INDIANAPOLIS — Chef Terry Anthony usually has some kind of wacky food challenge for Indy Now Hosts Jillian Deam and Ryan Ahlwardt, but on Friday he switched things up, turning the stage over to a talented group of local kids.

Student dancers from Volume Performance Center in Indianapolis recently traveled to New York City to watch the “Today Show,” but producers ended up asking them to perform.

They danced to Janet Jackson’s 1989 mega-hit “Rhythm Nation” and even caught the attention of Jackson herself, who shared the girls’ Instagram post of the performance.

Volume Performance Center, located on Indy’s northeast side at 1728 E. 86th St., offers dances classes for 2-year-olds to adults, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tumbling. Some groups are competitive and others are focused on recreation or fitness.

Learn more about the dance center on their website, find them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram at @INDYVPC.