An Oshawa, Ont. university dance crew were excitedly shooting a promo video when cops rolled up, ready to break up a reported fight.
The University of Ontario Institute of Technologyâs dance team was outside shooting a short promo for the North American Culture Showâs competition when the police suddenly arrived.
âThey thought we were fighting or something,â dancer Mahdi Tarfi told The Huffington Post Canada in an interview. When the Durham Regional Police officers realized everything was fine, they stayed and watched UOITâs dancers.
âOh, okay. I didnât expect this. Heâs good."
Tarfi, whoâs an engineering student from Saudi Arabia, got to talking with Const. Jarrod Singh. The officer told him that he was a hip-hop dancer, too.
âSo show me, show me something,â Tarfi told Singh. When Singh started dancing, Tarfi thought âOh, okay. I didnât expect this. Heâs good. Heâs really good,â he said.
The officers said they had to leave, but Tarfi insisted that they stay and dance together.
Student Mahdi Tarfi and Const. Jarrod Singh dance together in Oshawa, Ont. (Photo: Screenshot/Vivid Media)
A friend posted the resulting video to Facebook while Tarfi went home to bed. The next morning, 30,000 people had seen it.
âIf it wasnât for the team, that video wouldnât have happened," Tarfi said. "Everything for the team.â
Const. Singh has since posted a video on Instagram thanking everyone for their positive responses to the video.
Singh said. âkeep being positive, because thatâs what makes the world go round and thatâs what puts smiles on peopleâs faces.â
Watch their dance-off in the video embedded above.