World's Funnest Teacher Stages "Uptown Funk" Dance Party

January 27, 2015

Every high school has one—or, if it’s lucky, more than one: The Cool Teacher.

You know who I’m talking about. She’s the chemistry whiz who’s unafraid to show her love for Lady Gaga. Or the history buff who brings in cheese feasts for his AP classes (seriously—that was the signature move of my high school’s Cool Teacher).

But the students of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, TX, are luckier than most. Because their Cool Teacher, theater/arts guru Scot Pankey? He’s choreographing color-coordinated hallway dance parties to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”

And if that sounds like “Glee” to you, it’s because it basically is. Mr. Pankey even looks like Mr. Schue. (And if you watch the video carefully, you can totally pick out the Rachel Berry of the group. Oh, Rachel.)

The resulting video is five minutes of pure unadulterated joy. Even the kids who don’t seem all that into this dancing stuff can’t keep themselves from smiling.

Go ahead: Let them uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up.