A trio of Black Atlanta business women have just launched Twerkingo™, an interactive dance game exploring the history of the African diaspora and trending dances from each region. The game is a new way to celebrate the quickly approaching Black History Month!
The game starts with a certified Twerk Technician instructor teaching moves from the game card, with step-by-step instructions for beginners and advanced variations for seasoned twerk-a-holics. Next – play the moves you learned! There are four different ways you can win Twerkingo and we have prizes for them all. Players can come to Twerkingo Game Nights in Atlanta, join online through Zoom, or click here to purchase the digital and physical board games.
Celebrity trainer and choreographer Torwa Joe, founded the Twerk Technicians, a dance certification program for twerk instructors that explores the origins of twerking and teaches twerk moves from around the world. She created the Twerkingo Game as a fun way to learn the moves and their names. Joe then teamed up with TheTwerk Museum™ owners, Nikki St.John and Kiara Mahan, to create Twerk Museum themed Twerkingo Game cards. During Black History month, the first four game cards will be released, focusing on basic twerk moves from Africa, the Caribbean, South America and America.
Torwa Joe owns Vertical Joe’s dance studio in Atlanta, popular for teaching twerk choreography and pole acrobatics since 2009. Clients include cast members on Stars P-Valley, Ushers Las Vegas Residency, Real Housewives of Atlanta and more. Twerk Museum Creative Director Nikki St.John, is a professional pole dancer and author who has toured with Kandi and Snoop and appeared in viral campaigns like Get Your Booty to the Pole. Kiki brings the creative worlds together with over a decade of business experience.
“The goal of Twerkingo is to have everyone in the world celebrating dance culture, the beauty of movement and the art of hip activated dances created by the Black woman,” says Torwa Joe.
In addition to the Twerkingo Game, Atlanta’s first ever Twerk Museum is slated to launch in summer, 2024. The Twerk Museum will be an immersive, interactive experience merging dance, history and culture. It will trace the origins of twerking back to Africa, show how the art form evolved throughout the African diaspora, teach historic and modern dances and provide backdrops to film your dance content.
“I want to share the rich history stripped from our ancestors during slavery and colonization, reconnect to our African heritage and reclaim the meaning behind our ancestral dances with a new sense of pride,” says Nikki St. John.
For more information on Twerkingo and The Twerk Museum, visit www.thetwerkmuseum.com/twerkingo/.
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Levar Kemp is the Editor-In-Chief of Snubb3d Magazine. He is a alum of Howard University in Washington D.C. Mr. Kemp is a producer, director and has a passion for the arts. His diverse background in the industry includes but not limited to: BET, VIACOM, VH1, and other well known publications.