|ISU tapes 'Harlem Shake' video|
|Written by Nellie Romanowski, Senior Staff|
|Monday, 25 February 2013 19:27|
The infamous “Harlem Shake” is beginning to shake up ISU and inspire students to take dancing to a whole new level.
The popular online video consists of one lonely dancer that eventually is swept away by a crowd of energetic dancers all dressed strangely and doing unique dance moves.
Many student groups on campus have produced their own renditions of the “Harlem Shake” within the past few weeks, creating a wave of videos on YouTube.
One video in particular, made by the student crowd at last week’s men’s basketball game where the entire Red Alert section performed the shake, has been sweeping the Internet.
Pete Brandstatter, ISU athletics coordinator of fan experience, works to integrate student engagement with all athletic venues to create a welcoming and energetic atmosphere.
Brandstatter feels that dances, like the “Harlem Shake,” are what brings together the student body.
“Videos and dances like the ‘Harlem Shake’ or ‘Gangnam Style’ by PSY create great electricity at athletic venues, and the student section plays a pivotal role in making the experience,” Brandstatter said.
The “Harlem Shake” video was a student initiative that ISU Athletics supported once they heard that students wanted to record their performance at the basketball game.
The video was a great success, and ISU athletics thanks student groups on campus for helping to spread the word about the “Harlem Shake” video that would be recorded during the game. Because of their initiative, it was a great turnout, Brandstatter said.
The video, among other ISU videos, can be found at www.youtube.com/user/goredbirdscom.