Watch: School cops are internet hits with their pep rally dance-off


WFPD SRO Dance Off

Thanks to WFHS for this awesome video. City of West Fargo Government - Police Department SROs Dance Off. #Westfargopolice #wfhshomecoming

Posted by City of West Fargo - Government on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Two police officers attending a homecoming pep rally at West Fargo High couldn't resist joining in the festivities – and have become internet hits.

School resource officers Todd Pearson and Jason Balvik began busting out the moves during the rally, throwing out shapes including the "sprinkler" in front of hundreds of cheering students.

The video was posted on the City of West Fargo's Facebook page on Saturday, and it's since been viewed more than 35,000 times.

The pair took advantage of a few moments of down-time during the homecoming event to challenge each other to a dance-off, the Forum News Service reports.

"Typically, I don't do a lot of dancing," Officer Pearson said. "That is not typically a course we take in law enforcement."

"I think we should have gotten into a little more technical than we did, but at this point, I'll let him [Officer Balvik] have the victory."

Next Up


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, September 21

Today's report features cumulative data from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Pixabay - school - classroom

6 Minnesota schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The schools are recognized for their academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap.

stalk and spade

Stalk & Spade opening a second location, this one in Edina

The 50th and France location will open in "early 2022."

burnsville center

Burnsville Center seeking approval to aid in redeveloping struggling mall

The Burnsville City Council will vote on the plan on Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2021-09-21 at 8.56.07 AM

Watch: Deputy springs to action as classic car burns near house

It was a race against time as the flames neared the house.

Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer needs to become 'Riverboat Zim' to save the Vikings

Zimmer's tendencies have put him on the edge of the hot seat.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Fridley woman guilty of all charges for role in Monique Baugh murder

Monique Baugh died New Year's Eve 2019 after being kidnapped and shot.

Mall of America

COVID vaccination site at Mall of America to expand hours, capacity

The site will increase its capacity to 500 doses a day.

Charlotte Tomassoni

Iron Range senator's wife charged with domestic assault

Sen. Tomassoni said he didn't think he'd be able to defend himself due to his ALS diagnosis.


CDC: Minnesotans sickened by salmonella from unknown food source

Minnesota has reported the second-most cases so far.

Lakeville South

May bomb threat at south metro school traced to Lakeville area kid

Months of investigation led to the digital footprint of the juvenile.


Rosemount HS students pucker up during pep rally prank

Parents of Rosemount High students locked lips during a blindfolded prank caught on YouTube, likely scarring their children for life.