FAMU's softball team dances before a game.
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This Dance-Obsessed HBCU Softball Team is Having More Fun Than Anyone

If you're not having fun playing softball, then you're just not doing it right. And no one across the country embodies that more than the Florida A&M University Rattlers softball team, whose members routinely turn the softball diamond into a dance floor and are captivating the internet.

The Rattlers have lost three of their last four games this season, but they aren't letting that get them down when it comes to having fun. "The Rattlers Softball Stroll" was reintroduced this season to Lil Boosie's "Wipe Me Down" — and, boy, it didn't disappoint.

You won't find another team busting moves quite like the Rattlers.

FAMU and the Rattlers Softball Stroll

The team's Instagram account posted a dancing video last season of a player absolutely CUTTING IT UP before a game to Unk's "Walk It Out." It received nearly 60,000 views and plenty of commenters who loved watching these girls eat up their routines.

From then on, the dancing posts became a staple. It wasn't until May 2022 that the team first dubbed its routine "The Rattlers Softball Stroll." Strolling is a term used to refer to organized dance, usually performed in a line, performed by Black Greek organizations. FAMU is one of four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Florida.

The dancing hasn't translated into wins all the time. FAMU finished last season 18-31, including two losses in the SWAC Championships to end the season. But make no mistake about it — these ladies are having a blast on the field and building camaraderie with each step and clap. Isn't that the point of the sport?

"The Rattlers Softball Stroll" went viral in a post on Oct. 4, 2022, when a video racked up more than 500,000 views. Some fans have asked where jerseys and other merchandise can be bought. That's how infectious their energy is.

From Beyonce choreography to their newest hit dance, FAMU softball is keeping social media dancing.

Sure, dancing doesn't always equate to wins, but who cares? Let the kids have fun.

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