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By Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jon Stewart busts a move for the #JustKeepDancing Challenge

"Gimme a beat."


Laken Howard


Posted on Sep 24, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:18 pm CDT

Ice Bucket Challenge mania has died down, but a new challenge is here and it’s ripe for star-studded viral videos (though not nearly as chilly). The #JustKeepDancing Challenge encourages people to raise awareness for pediatric cancer by busting a move on camera.

Ellen DeGeneres created the #JustKeepDancing Challenge back in May after she was inspired by six-year-old cancer patient Braylon Beam of North Carolina, who gained Internet fame by adorably dancing during his chemotherapy treatments. Since then, his story has spread far and wide, inspiring thousands of people to upload their own dancing videos.

Most recently, the challenge made its way to newly retired Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who was challenged by WWE star Triple H on Tuesday. He appeared in a 40-second-long video posted on Twitter yesterday afternoon:

“Triple H wasn’t sure if I can handle Ellen’s ‘Just Keep Dancing’ challenge to raise awareness for pediatric cancer,” Stewart said in the video. “Well, anybody who knows me knows other than surviving the AA, my next love is dance.”

And dance he does…until he’s interrupted by his son whacking him with a chair, a (painful) ode to Triple H and the WWE. Stewart then used his challenge to call out Triple H’s wife, Stephanie McMahon, to continue the challenge and post her own #JustKeepDancing video.

Prepare yourself to be challenged soon. At least this one doesn’t require a frigid bucket of ice dumped over your head. 

Photo via the Defense Department’s Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump via Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2015, 3:21 pm CDT