Free your ass and your mind will follow
Booty blessings offer a warm welcome to any event
Make your party extra fun, with butts!
Deep ass conversations
Hire one of our Certified Selectas to bring the booty to any event
Light Twerkerz like Light workers +ass-shakers
~ Conscious booty movement ~
the movement, the cause.
this is why we twerk it.
established 2013, so-called Vancouver, BC, Canada
unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish,
and Tsleil-Waututh people
Cascadian Bioregion, Turtle Island / Planet Earth
Light Twerkerz is a creative collective at the intersection of dance and music culture, originating from The Web studio in East Van and West Coast festivals.
The main offerings we are known for are our interactive dance class/performance "Twerkshops", and the "Lit Mix" series of curated booty music DJ sets.
Light Twerkerz Twerkshops include private small-scale home and studio sessions, and large-scale public and outdoor events with original music and custom choreo. The format is flexible to any group size and ability, and is a participatory hybrid workshop/performance combining dance history, choreography and freestyle movement play, with spiritual movement practise, group therapy and deep ass conversation.
that has hosted Twerkshops at festivals ranging from Shambhala, Luminosity, Diversity, Global Eclipse, and at Bass Coast annually since 2013. Lead by MC Crystel Clear and a rotating cast of booty dance facilitators, the presenters and participants are interspersed in concentric circles of audience involvement. these daytime sessions start with lessons on origins of twerk and dancehall, teaching of specific dance moves, then progression into a euphoric bruckout of collective booty shaking freestyle dance. This is all set live DJ sets by top selectors, most recently Lighta! Sound’s Tank Gyal and Mandai, as well as Selecta Abel of Vancouver’s Faction Sound.
Light Twerkerz has facilitated festival debut appearances by twerkshop cohosts from Vancouver's dance music community, notably RJ, Venom (Ketch Di Vybz) and Sade Ariel. The LiT Mix series features music and interviews with selectors from Vancouver and around the world, each sharing what booty movement and music means to them personally and culturally. Mindfully inclusive of race, gender, body size, abilities and sexual orientation, Light Twerkerz encourages butt shaking as a natural birthright for all humans practised in various forms and called various names by distinct peoples all over the world, while we respect the culturally specific origins of ‘twerk’ dance from the southern USA via the Caribbean and West African diaspora.
By situating twerk movement in a post-colonial context, Light Twerkerz twerkshops allow heteronormative gendered dance as in traditional dancehall to coexists playfully with queer attitude and gender-diverse role play as in bounce and house dance, all within the confidently consensual container of female-run social spaces. The result is an explosion of bodies in motion, individual and collective “twerkthroughs”.
Mon - Fri: ALL DAY
Saturday: SAME AS MONDAY