So what exacltly is the "Harlem Shake"? Originally, Harlem shake referred to a dance that began in Harlem, New York in 1981, the roots of which come from an Ethiopian dance, "Eskista." This new ridiculous dance has taken off all over internet and is becoming our new obsession! Check it out.
It's supposed to start with one masked person "humping the air" while others are ignoring them, and when the beat drops everyone joins in, accompanied by masks and props.
You can also do it army style!