Taylor Swift Explains Her Awards Show Dance Moves

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Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour live at Heinz Field on June 6, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Taylor Swift has established herself as the signature awards show dancer, busting a move in the audience no matter the song. Her dancing at this year's Grammys caught the attention of Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams, who were sitting close by, but also made fans wonder: What does she call her signature dance move?

Six months later, one fan took to Tumblr to settle this debate once and for all, posting a Gif of her Grammy dance and asking for a title, adding, "Taylor this is so important, we need a name for this move." Being the active social media user Swift is, she promptly responded with a name and dictionary definition, designating it "The Mom-Croon."

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"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 on her Tumblr page.

She also addressed the haters that hate, hate, hate on her Mom-Crooning: "Cynics 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. Those who know how to Mom Croon cannot see the eye rolls of haters. They have reached a level of musical transcendence that is hater-proof. Once you perfect the mom croon, you are truly free." 

Here's a little reminder of what the mom-croon looks like, as shown in the Tumblr post:

swiftiesinfundon:

swiftiesinfundon:

The way Ed just turns around like “what the hell are you doing Taylor" 
But seriously Taylor… what do you call this dance move? 

Taylor this is so important, we need a name for this move


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. Cynics 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. Those who know how to Mom Croon cannot see the eye rolls of haters. They have reached a level of musical transcendence that is hater-proof. Once you perfect the mom croon, you are truly free. Used in a 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.”

Swift even used her coined term in a sentence, mentioning another pop queen for context. “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.”

Coincidentally, Britney Spears confessed that she's a Swiftie at the Teen Choice Awards just a few days prior to Swift's mention of the throwback Spears jam. Maybe one day they'll "Mom-Croon" to each other's songs together.