The Brief: A dance choreographed by @astronomicalboy to the song "Church Bells" by Carrie Underwood rose to popularity on TikTok in late January and early February 2021.

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In January 2021, TikToker @astronomicalboy choreographed a dance to Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells,” inspiring a dance and meme trend on the app. The dance consists of the woah and a “sorority girl pose” rocking back and forth.

@astronomicalboy

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark

@astronomicalboy even posted a tutorial of the dance:

@astronomicalboy

a lot of you have been asking for a church bells dance tutorial, so here it is πŸ€—

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark

At the time of writing, there are over 137,000 TikToks with this sound, many of which include the dance. A popular meme spin on the trend features two or more rivals positioned next to each other in sort of a dance-off.

@carlbonerable

And if I’m being honest, your first and my last name would just sound better together and probably always will. #churchbells #dance

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark

@69shortasianbitch69

this is just a joke calm down

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark

This TikToker’s horse joined in on the dance:

@emmeequestrian

I wish you could hear me cackling at the end when Chester bobbed his head to Carrie πŸ’€πŸ€£ #horse #equestrian #horsegirl #fyp

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark

@anders.arneson

Us when a bi guy walks into a party #fyp #foryou #biguys #thegirls #RareAesthetic

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark

@warmbeef1

Dc: @astronomicalboy

♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark