A school in China has given up traditional martial arts exercises to let students stage mass performances of Michael Jackson dance routines.

More than 700 students gather on the playgrounds at Duping primary school in Chongqing, south west China every day for the body-popping performances.

Their favorite routine from MJ’s “Dangerous” is believed to have been inspired by internet footage of prisoners in the Philippines performing Jacko’s Thriller dance.

Headmaster Wan Lu, 36, explained: “We used to practice tai chi but the students said they wanted to do something more modern.

Watch the video below – at about the :50 mark kids come in – at about the 1:58 seconds they start to groove – it’s actually really hot!!!! !

via BMS