Mr. Edwin Sorto, a teacher at KIPP DC Promise Academy in Washington D.C., stands out from the crowd with his unique teaching methods. In addition to covering various subjects for kindergarteners, Mr. Sorto has introduced a fun and unconventional approach to learning.

With his background as a former professional salsa dancer, Mr. Sorto has seamlessly incorporated his dance skills into the classroom. He has taken the initiative to teach his class of five-year-olds the art of salsa dancing, turning their lessons into an exciting and engaging experience.

This viral video, which has garnered millions of views, is just one of the many captivating videos Mr. Sorto shares on his Facebook page, showcasing the achievements of his students. It’s truly remarkable how proud he is of their progress.

In addition to salsa dancing, Mr. Sorto introduces his students to various other styles of dance, including merengue, cha-cha, and even Michael Jackson routines. Beyond dance class, he also instructs them in physical education, arts, and Spanish lessons.

As reported by, Mr. Sorto expressed, “That gets their mindset in place for the dancing and it starts building up their confidence right from there.”

In addition to teaching five-year-olds a foreign language, Mr. Sorto shapes them into proficient dancers and nurtures their confidence — truly exemplifying what it means to be an exceptional teacher.

Furthermore, Mr. Sorto’s Facebook page serves a dual purpose beyond showcasing his students’ talents; he utilizes it as a platform to raise funds for purchasing dance shoes for the children and a dance mirror for the classroom.

Speaking to USA Today, the teacher remarked, “They work incredibly hard at both academics and dance, and they deserve the recognition.” He continued, stating, “They’re proud of what they do and love to see people’s reactions, comments, and likes on their videos. Their parents are also incredibly supportive. My kids are great, and this is just one more thing that keeps them engaged in school.”

It wouldn’t come as a shock if Mr. Sorto’s students emerged as accomplished dancers in the future. This is all thanks to a teacher who chose to impart not only academic knowledge but also his talents to them.