'Harlem Shake' has the western Carolinas gyrating - FOX Carolina 21

'Harlem Shake' has the western Carolinas gyrating

Posted: Updated: Feb 22, 2013 02:14 PM
Gaffney High School students dance the "Harlem Shake." (YouTube) Gaffney High School students dance the "Harlem Shake." (YouTube)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A dance called the "Harlem Shake" is taking the internet by storm, and the western Carolinas is no exception, with classrooms, hockey rinks and amphitheaters turned into dance floors.

The videos are normally about 30 seconds long and start off with a lone dancer gyrating his hips and waving his arms. About half-way through the clip, the beat drops and suddenly the room, field or parking lot is filled with a mob of dancers all wildly shaking to the rhythm.

FOX Carolina's The Morning News team tried their hand at the dance a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been sent links to local groups who tackled the jam.

Wren High School

The yearbook staff took a break from picking out the best pictures to enjoy a dance party.

Western Carolina University

Students, staff and the school's mascot join in this romp in front of the tower.

Gaffney High School

It looks like the folks at Gaffney decided the quiet of the library would be the perfect place to break out in dance.

Lander University

Lander decided to bring their mascot into the mix. Their clip is a bit longer than most.

Clemson University

Clemson also brought in their mascot, and got a little more creative than most we've seen, ending with the ritual rally cry.

Greenville Road Warriors

Even Rowdy the mascot of the Greenville Road Warriors got people dancing at a recent hockey game.

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