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this is just so awesome i can’t even

THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING EVER EVER EVER

DITTO

THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY

so perfect that it hurts

my favorite thing on tumblr right now 

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if this song doesnt make you feel like dancing and singing along you are doing life wrong

The dude on the left is my hero

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native-detroiter:

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bempie:

may-fights-the-monster:

rawrrawrchuii:

I wish we still danced like the 20’s and 30’s

2012

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This is the best gif set ever.

And then theres that one ^

What the fuck is wrong with twerkin? I’m not here for your cracka ass gifset of dances those honkies are doin. Most of that shit is 1. Bland as fuck 2. Stolen from black and brown folks and watered down so they stupid asses can do it. 

You mad cuz y’all no ass having muthafuckas know no matter how hard you try, twerkin is something you will never fully master. 

Sit the fuck down with this antiblack bullshit. 

I swear to GOD white people gonna make me lose my mind!!!!!!!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHH they tried to shit on twerking but look at those boring-ass-fuck dance moves in the gifset. I’d rather twerking to that watered down boring bullshit any day.

I can tell you from the top of my head that the 1921-28 GIF are dances stolen from the Senegalese slaves brought to Charleston, SC, who did a dance called “Sunu” with the exact same moves.

White people then took it, watered it down to something they can do (the actual dance moves are way more animated and energetic), and decided to popularize it.

1930-47 are dances stolen from West Africa once again.

1957-67 stolen from Black dance clubs of that era.

1992-98 at this point white people were just stealing from Black folks openly.

2006-2012 white people have completely appropriated Black culture in order to keep themselves entertained…and still look silly doing it.

…which is why when white people come to my mother’s dance workshops they can never keep up.

That’s fine. I don’t like y’all getting in my way anyway.

Welp.

And 20 years from now there will be a gifset of some assless white girls “twerking”.

yep…….

everything but the first one is stolen black dance…thanks for chronicling your theft

Everything I wanted to say but couldn’t find the words for.

Alright, I’m going to start by saying that I find some of the comments above highly disturbing. It’s unsettling to me that people are making a big deal about the dancers being white. Unsettling enough that I have to get on my soapbox.

Just because something is derived from a certain culture, does not mean that people not from said culture are not allowed to take part in it. I’m a young, Caucasian female, and I’ve been a swing dancer and a Lindy Hopper for going on three years. Am I not allowed to dance Lindy Hop because it’s a dance that was created by African Americans in Harlem, or am I just not allowed to post a gifset of my white partner and I?

What I find upsetting is the double standard on issues like this. I’ve heard quite a few racist comments throughout my life, and they all sicken me, no matter which race is being targeted.  If these dancers or the creator of this gifset are being verbally attacked for white people doing moves that black people created where does it stop? If that’s the rule then I’m not allowed to post a video of me doing the Shim Sham, because Frankie Manning, the creator, was African American, no one but white people can post pictures taken of them reading Harry Potter because it was written by a Caucasian (by this rule, that goes for Asians and people from the Middle East too). If an African American is singing a Beatles song, are they stealing the Caucasian culture? No, they’re taking part in something they enjoy. Race has nothing to do with entertainment. 

I know that some people are going to say “Oh, you’re just a whiny white girl, you don’t know shit.” And that’s precisely my point. I have no tolerance for any sort of racist comments, and that’s what I see these comments complaining that the dancers are white as. The term that is used for this sort of racism is called “Reverse Racism” but I’ve always hated that term. There’s no such thing as “reverse racism” Racism is racism. 

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Japan - Rock n Roll, early 1960s

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Japan - Rock n Roll, early 1960s

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 Rarity makes me laugh.

We can dance if we want to

We can leave your friends behind.

Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance then that’s no friend of mine~

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1890 Tanzania :: Zanzibar Island Dancers

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1890 Tanzania :: Zanzibar Island Dancers

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