It’s not like you think you’re the best dancer or anything. There are way better dancers than you in this world. You know that, come on. Of course you know that. But you enjoy dancing. A lot. And even if you recognize that there are tons of better dancers out there, that doesn’t mean that you don’t think you’re a good dancer. Maybe even a great one. You’ve got your own style. All your friends tell you that you’re the best dancer they know. And there’s something about being out on the dance floor with the right music and the right type of energy going and you are transported. You feel faster and cooler and lighter than you do in your everyday life. Your body seems to work more efficiently, like some kind of beautiful machine. And OK, yes, during the week sometimes you will work out new moves. Not like serious choreography or anything, besides you like your dancing to be more spontaneous, but just, you’ll catch glimpses of yourself in the mirror and just tweak something, pop something, see what it looks like, thinking that maybe you’ll try it this weekend. If it doesn’t work, who cares. It’s just for fun.

But then you see this kid just effortlessly demolish you and your entire concept of self, at least in terms of dancing, falls apart. And he does it without even breaking a sweat, and you don’t have the heart to go out tonight. You’re just like, fuuuuuuuck. Because you realize that you kind of did puff yourself up a little bit. You did kind of think you were a really good dancer. But this kid was like “nope.” And now you’re tired and weak. Because you’re done. He did you.

Goodnight, nurse. (Via BuzzFeed.)

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  2. This would be surreal even WITHOUT Kim Jong-Il creepily watching from the background.

    • Gary  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 +3

      Not sure who’s giving you the negative votes, but the Kim Jong-Il comment was incredible. Nice work catching that son of a bitch in the background.

  3. i feel like this kid’s just made a fool of me … personally.

  4. lucas  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 -24

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    • I know the comment-score-tables have been turning for you of recent, but I’m still mildly annoyed by your schtick, and just, calm down. And I don’t care who knows it!

    • Careful, Monster.

      • I’m SORRY Gabe. I think it was INTERPRETED incorrectly. My comment was supposed to be A JOKE on the closed borders of North Korea and the FACT that they could be raising CRAZY AWESOME DANCE KIDS without us knowing. I’m not racist AND I’M VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY SORRY if it was taken as such.

        I’m just worried about our AMERICAN DANCE CRUES. Think of the JABBERWOCKIES Y’ALL!

  6. The only feasible explanation for any of this is that he’s actually 28 years old. They age gracefully… dancers I mean, not asians; that would be racist.

  7. Looks like i’ve found a new wingman.

  8. B-boy makin’ with the freak-freak.

  9. This kid is going to be the best dancer in the research lab when he grows up. GET IT!!!

  10. gwyneth paltrow  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 -21

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  11. It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know where your children are? They are in the “Animals on Film” category of a blog.

  12. ModernMANdroid  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 +5

    I can beat him NOW, but when he’s 7 I will have no chance…
    and they will have to cancel the show b/c NO ONE will think they can dance…

  13. sandy sicko  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 +21

    Any Korean-speakers out there who can translate the grandfolks’ commentary? I’m assuming it’s mostly ‘look at you! steppin’ up 2 the streets! now do the roger rabbit!’

  14. A common part of my dance routine is getting things from the highest shelf so i think i could go head-to-head with this kid.

  15. I think you are too easily impressed by dancing children, Gabe. Maybe it’s because I work at a dance studio and I see five- and six-year-old kids with a ton of talent. I’m not saying this kid is terrible or anything, but I’m saying he’s going to get crushed on So You Think Can Dance: Toddler Edition.

  16. How long do you think it will take for us to get a version where it looks like he is fighting off ninjas?

  17. Won't love you long time  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2009 +1

    It’s the Asian Henry!

  18. is it bad that I’m imagining a scenario where Kim Jong Il kidnaps this kid and forces him to teach him how to pop n’ lock supa fresh? and then they become inseparable friends, and serve it to the previously deemed unbeatable team of Obama and Damon Weaver at the 3rd annual U.N. Step Up 2 The Streets Conference on Keeping It Mad Real? am i bad?

  19. Kevin  |   Posted on Jul 11th, 2009 -3

    Okay, now let’s kick it up at notch: check out the spliced version the guy that does HeyOkay.com did at voltacuss.com

  20. My brother used to dance like that when he was little.

    Now he’s a Green Beret. Sorry kid.

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