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 Technology’s dance team was outside shooting a short promo for the North American Culture Show’s competition when the police suddenly arrived.
“They thought we were fighting or something,” 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 UOIT’s dancers.
“Oh, okay. I didn’t expect this. He’s good."
Tarfi, who’s 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.
“So show me, show me something,” Tarfi told Singh. When Singh started dancing, Tarfi thought “Oh, okay. I didn’t expect this. He’s good. He’s really good,” 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.
“If it wasn’t for the team, that video wouldn’t have happened," Tarfi said. "Everything for the team.”
Const. Singh has since posted a video on Instagram thanking everyone for their positive responses to the video.
Singh said. “keep being positive, because that’s what makes the world go round and that’s what puts smiles on people’s faces.”
Watch their dance-off in the video embedded above.
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