The world needs more positivity. It always has, and probably always will. A viral dance challenge might not solve all our problems, but it sure brought a smile to my face today when my boss, McCoy, and I tried the #PGrooveChallenge!
A little backstory: this challenge was created by a teacher in Chesapeake, hoping to spark some happiness in the world. This teacher, PJ Howard IV from Oscar Smith Middle School, cooked up a dance and shared it on twitter.
RETWEEEET❗️ WHEREVER I GO JUST KNOW THE GYM GONNA BE ROCKING 🕺🏾🎥🔥. THE WORLD GOING CRAZY WITH THIS ONE, LET’S GET GROOOOOOOVY 🌎. #PGROOVECHALLENGE IN FULL EFFECT 🚀. I’M THE LITTEST, I’M THE HOTTEST AT THE SCHOOL AYE 🐐 pic.twitter.com/FtVD1iU3jw
— PJ Howard IV (@pjhowardiv) January 19, 2020
Inspired by this local movement, I recruited the legendary Paul McCoy to join me in re-creating a small part of the challenge. Learning the dance was pretty straightforward – there’s an up-down part, a lil’ getting low, and a high five that adds some two-person chemistry. After rehearsing for an embarrassingly long amount of time (we are, after all, two white guys with very little dancing skill), we gave it a shot:
— Hot 100 (@HOThits1005) February 5, 2020