Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tecktonik - the French dance that has taken over the world

Tecktonik is the dance fad that has taken over the world.

Don't believe me? Never heard of it? This amateur Tecktonik dance video got over 14 million hits on YouTube, while this French remix video got over 20 million hits.

So...what is Tecktonik?

Tecktonik (TCK), also called Milky Way or Electro Dance, is a type of street dance performed to fast-paced techno and electro house music from Northern Europe. It is based on a blend of different dance styles, such as Disco, Vogue, Waacking, Hip-Hop and Freehand Glowsticking - all done with a big emphasis on arm movements. It started in the 2000s originating from Paris, France and has grown around the world.

The Tecktonik style is distinguished by skinny pants, above-the-ankle sneakers, flashy colors splayed on tight T-shirts and futuristic haircuts that merge mullets with Mohawks.

We found Tecktonik dance videos shot everywhere from Korea to Russia to Italy to the Czech Republic and beyond. Here is one of our favorites:

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