Have you ever wondered how Marines blow off steam in their downtime?
These nine Marines dance it out, to be more specific they “Jump On It.”
Cory Etter and eight fellow Marines were participating in a field day. Field day occurs once a week and is for Marines living in barracks. It is when they have to clean their barracks to the inspection of Staff Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) and the occasional Commissioned Officer. It can be a grueling day depending on the whims of the Marine inspecting the barracks.
These nine Marines did not have those field day worries on this day.
There are certain dances that everyone knows, no matter where you are from in the United States. They are usually dances that are played at Weddings. The Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache”, commonly referred to as “Jump On It”, has turned into one of those dance songs. No one quite remembers where or when they learned it, but they sure know the funny and easy dance steps. While eight Marines stand in a line for the infamous dance, one stands in front as if to lead.
These Marines did not need an “instructor” for this drill, they all knew the moves.
Marines are just like us. Their favorite part during the dance is the actual “Jump On It” dance circle. Each Marine does it a tad bit differently but that is when they are really feeling the dance.
They can all try their best, and we give them many kudos, but no one can do the “Jump On It” dance like the two originals: Will and Carlton in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The fictional cousins are in Las Vegas and compete in a talent show and break out a dance that would last for decades.
The original episode aired in 1995, doesn’t that make us all feel old?
The “Carlton” dance was not the only iconic dance to come from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) reminisced about creating the dance with Will Smith.
“That was actually Will. Will came up with that one. We were there together, and the music came on, and you know, when you’re creating, you just kind of go with things. We both just kind of did it together. A lot of things come from just being on the set and clowning around and just having fun,” Ribeiro said.
Will Smith created the dance by goofing around and these Marines are keeping that tradition alive.
Their dance only lasts a minute, one funny and great minute.
They probably did not want it to end so soon because that would mean they have to get back to work. Any minute dance break is worth it if it means they do not have to clean.
These Marines “Jump On It” dance break has been viewed over four million times! Some commented,
“They done everything for us, they deserve a time to laugh and be human. I can’t keep a straight face on while watching this. LOL love you guys.”
“I love it how the instructor starts his own solo when everyone’s leaving hahah”
“This video never ceases to completely crack me up! I like to believe that is how my hubby spent his deployments….”
Watch these Marines bust out their dance moves right below!
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