‘The Dancing Mom’ back busting a move at Warriors game (vid)
“The Dancing Mom” — who became an Internet sensation last month after video of her dancing at a Golden State Warriors game went viral — was back busting a move Tuesday night.
Robin Schreiber, a 60-something former schoolteacher from Redwood City, Calif., returned to Oracle Arena for the Warriors’ tilt against the Utah Jazz. Only this time, instead of being restricted to busting a move in the stands, she was given top billing on center court during a halftime routine with the team’s dance team.
Instead of rocking a Santa-themed outfit like the dance team, Schreiber stuck with the patented Warriors Christmas sweater that was a huge part of her original routine’s “Dancing Mom” charm.
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) December 21, 2016
Give the people what they want!! The Warriors brought out dancing Sweater Mom at halftime. https://t.co/WWqZumYxy6
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 21, 2016
Schreiber routinely made appearances on Oracle Arena’s Jumbotron last season — 21 times to be exact, per FOX2 — but her frenetic dance routine in November somehow resonated and video of it caught fire online.
Whose moms is this??? pic.twitter.com/DsWkzYhokO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 10, 2016
“The Dancing Mom is what everybody calls me!” Schreiber said of her newfound celebrity status.
Regarding the arguably garish Warriors Christmas sweater, Schreiber says it originally a gift for her son but it didn’t fit him.
“[My husband and son] dared me to wear it!” Schreiber said. “I didn’t really care for the sweater, but I wore it and when they were both there, they said come on get up and dance! Do it!”
Schrieber says she was inspired to bust the moves that made her quickly famous to lift the spirits of folks in the wake of a contentious and divisive election season.
“After the election I kind of felt people were down and needed something more upbeat so I decided to don my sweater once again and get up and dance!” she said. “… I danced really silly and people were laughing and I think it’s gotten people’s spirits up.”
She’s got that right.