Director Jon M. Chu of DS2DIO brought Harry Shum and NMR friend iJustine together for their one-minute dance interpretation of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” that went live on YouTube today. What makes this video brighten the holiday spirit even more is that they’re dancing to DMX’s gruff, funny rendition of the Christmas classic.
But they’re not dancing just to rack up thousands of hits on YouTube — Shum and iJustine are hoping that viewers will get into the Christmas spirit with their little dance and also give a little bit to their charities. DS2DIO has donated money for iJustine’s favored charity charity: water, which provides clean, safe drinking water in developing countries and for Shum’s favorite charity Dizzy Feet Foundation, which encourages more dance education in the United States.
On his charity of choice, Harry Shum Jr. told NMR:
Everyone deserves an opportunity to have a good dance education if they so desire regardless of their financial position. Dizzy Feet gives out scholarships to underprivileged kids and helps bring dance into their communities. I have a lot of friends who would have benefited from this charity when they were younger. Now it helps so many!
Get in to the Christmas spirit by checking out Shum and iJustine’s danceable greeting to the world below and donate to charity: water and the Dizzy Feet Foundation this season: