Learn the Gecko’s Texas two-step and submit your own video

By on January 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Posted in: Marketing & Communications, On the Web

It seems like only yesterday that the Gecko visited a Texas honky-tonk bar and busted some moves the likes of which had never been busted by humankind or geckokind. In fact, his dancing prowess has inspired a sudden new movement online: The Gecko’s Texas Dance Party.

Sadly, the Gecko can’t visit everyone on his journey across America, so he’s doing the next best thing: teaching everyone to do his famous Texas two-step on YouTube. Beginning with an instructional video breaking down every vital step in the dance, the dance party gives dance and gecko fans alike the perfect opportunity to connect with the gecko and make themselves a part of the journey.

To participate, friends of the Gecko should learn the dance using the instructional video (they can even download the song to dance along) and then record themselves performing. Then, they can simply upload it to YouTube, put “Gecko Dance” in the title, and alert the Gecko at geckoassistant@geico.com. The Gecko might even put it in his special Gecko’s Texas Dance Party playlist!

As an added bonus, The Gecko sat in on a live recording of Wrinkle Neck Mules playing Central Daylight Time, the song from the Texas commercial, and couldn’t resist dancing even then. And who could blame him?