DANCES

HOW-TO WUTANG WIT IT

The Wutang dance, not to be confused with the Wutang Clan, originated in Philadelphia (Phillie) and has since then spread to Baltimore (Bmore) and New Jersey (Jerz). Although this dance looks much like flailing your arms around, it is really only a few simple movements performed quickly and rather jerkily. More accurately, it's like jerking your arms around. The dance can be as simple or as complicated as you like— add in some fancy footwork and a few headbobs and you're good to go.

The Wutang can be performed to a number of songs, but most likely something of the Baltimore-club style. DJ Chipman has a mix called "Wutang wit it" which advises the dancer to "get low in [their] squat and swing [their] arms" — the basic and essential movements of the dance. Urbandictionary.com suggests that each dancer have his or her own style of "wutanging" to really embrace the dance.

The following video is a good example of the Wutang, though a little more complicated than the basic steps.