Lexy Silva’s Top Three Tik Tok Dances

Tik Tok, the app that took everybody by storm. Formerly known as Musical.ly, this app continues to break records for social media. The app ranges from acting, singing, comedy, to its most popular content, dancing. The comedy content, leaves those to the question, is Tik Tok the new Vine? If so, Tik Tok has some pretty big shoes to fill. Vine did not consist of mainly dancing; However, Tik Tok reigns the dancing community at the moment, but for how long?

Countless of minutes being put into just learning these dances. Popular dances can tend to be complex while some more simplistic than others. These dances are targeted to entertain their audience ranging from all ages. Some would say these dances are provocative, while others see it as a creative outlet.

In order to truly understand what these dances are like, I got down to the nitty-gritty and attempted to learn these dances, picking my favorite three. 

I made sure to select the most popular dances on Tik Tok, the classics, the fan favorites. I chose to learn, “Renegade”, “Say So”, and “Don’t Start Now”.

I first started off with the timeless, Renegade. This song is danced to “Lottery” by K CAMP. I’ll admit, I knew this prior; however, that did not stop me from teaching it to someone else.  Renegade consists of a lot of repetitive movements, but with a twist. After a good 30 minutes, I managed to teach it to someone. I would rank this dance a good 5/5 stars for all. Even though it is a complex dance, it is fun for all, is media-friendly, and is entertaining.

After Renegade I proceeded to learn the “Say So” dance. This dance is danced to the song “Say So” by Doja Cat. It is much more simplistic than renegade so it took me about 5 minutes to learn the dance. This dance is a free for anyone who wants to learn type of dance, anyone can do it. However, it is more lenient on the feminine side. Not all parties, might want to learn this dance because of it. In the end, I rated this a ⅘ due to its inclusivity. It’s a cutesie dance, with rolls and punches, but in the end, you want all parties to be able to learn the dance.

The dance, “Don’t Start” now danced to “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, which is a lot different from the rest of the bunch. Unlike Renegade, this song is a lot more cheerful and less serious. It is more inclusive in a whole-body groove rather than just moving your arms with passion. Facial expressions can be a lot more relaxed to this dance so that way stank face isn’t ur only emotion. The dance took me longer than expected to learn, but in the end, it was not a lot of time. It took me around 15 minutes to fully learn it and add my own flare to it. I give this dance a 5/5 as it made me want to never stop dancing.

In the end, the dances I learned did not require me to have experience in dance. It takes time and determination to learn a complex dance, some more than others. The dances I attempted were not vulgar. Due to its censorship, any age can participate. In this monumental social media age, Tik Tok proves to be in its prime time and is riding high with these dances.