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Teacher Challenges 8-Year-Old Student To “Veggie Dance” Dance-Off & Shocks Him With Impressive Moves!

A Philadelphia teacher challenged her 8-year-old student to a dance-off in this hilarious and heartwarming TikTok video.

Regina Laurie teaches second grade at Deep Roots Charter School in Philadelphia. When speaking with WPVI, the teacher revealed that she wanted to prove to her students that she wasn’t too old to dance.

“It all started to teach Ahmad a lesson,” Regina told the publication. “He kept telling me, ‘Oh, Mrs. Laurie, you’re old. Look at your [gray] hair.’ So I said to myself, ‘I’m going to challenge this boy to a dance-off. I’m going to dance rings around this boy and he doesn’t even know it yet!'”

Teacher Shocks Class With Her Moves During Dance-Off With 8-Year-Old Student

The video begins with Ahmad dancing to the song Veggie Dance from the kids’ YouTube channel Gracie’s Corner.

After Ahmad completed his round of dancing, Regina embraced her turn. She then began showing her moves, which clearly shocked the student, as he watched wide-eyed and suspiciously.

“I never knew she could dance like that,” Ahmad admitted. “People were saying, ‘They ate that,’ and ‘she ate you up!”

Little did Ahmad know that his teacher actually has a bachelor’s degree in dance from Temple University. When she found out the dance-off video went viral on TikTok, she said she was glad it reached a wide audience β€” especially if that could inspire other teachers.

“I think that I sort of led the way in terms of having other teachers not be afraid to kick off their shoes and literally just show that you’re also a person behind that role that we have,” Laurie said.

TikTok users adored the video, with many sharing supportive comments.

“[I] was not expecting that but she indeed DID the veggie dance,” one user wrote.

“left not a piece of crumb She Ate πŸ€—πŸ’ƒπŸ» check Veggie Dance off list herπŸ’―πŸ’œ,” another commented.

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