There has been a lot of exuberant dancing in Kansas City in recent days. KCPD officers did the Electric Slide on St. Patrick’s Day.
And a few days before that R. Stephen Green, superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools, joined a group of grade-schoolers dancing to Beyonce music.
The spontaneous performance happened on March 13 when Green attended a ceremony to receive Gladstone Elementary’s annual School Hero award.
Before the presentation the entire school learned about Green’s work in education, met with him and worked with Kansas City musician and artist Bob Walkenhorst to create an original song, “Working on a Dream” and a video to honor the school leader.
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At last week’s celebration, a group of students took the stage during one segment encouraging their fellow students, school staff and parents to use dance as exercise.
They danced to a reworked version of Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied,” a song that First Lady Michelle Obama uses for her fitness campaign.
The students surprised the audience – and Green – by pulling him onto the stage to dance with them.
As you can tell from the video below, Green was a good sport.
And Stargazing must say that we’ve never seen a superintendent “school” a bunch of kids with moves like that.
A+, Dr. Green.