“We stepped up!” Garda ends up stopping a move in the dance battle video

Members of An Garda Siochana say they have “stepped up” the dance battle video challenge issued to them by Swiss police late last year.

Decked out in full Garda gear, the force members showed off their well-choreographed moves in a new video posted to social media.

The video responds to a challenge issued by Swiss police in December 2020, when they posted a video of their officers dancing in the snow.

Gardai duly accepted the challenge and after much practice and preparation, they released their efforts for the world to see.

They performed their dance, to Master KG’s song “Jerusalem” with Nomcebo, on rooftops, along coastlines, in fields and at Garda train stations across the country.

They even managed to slip a few mandatory Irish dances into their choreography, which blows the Swiss effort out of the water.

Members of An Garda Siochana say they have “stepped up” the dance battle video challenge issued to them by Swiss police late last year. Photo: An Garda Siochana

The force wrote online alongside the video: “We have stepped up Swiss Police @fedpol #JerusalemaChallenge. Gardaí across Ireland have answered the call to give the pubic boost we serve in these difficult times. #GardaJerusalema #StayhomeStaySafe.

“Now that An Garda Síochána has taken up the challenge, the public now has a voice. The man who dances The woman who dances.

“So make sure you stay home and in your bubbles. Post your challenge using #GardaJerusalema, we want to see what you can do while staying safe.