One in five Britons learned a dance on social media during the lockdown – including ‘The Woah’, ‘The Swagg Bouncee’ and ‘The Cosby Walk’ Bedford News

A fifth of adults say they learned a dance from social media during the lockdown – with “The Woah,” “The Swagg Bouncee” and “The Cosby Walk” among the most popular.

Researchers who surveyed 2,000 adults found that 71% had watched dance moves on popular platforms like TikTok and Instagram.

While 16% tried to master one.

The most popular songs for performing a “dance challenge” are “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “Say So” by Doja Cat and “Savage” also by Megan Thee Stallion.

The research was commissioned by Samsung ahead of its “ Awesome Upskills ” virtual dance tutorial with Diversity’s Perri Kiely, which will be available on the Samsung KX Hub starting Tuesday, May 4.

He also found that 27% of adults “never” dance – anxiety and lack of confidence being the main reasons.

Learn new moves while locking

Perri Kiely, who was pictured with the tech giant’s Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, said: “Locking down hasn’t been easy, but it’s great to see so many people using the time to dance.

“Social media has been extremely influential in getting people to shake their bodies and learn new steps.

“But there are a lot of people who still feel discouraged and yet have the virus – I hope my workshop will encourage some of them to fall in love with dance.”

The study found that more than a quarter feel ‘elated’ while dancing, while a sixth feel healthy and less stressed.

But the British haven’t just broadened their horizons when it comes to dancing – the study also found that a fifth had acquired a completely new skill since the start of the pandemic.

And of those who developed a new talent, more than one in 10 learned basic auto repair skills, and a fifth mastered painting or drawing.

Almost one in 10 has spent so much time in front of their computer that they have even managed to get a novel written in the past 13 months.

Speaking a new language (23 percent), tailoring (14 percent) – and DJing (10 percent) were also popular during the lockdown.

But 63% don’t think they would have taken the time to learn their new skill if Covid-19 hadn’t kept them inside.

It also emerged that just under half of those polled said they needed something to focus on as the pandemic dragged on.

And four in 10 were eager to develop a new talent in order to inject pleasure into their lives, according to figures from OnePoll.

With dancing currently lifts 65% of the nation’s spirits, Perri Kiely shares top tips for recreating the most popular moves on social media with the new Samsung Galaxy A52 5G.

It is practice makes perfect

On average, it took respondents an average of four and a half months to really master their new skills.

Eight in 10 enthusiasts hope to continue practicing their newfound abilities even as the restrictions are lifted and life returns to normal.

A Samsung spokesperson said: “More time at home over the past twelve months has given us a unique opportunity to try things that we normally wouldn’t do.

“I know I had a lot of fun learning the latest dance trends with my kids at home during the lockdown.

“With the UK opening up, we want to give people the confidence to create the best movement and content both at home and in real life, when it’s safe to do so.

“Using advice from Perri and our Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, people can take their newfound love of dancing and share it with the world.”


1. Bust down2. The Woah3. The Cosby promenade 4. The Swagg Bouncee5. The Kangsta Wok = The Smeeze


For those who don’t know, “The Woah” is all about that tension in your body, you want to go from an icy position to a tension when the beat drops in a song.

Once you have that add some of your own spice and you are good to go!


To achieve this, you want to walk as if you were going down stairs… then imagine that you are with your friends and you want to look at someone without being obvious.

Step, bend over, watch and boom.


It requires you to put your legs up, swing your hips from side to side – don’t be afraid to double your hip! – and make it yours.


Do your thing and have fun.

This is what it is about.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-25 09:21:50