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This is the moment a nine-year-old boy stole the show with his hilarious dancing during an elementary school performance.

Third grader Tripp Thomure showed off his hip-shaking moves at the end of a presentation by his class to parents at Ralls County Elementary School in Center, Missouri.

And the footage, shared by his mother Lindsey Woodhurst, has gone viral, even attracting praise from Kevin Bacon, star of the Eighties hit dance movie Footloose. 

Tripp Thomure, nine, enjoyed some wacky dancing at a concert at Ralls County Elementary School in Center, Missouri

Tripp Thomure, nine, enjoyed some wacky dancing at a concert at Ralls County Elementary School in Center, Missouri

Tripp Thomure, nine, enjoyed some wacky dancing at a concert at Ralls County Elementary School in Center, Missouri

Tripp kept the party going long after his classmates had finished their routine and were standing still

Tripp kept the party going long after his classmates had finished their routine and were standing still

Tripp kept the party going long after his classmates had finished their routine and were standing still

For stay-at-home mom Ms Woodhurst, 30, it came as no surprise to see her son pulling out the priceless moves.

She said: ‘He likes to show off his dance moves! Tripp is so original and the video really shows his personality. He lives life to the fullest.’

Since being shared on March 2, the clip has amassed more than 8.4million views on TikTok, with over 550,000 likes and nearly 7,800 comments. 

Once the step-by-step performance was over, Tripp showed off some disco swagger

Once the step-by-step performance was over, Tripp showed off some disco swagger

Once the step-by-step performance was over, Tripp showed off some disco swagger 

The clip attracted praise from actor Kevin Bacon, star of 80s movie Footloose, who said Tripp had 'some great moves'

The clip attracted praise from actor Kevin Bacon, star of 80s movie Footloose, who said Tripp had 'some great moves'

The clip attracted praise from actor Kevin Bacon, star of 80s movie Footloose, who said Tripp had ‘some great moves’

Hollywood star Bacon posted: ‘Nothing to be ashamed of, just some great moves.’

In reply, Marissa Weber replied: ‘Footloose approves, nothing more needs to be said.’

And Missy S added: ‘This is like being blessed by the pope of dance.’ 

Frankie Francis Jr posted: ‘You’re that guy pal, trust me you’re that guy :-D.’

Nine-year-old Tripp channeled some Saturday Night Fever energy as he wowed parents and classmates with his moves

Nine-year-old Tripp channeled some Saturday Night Fever energy as he wowed parents and classmates with his moves

Nine-year-old Tripp channeled some Saturday Night Fever energy as he wowed parents and classmates with his moves

The video has had thousands of appreciative comments, with proud mom Lindsey replying to some of them

The video has had thousands of appreciative comments, with proud mom Lindsey replying to some of them

The video has had thousands of appreciative comments, with proud mom Lindsey replying to some of them

TowerOfGod wrote: ‘He’s going to be wealthy when he grows up with that confidence.’

Landy McCartney Hara added: ‘Tell me you mom watched Magic Mike without telling me you mom watched Magic Mike.’ 

To which Ms Woodhurst replied: ‘He likes TikTok.’ 

She described the online reaction as ‘amazing’ and said that Tripp is loving his internet fame.

She said: ‘He’s always wanted to be TikTok famous and now he’s going to get it done!

‘So many commenters have said how funny he is.

‘People online have been encouraging him to just keep being himself.’

Source: Daily Mail

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