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