Wiggle Jiggle

Wiggle Jiggle

Updated Mar 07, 2014 at 02:55PM EST by Don.

Added Mar 07, 2014 at 01:33PM EST by Don.

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Wiggle Jiggle is a choreographed line dance popularized through the South Texan hip hop music scene which involves swaying one’s hips in rhythmic steps while flailing both arms in the air.

Origin

According to the Internet news site The Daily Dot,[1] Texas residents Silmeon Maldonado and Quinton Campbell introduced the “Wiggle Jiggle” dance to the South Texas hip hop clubs in 2013. On March 21st, 2013, YouTuber TheSizzler uploaded a tutorial video in which Maldonado and Campbell demonstrate how to perform the “Wiggle Jiggle.” (shown below).



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On November 21st, 2013, YouTuber TheSizzler uploaded a music video titled “The Wiggle Jiggle,” featuring dancers performing the line dance while wearing “Wiggle Jiggle” T-shirts (shown below).



On May 3rd, 2013, YouTuber stephyyytenten uploaded a video in which several teenagers are shown performing the Wiggle Jiggle dance (shown below, left). On September 12th, YouTuber dancehall soglaam uploaded a video in which an all-female dance troupe performs the dance on a stage (shown below, right).



On March 2nd, 2014, South Texas local TV station Kiii News[2] performed the Wiggle Jiggle dance during a segment on the line dance (shown below). On March 5th, The Daily Dot[1] ran an article about the dance trend with quotes from the creator Silmeon Maldonado, comparing the “Wiggle Jiggle” to the 2013 viral dance hit “Harlem Shake.”



As of March 2014, a search query for “The Wiggle Jiggle Line Dance” yields more than 1,800 related videos on YouTube,[3] though a significant portion of the results show other styles of hip hop dances set to songs that feature the lyrics “wiggle and jiggle.”

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