Teddy bear roll: Video of Sunderland mother-of-three performing signature dance move watched over 500,000 times

'I even did it on my wedding night in my £1,300 dress'

Sarah Young
Tuesday 16 January 2018 11:30
Teddy bear roll: Video of a Sunderland mother-of-three doing the signature dance move watched over 500,000 times

A video of a woman performing her signature dance move in a nightclub has gone viral after she was filmed by a stranger.

Rachel McCann Parkin, 33, was on a night out with friends to celebrate a 30th birthday when she stole the dance floor spotlight.

The footage, recorded on Snapchat in the early hours of Saturday morning was captured and shared by Twitter user Micky Jones with the caption, “How Sunderland didn’t win city of culture I’ll never know.”

Since being posted, the video has received more than 500,000 views, 13,000 retweets and 30,000 likes.

In the clip, the mother-of-three can be seen rolling around on the ground to the sound of Destiny’s Child ‘Bootylicious’ with a move she calls ‘the teddy bear roll’ as the crowd cheers her on.

The talk of the weekend, Parkin says she is surprised at how popular the video has been.

“I’m still in shock at how the video has travelled. I don’t even go out much,” the B&M shop assistant told Sunderland Echo.

“It’s been my signature move since I was young. I even did it on my wedding night in my £1,300 dress.“

Despite its popularity online Parkin admits that she was embarrassed when she first found out she had been filmed as she thought people would respond with “nasty comments.”

But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Commenting on the original post, the vast majority of Twitter users have applauded Parkin for her remarkable dance moves.

“I wish I could do that,” one person wrote.

Another added, “Amazing. Already practicing on my floor.”

The young mother adds that she worries people filming antics such as this, particularly on nights out, has the potential to stop people being true to themselves.

“I wasn’t asking for trouble. I wasn’t bullying anyone or starting a fight. I was just enjoying myself.”

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