Here’s a visual guide on proper twerking, expertly outlined by New Orleans bounce music artist Queen Diva Big Freedia (who also happens to hold the Guinness World Record for orchestrating the largest group of people twerking at once).
According to Big Freedia, twerking has actually been a thing for a long time, especially in New Orleans, where it started. The dance originated from bounce music, a sub-genre of hip-hop. It’s a way for people to let loose—as you can see from the video—but there’s also an element of style involved.
Before you get your twerk on, watch this video to learn about the roots and techniques of the move.