Central Kitsap High School held a mandatory staff meeting on wednesday to address the growing popularity of a dangerous dance act known as twerking. Twerking is defined as the gyrating of the buttocks in a rhythmic manner. It is reported to be spreading amongst females at the school. Staff say it has become a serious distraction in classrooms and that as many as 13 girls have been seriously injured performing it.
District officials did not initially address the issue when it came to their attention back in August after the MTV music awards cast it into the national spotlight. One staff member told us “We have seen things like this come and go. In the 80’s, everyone was walking like an Egyptian. In the 90’s it was the Macarena. Last decade we saw an influx of Krumping with the Hyphy movement. But this is something totally different and if we don’t do something to stop it, things could get out of control.”
Becky Landerson, a Junior at CK admitted that many girls at school are abusing twerking. Becky is a former twerkaholic, but has since kicked the habit and now leads a support group for girls dealing with similar issues.
“I started skipping class to twerk. I stopped caring about everything. I lost contact with a lot of my friends and family. Eventually, I dropped out and began twerking on the streets” Becky says. Now back in school, and taking twerkboxone to curb her cravings, Becky is clearly shaken from the experience.
The district said they will hold a public meeting on the subject next month. If you suspect your child of twerking, please contact the Public Health Department for support.
Infographic depicts a startling rate of twerking