If you ever wanted to do a dance that will give your legs and knees a proper workout, the sturdy dance is for you.
With the proliferation of TikTok dance challenges, it’s no surprise that dance moves enter the cultural zeitgeist seemingly every week. And if you’ve been on TikTok as of late, you probably have come across the latest dance trend taking over the platform. In case you didn’t know, sturdy, or getting sturdy, is a hip-hop dance that traces its origins to the Woo Walk popularized by rapper Pop Smoke. The sturdy dance has people perform a series of hops from foot to foot with the addition of drops and spins.
It partially gets its name because dancers are supposed to keep their torso relatively in place as they flex their leg work. Some have said that the sturdy dance is straight or masculine voguing, and honestly, they aren’t wrong. Both dances share some similarities.
The sturdy dance has been around for a few years now. But it has recently taken on new life on TikTok thanks to a viral sped-up audio of Lady Gaga’s Just Dance and a dance challenge started by user @terence.io. It’s not an easy dance to do, but the satisfaction of getting the choreography down is real. Let’s take a look at some of the local stars who’ve flexed their leg movements and got sturdy.
NIANA AND NATALIA GUERRERO
@nianaguerrero lil sis wanted to try 🔥 #onewithnatalia ( dc @terence.io ♬ original sound – IRON GAINS
The queen and princess of TikTok are at it again. Nearly 60 million views and over nine million likes, we know that’s right. But the video is also getting us emotional because seeing Natalia dance with her sister reminds us of how Niana started dancing by watching her brother.
@blythe Ipost ko na bago pa ako mahuli nanaman sa trend, salamat po idol @Niana Guerrero sa pag pili #fyp ♬ original sound – IRON GAINS
Her moves were on-point, as always. But can we talk about Blythe’s fit though? It’s giving street-style chic.
ALTHEA ABLAN AND SHAYNE SAVA
@altheaxblan Basic 👌🏻@shayne #altheaxblan #fyp ♬ original sound – IRON GAINS
Their dance moves aren’t the only thing coordinated in this video. We love besties with matching black outfits.
AC BONIFACIO, BGYO’S GELO, JL, AND NATE, AND LEAN MANGROBANG
Just watching them move is already making us tired. But the fact their smooth footwork made it look effortless shows just how talented they are as dancers. JL almost flew in the end with his spin.
@joshcullens Lilpad na! @Khalifa Boi 😈👌🏾 @ChampoyQ @ronronryan ♬ original sound – IRON GAINS
We mean, are we that surprised that he did so well? And the way he played off that spin in the end was smooth.
MNL48’S COLEEN AND KENNETH GUTIERREZ
@coleen.mnl48official mas napagod po kami dito kesa sa rides sa @enchantedkingdom.ph ♬ original sound – IRON GAINS
You really are that dancer when you start the video with your hands in your pocket. It looked so casual for Coleen and Kenneth.
It’s honestly impressive that Ashley did this in only four takes when we would have probably needed 20+ tries to get it right.
@vivoree my legs after this 😬 #fyp ♬ original sound – IRON GAINS
Not only did Vivoree do great, but she did all that in heels. In heels! She’s getting tens for this one.
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