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6-Year-Old Girl Brings Down The House With Sassy Aretha Franklin Dance

06/09/2015 09:48 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2015

Johanna channeling Aretha Franklin!

Posted by Elissa M. Colón on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Six-year-old Johanna Colón stole the show at her dance recital this weekend with her fierce and fabulous performance to Aretha Franklin's "Respect."

On Sunday, Johanna's mom Elissa posted a video of the little girl's show-stopping performance on Facebook, and in just two days, it has already been shared over half a million times.

The video shows Johanna in all her sassy Aretha glory, bringing down the house with her confident pivots and poses. Her mom told Today that the tiny dancer practiced her routine "constantly" in the weeks leading up to the show.

In an interview with her local North Carolina news station ABC11, Elissa said that Johanna's younger brother has Hirschsprung's disease, which requires a lot of care, hospitalizations and surgeries. Throughout it all, however, Johanna has remained "very sweet and very kind," her mom added.

"She spends a lot of time taking care of [her brother] and visiting him in the hospital. Dance is where she gets to let loose and enjoy herself."

That love for dance certainly shines through.

H/T Today

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