Incessant dancing at awards shows is one of the many things that make Taylor Swift who she is. Grammys? VMAs? ACMs? You can always count on Tay to dance like nobody's watching. She'll shimmy, she'll shake, she'll jump around, she'll wave her hands in the air like she just don't care.
This week, fans took to Tumblr to post a GIF of Tay dancing at this year's Grammys to try to figure out what Swift calls the move. “Taylor this is so important," one Swiftie wrote, "we need a name for this move.”
Well, Taylor has spoken, and she revealed that the name of her signature move is the Mom-Croon. Allow her to explain:
The Mom-Croon - (noun) A dance move invented at the 2014 Grammy Awards. To sway, perform, and sing along to a song in an extremely emotional or sentimental way, possibly incorporating hand gestures. Eyes closed, lost in the music. The way your mom gets taken away by a tune from her high school days, glass of red wine in hand, shuffling around the room as her teenage kids roll their eyes in disdain.
Swift explains that haters may "judge the Mom-Crooners (MC’s as they are commonly referred to in the dance world) as it is a form of dance only perfected by those willing to be absolutely swept away by the feels you get when you hear a certain song." Mom-Crooners, you see, "have reached a level of musical transcendence that is hater-proof."
If you need further clarification, she also offered an example sentence: "Oh look, Taylor’s being embarrassing again– just mom-crooning away in the corner by herself because 'Sometimes' by Britney Spears came on. Oh God. Now she’s crying.”