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Waackin’/Waacking/Whackin’/Whacking

So if you’ve been wondering about the spelling, me too. For those of you who know what it is, I found these awesome videos on youtube so check em out. You would also know that references and videos on whaackin are rarer than plutonium and historical info is about as abundant as the Pokedex entry on Mew. 😦

For those who don’t, whaackin is a style of dance that came into prominence around the 70s in predominantly gay club scene. It draws from modern jazz and funk and soul and ballet to name a few. It also has distinct elements of vogueing and locking as well. It’s quite a flamboyant style so anyone who has to confidence to do it, more props to you! I’ve personally have tried and failed a couple of times at it. Anyways, it’s better if you see it firsthand!

This is a short little demo from BBC that kind of breaks down some of the basics. Anyone know of a way around the region block they put up on their videos? Cuz it seems like they have some pretty sick guides/demos on their bbc blast website but are just too pompous to let everyone see.

This is a short solo of whaackin!

If anyone has any more info on it/nice videos, it would be much appreciated 😀 😀

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January 18, 2010 - Posted by | Community, Other

5 Comments »

  1. bahaha wacking!

    Comment by dreamstatecheung | January 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. I feel like this is the kind of style I’d be good at. Fruitiness ftw!

    Comment by joefasho | January 19, 2010 | Reply

  3. WACKING FTW

    Comment by madod | January 19, 2010 | Reply

  4. I feel like if I learned how to whack, I’d only tell tiff… haha and I’d keep it a secret from everyone else.

    Comment by dreamstatecheung | January 20, 2010 | Reply

  5. i’d tell everyone but tiff because she’d probably want to know the most >.<

    Comment by mmmfro | January 21, 2010 | Reply


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