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Our Favorite Line Dance Moves From THON 2021

There’s no question that the line dance is one of the most anticipated aspects of THON each year. In a normally packed Bryce Jordan Center, it’s pretty incredible to watch everyone come together and dance in sync every hour.

Although we’re all THONing from afar in 2021, we still get to carry on this tradition virtually, which is chilling nonetheless (just picture how many people are following along with the Dancer Relations captains in their homes all across the globe!). Unsurprisingly, this year’s line dance features no shortage of creative moves and stretches that will surely keep dancers loose and pumped up.

So, without further ado, here are some of our favorite moves that we’ll be busting out on the dance floor for months to come:

Who doesn’t love to play some air guitar and then absolutely destroy a beat drop on the drums? This makes us feel ~electrified~, to say the least. It also clearly sets the tone for the rest of the line dance and immediately takes things up a notch.

Although this move is a lot less complicated, there’s no denying how good it must be for stretching arm and back muscles. After standing for several hours straight, that is 100% necessary.

After THON is over, this stretch will come in handy for recovering from all those Zoom classes you spent slouched in bed.

This one gives me some serious Troy Bolton, High School Musical vibes and screams, “Get your head in the game.” It’s also perfect for all the people out there who are constantly shooting their shots in the DMs.

On a more serious note, though, this is a perfect way to honor the late GOAT, Kobe Bryant. So give that crossover and shot everything you got for #24.

This airplane dance is a vibe. Point made.

OK, you caught me. The real reason why I like this particular move is that it coincides with the song Baianá. If that doesn’t get you in a good mood, I truthfully don’t know what will.

This move has wholesome written all over it. It’s also really easy to learn, so you’ll have no problem mastering it after your first stab at the line dance.

I mean, doesn’t everyone love throwing their hands in the air from side to side? This move goes along with the song “Come & Go” in a tribute to the late Juice WRLD. For that reason alone, it feels all the more important and memorable.

If you’re anything like me, this move will make you feel free and powerful. Why? There’s room to improvise here and add your own twist while you jump around like crazy for a few seconds and pump your arms. There’s truly nothing better.

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Rory Pelella

Rory is a senior from Binghamton, New York majoring in Spanish and journalism. She's been bleeding blue and white ever since her older siblings decided to create a family dynasty in Happy Valley in 2006. So, as you can imagine, she loves absolutely everything Penn State (especially the Cheese Shoppe downtown). She's also a die-hard Yankees, Knicks, and Giants fan (it's brutal), and would do anything for a good old fashioned New York slice. Feel free to email her at [email protected] or follow her on twitter @rorypelella.

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