NEW YORK — Famed educator Ron Clark and his troop of dancing students are back, this time with even more serious moves paying tribute to the late David Bowie.
Clark, who is the founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, gained Internet fame earlier this month for a viral video featuring him and his students showcasing serious dance moves as part of hip-hop artist DLow’s “Bet you can’t do it like me” challenge, encouraging fans to post their own versions of his “DLow Shuffle” dance. Clark’s 30-second video was viewed over 3.6 million times on his Facebook page alone.
This time, the students stopped by the CNN studios in New York to perform for Don Lemon. Lemon was asked to be a judge for Clark’s “Amazing Shake” competition, an educational decathlon of sorts in which students go through a series of obstacles to perfect their social graces, including public speaking, eye contact, charm and shaking hands.
Clark, known for his unique, energetic teaching style, flew the top seven competitors to New York for the final rounds of the competition, where they also met with “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King and watched the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” an extremely hot ticket to get, from the third row.
Lemon wouldn’t let them leave before performing some of their notorious dance moves. First, they recreated their moves to DLow’s – Do it like me (DJ Flex Remix). Then they closed it out with a tribute to David Bowie by getting down to “Let’s dance, remixed by InFiction.”
So if you’re down because you didn’t win the Powerball and you want to add some positivity to your day, watch these very talented kids dance their faces off.