The Dutty Wine is an African-Caribbean dance, typically performed by young women. There are several dancers in Jamaica who claim they were its creator, among them a dancehall queen named Mad Michelle who refers to a video recording from 2003. The Dutty Wine was popularized in 2006 via a #1 song of the same name by dancehall artist Tony Matterhorn recorded on the Smash riddim. The name was created in Jamaica.
Dutty Wine culture
Although Mad Michelle is a possible creator of the Dutty Wine, the packaged concept of the Dutty Wine came from a trio in Montego Bay named The Attitude Girls. Dancehall Queen Shalara Gayle of The Attitude Girls is most famous for doing the fastest and longest Dutty Wine Dance.
The dance involves a rotating movement of the neck ("wine" refers to winding, or gyration.)  The dancer can also move their legs like a bird, while simultaneously rotating their wrists, neck, and posterior. Sometimes more advanced dancers will include splits in their Dutty Wine.
The dance is not done by ordinary people, only by women who are known dancers or dancehall queens. The dance experienced a surge of popularity around the world, especially in communities in parts of the United Kingdom and North America. Some even have gone so far as to label it as "the dance craze" of 2006.
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