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Had enough of ‘flossing’ videos? Now brace yourself for ‘Triangle Dance’


‘Triangle dance’ is the new social media trend that’s all the rage now, and this is both good and bad news. It’s good news because this brings hope that the world will finally move on from flossing. It’s bad news because this is even more complex than the floss dance, and it involves three people (Triangle, duh!).

The Triangle dance. Image: TikTok/Twitter

The Triangle Dance needs three people to stand in a huddle and do this very trigonometrically coordinated move so that when each person moves on their front and side, neither of them collide. Believe you me, this may look easy, but when you go at it, be ready for a few head and knee collisions, initially at least.

(Yours truly is currently holding an ice pack to her head!)

I can’t stop laughing at this! #triangledance #twats

— Amy Handley (@amychandley1985) March 11, 2019

Triangle dance. Nailed it

— Adamskii (@AdamskiJonDicky) March 11, 2019

We took the #TriangleDance challenge at the offce

— steve kibui (@SteveKibui) March 12, 2019

4th grade kids want to join in on the triangle dance fun. We learned how to do it for our morning meeting and had a blast! #TRIANGLEDANCE

— Mr. Ong (@WillardTeacher) March 12, 2019

This mesmerizing trend has quickly turned into an online sensation.

And for all of you people who are sadists (like me) and are here for the fails, they are pretty much the funniest videos you will watch all week.

“The Triangle Dance” challenge…EPIC fail on the left, mostly because of @StuntmanStu!

— MAJIC 100 (@MAJIC100Ottawa) March 12, 2019

I’m here for the Triangle Dance, but only for the fails. Lord knows if I tried it, I’d have a broken nose.

— Molly O’Hare (@MollyOHareBooks) March 12, 2019

But where did this come from? As far as I can make out, this move first showed up on a video on TikTok in February 2019, when user Matthew Jones posted a video of three friends doing the dance. That video was set to the song Milkshake by Kelis, and for the first few weeks of the dance’s popularity on TikTok, it was known as the “Milkshake Challenge”. According to NowThis, the first compilation featuring the dance move was viewed more than 8 million times in just 12 hours — and has since inspired hundreds of copycats.

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