As the saying goes, if you can’t win them, join them. Whitney Young Dean of Students, John Fanning, just beat his students at their own game. When an energetic student began ‘foot-working’ in circles on the second floor of the school and challenging nearby teachers to a dance battle, it seemed that things may get out of hand.
The student cornered one teacher in the doorway of her classroom and performed some fancy footwork but was denied a challenge. The student then began playing to the room and dancing around the gathered crowd of students cheering him on. This was when Fanning stepped up to the plate.
The Dean stood his ground as the student ‘foot-worked’ inches in front of him, and when it was his turn, he busted out an Irish jog. The crowd went wild!
It is up in the air who won the battle, but Fanning sure did put up a good fight.
On an interview with Good Morning America, the dean said, “Like every other kid who grew up in Rogers Park in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I went to dance classes after church.” That explains his acceptance of the challenge.
Posted to YouTube by user Jarayray Seashelle, you might have already figured out the clip went viral.
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