What They’re Saying: Dancing Kid
Video of the “Dancing Kid” at the Pacers 105-95 win over the Rockets last week has gone viral. Pacer.com’s Youtube video of the young fan recently eclipsed 500,000 views. For perspective on how popular the video has become, here are some stats (as of 11:00 AM EST on Thursday, Jan. 31):
-The original Pacers.com story (posted Jan. 22) has been Tweeted out 1,037 times and shared on Facebook 1,459 times.
-The original video on Pacers.com (posted Jan. 22) has 19,002 views.
-The Pacers’ YouTube video (posted Jan. 23) has an astounding 577,890 views and counting!
Here’s a look at what people around the web have been saying about Indianapolis’ own dancing sensation:
Huffington Post: “So, we think this kid can dance.” Read More
As of 11:00 AM on Thursday morning, the link to the video on the Huffington Post’s Facebook page had 280 shares and 718 likes.
KTLA5: “This excited young Indiana Pacers fan has an apparent weakness for 80s hip-hop.” Read More
NBCSports: “It happened on Friday during the Pacers game with the visiting Rockets, when during a time out the ‘Old School Dance Cam’ panned the crowd. Some run-of-the-mill dancing ensued, but then, suddenly … a star was born.” Read More
Yahoo Sports: “The reverse-wrist, swerving, semi-hula move was particularly impressive. He’s one heck of an athlete, based on flexibility alone.” Read More
The Score: “WE’RE A LITTLE bit late to this party but it’s too good to pass up.” Read More
MSN: “Look out, Run-DMC, you’ve got some competition. Yeah, we know you guys were the cat’s pajamas back in your day, but check out this kid getting down on the Old School Dance Cam. He’s killin it’!” Read More
RTV6: “The Pacers may have won the game, but a young fan with some killer dance moves is getting national attention for his standout performance.” Read More
Examiner.com: “The camera subsequently moved on to a young boy with a #12 jersey who bolted out of his seat and started dancing like nobody’s business.” Read More
1460 ESPN Yakima (Washington state): “This kid used this time to his advantage and the camera, and the crowd, loved it!” Read More
Daily of the Day: “Sometimes, kids are awesome because they do things that adults would be completely embarrassed to do.” Read More
Yardbarker: “I’m not kidding here: This kid’s dancing exhibition is truly a sight to behold. I’m not sure those dance moves qualify as “old school,” but the kid brings it, delivering his moves with gusto and a dash of panache.” Read More
The Daily Mail: The London-based publication picked up on the video Thursday morning, making the “Dancing Kid” an international phenomenon. In addition to coming up with the great nickname “The (tiny) Lord of the Dance,” the Daily Mail wrote, “While the tiny dancer’s repertoire was not particularly rich in complex steps, the boy made up for it with dramatic facial expressions and over-the-top arm movements – some straight out of Madonna’s classic Vogue video.” Read More
The Stir (Blog): “His dad seems delighted, but his mom seems a little embarrassed as she puts her head in her hands at one point. But she should be proud — her boy has the moves … if not like Jagger, at least like someone who’s totally going to rock his school dances for years to come.” Read More
Mail Online: “At one point, the boy’s mother appears embarrassed by her son’s on camera antics and even tries to get him to settle down, but there is no stopping the pint-size dance machine.” Read More
Lybio.net: Lybio, a text-video-sharing website, includes the lyrics to “It’s Tricky”. Read More
Sportress: “I’m not kidding here: This kid’s dancing exhibition is truly a sight to behold.” Read More
CraveOnline: ”Not only was he performing the most original — and hilarious — dance moves known in history to the crowd in Indy, but was doing so with no one else around helping out.” Read More
Cafe Mom: “ Shy he is not, and he appears to have not a single inhibition. Plus he’s good. Check him out.” Read More