a few funny Elaine dance quotes.
Elaine’s Dancing in Seinfeld
George exclaims “sweet fancy Moses” when he first sees Elaine dance. As he shocked by what he witnesses.
George describes Elaine’s lack of dancing ability:
When George tells Jerry that he saw Elaine dancing. Jerry asked, “Elaine danced?”. To which George replied that Elaine made “more of a full-body dry heave to music”. Which Jerry thinks is still a kind assessment of Elaine’s dancing. The funny part of this joke is that at first George thinks that Jerry has never seen Elaine dance before until it becomes obvious that Jerry has seen Elaine dancing badly before and that Jerry doesn’t classify the movements which Elaine makes as dancing.
Kramer and Jerry tell Elaine that she’s a terrible dancer:
After Kramer thinks that he’s doing Elaine a favor by telling her that her dancing is terrible, she tells him that she is aware that she can’t dance but she continues to dance because she enjoys it. Jerry then puts his foot in his mouth by agreeing with Elaine and telling her that her dancing stinks. Worse yet, he tells Elaine that her enjoyment of dancing doesn’t help as then she continues to dance crazily when she should stop dancing altogether.
While her friends would love to see Elaine give up dance for good, she doesn’t and you can see Elaine dancing in various episodes throughout the years. Although it’s fair to say that Elaine’s notorious dancing doesn’t improve over the years and she remains as un-coordinated and clumsy as ever. To see the episodes which she dances in simply look up Elaine dancing Seinfeld.