South Side students dance to avoid violence in the streets - FOX 32 News Chicago

South Side students dance to avoid violence in the streets

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

There are enough stories about the violence.

What Chicago kids needed was something to look forward to, something to aspire to, something to dream about.

And for the kids of the Tarkington School of Excellence on the South Side, that was dancing.

D-low and King Detro are internet dancing sensations – the former having acquired several million views on YouTube with his hit dance “the D-low shuffle” – and together, they’ve visited over 26 schools in the Chicago area.

Proving that when you strip away the negativity surrounding bullying and gang violence in our area schools, kids come together over their love of dancing.

The children of Tarkington were rewarded with a performance after earning excellent scores on their year end exams. D-low and King Detro are fully aware that all eyes are looking on them to make an example and the message they need to convey.

Music and dancing over guns and violence, it’s a simple idea, but one that just might work.

And for D-low and King Detro, that’s a step in the right direction.

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