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Good Morning America: Inside the ‘Jookin’ culture in Memphis

The new documentary, "Memphis Majic," looks at the impact and legacy of the street-dance form known as "Jookin" on the community of Memphis.

Review: ‘Lil’ Buck: Real Swan’ Brings Memphis Jookin with a Ballet Twist to the World Stage

Since he was a little boy copying his sister’s moves and improving on them, Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley knew he was born to dance. By the time he was...

Video: Lil Buck and Memphis Jookin

Lil Buck, a performer known for a style of street dance called “Jookin,” practices a few of his moves on Fremont Street in Las Vegas. Buck has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and will be performing in Los Angeles with a cellist, marrying classical music

How Memphis Jookin Dancer Lil Buck Made His Hometown Dance Scene Go Viral

When Michael Jackson turned into a bunny in the "Speed Demon" video—that's what did it for me. My older sister and I spent hours watching his tapes, trying to learn the choreography. I...

Jookin in Memphis, Celebrated

HOW’S this for a surprising success story? In 2007 Katie Smythe, a ballet teacher working out of her native Memphis, was driving her most remarkable student, Charles Riley, across the Mississippi to a...

Lil Buck’s Top 5 Memphis Jookin YouTube Videos

Memphis Jookin (also known as Gangsta Walking, Buckin and Choppin) is a unique art form characterized by freestyle movements and hip hop swag. Born out of the late 80s Memphis, Tennessee “gangsta” club...