We’ve had flash mobs, macarenas and hey let’s do the twist. The Harlem Shake is the latest in a series of dances that’s gone viral. The video clip above is an admirable underwater presentation by the University of Georgia swim and dive team.
Wikipedia says the Harlem Shake dates back to 1981 in Harlem. Here’s the listing on Wikipedia:
Harlem shake (dance), a dance originating in Harlem in 1981
“Harlem Shake” (song), a 2012 song by Baauer
Harlem Shake (meme), an Internet meme which began in early 2013
Here’s the NPR report – a great listen.
But not everyone has a sense of humor. Students in Brownsville,Pa., were suspended when they danced it up over this viral craze. Read that story here.