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Graduation Flash Mob Dancing to 'Shake It Off' Goes Way Viral

By    |   Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 09:17 AM

The video of a high school graduation flash mob dancing to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" has gone viral with more than 1.2 million views over the past week.

The seniors at Portsmouth High School in New Hampshire – all 230 of them – took their cue from valedictorian Colin Yost as he closed his remarks and the wild and crazy routine was met with loud applause from family, friends and other attendees at the graduation.



"I've always wanted to do a flash mob and I thought graduation would be the perfect place because our class is very cohesive and doesn't really have a lot of cliques," Yost told MTV News.

"I was listening to 'Shake It Off' in the car and I thought that would be great for a flash mob so I talked to a few of my friends about making it happen," he said.

Yost said he got the administration's nod for the flash mob, providing they were actually able to pull it off. Yost said class leaders organized five rehearsals to get the dances moves down.

"As we practiced, the energy was just building and everyone was feeling how great it was to work together and send this positive message," said Yost, adding that he and a couple of friends created a private instructional video for their classmates to share covertly to keep the routine a secret from the masses.

Taylor's latest hit "Bad Blood" may be to a little tougher to turn into a graduation theme song. Swift sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her current single with Kendrick Lamar. The song hit the No. 1 spot in May, to the delight of Swift.


The video for the song features an all-star line-up, including Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay and Cindy Crawford.

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