Waacking is an African American form of street dance originating from the 1970s disco era in Los Angeles, this dance is also composed by hip hop. Waacking consists of moving the arms to the music beat.
Waacking was popularized by Soul Train and influenced the creation of Outrageous Waacking Dancers, a Los Angeles-based waacking dance group. Waacking gained national attention through the American TV series So You Think You Dance in 2011 when the dance routine was choreographed by Kumari Suraj, a pioneer in waacking and founder of waacking dance crew The Waackers. Kumari has been considered the "Queen of Waacking Nuevo".
Waacking is powered by the Imperial House of Waacking, who runs the waacking.com website and is led by Ausbin "Aus" Ninja, son of former Outrageous Waacking Dancers member Tyrone Proctor. The dance has been incorporated by dance programs including the Department for Theatre and Dance at University of South Carolina.
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