Thanks to Miley Cyrus, and other widespread forms of ratchetness, twerking is the Macarena of the current era. In other words, the art of twerking is infamously practiced, yet rarely duplicated in its correct form. Only the most graceful hood-rat can hit the nail on the head, in this case, probably with their ass. In order to prep for the launch of Twerk Thursdays at Lake Worth hotspot Speakeasy Lounge, we decided to give you all a quick twerktorial in five easy steps so you don't look too Cyrus-y on the dance floor. Because doing the mashed potato and saying it's twerking is so very last week.
5. Don twerkwear
First off, let's start off with the wardrobe. Confined clothes are out. You definitely want to show off your best Ass-ets (see what we did there?). Suggestions include: leggings, booty shorts, Nikes, and visible bras.
4. Arch yo' back
It is physically impossible to twerk without arching part of your back. That extra curve, at 180 degrees, is the precise measurement for exact twerking. It gives your bottom the proper leverage. Just remember, it's the lower back that gets arched, not all of your back.
As important as it is to arch your back, it's the squatting part of twerking that keeps you balanced and not falling over as if you just drank your first beer. From here, place your hands on your knees for extra support as you move that booty up and down. This thing needs to bop independent of your body, people.
2. Look back at it, occasionally
You always check up on your friends in a club when they're at the bar and you're on the dance floor, right? Well, do the same for your ass! Look back to make sure your ass is still in tact and doing the right things. Don't stare at it too long though, you gotta scope the scene for more twerking ground.
1. Get creative
Splits, handstands, balancing a drink on your behind -- the more creative, the more twerkin' points you get. There's even more for multitasking in the club: paying your bills, reading a book, flossing your teeth. You get the idea.
Twerk Thursdays, Ladies' Trap Night, 8 p.m., Thursday, August 8, at Speakeasy Lounge, 129 N Federal Hwy, Lake Worth. The party is 18 and older, 18 to 20 years old, it's $10, guys 20 and older pay $5, and ladies 21 and older are free. Visit facebook.com/speakeasylw.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to New Times Broward-Palm Beach's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling South Florida's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism