By Isabela Supovitz-Aznar & Jamie Murphy
Video By Isabela Supovitz-Aznar
In case you didn’t know, the video of the moment is called the “Harlem Shake”.
It consists of one person in a calm environment dancing in a repetitive and funny way. After the “drop” in the song, the calm environment in these videos becomes crazy with people often dressed up in costumes, but mainly dancing as crazy as possible.
With all the technology at SLA, it was only a matter of time before the “shake” came to us.
The idea to create a school-based video actually came from SLAMedia. On Friday, Feb. 15th, Juniors Jacob Lotkowski and Isabela Aznar were talking about the possibility of doing a school-wide “Harlem Shake” when Journalism Teacher Ms. Pahomov mentioned that there was a fire drill on that day.
They went running to the Principal Lehmann’s office and asked if the school could do the “shake” during the drill, scheduled for last period. Lehmann enthusiastically agreed to the idea, and news spread quickly throughout the halls.
Senior Sophia Henninger, who is often seen dancing around the hallways of SLA, was chosen by Principal Lehmann to be the lead person in the video.
The event was chaotic. When the fire drill happened at 2:50 PM, students who evacuated on the south side of the school piled in to be filmed for the video, although unfortunately not everyone could fit in the frame.
Though the final product is not quite professional, SLA now has its very own, and very original Harlem Shake! Check it out!