After their end-of-the-year portfolios were completed, I convinced my class of advanced students that we needed to participate in the high school talent show. Surprisingly, they almost all agreed to the crazy scheme and by the end of the first class period, we had an entire dance choreographed.
We spent two weeks practicing, about ten hours total, for our dance routine, a comedic yet totally organized and advanced dance to "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred. I started on the stage alone, lip synching the first few lyrics, when most of my class joined me. Each person had a camera and they circled around me, snapping the flashes.
I slipped out of the circle and Barquan slipped in. At the exact right moment, all 13 of us, except Barquan, dropped to the floor, and Barquan ripped off his shirt and lip synched to I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts. He had a shirt underneath, of course, but we had to explain to the Associated Student Body that he would not be stripping, exactly, and so I thought I ought to mention that here as well. The rest of the dance basically consisted of a catwalk and camera flashing and a lot of model moves which we all did in perfect unison, proven by a video taken of the event that nobody is smart enough to get on You Tube.
We won, obviously. $100 to the mall. Which worked out to about $7 each.
After the show, the parents were all congratulating us and they kept saying, "I can't believe the kids got you to participate with them." I just laughed and nodded, but the truth is, I can't believe I got the kids to participate with me.
Somehow the four boys did not get in these pictures, taken just before we went on stage.
We're too sexy for this school.