Here are reasons why teenagers never resist freaking to music:
“But the People in the Music Videos Do It!”
Blame part of the grinding problem on the oversexualization in the media. It’s not just the barely-there attire those girls in hip-hop and reggaeton videos; it’s the provocative booty-shaking that makes them interesting. The kind of dancing onscreen fascinates numerous teens so much that they take those moves on the dance floors to stand out. Talk about imitation!
“It’s How We Dance and We’re Proud of It”
Dancing is a creative method of expressing people’s selves, and freaking shows teens cool and/or saucy side of themselves. Besides, most of them only know how to do it and not dance in another way. Without it, they would feel that their lives would be dull and boring.
Bad Dancing is Just as Old as Dancing Itself!
- Late 1700’s - Early 1800’s
The waltz was so popular that Catholic officials banned it at most towns in Europe because of the closed position. Think of it as “the nasty,” Regency Era-style.
The Vatican under Pope Benedict XV once banned the tango because it was too sexual.
Because of the way the late rocker Elvis Presley danced (gyrating his hips), some TV shows filmed him from the waist up.
Grinding gradually grew in popularity, prompting a small but growing number of schools to ban it.
- 2000 - present
Grinding exploded in popularity. As for schools banning it, the rest is history!