Walk Like A Dog and Cock Up and Piss Dance Move Creating a Buzz in Dancehall

Some of dancehall's dancers are calling the negative backlash created from what could be considered the genre's latest craze an overreaction. The backlash came from the growing power of social media, where many chose to vent their anger at the creation of a dance called the Walk Like A Dog and Cock Up and Piss.


Still, there are some dancers calling the dance and its title too graphic.

While there exists other strange dance names like the Mosquito Mesh, Drop Dead, Donkey Kick, Wounded Dog, Dutty Wine, among others, the reaction to the Walk Like A Dog and Cock Up and Piss has no comparison.

Popular dancer Mad Michelle believes a bold name for a dance better helps to describe the action of the dance, as well as pulls attention to it.

Build interest

According to the dancer, things and times have changed and dancehall fans need to get with the time.

"I think names are one of the things which make dances interesting, because dances with unique names build interest. It's a disadvantage when a name turns people away from doing the dance move, but at the end of the day, a dance move must represent the dance while at the same time being unique," she continued.

"If I have a dance move called Jerky the move must represent that, even Mosquito Net represents the dance, and so does One Drop/Trapsetta," the dancer said.

Mad Michelle says persons who don't like the Walk Like A Dog and Cock Up and Piss dance move are taking it too literally.

She believes it's more humour than anything else, and disclosed that the dance moves were getting favourable attention at dances.

"I have danced the Walk Like A Dog and Cock Up and Piss dance move before, and to me it has a little drama and a little sexiness. As a dancer, there are some dance moves which I will not do, but just to see some of these new dance moves is enjoyable. I think some people are overreacting about the dance move, but we are dancers and this is what we do to make a living, dancehall has changed. We are never going to go back to ska so some people must just learn to adapt and enjoy changes," Mad Michelle said.

Fellow female dancer Queen Latesha had a slightly different view. She believes while an outlandish dance name might pull attention to the dance, it can also damage its capacity for longevity.

She says Bogle's Nuh Linga dance move was simple and withstood the test of time.

She believes dancers should do more research into dancehall culture before making decisions which can have long-lasting implications on the culture of dancing in Jamaica.

"If you make a terrible dance name, people might not want to do the dance move because they don't like the name. If the name is not good, the dance will have a little buzz but will not last ... I could not teach the Walk Like A Dog and Cock Up and Piss dance move to a three-year-old," she said.

Queen Latesha is gearing up to host her annual birthday party on January 3, 2014, at 22 Barbican Road, next to Village Café.



Mad Michelle is promoting her weekly party called Yard Wednesdays. She is also gearing up to release a new song featuring a Trinidadian artiste.

source: Jamaica-gleaner.com

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to New Dancehall and Reggae Music Riddims.

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

Dancehall and Reggae Music Articles


Subscribe to My Dancehall and Reggae Blog (no e-mail necessary), right-click on the orange RSS button (see bottom buttons to the left) and then paste the URL into your RSS reader. Or click on the Google, My Yahoo! My MSN button or Bloglnes button.

To have your projects featured on dancehallreggaeworld.com, Please email us at [info@dancehallreggaeworld.com] (WhatsApp 1876-370-0112)

Get your music sent to over 20,000 Subscribers now!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Custom Search

Search The Site

Custom Search

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Konshens Gal Dem Sugar Official Music Video

    May 24, 17 09:01 PM

    Konshens Gal Dem Sugar - Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste Konshens presents the official music vide for his 2016 single, "Gal Dem Sugar", directed by RD Studios and G. Spence.

    Read More

  2. Konshens Turn me on Official music video

    May 24, 17 08:18 PM

    Konshens Turn me on Official music video - Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste Konshens presents the official music video for his 2017 single, "turn me on", produced by TJ records/Subkonshus music.

    Read More

  3. Optimism Riddim Prod. by Nyze BoXx Music

    May 24, 17 04:32 PM

    World Blast Premier Optimism Riddim Prod. by Nyze BoXx Music with artistes like : 1.Denno - It Real 2.Serani - Why We Have To Die 3.Tiyarro - Try Hard

    Read More

  4. Tommy Lee Sparta x Jiggy D- Grim Rim Rave - Silver Birds Records

    May 23, 17 05:04 PM

    Tommy Lee Sparta does it again, 'Grim Rim Rave' an instant summer hit already in heavy rotation on Jamaica's leading station Fyah 105 as well as stations

    Read More

  5. Kim Wierdo ft Yardie Twerk

    May 22, 17 09:20 PM

    Make any dance-floor shake with this upbeat, dancehall fused song featuring Jamaican dancehall artist/e, Kim Wierdo.

    Read More