Lots of things happen in the sporting world in any given calendar year, but it is hard to remember a 12 months in recent history that contained quite so much dancing.
With full blown crazes like the Whip/Nae Nae, Hit The Quan and Dabbing, everyone was bringing the hottest steps onto the field and into the locker rooms.
We have sifted through all this jitterbugging and rug cutting to bring you the 25 finest moments of sports dancing in 2015. Study these videos and you will be able to own the dancefloor at your New Year’s Eve party.
Barry Alvarez Shows An Old Badger Can Learn New Tricks
Athletic director Barry Alvarez took over on the sideline for Wisconsin‘s Outback Bowl win and showed he’s still got plenty left in the tank during the celebration.
Do The Freddie
Rumor has it the strength of this performance alone is what got Fred Hoiberg called up to the Bulls from Iowa State.
Tom Brady Auditions for Dancing With The Stars
The Patriots had a big team gala to celebrate their most recent Super Bowl victory, and Tom Brady tore up the dance floor and then had soem fun with his skills on Facebook.
Steve Ballmer Phunks with Clippers Fans Hearts
Steve Ballmer brought his signature intensity while dancing to a Fergie performance at a Clippers game, and the results made Elaine Benes look like Mikhail Baryshnikov.
By 2015 we assumed we had seen enough Haka videos that the intensity would start to lose its effect but when you add in ice its power is hard to ignore.
Virginia Fans Take Dance-off Very Seriously
Virginia basketball fans had a lot to be excited about last season, and two of the Cavaliers fans channeled their excitement into the art of dance in an epic jumbotron battle.
J.J. Watt Shakes It For The Rockets
Playoff basketball gets everyone excited, including reigning NFL defensive player of the year J.J. Watt, who get down with a fellow fan after a Rockets win.
Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon rule the Jumbotron
No one had a bigger year than Taylor Swift and that bled into the world of sports several times, including her tour of Jumbotron dancing with Jimmy Fallon.
Gronk’s Entourage Has Some Nice Moves
Rob Gronkowski likes to have a good time, and that includes cutting loose with some pals and going in on some big screen dance moves at a Clippers game.
Tommy Lasorda Is Uninterested In Turning Down
Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda got fans excited for the upcoming season of baseball by jumping around to Lil Jon and DJ Snake’s dance hit “Turn Down For What” in an Instagram video.
Kris Versteeg, Jason Demers Bring Your Nightmares To Life
Devin Setoguchi got married this year and his former teammates Kris Versteeg and Jason Demers made sure it was an even no one would forget with a very odd piece of choreograpy.
DeAngelo Williams Lets It Go
DeAngelo Williams is a good running back but it turns out he is an even better dad, as evidenced by his commitment to this Frozen dance party/sing along.
Paula Abdul Judges Presidential Dance-Off
The Nationals played host to Paula Abdul in June and the pop star, and reality competition judge helped find the finest dancer among the team’s racing presidents.
Riley Curry Has Got A Mean Whip
Everything Stephen Curry’s daughter does is adorable, including her take on the summer’s biggest dance craze.
Torrey Smith’s son T.J. Is Big Silento Fan
Children everywhere seemed to love Silento’s “Watch Me” and T.J. Smith, son of 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, was leading the pack with his diaper dancing videos.
The Twins Hit The Quan
A Minnesota Twins ball boys smooth moves inspired one of the most intense clubhouse dance parties of 2015.
Novak Djokovic Gets Weird With U.S. Open Fan
Novak Djokovic was an absolute wrecking ball on tour this year, but all those victories did not stand in the way of a little fun during his U.S. Open title run.
Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake channel Beyonce at U.S. Open
The U.S. Open is a star studded affair, and Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake added to the fun in Flushing with their take on Beyonce.
Dangerous Dancing with Penn State
Anthony Zettel is a defensive lineman, dancer and martial arts expert and he shows them all off in this video
Dabo gets down to Drake
Clemson has been having a lot of fun this season, winning all of their games and doing some great work in the locker
Steve Young, Odell Beckham Channel Ray Lewis
Steve Young may not have the same reputation for toughness that Ray Lewis does, but he still did a fine job mimicking the retired Ravens linebacker at a Monday Night game in Green Bay earlier this year.
Later in the season, Giants receiver Odell Beckham would pay homage to the iconic dance during a MNF game.
Frank Kaminsky Brings His Beautiful Moves To China
The Hornets toured China during the preseason and in addition to brining high quality basketball, they also brought Frank Kaminsky and his sweet, sensual dance moves.
Cam Newton And Everyone Else Love To Dab
Cam Newton brought the Migos inspired dance The Dab, to the NFL this season were it immediately became controversial and inescapable.
Monmouth Bench Makes Cheering A Performance Art
Monmouth is a MAAC school with some big-time wins on its resume and a bench that is may be more entertaining than anything you could see on a basketball court.
North Carolina Central Fans Go Crazy For 8-Year-Old Dancer
Sports are exciting but rarely do they elicit a reaction as great as this eight-year-old girls dance routine