DALLAS – A student project has people smiling and dancing across the United States.
Scot Pankey, a theater director at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas, had a creative idea for kids in his class. They made a dance video to the tune of the hit song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.
“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!!!” the YouTube description states.
“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,” Pankey told the Dallas Morning News. “They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.”
The one-take video was shot by his students. It was their first class project of the year.