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YouTube's Johnny O plays So You Think You Can Review Dance

Johnny O is a YouTube star on the rise. He says he doesn't dance, though the Oakville-raised/Los Angeles-based pre-teen's been known to take lessons. They come in handy when you're making music videos for Justin Bieber covers -- and there are half a million YouTube subscribers following your every upload.)

From ballet to 'Hotline Bling', which clips get the Johnny thumbs up?

Johnny O rates the best dance routines from YouTube's archives

6 years ago
Duration 3:00
Johnny O is a YouTube star on the rise. CBC Arts asked the Oakville-raised/Los Angeles-based pre-teen to review a playlist of our favourite dance clips -- everything from classical ballet to Michael Jackson. 3:00
Johnny O is a YouTube star on the rise. He says he doesn't dance, but we bet he watches — because if you spend any time on  YouTube, you're a dance fan.

From "The Nae Nae" to "The Harlem Shake," to vintage virality like the "Evolution of Dance," the site's most shareable clips so frequently feature mind-blowing (or just hilarious) moves that you'd wonder why more of us don't, say, buy tickets to the ballet. Or start a local b-boy posse. 

Whatever our young  YouTube  phenom says about his dance ability, the  Oakville-raised/Los Angeles-based pre-teen's been known to take lessons. They come in handy when you're making music videos for Justin  Bieber covers — and there are half a million  YouTube subscribers following your every upload.

Johnny's a part of CBC's partnership with some of Canada's best names on YouTubethe Fullscreen Creator Network. Since he probably spends more time on YouTube than anyone, CBC Arts asked him to review a playlist of our favourite dance clips — everything from classical ballet, to Michael Jackson to however you'd describe this. 

What gets his thumbs up? Watch and see, then tell us which clips get yours. What are your favourite dance videos? Share them with CBC Arts on Twitter and Facebook.

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