What happens when Tai chi meets a viral dance? Students from Liaoning Province show how bizarre yet transfixing it can be. The video instantly received over a million likes on Douyin, China's most downloaded application for short video clips. People hailed the seaweed dance as one of the best ever. However, the performers were quite surprised of their sudden fame, because their original version looked like this. Yes, that was a traditional Tai chi performance for the school sports day. It was meant to demonstrate a combo of strength and gentleness, with a thousand fans. The school says it's inspired by this unexpected popularity. Maybe next year, students can incorporate more pop elements into their performances to help the younger generation get a taste of good'ol traditional Chinese culture.