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Five Dumbest Dance Styles of the 21st Century

Humanity has come a long way since the Stone Age when we were dancing around fires like deranged sex-crazed monkeys. Or has it?

It seems like every new decade's dance styles become more and more bizarre and less and less inhibited. In fact, these emergent ass-shaking techniques are often nothing more than thinly disguised forms of dry humping or straight-up seizures.

Here are Crossfade's five stupidest dance styles of the 21st century.




1. Tecktonik
Originating in the French electro house scene of the early 2000s, this frenetic dance style resembles the ecstasy-driven, arm-gyrating revelry of '90s ravers. And even in the new decade, we've all seen that one douchebag bring out the glowsticks at a club and clear the dancefloor with these types of full-body convulsions.





2. Krumping
Also known as "clowning", this street dance was popularized in South Central Los Angeles in the early 2000s and became an entire way of life for inner city youth seeking to escape gang life and "release anger, aggression and frustration positively, in a non-violent way." David LaChapelle would immortalize it in Rize, his 2005 documentary on the subculture.





3. Daggering
Although daggering's body movements have been present in Jamaican dancehall culture for a while, the term has only recently been popularized, thanks in no small part to Major Lazer's 2009 "Pon De Floor" music video. It comes from the word 'dagger,' meaning the penis used in a stabbing fashion.





4. Choque
The newest dance craze to hit Colombia and soon the rest of Latin America. "Choque" is Spanish for "crash" or "bump." And as its name implies, this move is all about bumping body parts.



5. Whatever This Douche Is Doing

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