[The New Boyz are the 17 year old rappers that lead the jerk movement. They made the hit song “You’re a Jerk.”]
Originating in the northern part of California, jerkin is an urban dance style for the youth that's starting an epidemic around the nation. Evolving from the famous East-Coast juke dancing, jerkin is a similar dance style that involves minor footwork, extreme bending at the knees, and being "geeked up." You can see people doing it at any house party or after school or even in a parking lot.One can wear anything when jerkin. Some crews prefer skinny jeans and brightly colored clothing.It is predominatly a male dance- though some females have been known to jerk. During the videos, one can see a large amount of wherever the jerkers are as they seem to dance any and everywhere which has added to jerkins overall appeal.