A VIDEO of a Taupo policeman taking part in a dance battle has gone viral, watched more than 200,000 times since it was posted.
Constable Ross Humphrey challenged a member of the community to a dance-off, and then proceeded to show off some interesting moves including the caterpillar and robot.
It was posted on the Tauhara Paetiki Neighbourhood Policing Facebook page, and has recieved over 400 comments and been shared 1300 times.
Humphrey told Fairfax NZ the reaction on social media had been “nothing short of amazing”.
“Social media at the best of times can be quite cruel – there are people on there whose job is just to hate. And a positive response of that size has just been amazing.”
He has experience in musical theatre and said the moves had always been with him.
“I think everybody’s got a secret closet full of 80s dance moves stored up within them. The moment just inspired me.”
Watch the video below and then let us know what you think: