Predicting The THON 2023 Line Dance

As former Onward State editor Steve Connelly once said, “Dancer Relations captains, it’s almost time to head to the stage.”

THON 2023 is just one day away. The line dance is one of the most anticipated parts of THON Weekend, and we’re eager to see what the Dancer Relations committee was cooking up in the studio all year long.

The line dance lyrics typically reference iconic pop culture moments, Penn State happenings, and world news. Check out our line dance predictions below:

Penn State Things

  • 11-2 football record
  • Rose Bowl win
  • RIP Franco Harris
  • New HUB snowball tradition
  • Nittany Lion vandalism
  • Goodbye Sean Clifford, hello Drew Allar
  • Academic Weapon Brad Kraut
  • RIP Gumby’s Pizza
  • Pat Kraft becomes the AD
  • Big Ten officially expanding
  • Canyon Pizza goes on two-week hiatus
  • Wrestling continues dominance, wins NCAA title.
  • NIL runs rampant

Pop Culture

  • Saquon is back
  • Will Smith slapped Chris Rock
  • Elon buys Twitter
  • Ticketmaster vs. Taylor Swift nation
  • Kylie Jenner reveals baby Aire’s name
  • Hit the Griddy
  • BeReal
  • “Don’t Worry Darling”
  • North West debuts on TikTok
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” ‘staches are back
  • TikTok corn kid
  • Tom Brady retires


  • Astros win the World Series
  • Pray for Ukraine
  • Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies come close…
  • Turkey-Syria earthquake
  • Egg prices soar
  • Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial
  • RIP Queen Elizabeth
  • Flooding in Pakistan
  • LeBron James becomes the NBA all-time leading scorer
  • United States shoots down Chinese balloon
  • Brittney Griner released from Russia

Songs/ Dance Break

  • “As It Was” — Harry Styles
  • “Anti-Hero” — Taylor Swift
  • “Rich Flex” — Drake and 21 Savage
  • “Kill Bill” — SZA
  • “Unholy” — Sam Smith
  • “Stick Season” — Noah Kahan
  • “Flowers” — Miley Cyrus
  • “Bad Habit” — Steve Lacy
  • “I Ain’t Worried” — One Republic
  • “Running Up That Hill” — Kate Bush
  • “I’m Good (Blue)” — David Guetta and Bebe Rexha

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Colleen Nersten

Colleen is a washed-up biology grad and former associate editor. Her legacy will live on through stories like “10 Questions With State College Sensation ‘Hot UPS Bae’”. If you’re a STEM girlie, this is your sign to take the leap of faith and learn to write. It’s pretty fun. Colleen misses the hate mail and can be reached at [email protected] or via LinkedIn.

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