VIDEO: Millions watch surprise performance by graduating Hawaii students

Published: Jun. 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM HST|Updated: Jun. 3, 2015 at 3:23 PM HST
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KAHUKU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - When the Kahuku High School class of 2015 put on a surprise show for family and friends at their graduation on Saturday, they had no idea their fancy footwork would be seen by millions of people.

In the short time since their class choreography hit YouTube, the clip has been viewed more than 2.7 million times, and the number is expected to climb much higher. On Tuesday, news of the unexpected 10-minute performance was picked up by dozens of mainstream media outlets such as "Time Magazine" and the "Huffington Post". It was also featured on celebrity websites including "US Weekly" and "E Online". Before long, "Kahuku, Hawaii" was one of the most viral topics on Facebook.

According to the YouTube user who posted the video, the North Shore students learned the steps in an impressive two days.

Their routine showcases songs ranging from "ABC" by The Jackson 5 to current pop hits like "Shake if Off" by Taylor Swift and "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars. Toward the end, the dance really gets exciting -- crowd favorites include the Nae Nae dance (at the 6:18 mark) and to top it off, a spirited haka (8:50 mark).

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