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A form of dancing originating in Jamaica, now most notably done in Ska/Reggae shows. A more violent form of skanking is often found in punk or hardcore shows. There are many forms of skanking, varying from extreme movement to very little movement at all. To skank: First, feel the beat. Get those arms swinging slightly and feel the bounce as you swing your hips. Move your weight from one foot to the other with each skank. Make sure your arms and legs coordinate (ie: If your right fist is moving forward, you should also be moving your right knee forward as you shift your weight. Then shift to the left.) The most familiar form of skanking today is the Two-Tone Ska style in which you add a kick forward with every beat. Skanking is most often done in a group, either in a general "pit" (such as in a most pit) or by skanking around in a circle.
"Look at all those rudies skanking!"
by Chris P. Lettuce March 03, 2005
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The bizarre, wild dance done to the music known as Ska. Not to be confused with a, "skank" skanking resembles running in place while flailing your arms. While popular at Ska shows, it is more acceptable at other mixed venues to simply join the mosh. Unskilled skankers are sometimes mistaken for seizure victims.
Ex: Good Skanker: Most Reel Big Fish fans. Identifiable by their large sunflower sunglasses and festive attire.
Bad Skanker: "That Guy." The one at every show that looks like he has a bad itch.
by Macadaciouse Millan April 17, 2004
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1. (verb) A type of dance that is done at ska shows. It's basically swing dancing with yourself.
2. (adj.) A person who's an amazingly awesome rudie.
1. "I skanked till i almost had a heart attack at that ska show last night!"
2. "Man, that guy's totally skankin!"
by Katie May 08, 2004
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skanking is the single most extreme form of motion attainable by a human being.
dude, i skanked so hard at that reel big fish show last night.
by Wombat October 04, 2004
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dance performed to ska

how to skank (rudeboy guide)
1. Skip
2. Continue to skip while staying in one place
3. While doing that, move your arms like you're running and youre skanking! congratulations!

Now get rid of your fucking awful looking burberry market copies and ur Nikes made in Indonesia for less than you earn in a saturday job
Capdown at the Ag!!!! whooo!!! skanking all night long!!!
by hairbear May 19, 2004
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1) Get off your seat
2) Move your boots to the beat
3) Throw your knees in the air
4) Like you dont care
skanking by numbers is the only way to dance
by WaltJabsco January 21, 2009
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the only way to dance. done to ska it takes balance and endurance but it is very worth it.
by aquabats fan March 15, 2004
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