Students Do ‘Uptown Funk’ Routine But The 60 Year Old Teacher’s Moves Puts Them To Shame

What do you have in your mind when you think about somebody who has reached their golden years? Of course, the definition of golden years really differs from one person to another but in many cases, it is just somebody that is probably a couple of decades older than you are. One woman who some people may consider to be older is Shirley Clements. In reality, however, she is only 63 years old and she’s a teacher that works at a local high school. When you see what she is able to do, you will understand the old saying that you are only as old as you feel. It’s obvious that she isn’t feeling very old these days.

Shirley had the opportunity to retire in 2015. She has been a teacher for many years and she loves her job so it was a difficult decision to make. She had the opportunity to retire early and perhaps even retire to the rocking chair or she could get up and come out swinging. We’re happy to say that she was not willing to sit down but she came out swinging one swing after another. She ended up helping the students at her school with an annual hip-hop routine. This is a competition that she got started almost 2 decades ago.

More than likely, you have seen older people dancing in online videos and some of them do a fantastic job. When you see Shirley perform, however, you will have to admit that she is among the best.

The song she is dancing to is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. The young dancers are already out of the floor and preparing to do the dance when Shirley decides to come out and join them. They all start dancing together and everyone in attendance loved what they were seeing.

The 60-year-old woman did not miss a move and she was dancing like somebody who is 40 years younger. She does it with a lot of precision and grace and you can tell why the students have a lot of enthusiasm about what they do.

When the video gets to about the one minute mark, the girls back up and the boys take over. Of course, the teacher is there with them every step of the way. After another 20 seconds have passed, she does something that many of them probably wish they could do, a handstand.

Some people leave their career by getting a gold watch and having a retirement party. Shirley decided that she was going to retire by doing something epic with her students and we get to see it all in the incredible video.