25 Fortnite Dance Moves with their Origin


Zany dance is itself funny and perfect to swing out as you down an enemy, the music and the dance moves are in cool sync. This dance move first originated from the official music video for El Chombo’s 1998 song, “dame tu cosita” and this emote was added to the Fortnite dance moves list in Season 4.


Intensity a high energy dance in Fortnite is copied from a video of in which a man dance like this on the occasion of 2000 Fuckparade in Berlin, Germany. This might be named after the intense expression on the man’s face.


Hype is one of the rare emote in the game and This dance move shows the excitement of a person. This dance move was originated from a dance performed by Ames Baker professionally known as Blocboy JB, is an American Rapper and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee.

Smooth Moves

One of the most entertaining dance moves from the list is Smooth Moves and the origin of this emote is based on a dance move performed by BTS also known as the Bangtan Boys. This is one of the epic dance moves in the list.


The dance move which you can get from the Season 2 Battle Pass 49 Tier as a reward and this emote is based on the dance performing of Russell Horning (Backpack Kid) During singer Katy Perry’s appearance on the television show. The speed at which it carried is actually breathtaking.

Take The L

“Take the L” The term is usually used to depict inability to achieve the desired goal. This dance emote seems to be based on a dance by the clown Pennywise in the 2017 remake of Stephen King’s IT. It is very funny and crazy move to show the opponent to accept defeat.

Electro Shuffle

This fast pace dance called Shuffle is one of the best dance in the list. This emote was originated or influenced by the Youtuber Gabby J David. Electro shuffle is also one of the epic dance moves in the list.

Electro Swing

This electro swing features long dance animation with cool old school music and this electro swing is based on a performance by a YouTuber Takesomecrime. The Electro Swing is one of the rare dance emote in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Dance Move

This is the most popular and Default dance which was taken from the medical-comedy show ‘Scrubs’. The character named Turk did this dance in one episode, and Epic Games decided to pay tribute! The emote incorporates some unique gestures and rhythms including points and handclaps with highly intricate creativity.

Orange Justice

This emote is from a contest called Boogie Down contest in which fortnite players or fans can submit their dances and the first price was that your dance could be added in the game. A kid with an orange shirt submitted his video but he didn’t win. After that video goes viral and then almost every YouTube personality featured it in their videos. So the kid who wears an orange shirt got justice. So It came to be known as “orange justice”.

Best Mates

This move with weird swinging arms and high knees are introduced by Marlon Webb on his Vine channel! After that, this move went viral and then it was added to Fortnite. The Best Mate emote is Characterized by the random and fun movements of legs and arms.

The Robot

This one is very famous because its another type of street dance, where the dancer moves like a robot on the beat of the music and this was inspired by Michael Jackson. This dancing style was made popular after Michael Jackson performed the dance with his brothers in his “Dancing Machine” music video, and subsequently during his solo career.

Fresh Dance

Fresh Dance is inspired by Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is suing Epic over Fortnite’s replication of his trademark dance move. The dance move is meant to make you look cool in a very silly way where arms lead the body.


Flapper is one of the oldest dance of time and its original name is The Charleston because it was first danced on a song of the same name in its music video. This dancing style simply symbolizes ego and total disrespect for the enemies.

Marsh Walk

This dance move was inspired by Christopher Comstock (born May 19, 1992), known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic music producer and DJ. This was added when Marshmallow did a live concert in Fortnite Season 7.

Phone It in

This is one of the epic dance moves in the game and the dance move was originated from a video in which a musician plays the saxophone. This emote plays an animation of the character playing saxophone and an accompanying sound of it just like the musician.


The dance move was originated from a video in which a girl can’t stop dancing whenever she hears Despacito (by Luis Fonsi). Vivacious features a curvy dance animation with some punk yet sexy dance moves that are suited for female avatars.


The Eagle is the name of one of the emote animations for the game Fortnite Battle Royale. The dance was inspired by a girl doing the same step on the stage. The dance shows the animation of the players trying to flap like Eagle wings.


The dance move was inspired by the Indian Festival “Diwali”. On this Festival almost every Indian do the same thing. The Sparkler Emote animation will make the player pull a little sparkler out of nowhere and wave it around until it stops sparkling. 

True Heart

True Heart was taken from a music video in which girls do the same step. The dance showcase a step is done by the ladylike dance that creates a magical sparkling heart in the air that vanishes after a few seconds.

Infinite Dab

The Dab was originated from the anime series “Dragon Ball Z” where Gohan occasionally performed the Dab move. Dab is also very popular among teens. It was a trend at a time whenever a person says or does something savage, he dabs. From there the Infinite Dab included in the game. The gesture switches between sides alternatively.

Ride The Pony

The dance move was originated from Gangnam Style’s music video in which PSY does the same step. In the animation, character hops like he’s riding a pony while the right hand is spinning an imaginary rope and holding the pony’s leash in the other hand.


Twist is one of the simplest dance moves in the Fortnite. This dance move was originated from a very old music video called “Let’s Twist Again” by Chubby Checker. This song was released in 1971 and was added to Fortnite Season 5

Llama Bell

The Llama Bell animation is a short animation where the player takes out a bell on one hand and strike it with a stick using the other hand to produce a clanging sound, which is made to summon Llamas. This was originated from a video in which a man from a Music Band did the same.

Groove Jam

 The Groove Jam is a stylish classic dance that shows some groovy moves. The move was also performed by a man on the stage and it also looks very funny. so it can be estimated that this was a major source behind this dance move.

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