They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But how much more is a moving picture worth then? Judging from this video, it should be at least in the hundreds of thousands.
The footage shows a team of girls from Mahomet Seymour High School in Illinois performing a beautifully choreographed dance routine.
However, the key to their staggering performance does not solely lie in their unison claps and gracious pirouettes.
It's in the meaning of their dance.
Set to a spoken word poem by Jon Jorgenson, their moves speak about all the common fears we as human beings experience on a daily basis — fear of failure, fear of others' opinions, fear of being ourselves ...
To see more emotionally charged dance performances, check out this couple channeling a painful breakup story or this bit that captures the essence of being in love with someone who's an addict.