Celebrity 60-Year-Old Dance Teacher Surprises Students with Insane 'Uptown Funk' Performance The students go wild as the teacher raps, dances and head spins By Adam Carlson Published on May 30, 2015 05:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Now this is how you retire: 60-year-old dance teacher Shirley Clements celebrated her last school year with a surprise performance – of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” no less – at the annual dance competition she had previously launched. In video of the January performance, which is just now gaining national attention thanks to Ellen Degeneres, the audience goes wild as Clements raps, dances and then head spins. Many of the kids also join her for a group performance of the hit pop song. And when she finishes, they rush to congratulate her in a big group. Clements doesn’t seem to break a sweat in the video, and the audience never stops screaming for her.