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Viral Video: High school theater teacher joins students for "Uptown Funk"

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DALLAS, Texas- Scot Pankey is a theater teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas Texas and he's helped his students take a recent school project to a whole new level. Pankey teaches six theater classes and he challenged his students to come together as a group for their first presentation of the year, dancing to the hit song by Bruno Mars and producer Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk".

According to the Dallas Morning News, Pankey says, "I heard the song before Christmas and fell in love with it. We are a project-based school. 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."

The video Pankey made with his students has since gone viral. "I told them, ‘I am not a dancer, but I'd love to do this and go on this journey with you, and we can all learn from it and have a good time."

Pankey says, “We had a great time. I am overwhelmed by the response. I am honored. It's all been very positive.”

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