Every respectable father knows this rule: When your kid shows up and challenges you to a dance battle, you always accept the challenge.
While it is your kid’s birthright to claim the title of “family dance god”, it is your responsibility to make them work for it.
This was the case with Sharidon Johnson and his nine-year-old daughter Cami.
A morning of chores turned into a schooling, where the schooling meant bustin’ a move.
Sharidon was sweeping the floor one morning when an unexpected challenger emerges into the living room. His daughter, Cami, starts dancing to “Electric Relaxation (Relax Yourself Girl)” by A Tribe Called Quest which was playing in the background.
What was once entertainment for a mundane chore, now becomes the fateful face-off between father and daughter.
As his daughter busts her moves, Sharidon watches her like a father who has been readying himself to meet this moment. Hands on the broom and eyes on the challenger, Sharidon sizes her up like a guardian standing over the gates, not allowing just anyone to waltz in.
Sharidon’s wife was so sure that it’s about to go down, that she starts filming just right after Cami came in.
Unbeknownst to her, this will become a tale that will be passed on to over one million people hanging out on YouTube.
Cami’s moves are new. Hands in the air, body waves, and chest pumps. There’s no way that Sharidon’s gonna top that.
Cami got some sick moves, and she knows it. Bringing the chest pumps and that sass, she spins and points to her dad.
Age has taught him well.
And at the time where the moves are overly flashy, Sharidon drops the broom and puts on the ways of the pop and lock.
Round one ends and it’s clear as day. As the old proverb goes: “Still got it.”
Round two starts with Cami picking up where her dad let off. A sign of respect to a time long gone. Sharidon puts on a shuffle with his body bouncing to the morning beat.
Cami won’t just let it go though. She’s ready to take her dad to the new school.
They go back and forth, with Cami just flashing more impressive moves than before. The battle was so intense that Sharidon had to put on the ancient ways of the robot, arm wiggle, and the floaty steps.
While the father-daughter dance battle is a rigorous rite of passage, this amazing moment demonstrates the energy of Sharidon’s family. Chore days are surrounded by music, and the beats are a way to connect two generations so different in dance styles. It shows the importance of spending time with your children and how seemingly random moments turn into lasting memories.
The dance seemed to be an everyday thing for Sharidon’s family.
Scroll through his YouTube channel and you’ll videos of them dancing on different occasions, no matter how big or small.
They dance on football nights, weddings, or when the rest of the family is spending the weekend. They even got into a TV show to battle it out with another father and daughter!
And while the verdict on this one is still on the judge’s table, we’ll all agree that they’ve both won each other’s hearts.
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