After the "urbanized" version of the Hustle dropped, there came a dark age in the late '90s where all there was left was a couple of booty-popping dances. That is until a DJ out of Chicago name Casper (also known as Mr. C) decided to create a line dance for local aerobic classes.
Mr. C took the song called the "Cha Cha Slide" to some clubs in Chicago and it wound up becoming a hit in 1998, shutting down every BBQ and high school prom around America, as well as gaining the attention of popular comedians like Martin Lawrence who coined it "the ghetto hokey-pokey." The Cha Cha Slide kept it simple thanks to Mr. C focusing only on hops, stomps, and handclaps.
After gaining iconic status with the timeless hit, Mr. C went on to create the line dances for other popular songs such as the "Chicago Juke Slide" by DJ Chip, the "Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid, and several other crazes.