Dancing on BART Trains Is Kind of a Big Deal Now

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A BART dancer shows off his moves
Have we been missing something here, or has dancing on BART trains become a big Bay Area phenomenon in the last few months? There are many videos on YouTube -- most of them relatively new -- showing crews of young'uns sliding, gliding, contorting themselves, and doing other turf-dancing moves on moving BART trains, to the joy and irritation of other riders. One SF Weekly colleague and seven-year daily BART rider confirms that this thing has blown up in the last six months or so: not just random drunk people doing the twist, but groups of people boarding on trains with speakers pumping soundtracks (usually Michael Jackson, for obvious reasons), then holding dance-offs where they show all kinds of crazy moves. Check out some videos:

One group of dancers confirmed to our colleague that this fad has only blown up in the last six months or so. They seemed to be getting a lot of attention, too.

Has this been your experience? Do you like the BART dancers? Hate 'em? Want them to play something besides Michael Jackson? Let us know in the comments.

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jordoncloud
jordoncloud

I saw a kid in Downtown Oakland practicing his moves by himself by watching his reflection in the window outside of Sears and it was AWESOME. With so much ugly going on in Oakland it is really nice to see something so beautiful and positive on the city sidewalks.

Alex Cruz
Alex Cruz

there's also musicians around MacArthur >

Art Gonzalez
Art Gonzalez

I have an idea, SIT DOWN BEFORE YOU FALL AND HURT YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE! Maybe it's just me but why do you think all of us want to see you're silly ass dancing around like a fool.

Javier Leocadio Colón
Javier Leocadio Colón

The hobos have been dancing, pissing and defecating on BART for decades... This is nothing special.

Hiram Rodriguez
Hiram Rodriguez

I grew up in the city, and this has always happened. The internets has just blown it up.

William Dolan
William Dolan

Yeah, O.K., so the Bart is like any other subway in the world. And that is newsworthy why?

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