The Brief: TikTokers are dancing to music without any regard to the beat as part of the Dancing Like Yt Women trend.

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The Dancing Like Yt Women trend on TikTok sees creators poking fun at the stereotype that white people can’t dance on beat. It also hones in on the free-spirited nature in which white women flail their arms around when the beat bites them. Many creators performing the dance include captions about how liberating it is to move without regards to rhythm.These videos are typically captioned with the phrase “dancing like yt women.” Yt is shorthand for white. It is used among Black people on social media. It is not a new abbreviation.

The trend is performed to Calvin Harris and Disciples’ “How Deep Is Your Love.” There are over 47,000 videos linked to the sound, many of which are associated with this trend.

Lyrics:

Let me roam your body freely
No inhibition, no fear

How deep is your love?
Is it like the ocean?
What devotion are you?

How deep is your love?
Is it like nirvana?
Hit me harder again

One of the most popular videos is by TikToker @thebeesdaddy. His video captioned, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta stop and white girl it out” garnered over 1.4 million likes and 3.8 million views.

@thebeesdaddy

Sometimes you’ve just gotta stop and white girl it out

♬ How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

Part of the draw of this trend is that it can be done just about anywhere and anytime —  basically, when ever the beat hits you. @Tysonandrews5 got an urge to let it all go while looking in the fridge.

@tysonwong48

Not wearing undies helps #LoveMeMode #letsdance #howdeepisyourlove #feelit

♬ How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

The vibes might get you at work, too.

@moonisasian

Guys this is an addiction. @quangano #ytgirl #boba #milktea #coworker #dance #funny #fyp #dingteagarland #asian #viet #bobarista

♬ How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

More takes:

@lifeoftanyamarie

It’s the white claw in hand for me💃🏾 #yt #SipIntoSummer #whiteclaw #foryou #howdeepisyourlove #howdeepisyourlovechallenge #why

♬ How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

@hyunas_eyemole

This gives me serotonin

♬ How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples