Forget dabbing: 'The Floss' is the dance craze you need to know about

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Have you heard of the ‘Floss’?

Warning: a new dance move dubbed ‘The Floss’ is set to drive parents across the country up the wall.

In case you weren’t aware, ‘dabbing’ is so last year as children have taken up an all new dance craze. Inspired by Katy Perry’s video for hit, Swish Swish, the energetic move involves a repetitive swing of the hips and arms.

And it’s become a major hit, after a child known as the ‘Backpack Kid’ performed the popular move in the songstress’ well-known music video.

So with school pupils across the UK beginning to pick up the catchy dance, one primary school teacher decided to give it a whirl.

Simon Hunt from Tottington Primary School in Manchester became an overnight sensation after uploading a video of his class performing the dance to Facebook.

After declaring “if you can’t beat them, join them”, the teacher donned a pair of sunnies and became the ‘master’ of flossing in one swift move.

He captioned the clip: “So this boom floss dance is the new craze sweeping the schools at the moment. I thought I’d better get myself up to speed. At any point throughout the day if the kids are stood up, this [the dance] will happen. I decided if you can’t beat them, join them.”

Since sharing the hilarious post, the video has amassed over 57,000 views and has been shared a total of 253 times.

Fancy impressing your kids by mastering the move for yourself? Make sure to check out Katy Perry’s headline-grabbing video (FYI, she begins to demonstrate the killer move six minutes in).

After all, if you can’t beat them why not join them?


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