"Larry just put that line in there - he's just unbelievable; he just knows how to do stuff," Lipton said.
"So then I said I should call Landau - he's close by, and he came down for a day. And he was great. The dance is not so easy, and he picked it up immediately."
The kids learned the song quickly and soon had the dance steps down, Lipton said.
"I could hardly do it and I was thinking it was maybe a bit too challenging for them, but they really got it," he said.
The whole experience was so much fun that Lipton decided to bring the song to Charleston this week. Groce will sing the lead and Javins will be on hand to encourage dancing.
"I actually looked up what a mambo is," Javins said. And while Lipton's version doesn't have a true mambo beat, she incorporated a loose mambo step in it.
She said she'll do a quick introduction to the dance and invite anyone from the audience that wants to give it a try to head down to the area in front of the stage.
"I don't want to call it a line dance, but it is something you can teach. There's a chorus combination and a combination you do through the verses," she said. "It should be a fun dance and I'm excited the public gets to see it."Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
If you go
What: Live on the Levee
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Haddad Riverfront Park
FYI: Friday's lineup includes The Carpenter Ants from Charleston, followed by Sacred Steel gospel group the Campbell Brothers