Dance moves go viral

The tango, the salsa, the dab and the whip. Dance has been revolutionized just within the last year. The new dance moves came along with the new type of music people are listening to. Rap music is at the forefront of popular dances, with the distinctive beats make it easy to pop and lock like a pro.
“It is a rhythm thing,” senior Omaure Miller said. “It just comes naturally with hip hop music. It creates memories with your friends.”
The popularity of every dance can be credited to social media. Through platforms such as Twitter and Vine, everyone one from young kids to middle aged men know these trends.
The Whip- Heralded as one of the most overused dances of 2016, the whip involves an action similar to driving a car. The hand motion turning the wheel and the foot pushing in the gas pedal. It was created by one member of a hip hop group named We are Toonz, when Hasani Buchanan thought of it while driving with his band mates.
The Dab- Accomplished in one easy motion of bending the arms and placing ones head into the bend of the arm, the dab originated in Alanta, Georgia. The dance was widely popularized by Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton, when he would celebrate in the endzone with a Dab (or Dabs).
“Dabbing is a lifestyle,” senior Jenna Fairless said. “A dab a day keeps the doctor away.”
Juju on the Beat- The popular dance routine is the new cupid shuffle. Created by a Detroit duo, Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall, the routine includes the running man and “dropping” as it is explained in the song.
The Nae Nae- The dance was first created by the hip hop group We are Toonz. The dance was based off of the 90s sitcom Martin. The dance involves putting one hand in the air and swaying your body in a side-to-side motion.
The Running Man- The running man was first made famous in the late 80s by Janet Jackson. The dance has now evolved into a more simple version after two University of Maryland basketball players, Aylen Brantley and Jared Nickens, did the running man to the 90s hit song “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s. The challenge become viral overnight.