All six-year-old Johanna Colon wants is a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T! And she got lots of it after a video of her adorably sassy dance performance went viral.
The tap routine to the Aretha Franklin hit had Johanna owning the stage with her spunky attitude, tap shoes and pink tutu. Elissa Colon, Johanna’s mom, initially shared the video on Facebook for family and friends, and told TODAY that she didn’t expect it to take off. The video was posted on Sunday and now has over 20 million views.
Johanna, who has been taking lessons at Heather’s Dance Inc. since she was two years old, got a standing ovation from the crowd at the recital. She and her two classmates had been practicing the “Respect” dance for weeks–Johanna became obsessed with the 1967 hit and always requested her mom to play it on Pandora.
“She dances around the house constantly. I can’t keep her still,” Elissa told TODAY. “She does her sassy dance all over the place.”
Watch Johanna steal the show with her shimmies and shakes. Johanna, can you show us how you do that amazing arm twist?