Jookin Is A Style Of Dance And Music That Originated in Memphis At The Crystal Palace

Jookin is a style of dance that evolved from styles like Gangsta Walking, Buckin, Ticking, Bovan Dance has been in the culture of Memphis for more than 30 years, it’s a part of the music and the lifestyle of the city. It started on the streets…and on the wooden floors of the Crystal Palace Roller Rink (now closed) in Memphis, Tennessee. One of its ambassadors is Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and this is where he learned the smooth art of Memphis jookin, it is his passion and this dance style and his extraordinary skill enabled him to travel the world and share this form of “urban ballet” with the masses.

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