Dance challenge video causes media frenzy

What happens when a teacher and his students create a video doing a popular dance?

It goes viral.

Mr. Clark accepted the Do It Like Me challenge from his students, which was to create a short video doing a dance routine to the song by Chicago rapper DLow. Along with several students, Mr. Clark created a video performing the dance craze and posted it to Facebook. By the next day, the video had been viewed, liked and shared a gazillion times, causing a local and national media frenzy.

Media coverage included CBS Evening NewsMSNCNNTime MagazinePeople Magazine, the Huffington PostInside Edition, theAtlanta Journal ConstitutionYahooElle Magazine, and Complex Magazine. DLow also made a surprise visit to the Academy, during which he danced with the students, as well as ate lunch with them.

Students in the original video include 8th-grader MacKenzy Jordan and 7th-graders Zau Haskins, Assata Eaton, Alec Myrick, Mason Calhoun, Jaydon Linsey, and Kyra Rogers.

VIDEO: See Clark and the students dance here.

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