Do not ‘hit the woah’ like these guys

Published August 27, 2020, 1:54 PM

by Jules Vivas

TikTok is home to some of the coolest dance moves today, but there are flop dancers too, whom you should still watch only to avoid making the same mistakes

Hit The Wew by Xander Ford

A platform of good vibes—this perhaps is the most appropriate short description for TikTok. You either think it’s a waste of time, or a fun and safe space where you either laugh your *ss off, find cuties, or just see what the “kids” are into today.

For the short time TikTok has been available online, it has evolved. It is now being used for aspirational, educational, and business-oriented content. Today, however, we’re focusing on its original purpose–to entertain. The vast market of this application is young people looking for micro-entertainment or short-minute distractions. If a video is interesting or appealing, it sells.

One staple dance move that originated from the video-sharing social networking service is The Woah. If you have no clue what it is, The Woah is a choreography derived from Dallas, Texas, in which a dancer typically leans into a freeze on the beat by making a swift move with their fists.

Imagine you’re a driver and you need to make a sudden, unexpected, sharp turn. The integral movements are a bounce and a lock. Here’s a video by DJ Dangerous, who claims to have created the dance, teaching us how to hit The Woah.

Obviously, what you should imitate.

Dr. Strange knows the move too.

In the Philippines, a certain “celebrity” trended on TikTok and YouTube for his not so appealing version of The Woah. Feel free to call it like we do: The Wew. His version of the dance has also become a template for people to try in the short-form video platform, but as a joke. Check it out.

All lock movement

Different locking, same fun

You have to admit it is pretty funny. More so, fun to try. Be warned, it can be quite addictive too.