The popular dance from the movie and stage show, simple because the song, Time Warp instructs the Time-Warper how the dance is preformed mid-song. The song found its origins when Richard O'Brien and his former wife Kimmi wanted to introduce a dance like the Madison. Australian Little Nell was another reason for the Time Warp's birth, as those involved in the play believed Nell should have a song. Thus, she has a solo and a tap-dance routine. In the original stage show, this song was after Sweet Transvestite, and only preformed by the local aliens (Magenta, Riff-Raff, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and Nell's currently nameless character). However, Frank-N-Furter's guests, the Transylvanians take to the dance in the movie. This prompts moviegoers to get up and do the dance with them, and this is the most widely accepted form of the audience participation phenomenon that has accompanied this bizarre cult film.
"1. (It's just a) JUMP TO THE LEFT, with hands UP.
2. A STEP TO THE RIGHT (Time-Warper ANNETTE FUNICELLO suggests a very WIDE step.)
3.* (With your hands on your HIPS) YOU BRING YOUR KNEES IN TIGHT.
4. (Then) THE PELVIC THRUST (if repeated FIVE times, itnearly drives you insa-a-ane)
5. HIPSWIVEL (if not driven insa-a-ane by step four)
6. LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
* Those with LIMB DISABILITIES may find it necessary to ALTER or DELETE this action, but NO EXCUSES for alterations to steps four and five."
It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight. But it's the pelvic thrust that nearly drives you insa-a-a-a-a-ane. Let's do the Time Warp again.