This 17 year old “Glitch Queen” is behind the latest TikTok dance challenge
The popular abridged video sharing app TikTok has seen several dance trends over the years, and the latest to take the platform by storm is “Glitch dance”.
The trend, which is said to be started by Vanessa Clark, 17, requires participants to make quick, rigid movements.
Clark, who is now known as “Glitch Queen”, came up with one of the most popular dance trends of the summer when she uploaded a video of her dancing in June, which has since exploded on the platform. -form.
According to Insider, a global news publication, the first glitch dance video involved Clark making one move. The clip was sped up using TikTok’s speed filter. In the video, Clark appeared to move his hand back and forth, creating a hypnotic effect.
A crucial part of the trend’s appeal is its versatility.
Most TikTok dance trends are based on a single song. As Clark’s song choices prove, the dances can be performed with distorted trap, ’90s hip hop and more.https://t.co/SwqvGFL104 pic.twitter.com/aFE7YJ4fQD
– Insider of digital culture (@InternetInsider) July 4, 2021
In the additional videos that followed, the 17-year-old began to incorporate several other movements. The idea was to look like buffering a Zoom call from poor internet connection or a YouTube video.
Without formal dance training, Clark told the publication that she invented the iconic movement by accident. Speaking about the popularity of the trend, the 17-year-old told Insider, “Everyone is having fun with the challenge, I see people not only from America but all over the world.”
“It makes me happy that people all over the world are doing this,” she added. While many have tried to emulate Carlton and his moves, several others have come up with their own versions of the trend. Take a look here:
The trend follows last year’s ‘glitchcore’, a TikTok dance fad that involved creators producing videos featuring robot dance moves and even rainbow lights.
While the creators of “glitchcore” have relied on third-party apps for video, Clark says his dance trends happen in real time, with the app’s speed filter being the only one added as a side effect.