To understand the importance of Black culture in dance, you have to know its history and preserve the past; you have to incorporate it into modern dance. Unfortunately, many dancers who participate in today’s prevalent dance challenges have no idea of its history, particularly TikTokers, where many choose likes and views over history and culture.
Many dancers who participated in Red Bull’s Dance Your Style value the preservation of dance within the community more than the act itself. BlavityU spoke to several competitors about the importance of dance in the Black culture. The dancers also discussed TikTokers stealing from Black creators and what dance means to them.