MANILA, Philippines – At this point, your social media feed might have already played a number of viral dance challenges. Considering the large volume of Filipinos who are currently under the enhanced community quarantine, many took the time to create and post their own TikTok videos on a daily basis.
These users immediately become a part of a huge global activity that so many others are in on, too. Beyond completing the hashtag challenges, there is also a strong sense of community that is forged here. Of course, users who enjoy watching videos of these online challenges also play a huge part in them going viral. As more people watch and engage, popularity, and eventually notoriety grows, too.
For as long as video creators continue to post, and viewers continue to watch, more and more online challenges will continue to emerge. Such is the case of the recent viral dance challenge trend.
There are many possible reasons why these dance challenges catch on so quickly. It could be because people love to dance. Dancing is also a social activity, and online dance challenges allow people to dance together, albeit apart. Here, a dancer’s level of confidence matters about as much as his or her skill level, and the fact that anyone can join in plays on that sense of belonging that many want to take part in. Plus, viral dance videos are simply fun to watch.
Here in the Philippines, some of the popular dance challenges we have seen online. Who would forget about the “Tala” dance challenge? This has become such a huge phenomenon that practically everyone is doing it – Young and old, male and female, from grandmothers to small children, individually and in groups. Tala wasn’t the first viral dance challenge, and it certainly wasn’t the last.
“Ay, Barbie! Sabi ko na!,” became a song so familiar that almost everybody danced to it at some point. It’s an edited music from another viral video of a young boy expressing his glee while opening his present – a Barbie doll. Play the song in public, and inevitably, someone will start dancing.
Even the daughter of singers Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragoza, Jayda is not exempted from TikTok’s dance craze. She bonded with her parents in a synchronized dance to Shakira’s hit number, Hips Don’t Lie. The video is March’s most watched in the Philippines garnering 9.5 million views as of writing.
If you’ve never joined in before, why not jump on the bandwagon and post your own video right now? The best, and easiest way to do this is through TikTok. Here are five things that make TikTok so great for dance videos.
1. The app has an impressive music library, which makes searching for songs to dance along to an absolute breeze.
2. With its easy interface, you are ready to shoot anytime, and anywhere with TikTok.
3. Browsing for similar content is as easy as clicking on a hashtag, so you can easily see what others are posting before you share your own video,
4. You can count on massive engagement on TikTok, with its constantly growing number of users.
5. And finally, TikTok is a great way to showcase the versatility and natural talent of people around the world, especially Pinoys, whether it’s through dancing, singing, comedy, or any other form of entertainment.
Are you ready to join the viral dance party on TikTok? Download the app on your iOS and Android devices to record and share your own dance challenge video today.