Monday, June 13, 2016

Three Videos Of Children & Teens Performing The Dab (Record: Lean & Dab)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases three video examples of children or teens performing the dab dance to iLoveMemphis' hit 2016 song "Lean And Dab".

The contents of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
UPDATE: October 6, 2016 - This post also features a video California Congresswoman & United States Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez dabbing during a debate.]

July 9, 2017 - This post originally was Part II of a two part series on the dance known as "dabbing". I deleted that post because its title presented a statement that the dance term "dabbing" came from people taking illegal drugs and I'm now not sure that origin is actually true.

Click for a 2017 pancocojams post that includes information about the "dab" dance.

These videos are presented in chronological order based on their publishing date on YouTube with the earliest dated videos given first.

Example #1: iLoveMemphis – Lean and Dabb #LeanDabbDanceOn @LYE_Academy @DanceOnNetwork

Ladia Yates, Published on Jan 10, 2016

Lean & Dabb” is the new hit single and dance from Mr. Hit The Quan, iLoveMemphis.

Example #2: iLoveMemphis – Lean and Dabb | Dabb City Kids #LeanDabbDanceOn

DanceOn, Published on Feb 18, 2016

Dabb City Kids….Industry favorite Oth’than Burnside slays choreography to iLoveMemphis’ latest breakout single, “Lean and Dabb.” Boy Squad vs. the Girls of Unbreakable battle it out in the shadow of LA’s iconic Sixth Street Bridge. Who Dabbed best? Tag #BoySquadDabb or #UnbreakableDabb in the comments below to crown the winner!

Directed & Edited by David Javier ►►

Example #3: Heaven King | iLoveMemphis - Lean & Dabb #LeanDabbDanceOn

Tianne King Published on Mar 11, 2016

Heaven and her crew turn Los Angeles into their personal dance floor, taking over everywhere from Venice Beach to the Hollywood Walk of Fame! #ItsAMommyDaughterThing

UPDATE: October 6, 2016
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez dabs for the culture during the debate

Handy Mayhem, Published on Oct 6, 2016
A commenter wrote that she didn't even do the dab right.

Here's an excerpt from an article about this politician doing a dab:

Igor Bobic
Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post
At the one-and-only California Senate debate on Wednesday night, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Ca.) did the dab ― a pose popularized by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

After ignoring the moderator’s repeated attempts to wrap up her closing remarks, the nine-term congresswoman finally stopped and struck the pose, which morphed from its hip-hop roots to an internet dance craze now most frequently associated with the Panthers player.

The move even gave the congresswoman’s opponent, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), a start. According to the Los Angeles Times, Harris “bit her lip and looked to the audience, eyes wide,” before delivering some grade-A shade.

“So, there’s a clear difference between the candidates in this race,” Harris said....
A spokesperson of Sanchez campaign indicated that the dab showed that Sanchez has the support of millennials (young adults). However, the article indicated that before this debate Kamela Harris had a 15 point lead against Loretta Sanchez.

Here are a few selected comments from that article's discussion thread (All these comments are from October 6, 2016)
Kevin Malling
"I am sure that the dab lost her more votes with non-millennials than it gained her with millennials (or 4th graders for that matter, who as far as I know, are the only ones still dabbing).
Loretta Sanchez went full pander dabbing at the debate stage...what has American politics come to? Get the Dab outta here."

Dave O'Malley
"Politicians can be such slow learners. Can anyone think of a time when a politician tried to co-opt pop culture that DIDN'T backfire?"

Jason Willimer
"Bill Clinton did alright with the youth when he went on the Arsenio Hall show and played the sax. It was huge news at the time."

LuAnna Jackson Wehrman
"Jason Willimer but Clinton is actually a sax player so it wasn't to much of a stretch."
Note: Several commenters in this discussion thread also wrote that Loretta Sanchez did the dab wrong. Here's one of those comments:
Tony Elliott
"Her dabbing was a little weird, but the hip rocking after the dab was even weirder. Looked like sort of a weak dab/twerk combination."

This concludes Part II of this series.

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