Teen's ‘terrifying’ high school dance routine sets social media ablaze: ‘This is why I’m scared of clowns’

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Though a lot of people may feel like their high school experience was straight out of a horror film, it’s hard to find someone who can say that literally.

That is, except for Aspenn Kite. The 19-year-old is currently going viral on TikTok after sharing an old performance by her high school dance team — which featured dozens of girls dressed as terrifying killer clowns.

The routine, which took place a few years ago, according to BuzzFeed, was apparently inspired by the 2017 horror film “It.” Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the movie centers around a group of children attempting to battle an evil, shapeshifting clown named Pennywise.

Kite took a trip down memory lane last week, sharing a TikTok of her dance team practicing, preparing and ultimately performing as the villainous circus performer. The result is exactly as frightening as you’d think.

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The video has racked up 7.4 million views in just one week, with several commenters calling the routine “terrifying” and questioning why the school would decide on such an unusual theme.

“This is why I’m afraid of clowns,” one user wrote.

“That would be so scary to watch in real life,” another added.

However, the majority of TikTok users were extremely praiseworthy, writing that, subject matter aside, the dancing was really impressive.


Other commenters excitedly called for Kite to share more videos, a request the teen happily fulfilled. She’s now uploaded nearly a dozen clips from the performance on her TikTok account, including a particularly hilarious one of her teammates dancing to Soulja Boy while in full clown makeup.

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If you liked this story, check out In The Know’s article on the sea lion who went viral on TikTok for having a dance-off with a zoo worker.

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