Tap dance showdown between toddler and seasoned pro

chinqueematthewPublished: February 9, 20162,560,126 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: February 9, 2016

Watch as Justin M. Lewis and Luke Spring perform together at the D.C. Tap Festival. Now that's a showdown to remember!

The 13-year-old Luke Spring from Ashburn is a YouTube darling which carries the weight of America's tap dancing future on his 52-pound frame. Luke has been impressing the audience since 2010, but has recently risen to fame since performing on New York stages and TV screens.

He isn't just a prodigious tapper, he is also one of the best young dancers in North America, in tap, hip-hop, jazz and lyrical dancing. He took two month off fourth grade to make his Broadway debut in “A Christmas Story: The Musical” and joined them on tour in the fall on 2013.

Luke's career started as in a movie: he found a pair of his sisters' dance shoes, put them on and started making the same noise he was making with his hands on his drum kit. His mom enrolled him in dance class with Justin M. Lewis, who felt humbled that he should teach a dance prodigy something that he is already really good at since 2009.

Luke and Lewis performed a tag-team routine: a tiny blond boy and a six-foot-tall African American guy. The performance at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts was sold out.

We send our best wishes to the blond tap dancing prodigy and we hope to see him on the grand stage at Broadway again very soon!

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      JoKidd · 30 weeks ago

      That is truly fantastic