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8 Floor-Rocking Breakdancing Videos
October 21, 2013
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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.  

8. Vanilla Ice And His Posse Perform In 1989

7. Alfonso Ribeiro And Ricky Schroeder Show Off Some Sweet Moves On Silver Spoons

6. Montreal Breakdancer Luca Patuelli On CBC's The National

5. Eagle Lake First Nation Youth Powwow 2011: Breakdance Special

4. Six-Year-Old Girl Wins "Best Dancer" At Breakdancing Competition (Also: Our Hearts)

3. Actor Vin Diesel Gives A Breakdancing Lesson In 1984

2. The Trailer For Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (Great Dancing, Even Better Promotional Rapping)

1. Jean Sok (aka BBoy Hourth) Has One Leg, Is Incredible

BONUS ROUND: National Chief Of The Assembly Of First Nations Shawn Atleo Gets Down On Stage At The 2009 AFN Christmas Party


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