Calling All Shakers!

Harlem Shake

Alright, St. Paul’s. It’s time. As many of you may be aware, a new dance craze has taken the internet by storm. Much like its ancestors, such as Gangnam Style, Party Rock Anthem, and the Bernie, the Harlem Shake has gained worldwide fame.  Tons of videos have been put online, each with a different rendition of the dance.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. The move’s origin is traced back to people by the likes of Diddy, G Dep., and more recently, Bauuer. The internet has brought it new life, and now there’s thousands of videos of people doing it, and millions of views to boot.

In its simplicity, videos usually start with one person dancing to an excerpt from the 2012 song “Harlem Shake” for about 10-15 seconds, as people around the person are seen not paying attention.  When the song hits the drop, the videos cut to everybody doing a crazy dance to the beat for the next 15 seconds.

The Paper Wolf staff  now cordially invite you, the many clubs and extracurricular groups of St. Paul’s, to create your own Harlem Shake videos. Videos will be posted on ThePaperWolf.com with open voting to decide the best Harlem Shake video. The winning club, team, or group will receive bragging rights and will have their dance featured on the Guerrilla Wolf News.

There are guidelines to this contest, and they go as follows: any club or group that wants to be in this contest can enter; just be sure your dance is relevant to the club itself. For example, if you are in the Marian Players drama club, do a dance that features theater props or is shot inside the theater building. Also, please be sure to keep the dance moves, costuming, and props appropriate for our school environment. Lastly, keep videos between 30 and 40 seconds.

To make your entry eligible to win, you must follow the rules above,  film yourselves doing the dance,  save it to a disc or a flash drive, and put your disc or flash drive in an envelope with your group’s name, sponsor, and contact information.

Your entry should be turned in to Christi Simoneaux via her mailbox in the teacher’s lounge in the main school building. Flash drives will be returned, we promise.  If you need more information on rules, regulations, or anything of the sort, inbox a question to Mrs. Simoneaux at her email christis@stpauls.com.

Entries are due Friday, March 15.  We’re counting on all the clubs and groups to make this as fun as it can be. Be creative, and may the best shakers win!

Click here for an example of what to do.

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