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This Feisty Little Dancer Channeling Aretha Franklin Will Give You Life

Little Johanna took to the stage at a tap recital and brought the entire house down.

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A video of a little girl named Johanna dancing to Aretha Franklin's "Respect" is going viral on Facebook, and for good reason.

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She absolutely kills the routine with more attitude and energy than you can shake a stick at, and the video of her has been watched more than 6.5 million times.

It starts out cute and simple enough with a little bouncing to the beat.

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But then Johanna hits you in the face with an energy that can be described only as FIERCE...

WHAT YOU WANT! BABY I GOT IT!

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WHAT YOU NEEEEED! YOU KNOW I GOT IT!

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ALL I'M ASKIN'! IS FOOOOOOOR A LITTLE RESPECT WHEN YOU GET HOME!

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She takes some time out from slaying your entire life to show you her awesome tap skills.

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She's not there just because she's cute; she's there because she can dance.

She guides her dance partners through a little sweet chorus line action.

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But then it's back to the Johanna show!

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OOOH YOUR KISSES, SWEETER THAN HONEY! BUT GUESS WHAT! SO IS MY MONEY!

Break it down now!

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Hit 'em with the shimmy!

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And off walks little Johanna with our hearts and our wigs, properly snatched.

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Also, shout-out to the proud camera man yelling "THAT'S MY BABY!" So cute.

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