Dancing can be dangerous. It seems every year, a trendy new dance move makes its way out of the clubs and into the world of weddings and school dances where it can be performed by drunk moms and assistant principals who think they’re way cooler than they actually are. But aside from the obvious nerdiness that twerking or nae-naeing can inspire, there’s also a dark side. In the past few years there’s been a series of dancing accidents that sound funny at first, but once it turns out that those accidents led to dancing deaths, things get a lot darker. On this list we’ve combed through the news and discovered the darkness that lies beneath the dance moves - all for a collection of stories about people who died while dancing.
Dancing deaths might sound like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s a very real thing that happens all too often. Maybe someone is just doing their best Miley impression and things get out of hand, making them yet another statistic in all too real world of twerk deaths and deaths by dancing. After you read the gruesome stories on this list, hopefully you’ll be inspired to be a bit safer the next time you go out with your friends.Take off your dancing shoes and put on your reading glasses for this list of people who died on the dance floor. Then, vote up the most horrifying and terrible stories of people who died while dancing.
Woman Suffocates While Dancing at a Night Club
Aanchal Arora, a 23 year old from India, was in the middle of an audience of 10,000 people who were dancing to Skrillex, when she collapsed due to cardiac arrest brought on by suffocation. According to reports, only 5,000 people were expected to attend the show and as of this writing police are still waiting to to rule out foul play.
Georgia Teen Dies While Twerking
In November 2015, a 16-year-old from Dallas, GA fell off his friend's Jeep. Though authorities accused him of car surfing, his parents said, "It was him climbing up on the hood of her car, on all fours more than likely being funny, trying to get a laugh by twerking."
Tragically, following the fall, his head was accidentally run over by his friend. He suffered extensive brain injuries and two punctured lungs, and after some time on life support, his mother decided to let him go "peacefully."
Breakdancer Dies After Attempting Backflip
At the Le Gossip nightclub in Paris, a 32-year-old man died from injuries sustained after attempting a backflip. When police arrived on the scene, the club was so crowded that they had to use tear gas to clear the building.
A Shooting on a Dance Floor Ends a Life
In 2012, a Detroit woman was accidentally killed when she hugged an off duty police office while on the dance floor celebrating her 25th birthday. According to the officer, the woman embraced him from behind and his gun accidentally discharged.