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Miley's twerking isn't out twerking.

The Twerk Team, the sister act of Lady Lucious and Mizz Twerksum, are online sensations who have taught a generation to Twerk through their YouTube videos. When asked if they feel Miley has stolen or otherwise tarnished their sunshine by rubbing herself all over twerking, they said:

“We don’t feel any way about it but I feel like people want us to. Our whole movement is about girl power, so if you’re black, white or Asian you can twerk. But Miley Cyrus twerking is not our twerking. She’s just a fan who is showing it to a whole different ethnic group, you have to give her her props for that.”

They went on to say that “[y]ou can’t mention twerk without the official Twerk Team. Our shows were good before Miley Cyrus said anything about Twerk.” Which, true. [Madame Noire]

What do you think?

I thought that twerking was funny and tried it out myself for fun.  But honestly I think that twerking just needs to die already.  Why can't we get back to real dancing?  The days where you had to have more talent than just shaking your ass.

Like Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire

by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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by Myk Elskling on Oct. 14, 2013 at 7:48 AM

This is what I was going to say!  lol

I don't personally like twerking, and the name sounds ridiculous to me.  But I don't actually care who does it or not.  If they're enjoying themselves, go for it.   

Quoting Clairwil:

You think twerking is bad?   What about that most scandelous and degrading of all dances.... the waltz?

But what was the big scandal about the waltz anyway?

Religious leaders almost unanimously regarded the waltz as vulgar and sinful, just as they did rock 'n' roll a couple of centuries later. As far as they were concerned this was 'The Devil's Dance'.

It was also the first dance termed 'The Forbidden Dance' (not the tango as is widely believed). Although there were some European dances with erotic undertones, the waltz was unlike these in that you didn't need a dance master to instruct you; therefore the scandalous touching was inevitable. Couples were described as clinging to each other, with the lady wrapping her concealing cloak around them both as they whirled off to the darker recesses of the candlelit halls, where they could indulge in some hasty oral or suchlike. Not so badly regarded by the family if the guy was a duke at an elite ball; but probably not so well received if he was a social climbing delinquent who the lady had met moments before.

The waltz was first imported to England by the notorious drunkard and eccentric, The Prince Regent. Renowned for building that glorified drug den, the Brighton Pavilion, there could not have been a finer ambassador for the 'riotous and indecent' new dance craze that was poised to sweep the nation.
This review of his first event appeared in The Times on 16th July, 1816:
    "We remarked with pain that the indecent foreign dance called the Waltz was introduced (we believe for the first time) at the English court on Friday is quite sufficient to cast one's eyes on the voluptuous intertwining of the limbs and close compressure on the bodies in their dance, to see that it is indeed far removed from the modest reserve which has hitherto been considered distinctive of English females. So long as this obscene display was confined to prostitutes and adulteresses, we did not think it deserving of notice; but now that it is attempted to be forced on the respectable classes of society by the civil examples of their superiors, we feel it a duty to warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion."
But as history repeats itself over and over again, the outrage only served to increase the popularity of the waltz. Before becoming widely accepted by The Establishment, the waltz had also found its natural home in the secretive and elitist 'Hellfire Clubs' that were popular among the more anarchic and free thinking people of the era. These truly subversive fraternities were the precursors to underground after-hours parties as we know them today. Adopting an anything goes policy, which included masked orgies, bestiality and indulging in the new-fangled opiates imported from South East Asia, the hedonistic waltz rhythm provided the perfect playlist.

by Silver Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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Yea that's not dancing. An impressive porno rehearsal. But not dancing. Wow.

Quoting fireangel5:

Another mom posted to look up daggering. So I did. This is not dancing IMO but imitating screwing,doggie in particular.  

by Queen K on Oct. 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM

I saw Twerk Team years before "twerking" even made it mainstream so it's nothing new to me. What Miley does isn't twerking and I wish it would just go away different than dirty dancing or's nothing new

by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Here's the thing since Linda thinks I am a prude lol. I know how to dance. I have done belly dancing, hip hop, swing, Latino (salsa, bachata and merengue) and even country style such as line dancing. When I see this type of dancing where the main focus is on a woman's ass more that any other part of her body to me it seems obvious what that dance is supposed to be for.
I have worked as a stripper in the past as well. I had booty pops down lol. But I didn't consider what I was doing as artistic.
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Nothing wrong with twerking, but Miley wasn't twerking. She thinks she was, and most people thinks she was, but no. Shaking your ass isn't the same as twerking.
by Thatwoman on Oct. 14, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I've seen lots of guys doing it. I shared a video of kids doing it, a native dance from... maybe Tongo? Don't remember now...

Quoting jhslove:

First of all, it IS true that just about every era has had its own dance or dress style that had parents clutching their pearls about how it was bringing about moral depravity and sexual promiscuity. In the '50s, it was Elvis with his pelvis, in the 20s it was the Charleston, "short" skirts and hair bobbing, and in the 19th century, the waltz was the first social dance in the upper classes to require a close embrace, and THAT caused a huge stir. But even going all the way back to the 16th century, in the Tudor court the "volta" was a dance that required energetic steps, high kicks and for the man to lift the woman up high in the air--very scandalous at the time.   :)

So yes, you could say that this is just another example. But as a ballroom/swing/Argentine tango dancer myself, there's a key difference with twerking that doesn't apply to any of the others. All the other dances (with the POSSIBLE exception of the Charleston) were PARTNER dances, meaning that the man was participating WITH the woman to produce this art form. Twerking is a spectator thing--it's the woman putting on a highly sexualized show for men, whose only job is to watch and objectify them. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me, but I've only ever seen girls twerking, not guys. That is a significant difference to me and it speaks volumes about whose benefit this "dance" is being done for and the ultimate aim behind it.

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