How to Yike: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
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How to Yike: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Yike

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Yiking has been called an extreme form of twerking. It’s a dance move where you sway in time with a partner, moving from side to side. It was made popular by the rapper Sage the Gemini in his song “Red Nose.” [1] One person will stand behind the other person. The person in front has the most movement, traditionally danced by a girl, while the person in back stays in beat with their partner, traditionally the guy.

Steps

Part 1

Grabbing a Partner

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    Find someone to dance with. This dance is done with a partner, so you need to find someone to dance with. Your partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend is a great choice, but if you’re single, ask someone at the club to dance with you. [2]

    • While this dance isn’t always done with a partner, it often is.
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    Pick someone you don’t mind getting personal with. Yiking isn’t exactly a hands off dance, so if you’re going to yike with someone, make sure it’s someone you don’t mind getting up close and personal with. It involves some grinding and touching of each other’s bodies, so make sure you’re comfortable with that. [3]
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    Be ready to step up from twerking. If you know what twerking is (moving your butt up and down to the beat), yiking takes it to the next level. Partially, it’s more intense because it involves a partner, but you also include more movement (side-to-side). [4]

Part 2

Mastering the Movement

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    Stick your butt out. Start by bending over a bit and sticking your butt out. You can place your hands on your knees if that helps. Also, try to arch your back a bit so your butt sticks out. Your legs should be about shoulder-width apart. [5]

    • With a partner, your butt should basically be up against the other person’s front.
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    Sway to the beat. Once you get in position, it’s time to swing your hips to the beat. Lift your right leg up and step out a bit, though don’t actually move over. Swing your hip to follow your leg, with your butt swinging out. Next, swing your left hip out, though don’t step this time. Just move your hip and butt out to the left. [6]

    • Your butt should follow your hip, not lead. [7]
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    Come back to the middle. Once you’ve swung right and left (to the beat), move your butt back to the center. Make a wave with your body. Dip your head down and bring it up. As you move, bring the wave along your back and up through your butt. The final point of the move is bringing your butt up. [8]
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    Try the tic toc. If the music goes faster, you may not be able to dip fast enough to stay in time with the beat. If that’s the case, you can change to the tic toc. With your butt still out and in the center, shift your weight back and forth by bringing each knee slightly forward in turn. That will shift your butt back and forth behind you. [9]

    • Don’t step forward, just shift your weight.
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    Bring it down to the floor. As you’re swaying, you can also bring it down to the floor. You want to keep your butt in the air, but you’ll have your knees almost all the way to the ground (not on the ground) and your hands on the ground. Keep swaying your butt back and forth. [10]

    • Either person can do this move!
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    Get into a yike stand. To move to a yike stand, you need to have your forearms on the floor. However, instead of your knees close to the floor, you’ll keep your legs straight, lifting your butt into the air towards your partner. You’ll continue to sway in time to the beat. [11]

    • You should pivot on the balls of your feet to move back and forth.

Part 3

Being on the Receiving End

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    Get in the starting position. To be on the back end of the yike, you start out with your legs apart, about shoulder-width. With your hands out in front of you, hold on to the other person’s waist, at least to begin with. [12]
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    Sway with your partner. Step out with your right leg, but don’t move outward. You’re basically stepping into the same place. Follow your hip with your butt. You should be leaning into the person in front of you, not sticking your butt out as much. [13]
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    Move in time with your partner. When your partner dips, dip your hips into it as well. You want to stay connected with your partner through the whole dance. When your partner tic tocs, you don’t need to tic toc at the same time, but you should still have your hands on the person’s hips or butt to move along with them. [14]

    • You can also add your own moves while your partner is dipping, such as dipping your shoulders or bringing a leg up.
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    Stand over your partner in the yike stand. When your partner goes into the yike stand, the person’s legs should go between yours. You should have your legs spread out over your partner, moving your hips along with theirs. Keep your hands on their hip so that you can help keep both of you moving together. [15]

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    I’m 8 and my 50-year-old uncle does this to me whenever I come over. I don’t know if it’s good or bad because he’s drunk when he does it. What do you think?
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    This is completely inappropriate behavior for an uncle to engage in with his niece or nephew. Tell your parents about it so they can get the police involved, and do not go over to your uncle’s house again.
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    Do I have to be a boyfriend and girlfriend to do this?
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    No. Just have fun.
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    Can I do this in a wheelchair?
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    No, probably not, but you can try it.
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    I find it difficult to move my butt up and down. What should I do?
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    Just like learning anything else, you will need to keep practicing so that you get better at it.
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    What is the sexiest way to do this?
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    Don’t be stiff! Roll your hips, flip your hair, keep your eyes cast down, and bite your lip. Keep moving, and try to be fluid with your movements.
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    • This dance isn’t linear. You can change up the order of the moves, as long as you and your partner are moving together.

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    References

    1. https://www.buzzfeed.com/azafar/yiking-is-the-new-dance-craze-out-of-the-bay-area-yall-are-g?utm_term=.snJrqW6Gy#.lud3lgKRD
    2. https://www.buzzfeed.com/azafar/yiking-is-the-new-dance-craze-out-of-the-bay-area-yall-are-g?utm_term=.wprNarZnw#.rprVNm4J0
    3. https://www.buzzfeed.com/azafar/yiking-is-the-new-dance-craze-out-of-the-bay-area-yall-are-g?utm_term=.wprNarZnw#.rprVNm4J0
    4. https://www.buzzfeed.com/azafar/yiking-is-the-new-dance-craze-out-of-the-bay-area-yall-are-g?utm_term=.wprNarZnw#.rprVNm4J0
    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlZVrS0YIu8
    7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlZVrS0YIu8
    14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4
    15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6h-mXcPE4

    Article Summary X

    To yike, find a partner to dance with who you won’t mind getting physically close to. Then, stand in front of them with your feet shoulder-width apart and stick your butt out so that it touches their front. If it’s more comfortable for you, you can put your hands on your knees or all the way on the floor. Then, start swaying your hips to the beat of the music and dip your head up and down to make a wave with your body. At the end of the wave, bring your butt up, then start again from the beginning.

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