Friday, June 22, 2007

awesome new european dance craze

if you're a 17 year old boy in belgium, i imagine you're overcome with excitement about "" dancing. here are two videos with evidence of this (courtesy our pal pleasure)...






click the youtube logo to view the counter on that second one. currently 4,034,187, and not a one from u.s.a...


38 comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never thought something could be BOTH gay AND lame at the same time, but there it is...

6/22/2007 08:18:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for me the point of dancing was always to try and dance with girls. not wuite sure what to make of this,

6/22/2007 08:26:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No girls here! Why do I keep thinking "skinheads" when I watch this?

6/22/2007 09:10:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, maybe for you guys in the states this is lame, only because you don't get the music. In the us. you guys still liesen to the 70's music in the clubs...pathetic!

6/22/2007 09:11:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have this in the states, it's called hopscotch.

6/22/2007 09:22:00 PM
Blogger  said...

at least the europeans don't try to destroy each other in wars anymore.

6/22/2007 09:27:00 PM
Blogger  said...

This is where they got that "new" dance style from.... stop ripping us off!

6/22/2007 09:33:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, a bunch of guys imagining to play hackeysack, big deal...

6/22/2007 09:38:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw these same exact two videos at
two months ago. Hmm....

Anyway, as The Swarm says, more can be found at

6/22/2007 09:38:00 PM
Anonymous  said...

Looks fun. A relatively simple high energy dance. Not bad compared to some of the crap that is going around.

6/22/2007 09:42:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proves it again. Europeans are fruit booties.
And to the idiot that said Europeans aren't killing each other in wars......see anything about Ireland lately. There's this thing called the IRA. They have a tendency to blow shit up.

6/22/2007 10:59:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, not only do we destroy each other in wars, but we also have pathetic 70s music in our clubs. We have a long way to go as a culture, and as a people.

With the exception that we decided to abandon the Nutcracker as a youth dance craze in the early 30s.

6/22/2007 11:07:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just awesome :-) Thats why europe rulez :-) cuz we're havin sum fun with true style, without phony superficial blabla shit :-)

6/22/2007 11:25:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, wtf.. it'd be nice if the camera they used could record more than 2 fps.

6/22/2007 11:57:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole time I was watching this I was thinking "Kid & Play" from the '80s

New? I don't think so.

6/23/2007 12:26:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually it's style that obviously originates from russian traditional dancing..and a tiny bit like the pogo dance which may remind some of certain skinhead movements

6/23/2007 12:39:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I cant see this "awesome" dance craze catching on. The lack of girls does kind of make me wonder. Do you think girls would dance like that is they "found out" about it? I can't see any girls on the homepage of the jumpfreakz site.
I mean that dance doesn't really seem to have much to it, it could probably do with some variation but its "new" so maybe it'll get better over time. It looks a bit like toprocking (the bit of breakdancing you do standing up) but no where near as good.

As for the person that used the IRA as an example of how Europeans still "blow shit up", the IRA disarmed within the last few months and have vowed to stop all activity. Americans aren't exactly the best for not starting wars. But lets not get that in the way of this amazing new dance form.

6/23/2007 12:41:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Dance Dance Revolution has finally resulted in a real dance :(

6/23/2007 12:57:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can call it jumping or jump dance if they want but what it is is basically "Kick Step" popularized in the late 80's and early 90's by Kid N Play.

6/23/2007 01:18:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

moped worship at its best

6/23/2007 01:56:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg please don't let this stuff spread! i'm from belgium myself and i have to say i'm deeply ashamed by the people 'dancing' like this. you always see a couple at parties, luckily i've never seen a whole mass, it's usually just a small group. it just looks incredibly stupid, and it's mostly showoffs who claim they're "good" at it. i'm not saying any of this out of jealousy, because i've tried dancing like this myself (as a thruth or dare thing) and friends said i was actually quite "good", if there is such a thing, but i couldn't help feeling incredibly stupid and silly while doing so. anyways, just to say that 1) it's not really that impressive and 2) this is not representative for belgium ;)

6/23/2007 02:15:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf are you going on about "europeans" and "americans"?
that is so mature... NOT!
in both environments you'll find cool people as well as shiteheads, so what's the big deal?

0ffh

(from europe, btw)

6/23/2007 02:38:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

I am 24 years old and from belgium. This jump dance is only done by

A) 11year olds etc in search of their identity

B) older people stuck in the mental phase of 11year olds.

please dont give this so much attention, as you might know this only stimulates these kids

6/23/2007 02:38:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

meh this craze is almost over, give it half a year and already something new is "cool" here (in belgium). Maybe then it will fly over to the US ;)

did i mention that it's actually ridiculous and only done by people under 20?

6/23/2007 02:44:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the first video (on street) is not from Belgium but from Estonia. I'm not native myself, but I can surely hear them speaking some Estonian, and also the environment looks more like Eastern Europe than something like Belgium.

6/23/2007 03:41:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does anyone leave a comment on a page like this? What is the point? Please, tell me.

6/23/2007 04:03:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Goose-Stepping" morons

6/23/2007 06:09:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth." - Mark Twain

6/23/2007 06:59:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a masked person on the tv show "so you think you can dance" did a "jump style" routine... i just thought it was stupid, but no its an actual style

6/23/2007 08:13:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 2047 war between belgium and the u.s. will settle this once and for all. all europeans are gay and start wars. NO americans are gay. and we only started the civil war 0f 1911 which was for a good cause.

p.s.

i have not watched the dance videos but i'm sure they're fine.

6/23/2007 10:16:00 AM
Blogger  said...

cartoon version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv18nWHKZDc

6/24/2007 03:37:00 AM
Blogger  said...

I GET IT! They are trying to shake down the other pant leg. Obviuosly the others that have already got the wayward pantleg to fall just don't want the other guys to look foolish :)
And isn't this refreshing anyway! I mean at least the getting exercise and not sitting in front of a keyboard watching other people dance.

6/24/2007 09:52:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITS COOLLL

So fuck yourself if you dont like it...

btw the dutchees started with it

6/24/2007 10:37:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a couple people have mentioned....this is nothing 'new'. Here's the clip from HOUSE PARTY from 1990. Similar...uh, yeah.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=UFSyBBglmpI

6/25/2007 10:09:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some masked guy did this on So You Think You Can Dance. I thought it was a joke to be honest. I still think it's a joke but now I know he was serious.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=WVZSsLFla-4

6/25/2007 08:34:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesnt look half as Gay as kid n play, and I'd rather my kids be dancing to music than throwing dry ice bombs in the street.

7/06/2007 02:45:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Europeans can come across as the biggest fobs...

2/27/2008 09:54:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually quite hard to do and, while you do feel silly doing it, it's a physical challenge. If people want to bounce to a beat, you can't really stop them. :P

11/01/2008 03:35:00 PM



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