To Harlem Shake or not to Harlem Shake…
Well, the LSU Tigers most certainly gave their answer after the YouTube video “LSU Football Harlem Shake” was published on March 18th.
The “Harlem Shake” dance craze has been interpreted throughout the country by numerous schools, colleges, and professional teams such as the Miami Heat.
For those of you who are unaware of what exactly the “Harlem Shake” is, well the video begins with one person dancing to the song, surrounded by several others who appear unaware of this person. Then the bass drops and the entire crowd is dancing, usually stripped down or dressed in costumes and, or with odd props.
The LSU Tigers version seems well received with over one million views and four thousand likes, unlike the Calvary version that was produced in North Louisiana.
About 40 students have been suspended from Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport for their participation in the “Harlem Shake” video, which was posted a month before the Tigers version.
The video appears to show members of the CBA baseball team in front of the school’s dugout, on the field dancing wildly.
Principal Kevin Guerrero says the school is not opposed to the Harlem Shake itself, but administrators felt like the students’ lack of clothing and gyrations were inappropriate.
The 40 Calvary students received 2 days of out of school suspension for the video.