8-year-old goalie with wicked dance moves goes viral
Noah Young, 8, busts a move on the rink -- a regular habit for the Brampton, Ont. boy with a flare for hip hop. (Viral Nation)
Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:18PM EST
When Noah Young told his Grade 3 classmates this week that he was becoming famous for his sweet dance moves, no one believed him.
That is, until his teacher pulled out his phone and showed the class a video of the 8-year-old Brampton, Ont. boy busting a move on the hockey rink in full goalie gear. The video, posted to Facebook Monday, has since been viewed more than 2,000,000 times.
“He thinks it’s so cool,” Noah’s mom, Paige Rowswell, told CTVNews.ca on Tuesday. “I’m just kind of in shock.”
The video was filmed Saturday at Noah’s final game of the season with his novice AAA hockey team. The team didn’t win a game all season, but that didn’t stop Noah from dancing almost non-stop.
“He dances all the time,” Rowswell said. “On the bench, in between whistles, when the whistle goes, he’s dancing all the time.”
And those moves have become infectious. When it’s time for Noah to guard the net, the team’s second goalie takes up the charge.
“They are each other’s cheerleaders,” Rowswell said, adding that the crowds often join in. “They love it.”
Dancing isn’t new for Noah. He’s been taking all-boys hip hop classes for the past two years at Leap Dance Academy in Brampton.
Check out the video below.