#ChampetaChallenge Goes Viral As People Attempt Shakira’s Halftime Dance
It has been almost a week since Super Bowl LIV. Everyone was talking about the J.Lo and Shakira halftime show and the unapologetic Latin performance. Shakira’s appearance was arguably the most successful. Her single “Whenever, Wherever” reached the No. 1 spot on the charts and she created a viral TikTok dance challenge called #ChampetaChallenge.
It all started when Shakira posted a video teaching the choreography of her Super Bowl halftime show.
Champeta is a form of music and dance that originates from the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia. It is traced back to people of African descent who lived in Cartagena before spreading in influence to Barranquilla.
Then, Shakira posted a behind-the-scenes video of her staff learning her halftime show dance.
Everyone looks like they are having so much fun learning this dance that it makes you want to give it a shot. Her video is captioned, “Directors, producers, cameramen,… all of them learning to dance Champeta. #ChampetaChallenge.” Smart.
With that behind-the-scenes video, the #ChampetaChallenge was born and soon found a home on TikTok.
Videos have popped up all over various social media channels of people and influencers jumping on the #ChampetaChallenge bandwagon. Some of these people are super talented.
Friends have joined forces to spread the regional dance style.
Who doesn’t like spending time dancing with friends? It’s a workout, bonding moment, and just a good time. And if you can make a viral video at the same time then why not?
Some people wanted to match the dancers and Shakira’s outfit in their own performance.
Certainly, this earns them extra points. Learning and doing the #ChampetaChallenge is one thing. Coordinating your outfit with the people on the tv takes this whole thing to another level.
And some people really let loose during their dance challenge.
Alright now. Look at you go.
Oh, and Shakira has been going through to like, comment, and share some of the #ChampetaChallenge videos.
Might as well upload yours and see if you can get Shakira’s attention.