Two-year-old William Stokkebroe could simply not contain his excitement when the first notes of the 1957 rock and roll hit began to play. According to the Daily Mail, the tot had been watching his parents, Kristina and Peter, of dance studio Studie43 in Denmark, and had learned a few tricks of his own.
With his killer moves and enviable lack of stage fright, William brought the house down. The amazingly irresistible video was shared on YouTube and, naturally, became a worldwide hit within days. As the lyrics of the much-loved Elvis classic filled the dance hall, the adorable toddler’s moves never missed a beat.
“The warden threw a party in the county jail,” Elvis sings. “The prison band was there and they began to wail; the band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing,” the singer croons, as William bounces along. “You should’ve heard them knocked out jailbirds sing ‘Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock!'”
And rock they did. As little William won over the crowd with his wiggling hips, hand clapping, toe tapping, and priceless facial expressions, cameras flashed around the room. Dressed to impress in a tiny checked shirt and jeans, William was clearly in his element.
Kudos to his parents, Kristina and Peter, for nurturing such a confident little boy!
At the end of his crowd-pleasing performance, William took an epic, practiced bow, and even applauded himself. He took a humble moment to blow a kiss to his fans before high-fiving a super fan (possibly a parent, but who’s to say; the performance was quite spectacular).
YouTube amassed thousands of comments in support of the tiny tot’s explosive dance moves. “I’m smiling from ear to ear,” wrote one online fan, “this little man has got some style!” Another added: “I love the showmanship and being the ‘entertainer of the moment’ attitude.”
Some were beyond impressed: “I don’t think I could walk at that age,” said one, “let alone dance!” But the most frequent comment, and perhaps even the best, read: “Elvis would have loved this.” We couldn’t agree more; “The King” would have been in his element watching this little guy.
William’s clip was shared a staggering seven years ago, which explains why it has amassed an equally staggering 40 million views. The passing of seven years also means that little William, the tiny tot with the twinkling toes, is now 9 years old. But is he still dancing?
William doing a little show at SDC2018 with his crew "Specific Kids" Cannot wait to publish the teacher line-up for 2019 by 1 .january https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcffErCegJg
Of course he is. With talent like that, it was always a sure thing! These days, William Stokkebroe’s dancing shoes have upgraded a few sizes, and the talented boy now dances with a hip hop and break dancing group named “Specific Kidz.” They posted their Summer Dance Cup entry in November of 2018, and William stole the show.
Once a jiver, always a jiver!