10 Viral Dance Trends Black Culture Provided Long Before The TikTok Era
Let's pay homage to some of Black culture's OG dance challenges.
February 02, 2022 at 1:37 am
With popular dance trends like the #SavageChallenge, #SomethingNewChallenge, and #UpChallenge, TikTokers have graced the internet with an array of videos showcasing eye-catching choreography.
While TikTok may have made it easier for people to share and learn different routines, there are plenty of dances that made their way to mainstream recognition long before the app's debut in the U.S. Like many TikTok challenges, these dances are all associated with a particular song, and people jumped on the trend by sharing YouTube videos and busting out their moves at social events.
Here are some widespread dance trends that Black culture gifted the world before the rise of TikTok. Specifically, these dances debuted after 2000, and many of them should be somewhat recognizable by Gen Zers.