You've Got to See This Viral Mash-Up of Harry Potter and Hip Hop

What happens when you mix two really good things together? Sometimes, it can be magical. It's practically guaranteed when one of those elements is the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and the other is—wait for it—dance-team–style hip hop.


The seemingly disparate worlds collided recently for the PAC Dance Team and Advanced Dance students' performance for Walden Grove High School's homecoming assembly in Sahuarita, Arizona. The video has quickly gone viral.

Why? For starters, I never thought I'd see Voldemort dancing to Nicki Minaj.

The choreography, by coach Kristi Lopez, isn't what you'd expect from a dance team. Sure, there are the usual elements often seem on game day: precision dancing, formation changes, hip hop swagger and high energy. But the piece gets creative in the concept department, revisiting highlights from Harry's time at Hogwarts.

Set to snippets of audio from the movie, its famous orchestral score and popular hip-hop songs, this dance has everything:

The Sorting Hat (shrewdly followed by choreography to Flo Rida's "My House")

Flying Lessons (with some saucy broom dancing)

A Harry vs. Draco Malfoy Face-off

...And Then Voldemort Shows Up

This isn't the team's first time in the spotlight. Last year, their Wizard of Oz–themed routine went viral, and the group even competed on "America's Got Talent" this summer. To revel in all the Hogwarts glory, catch the full performance below.

Latest Posts


Courtesy Schelfhaudt

These Retired Ballroom Dancers Started a Dance-Themed Coffee Company

Like many dancers, when Lauren Schelfhaudt and Jean Paul retired from professional ballroom dancing in 2016, they felt lost. "There was this huge void," says Schelfhaudt.

But after over 20 years of dancing, plus United States and World Championship titles, reality shows, and high-profile choreography gigs (and Paul's special claim to fame, as "the guy who makes Bradley Cooper look bad" in Silver Linings Playbook), teaching just didn't fill the void. "I got to the point where it wasn't giving me that creative outlet," says Paul.

When the pair (who are life and business partners but were never dance partners—they competed against one another) took a post-retirement trip to Costa Rica, they were ready to restart their lives. They found inspiration in an expected place: A visit to a coffee farm.

Though they had no experience in coffee roasting or business, they began building their own coffee company. In 2018, the duo officially launched Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters, where they create dance-inspired blends out of their headquarters in Belmont, North Carolina.

We talked to Schelfhaudt and Paul about how their dance background makes them better coffee roasters, and why coffee is an art form all its own:

GO DEEPER