The Brief: The dolphin emoji (🐬) on TikTok typically refers to the dolphin dance which is characterized by creators jumping up and down while thrusting their pelvis forward.


The dolphin emoji (🐬) on TikTok usually references the dolphin dance. The choreo is marked by creators hopping up and down while  thrusting their pelvis forward. Typically, the top-half of their body is upright and their arms are placed out in front of them.

The dance became popular in July 2020 and was performed to “Hot Girl Summer” by Nick Thompson and OG Ty.

Here’s a tutorial: