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A new dance craze that has hit SA shores- and curvaceous women are loving it!

Twerking is described by the Urban Dictionary as the 'vigorously shaking of your Gluteus Maximus' - i.e. your derrière for those of you not familiar with the human anatomy. 

Junk in your trunk?

The dance style originated in the US and involves 'women with big hips and butts dancing provocatively - mostly to hip-hop music with heavy beats'.

Since being popularised in dozens of music videos around the world - twerking has been Youtube's latest craze video with dozens of ample-bottomed women showing off their dance skills.

So, if you have 'some junk in your trunk' this one's definately for you...

Professional twerkers

The 'Twerk Team', a group of African American women, was founded in 2005 and joined YouTube on June 5, 2009. Since the founding of the team, they have been posting videos of "them gyrating and shaking their butts, to a point that it's artistic". As of December 2012 their channel had a total of more than 74 million views and more than 250 000 subscribers. Their Twitter account has about 115 000 followers

In SA, Pro-Twerkers - a group of seven women - were formed last year and made their national debut as the opening act of the Kanye West concert last month. According to the Times, the group dances at many Jo'burg nightclubs and sometimes at two or three gigs a night for no less than R1 000 per lass.

Want to learn how to twerk?

Youtube has taught us a few dance moves of late - Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake and now now twerking...

A host of videos are available that give you a step-by-step instruction on how to learn the fancy footwork. 

Although this slightly inappropriate dance style is not suggested to be shown off at weddings or family functions, it has been popularised by aerobics instructors wanting to help their clients 'tone up their butts and thighs'.  Worth the effort of working out then, right?

Watch the video below to learn how to get your twerk on..

 

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