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The "Rock the Boat" Dance in 'Derry Girls' Is a Real Irish Wedding Tradition — Can We Start It Here?!


Warning: Spoilers for Derry Girls Season 2 below!

If you haven't binge-watched Derry Girls Season 2 on Netflix yet, you should get on that ASAP. There are only six episodes, but it gives audiences an entirely new perspective on Northern Ireland in the 1990s. 

The rest of the world is learning some interesting things about Irish culture from Derry Girls. But the "Rock the Boat" dance in episode 4 really has Twitter talking. Is (or was) that a real thing? Here's what you need to know. 

The Derry Girls "Rock the Boat" dance happens at a wedding. 

In Season 2, Episode 4 "The Curse," Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson) brings her group of friends to a family wedding. Inevitably, tensions rise and the girls get into an argument. Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan) threatens that the friendship "is over," but a DJ intervenes...