Minnesota newlyweds to do some 'Dirty Dancing' on 'Good Morning America'

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A newly-married couple from Hastings is about to have the time of their lives on "Good Morning America."

The Hastings Star Gazette reports that Terra and Drake Otto will re-enact their "Dirty Dancing" wedding dance routine on the program Friday morning.

The ABC morning show booked the couple after seeing a YouTube video of the dance taken during the Ottos' Aug. 24 wedding reception.

The idea for the dance started when Drake Otto gave his then-fiancee, Terra Chorney, professional dance classes as a wedding gift. The Star Gazette says while a few people knew about the lessons, the couple kept their "Dirty Dancing" surprise performance a secret.

After the couple slow danced and Terra -- a 2003 Hastings High School graduate -- danced with her father, the couple quietly slipped away to get ready for the big moment, the Star Gazette says.

When they returned, Drake had his sleeves rolled up and recited Patrick Swayze's lines from the beloved 1987 movie, which then led to the famous dance routine and song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

Filmmaker Joe Pollock documented the couple's dance rehearsals and the "Dirty Dance" at the wedding reception, and put it online about a week later.

The video views began to take off Monday when KARE 11 put a 50-second clip of the dance on its newscast. The station says Terra sent the video to KARE in the hope they would air it to put smiles on people's faces.

"Good Morning America" producers reportedly called Terra Tuesday, and the couple is flying to New York Thursday to prepare for their Friday performance. The show begins airing in the Twin Cities area at 6 a.m. central.

Drake and Terra's video had about 2,000 views by Tuesday, and as of Thursday, it's been seen more than 18,000 times.

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