Title: Numa Numa: A look back at the Numa Numa Era In the early 2000s the numa-numa dance was a viral sensation. This hilarious and infectious video showed a young man lip-syncing enthusiastically and dancing to O-Zone’s “Dragostea Din Tei.” The video gained popularity quickly and was followed by a trend on the internet as people tried to imitate its jovial, carefree energy. As a result of this, many individuals and group began to create their versions of the numa numa dance, adding flair and creativity to these already iconic moves. But this phenomenon did not end there. It was only matter of time until a new dance craze appeared, taking inspiration from numa numa and adding an Amazonian touch. The Amazon Dance was a variation of the dance that encouraged participants to incorporate elements from the natural world, especially the Amazon rainforest, in their routines. This new trend was created to raise awareness of the beauty and importance the Amazon ecosystem, while also providing a fun platform for self expression. Amazon Dance enthusiasts took on the challenge of combining traditional dance moves with symbolic movements and gestures inspired by the flora and fauna of the Amazon. Participants tried to express their connection to nature by imitating the graceful flight and rhythmic swayings of tropical birds. The Amazon Dance is unique in its inclusive and participatory spirit. It encouraged people to participate from all walks of the life, showcasing and celebrating their diverse expressions. The Amazon Dance has become a global phenomenon. People from all walks of life have come together to celebrate the joy of dancing and environmental awareness. Despite its entertaining and lighthearted facade, the Amazon Dance served as a platform to raise public awareness about environmental protection and the need for the Amazon rainforest to be protected. By combining dance with an environmental message, participants hoped to inspire a positive change and encourage other people to take a proactive role in preserving nature. The Amazon Dance was a unique fusion between entertainment and environmental advocacy. It may have originated from the numa-numa dance but it has evolved into a movement which united people to appreciate nature and their commitment towards safeguarding the Amazon. We can see the impact of the Amazon Dance when we look back at this period. It is a testament of how dance and creative expression can transcend boundaries to inspire meaningful action.