Kids may say the darnedest things, but what about their dance moves?
Last week, Chicago played host to the Taste of Randolph, a street festival that’s been running for the past 21 years. In addition to fine food and drink, the event features a number of music performances. And during one of these, 9-year-old Sage Tenfelde proved herself to be the best dancer in the city.
Local photographer Tony Martin recorded a video of the her dancing and posted it to Facebook, where it has since garnered a lot of attention. And when you see this little girl’s dance moves, you’ll understand why.
Martin was drawn to Sage because her dance skills definitely set her apart from everyone else. “I was like, ‘Wow! She has the moves. She is dancing better than anybody here,'” he told DNA Info.
As far as where her impeccable moves came from, she likely owes a little bit of that to her very musical dad. “My dad’s a DJ, and he loves music, and I like to dance with him and I go to a bunch of street fairs and have fun,” she told DNA Info. “I like to freestyle and make it up as I go,” Sage said. “All I have to do is, I hear the beat, and I’m off.”
So do you have what it takes to out-dance a 9-year-old? Yeah, it’s understandable. Her moves are pretty next level. And it’s easy to see why the video has gained so much attention online, too. Since it was posted to Facebook on June 16, it’s gotten over 400,000 views, over 3,000 shares and quite a few positive comments.
Facebook users are writing things such as, “This kid is my hero,” and “She was in the moment! Love it!” Because there’s nothing quite like letting the rhythm of a song guide you, and folks online are definitely impressed by her ability to do just that!
Tenfelde told DNA Info she studies dance at Healthy Hood in Pilsen and takes summer dance classes in downtown Chicago.
If you’re ever going to be as good as this gal, you’d better start practicing!