Guts. That’s what it takes for kids to join a talent show. School can be a cruel place where anything you do can make or break one’s image. Especially for kids who are still developing their characters so going on stage to perform takes a whole lot of confidence. Then imagine the teachers, parents, and classmates watching. Oh boy.
But then again, if a show is done right, it becomes a great memory to look back on. Those many hours of practice with friends are sure to bring laughs in the future. No one has ever regretted those.
So suck it up and do it for the yearbooks and the memories!
Here’s one of those unforgettable ones. In Norman, Oklahoma, a bunch of fifth graders took the stage wearing skirts and jerseys. Now normally that’s not at all uncommon. Except these were fifth grade boys. All of them.
Nothing spectacular… yet. They are announced on stage and the voice goes, “Take it away… ladies.” drawing chuckles from the crowd.
They exchange a few glances then proceed to throwing their hands up in the air to the song “All I do is win”. Seems to be a warm up of some sort before they roll out the big ones.
All and good then, until the music changes to Beyonce’s “Single ladies (Put a ring on it)”.
Now it was a great song with an epic music video that showed Queen Bey and a couple of dancers doing what are now the iconic dance steps to the anthem of many women.
Okay now picture those same dance steps being done by seven fifth grade boys in skirts. Agree, it is awkward. Hilarious though!
The audience can be heard laughing at this point. These guys are never going to hear the end of this.
Football team? Good luck. Try the cheer dance squad though. Good luck once more, boys.
But they’re not done! No way, not these boys. The music suddenly switches to Miley Cyrus. Her hit “Party in the USA” comes blasting through the speakers to which the boys raise their hands and begin clapping to the beat all while shaking their shoulders. Bet you the audience started clapping along too!
They’re not tweens if they don’t dab!
Jenkins, Cale, Dennon, Tias, Cole, Liam, and Skyler are representing Jackson Elementary so naturally, “Lean and Dab” is on that playlist. Probably something the parents and teachers cannot relate to. But maybe that’s the point!
They fan out across the stage again and Meghan Trainor’s “NO” comes on which got the students in the crowd screaming.
Making fans out there already. They stretch those arms slowly from left to right, along to the melody. Like natural ballerinas. Oh and twirl!
Talk about guts. These boys then move to a slower pace, grabbing a partner then slow dancing and twirling one another. The tall one had no dance partner though. It’s okay, big guy. Someday.
Back to a more energetic dance as the boys finish the performance with multiple songs culminating in N’Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye”. With the popular jump and wave goodbye dance step of course. They may very well be the next great boy band.
Check out these fantastic fifth graders in the video below!
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