Twerking, which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as an amalgamation of the words twist and jerk has gained popularity in the early 2000s has shown no signs of slowing down.
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Twerking has been recorded as being a result of bounce music which is house music produced in New Orleans.
Dancers move in a sexually-provocative manner throwing or thrusting their hips back or shaking their buttocks, often in a low squatting stance.
Dance moves similar to twerking are the mapouka, leumbeul from Senegal, and other styles can be found in Tanzania, Southeast Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya.