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Monday
Sep102012

Mass. Mom's First Day of School Dance Goes Viral

(FRAMINGHAM, Mass.) -- Nobody loves the start of a new school year more than parents, right?

It’s the theory made famous in commercials that show parents dancing down store aisles that are stocked with school supplies and clothing.

For one Massachusetts mom, she’s not just dancing in the aisles, she’s dancing in the streets.

For the past four years, Tracy Moutafis, of Framingham, Mass., has seen her two children, George, 11, and Angelo, 9, off to school by doing a “happy dance” in the middle of the street as soon as they board the big yellow school bus.

Moutafis’s annual dance to “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang has made her a celebrity in her neighborhood and now a star online too.  She records her celebratory dance each year,  and when this year’s dance was posted to YouTube, it quickly went viral.

“[It was] the first day of school, and I said, 'I’m going to do something fun,’” Moutafis told ABC News as she explained how the tradition got started.

“I just kept doing it for four years,” she said. "I had no idea that something like this was going to happen."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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