It's almost the weekend and Vanilla Ice is in the red chair tonight... which makes it the perfect time to share some great breakdancing videos. Vanilla (real name: Robert Van Winkle) performed as a breakdancer early in his career, taking it up after breaking his ankle during a motocross race.
The second half of his stage name actually comes from his time breaking: his friends called him MC Vanilla when he rapped, and he performed a dance move called "the Ice." You can see him busting some moves circa 1989 in the video below, and catch him in the red chair Friday, October 18 at 7pm on CBC TV.
The other clips on this page come from competitions, cultural events, instructional videos, vintage sitcoms, movie trailers and street performances. One clip, from The National, tells a story of how breaking can change lives: it's about Montreal breakdancer Luca Patuelli, who helps kids with disabilities to learn to break.