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The New York City Dancer - Ric Silver

WELCOME to my Website - Check out my singing voice on the Spirituals Page above or some of the other pages I have -


10/11/21  Turning 74 in January - What a year

Dance the ELECTRIC SLIDE to the song “We’re All In This Together” by High School Musical. You can make a video if you like of a few walls anytime from now. Send them by WE TRANSFER to In Fancy dress, Pajamas, Ball Gowns, or of course normal clothes ;-). You don't have to make a video to join. Have fun with it. CHALLENGE and NOMINATE your family, friends, instructors, DJs, Artists, neighbors to learn it and join us on Linedancer Radio on Sunday 26th April 2020 at 2 pm UK time (9 am ET) Take 3 mins and let's make this Virtual Line around the world happen!
Remember - We're all in this together

See the video here

Check out the Official ELECTRIC SLIDE webpage

I was just recently asked to do an interview for PBS - here is the link


MY latest interview - May 2017


Check out the VIDEO as seen on You-Tube teaching the basic steps - There are three videos in total showing the entire dance - 1st is me teaching the dance - the other two show the variations

The Single Line Video

The Double line Video



Listed in Madison's Who's Who 2008


Yellow Spinning 5 Point Star


Welcome to the world of Ric Silver known as 'Dancer' by my friends - Listed in Who's Who in Dance

Find out what the world is saying about me at GOOGLE - here is the link

WWW my site

August 2005

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The New London Day - Tom Cook
Opening Scene of "RAGS"

Labsong Rampa in "FALLS"
Spirit of Bway Theatre - Norwich, CT

FALLS photos by D. Rutty

Ric Silver - 2000

Ric Silver, CID

39 Village Lane #4

Groton, CT 06340


Height: 5'10" Weight: 195# Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown




T.S.Eliot's "The Cocktail Party" Barker Theatre Providence, RI

" The Boys in the Band " National Theatre Institute  - Waterford, CT

California Federal Bank - Commercial with Bob Hope Asst. to Director

" Runaways " Asst. Director - New London High School New London, CT


Member: International Dance Council

"Tanglin' Hearts" Country Western Musical Hollywood, CA -

Created: "The Texas 'Silver' Star"-Square Dance - premiered on the Academy of Country Music Awards Show in the late 80s with Reba as host.

Ballet for "Hollywood Dancin' " - Come in from the Rain - Pas de Trois - Wilshire Ebell Hollywood, CA

Working at Vamps Disco N.Y.C. Created- "The Electric" aka The Electric Slide(C) 1976

    Choreography used in the following: 'The Replacements'; 'The Super'; 'Nobody's Baby'; 'Medea's Family Reunion'; 'Medea's Class Reunion'; 'Tripping the Riff'; 'The Parkers' Episode 108; 'Diary of A Mad Black Woman'; 'The Best Man'; The Ellen Degeneres Show; Oprah;

"Runaways" New London High School New London, CT


"RAGS" - Spirit of Broadway - Mr. Bronstein - Norwich CT 3/06

"FALLS" - Spirit of Broadway World Premier - Rampa - Norwich CT 2/05

"Inherit The Wind" - Starring Ron Palillo -  Jury - Ivoryton Playhouse 11/04

"Oliver" Bill Sykes - Waterford Week Players Waterford,CT 8/04

Neil Simon's "FOOLS" - Magistrate- Majestic Rose Dinner Theatre Norwich,CT 6/04

"Crazy For You" Everett - Pfizer Players New London, CT 6/01

"Godspell" N. Stonington Cong. Church Stonington, CT 3/01 Played Herb - Sang Lamar's "All Good Gifts" 

"The Sound of Music" Sounds of Broadway Co. Touring Co. FT. Laud. , Fl '98

"Curtain Up '97" & " '98" Broward Pref. Arts Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"Flower Drum Song"- Professor Chen - Barker Theatre Providence, RI  '95

"Pajama Game"- Charlie/Chorus - Barker Theatre Providence, RI '94

The Gatlin Brothers Christmas Show Backup Singer - Garde Theatre CT '92

"Razzle Dazzle" Musical Revue - City Nights Dinner Theatre Pawtucket, RI

"Zorba" - Constable - Theatre by the Sea Matunuck, RI '87

"TheBody Beautiful " LEAD -Rialto Theatre NYC - Musical Revue  '84

"Charlenne" -  Host/Agent - Wilshire Ebell Theatre Hollywood, CA - Fuller Gordy, Producer.

"Showboat" - Frank - Granada Hills Community Theatre- Granada Hills, CA

"Cosmic Sands" Understudy/all male roles - Pan Andreas Hollywood, CA

"All The Kings Men"- Dancer - Vinnette Carroll's Urban Arts Corp. NYC  Off-Bway

"The Prince and The Pauper" -Pauper's Father - 18TH Street Playhouse New York City

"West Side Story" Action - New London High School  New London, CT


Nike Dice-K Japan TV       Bostong Casting Assignment  3/07

Foxwoods Casino  Mashantucket, CT   9/05

 "Wizard of Oz"  "Togetherness" "Boxing scene"

Good Old Toms   E.Hartford, CT    2003


Movies & TV:

NBC's 'Amne$ia' Game Show - Contestant Judge

"The Curse of Micah Rood"  Firesite Films - Still Photographer

"The Game Plan" starring The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)2006 - Stadium Guard/Security/Reporter

"The Ted Bundy Case" Nippon TV Japan - Police Officer

"The Man without a Country" with Cliff Robertson- Shipmate

"Trackdown" with George Segal and Shelly Hack- Principal Dancer in club (look for Olive Oyl)

"Crocodile Dundee" with Paul Hogan - Subway Scene


Good Times NYC

Jason's Port of Call NYC

Jason's Park Royal NYC

The Call Back Lounge NYC Paulson's NYC

The Bushes NYC

The Andrea Hotel Misquamicut, RI


The Manhattan Opera Theatre NYC

The New York City Opera

The Rhode Island Civic Chorale

Handel's "Messiah" Bass Soloist St. Mary's Church Stonington, CT

Soloist -Road Church Stonington, CT


Dance & More:

Teacher: Music , Dance, Percussion, Voice, Piano

Instructor at New York School of Music; Staten Island Music Academy; Arrowbear Dance School; Private Lessons in Piano, Voice & Dance                           

Vocal Coach to "WARRANT"

Studied Dance with: Larry Richardson, Walter Nicks, Rael Lamb, Paul Taylor,Arthur Mitchell, Martha Graham Co., Rudy Perez, Alvin Ailey, Lar Lubavitch, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon, Danny Daniels, Martha Meyers

Artist & Model

Artists Model - Connecticut College; Art Students League, NYC; AIU,LA.

Voice Training - Westminster Choir College - Mr. Herbert Pate

Theatre Training - The National Theatre Institute - Mr. Larry Arrick

Dance Training - American Dance Festival on Scholarship & Conn. College Dance Dept. - Martha Meyers

Honorary Member - Madison's Who's Who 2006-2007

Articles and Affiliations:  News story on The Electric Slide

NPR Radio  2/20/07  National Public Radio - Interview

WTNH Channel 8 New Haven, CT  - TV Interview regarding the Electric Slide

Wikipedia - Article on The Electric Slide

CNET - 2 Articles regarding The Electric Slide

CID  - Counsel International De La Danse

The Electric Slide has appeared in numerous movies, stage and tv shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah, The Super with Danny Devito(the only one that uses the original 22 step choreography), The Replacements, Ray Donovan, Marble, and on the London Stage in "Road". 


We hope to update this page often with new photos.



RAGS - Spirit of B'Way Theatre Norwich CT
Feb 2006

"FALLS" World Premier Spirit of B'Way Norwich CT
Seeds in the Wilderness.jpg
'Seeds In The Wilderness" - Solo 2005

Bill Sykes

Inherit The Wind 11/04



The Backer's Audition of "Mack & Mabel"
I played Pathe Lehrman

1st Headshot 1972
The Dancer

Westminster Choir College
Freshman Class 1967

That's me - 2nd row

Pfizer Players 2001
"Crazy for you"


Barker Playhouse, Providence RI
Flower Drum Song 1995

October 2004

I won on "The Dating Game"
got to go to Lion's Country Safari

working at Victor Carl Antiques 1973

Thanks for taking a look at my photos. Please be sure to get in touch with any comments!

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