twerking


The word twerking comes from the verb “twerk” which means…. It has become a term belonging to current popular culture, being defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: type of provocative dance; According to the physical effort involved in practicing this dance, many individuals are using it as a type of aerobic exercise that, according to many studies, burns up to 600 calories per hour.

Twerking is the name given to a type of modern female dance, which consists of performing very provocative movements for the opposite sex; the main area where the movement is made is in the region of the hips in a crouched position (squatting), generally the initial position is the hands on the hips, knees bent and make a constant movement from inside to outside to the rhythm of the music that is playing. This form of dance is very old, its origins go back to the African region, in the American region this dance was known as “dancehall” and today it is transformed into a rhythm similar to reggaeton, increasing of course the difficulty of the dances. sloppy movements.

In the North American region, this dance was within the hip-hop community since approximately 1990, characterized by being the sexy and provocative dance used by strippers to gain the attention of their spectators, earning juicy tips. It has recently become popular for being applied by different world celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus; in the songs Check On it (Beyonce), Pour It Up (Rihanna), while at the MTV Awards (Video Music Awards) in 2013 Miley Cyrus demonstrated it during her performance on stage, this generated a stir of controversies for all areas of the world.