Did you know it’s illegal to dance at all in the small, midwestern town of Bomont? April Fool! Movie buffs will know Bomont is actually the fictional town from the 1984 movie “Footloose.” Kevin Bacon certainly looks foolish in his iconic warehouse dance scene, but who doesn’t look silly every now and then? It’s good to remember that it’s ok to laugh at ourselves, and what better time to laugh than on April Fools’ Day? So crank up the volume, put on your dancin’ shoes, and enjoy our list of some of the most foolish dances in history.
Complete with 1980s pop music, pelvic thrusts and an impressive, yet unexpected gymnastics display, this dance scene definitely makes the list as one of our all-time favorite foolish dances.
No foolish dance conversation would be complete without the Carlton, the dance Alfonso Ribeiro made famous in his role as dorky cousin Carlton on the hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Who can forget Napoleon’s sweet moves in the cult classic “Napoleon Dynamite”? Vote for Pedro!
Gangnam Style Oppa Gangnam Style!
South Korean pop star Psy was made world-famous for his silly dancing in this viral music video from 2012.
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the late king of foolish dancing – Chris Farley. With surprising flexibility and no limits to what he wouldn’t do, Farley never failed to keep us laughing. Check him out in all his glory in these two SNL skits featuring his outrageous moves.
David Bowie and Mick Jagger “Dancing in the Streets”
We don’t even know what to think about the strange dancing in David Bowie and Mick Jaggers’ music video for their classic hit “Dancing in the Streets.” Full of jerky movements and silly hopping, these 1980s cool guys look anything but. This foolish dancing is definitely worth a spot on our list!