The Harlem Shake

By Shantel Schwehr

Everything is cool and calm, until the music drops. From there, the previously tranquil crowd explodes into a frenzy of crazy dancing and abstract body movements. This energetic dance is known by millions as the “Harlem Shake”.

The Harlem Shake is stupid, but in a very positive way. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a little goofy and wild around your friends and peers. If anything, it just makes for a good bonding experience and way to make new friends. Fun and “out there” trends can even makes students less judgmental of each other.

With such crazy dances and abstract styles going viral, there really isn’t much that seems out of the ordinary anymore. Being outgoing and unique is something that is becoming more and more acceptable thanks to the little things, like the Harlem Shake.

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