When was the Harlem Shake dance?

The Harlem Shake is an internet meme that went massively viral in early 2013. It featured short videos of people wildly dancing to a song of the same name.

When did Harlem Shake dance come out?

The Harlem Shake is a jerky arm and shoulder movement just in time to the music. The dance was created by Harlem resident Al B. in 1981; the dance was initially called “The Albee” or “The Al. B.”.

Where does Harlem Shake come from?

The Harlem shake, originally called the albee or Al B, is a dance introduced in 1981 by a Harlem resident named Albert Boyce aka “Al B”. The dance is a “drunken shake” and Al B performed the dance with hi arm-flailing during the half-time break in basketball matches at Harlem’s Rucker Park, circa 1981.

Who created Harlem Shake dance?

Al B – full name Albert Leopold Boyce – died of heart failure in 2006 aged 43, after years of drinking heavily, but, in his prime, he was known for creating the Harlem Shake dance move. He used to perform it as part of the half-time entertainment show in basketball tournaments at Rucker Park, New York.


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