People seem to lose all common sense when getting down on the dance floor at a party.

I would know because I’m one of those people, even though I think I’m not as intense as my fellow party animals.

At least I don’t sweat too much while breaking it down inside an impromptu cypher, but minutes after a dance-off, I leave the cypher feeling like I’ve completed an intense workout.

I love the facial expressions and chants that people make while enjoying themselves on the dance floor. Not only are they entertaining to watch, but they also come naturally to people, making them lose all inhibitions of being prim and proper.


These below chants are the most popular ones that South African party lovers do while on the dance floor:


When you hear your jam and recognize it immediately, you have to scream “yoooooh”, signifying that it’s time to throw out your best moves on the dance floor as you feel the music.


Chanting “ayoyo” comes as soon as you get into your dance element. It comes as you enjoy the music, or when someone else on the dance floor does a super cool move.

Whistling “tjovitjo”

South African men love the “tjovitjo” whistle, especially when they’re dancing in a group and impressing each other with the best moves.


This chant is popularly done when the beat of a song returns after a split-second break. It’s usually accompanied by a popular dance move that people know and love.


When you’re having the time of your life on the dance floor and the energy of the party is at an all-time high, “wooozzzaaa” is the perfect chant to sum up the feeling. “Woza” means come in Zulu (one of the most spoken languages in South Africa), so you could also be challenging someone to a dance off.

When you’re at a party, always remember to dance like nobody’s watching.

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*Article originally posted on YWorld.

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