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Principal has crowd going wild when she dances with step team
The students in the stands had no clue their principal would be joining the dance performance - let alone stealing the show.
Patricia Lynn
01.26.22

Going to school can seem like a drag for a lot of students. But if it’s Spirit Week, well, that’s a whole different story!

Spirit Week is a week full of activities and festivities for the entire student body. Each day students get to participate in something new. Whether it’s themed outfits or crazy hair, this is when students get to flex their creativity.

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But some of the most memorable moments happen on Friday at the pep rally. Students get all of the energy they need for that night’s game from their peers. There are performances and sometimes even guest speakers.

After all, it’s the pep rally! This is the time to go all out.

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That’s exactly what the principal at Lake Mary High School in Seminole County, Florida did.

Dr. Reynolds decided to showcase her dancing and stepping skills with the students of the Unity Revolution STEP team.

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Reynolds graduated from the school in 1986 where she also participated in dance. However, her history with the school doesn’t end there, her father was the first principal of the school as well.

Talk about following in a parent’s footsteps.

Reynolds approached the team’s coach, Kelly Lupis, ahead of the pep rally with the idea of performing with the team.

After all, she had some experience. She coached two step teams before.

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Turns out, she was pretty good.

Lupis thought it was a great idea but when Reynolds arrived for rehearsal, it was apparent that she wouldn’t just be popping in and out to bust a move or two, they wanted her to become a part of the routine.

“I wasn’t thinking they’d have me doing half the darn routine,” she shared with ABC News.

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But we’re sure she’s glad that she did! Not only did the team win that night, but the surprised students loved it. In fact, the jam-packed gym went bananas over it. Rapturous roars, screams, and applause filled the space when she began to stomp and dance.

Footage of the performance spread like wildfire across the internet.

It soared on Facebook and YouTube. On the latter platform, it currently has over 5.6 million views. Judging by the comments, viewers loved the performance just as much as the students.

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“This is how to show an entire school love. Put yourself out there, make yourself vulnerable and show how much you care about your students.”

“My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard 😁 This made my day!”

“Omg—this is so LIT! This principal really loves her students! Great example of a TRUE leader! Much respect!!!”

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In addition to there being students in the audience, there were plenty of parents at the pep rally. They too felt the excitement.

“When she walked out onto the floor, you could literally feel the oxygen leave the room,” parent, Becky Godwin told ABC News. “It was just the most amazing decibel of noise I’ve ever heard and I’ve been to every pep rally. I’ve never heard the students lose their minds like this.”

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Not all of us had a principal as cool as this one, especially since she took the pep assembly to the next level. Surely she got lots of high fives in the hallway afterwards!

Press play on the video below to see Dr. Reynolds’ awesome dance skills for yourself!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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