Afternoon Activity: Learn to Twerk in Your Cubicle

| May 7, 2013
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Welcome to Tuesday, the day of the week that isn’t called Monday but is still basically a whole week away from Friday. There are two ways to look at the week stretching out before you: one, you can be sad, listless, overwhelmed by the never ending work and the mounting TPS report situation. Or two, you can think of it as almost four more days to practice your twerking skillz before the weekend!

What’s twerking, you say (okay, you didn’t say that but hypothetically, someone could have said it if they have been on an internet fast since like 2010 and don’t believe in watching hip hop videos)? Why, it’s the dance craze sweeping the nation faster than the “Macarena”! Basically, it involves shaking your hips and hindquarters in a vaguely or super, depending on your skill level, suggestive way. All the kids are doing it, though some of them are getting suspended for doing it because there is apparently still a group of people alive who haven’t seen any version of Footloose.

Now, without years of dance training and hours of daily practice and a unicorn onesie, you’re never going to reach the twerking heights of Dame Miley Cyrus. That said, you can probably get enough of an idea of how to do it from the video below that by Friday you can at least entertain your friends at parties. Remember, there is no wrong place or wrong outfit for twerking (see above, work function and clogs). All you need is strong thighs and a big heart. Happy Tuesday!

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Lizzy Acker’s work has been published in Nano Fiction, Fanzine, Joyland, Eleven Eleven and elsewhere. She has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightening and others. Her first book, Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press.

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