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Teacher Directs Most Epic Flash Dance Mob We’ve Ever Seen

Written by Adrienne


In a move that once again proves just how amazing teachers are, high school theater teacher Scot Pankey, from A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, TX, organized his classes into performing one of the most epic flash dance mobs we’ve ever seen. The video has already racked up over 9 million views in just the past week.

His theater classes had just three weeks to learn the choreography for the video, perform it, and edit the video for presentation on YouTube. Filmed and edited by students, the dance was shot in just one take in the school’s classrooms and hallways. Now that’s amazing!

On YouTube, comments praise Pankey for the inclusion of dancers of all sizes, races, and abilities. Others applauded the inclusion of a teen with cerebral palsy, one commenting, “At around 1:54 you chose to have the disabled kid near the front.  I respect that decision; a lot of people would have put him in the back instead.  Shows that your school is probably a welcoming environment to all.”

On Facebook, Mr. Pankey wrote, “So proud of my kids. This is a great example of how a bunch of technology students dropped their fears, trusted their teacher and got down to Uptown Funk!!!!”

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