That Wild Viral Dance From Netflix Hit ‘Wednesday’ Is All Over TikTok

Need some new dance moves to freshen up your “ol, same” vibe? Tune in on Wednesday, Tim Burton’s impressive live-action Addams Family thriller, take a Goth-ish look and take notes.

It has become a trend.

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In episode 4 of Monster hit NetflixOn Wednesday, Addams shows off some iconic moves during a dance at Nevermore Academy, the school for the untouchables where she gets busy mocking and trying to stop a monster on a killing spree. The Internet has noticed her movements.

All over TikTok, people are doing their own versions of the kooky dance, which involves throwing your head back, looking up at the sky with wide, uncrossed eyes, and flinging your arms side to side, up and down like a deranged robot.

It’s part Argentine tango, part spooky shimmer and part C-3PO trying to shake it off.

“I’m going to dance every party from now on,” wrote one TikTok user whose version of the signature dance has garnered over 72 million views. The TikTok’er wears an all-black outfit, as always on Wednesday Addams, and looks remarkably like Jenna Ortega, who plays the lead character on the Netflix show and choreographs in real life.

Ortega’s moves clearly pay homage to other classic Addams Family moments, like the one where the original Wednesday teaches Lurch to dance in the spooky ’60s sitcom, and another where mom Morticia Addams aggressively cuts the rug in 1991’s The Addams Family.


This is how I will dance at every party from now on #wednesday #wednesdayaddams

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@entertaintonight There’s just something about Wednesday’s iconic dance scene that…we just can’t quite put our finger on. 🖤😉🤚 #wednesdaydance #wednesday #addamsfamily #fyp ♬ original sound – 𓆩 A 𓆪 – Aria

In the Netflix black comedy, Ortega dances to 1981’s Goo Goo Muck from The Cramps, but many on TikTok go with Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary (“I’m Gonna Dance with My Hands”). The lyrics match stylized hand movements to dance and nod to Wednesday’s faithful friend, a disembodied hand and she also guest stars in a number of TikTok dances.

Enjoy these Wednesday dance performances, including one performed on ice and one in a classic Indian dance style, then practice your own moves with a TikTok tutorial, which includes a professional dancer’s choreography. As my CNET colleague Joanne E. Solsman reports, Wednesday is the fifth most watched show on Netflix of all timeIn any language. Expect to see plenty of Wednesday Addams costumes and mysteries in the coming days and months.

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