Second Graders Stun the Internet With the 'La Demanda' Challenge

By Inside Edition Staff
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A group of second graders are wowing the world with their dance moves.

The kids, who attend KIPP DC Promise Academy, participated in the "La Demanda" challenge and showed off their impressive bachata moves to the song by Romeo Santos and Raulin Rodriguez.

Their teacher, Edwin Sorto, is known for his dance classes, and this isn’t the first time his students have gained attention for their moves.

The most recent challenge video, however, already has 10 million views on the “Mr. Sorto’s Class" Facebook page.

“We came in on a  Monday and I was like, ‘Girls I’m gonna teach you the challenge.' So the next day we finished it. I was like 'Alright, I am going to post this video, see if they like it,'” Sorto told InsideEdition.com. “It’s [had] the highest views.”

The kids in the video are part of the teacher’s traveling dance team, and he’s been teaching them dances, from merengue to salsa, since they were in kindergarten.

“I started teaching the dance classes in the classroom and then I got my own space,” Sorto said. “As time went by, you could see that some of the kids were actually getting the steps.”

That’s when Sorto decided to push them harder, and now he has eight children who participate in competitions across the United States. 

Sorto, who came to America from El Salvador when he was 13, said he enjoys introducing diversity to the kids.

“My overall goal for my students is for them to have a greater appreciation for different cultures,” Sorto said. “I come from a different background and I was a first-generation college graduate so I want my kids to have minds that value diverse experiences.”

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