Ain't No Victory Dance Like an NYCB Victory Dance

November 20, 2014

Let’s talk about victory dances for a moment, shall we? They’ve gotten such a bad rap recently. These days, NFL players can actually be fined for excessive end-zone celebrating. A victory dancer is pretty much universally perceived as a jerk.

But let’s be honest: One of the real reasons the world dislikes those who celebrate by shakin’ it is because most people who do so are BAD DANCERS. If everyone in the NFL could move like Victor Cruz, maybe refs would be less quick to enforce that celebration rule, amirite?

PlayStation recently started a campaign to bring back the victory dance. And to convince the world of its awesomeness, they’ve brought in some of the world’s greatest dancers: members of New York City Ballet.

Six new PlayStation ads feature NYCBers reenacting scenes from video games. Things start out nice and classical—but move into more booty-centric territory once goals are scored or players tackled. (Craig Hall can GET DOWN, you guys.)

Want to get in on the action? Share your own victory dance on Instagram using the hashtag #PS4dancecontest. The best dancers will win PS4s of their own.

Happy Friday!