Viral video: Dallas teacher makes funky dance video first student project of the New Year

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DALLAS – A high school teacher in Texas decided to make a fun dance video which is going viral, with the recruited help of his students, to a current hit funk song featuring popular artist Bruno Mars.

The video which is set to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” stars the Dallas high school’s theater director, Scot Pankey, dancing down the aisles of the school as he’s joined by various groups of students in coordinating outfits.

The description of the YouTube video states: “This is a great example of how a bunch of technology students let go of their fears, trusted their teacher and got down to Uptown Funk!!!”

According to the Dallas Morning News, Pankey decided to make this video the first project of the New Year for students at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School.

“We are a project-based school — there are only two in the Metroplex — and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams, and they have to come up with solutions. They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned,” Pankey told the news station.

The video, which was shot by a camera crew consisting of students, was completed in just one take.

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