very popular in hardcore music(i wonder why its called harcore dancing), not so much in death metal or punk,
How it starts
1.Some dude will run behind all the people in front row and feel the need to push EVERY SINGLE PERSON!!!
but as soon as somone turn to see who the hell just interupted their show, that asshole will have hauled some serious ass away from everyone he just pushed
(ussually this person is just some asshole trying to start some shit with people)
2.A few people will sense(or know by heart), that a breakdown is coming up in a song. This is the best time to do this dance because anyone who moshes and actually hits people wont be in the pit, so the Hardcore Mosher will be nice and safe.
3.They will not get within 5 feet from anybody in the "hardcore pit", cuz then you might actually get hurt, oh no!
4.They will either
A.Be new at this and look like they are having a seizure and be a great joke for everyone watching
B.Punch the ground-crouch your knees and open-handedly punch at the ground
C.Punch the sky-after punching the ground, they will look upwards and punch clouds and shit
D.Bastardize the Skank-just start skaking, but instead of being peaceful with it, violently flail your fucking arms(but still not touch a single person!!!), until everyone else, or the singer, does somthing else
E.Reverse skank-instead of moving your arms or kicking fowards, you will need to grab you cock with both hands, and kick ...