If social distancing has finally inspired you to download TikTok, the social-media app dominated by Gen Z , congratulations! Just as the currency of early Instagram was photos of latte art, the currency of TikTok right now is 15 to 30 second dances. The pros — in this case, teen or something dancers — make up choreography, and sometimes it catches on, inspiring other people to upload their own versions. Even Hailey and Justin Bieber are doing them. If those words mean nothing to you, take a deep breath, get into something comfy, and check out the ten dances below, ranked from easiest to borderline impossible.
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D uring this socially distanced and extremely online time, TikTok has emerged as the uncontested social media platform of the momen t—and thus TikTok dance challenges, long the domain of Gen Z, have become omnipresent on the Internet at large. Pair the right shimmies and gestures with an earworm of a music clip and you could find yourself being mimicked by millions of other TikTok users who are eager to learn a new dance routine— or just trying to get some movement in while staying home. But the power of a trending dance extends beyond the views of a viral video; this year so far, TikTok dance challenges were responsible for securing top chart spots for artists like Drake , Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion , whose songs provided the addictive soundtracks for these dance trends. The dance challenge began before the song had even dropped.
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Subscriber Account active since. The most popular figures on social media platforms like TikTok are well beyond mega-celebrity status in the eyes of their teen fans. These TikTok stars claim millions of followers — many who are of part of Gen Z themselves — and found fame by creating short video clips lip-syncing to soundbites, showing off viral dances, and crafting comedy skits that get shared thousands of times. Even if you've never heard of the app, it's worth getting familiar with. TikTok has more than 1.
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