700 Chinese kids dance to Michael Jackson’s tunes

April 18th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Michael Jackson Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A video showing over 700 children dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” at a primary school in southwest China has taken the internet by storm.

Students of the Duping Primary School in Wushan county of Chongqing are shown dancing on a dirt playground and moonwalking to “Dangerous” in the same way the late ‘King of Pop’ did, according to Xinhua.

The eight-minute video has appeared on video-sharing website youku.com and quickly spread through a microblogging service run by sina.com.

One of the video’s producers, Wang Zhonghua, who teaches Chinese at the school, said the choice to use the song was a coincidence. “We just felt it was animated and the children seemed to enjoy the song,” he said.

Wang and sports teacher Ran Jia watched Jackson’s video and learned to perform the dance themselves before teaching their students.

“The children learned really fast,” said Wang.

Internet users have praised the school’s efforts as “pioneering” and “cool”. Some, however, said the music and lyrics of “Dangerous” were not appropriate for children.

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