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6 Things: Being Jack

Friday, 09.03.2012 / 3:00 PM / Features
By Derek Jory
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6 Things: Being Jack

Jack Millos likes to move it, move it, he likes to move it, move it, he likes to move it.

You know that by now, you’ve seen the video, read his autobiography and bought his t-shirt – well, you’ve at least seen the video.

Earlier this week Jack was just a six-and-a-half-year-old kid, he enjoyed doing what kids his age do, like playing red rover, sizzling ants with a magnifying glass and disturbing old man Clemens with a little knock knock ginger.

Now Jack, or the kid formally known as Jack who now goes by the symbol :) (just kidding), is a media darling. I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too: when I grow up I want to be like Jack.

Here are 6 Things you should know about being Jack.

THE MUSIC, THE MOVES

“Mostly any music is good for dancing, sort of rock n’ roll music too, that’s my favourite,” said Jack. “I like some bands like Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas and Foster The People. I can dance to a lot of music as long as it’s a good song.

“I like to move my ankles and my arms, sort of like making a robot but just a lot faster and not stiff. And I have a bunch of moves in my head and then do whatever my body feels like doing. And I don’t really know what to say after that.”

THE BEGINNING

“My sister taught me how to dance, she’s 18, her name is Teaghan. When I was a baby I tried dancing and I don’t know what songs I danced to, but my sister used to put them on YouTube. I danced to a Black Eyed Peas song with Duncan in the background, he’s my dog, he’s a yellow lab. He likes to watch me dance.”

THE REAL BEGINNING

“He’s always been a dancer,” said his mom Elizabeth. “We listened to music a lot in the house and even as a baby he’d dance to certain songs like Scolding Wife, by Great Big Sea, and a couple of Creedence Clearwater songs. He would just bust into some moves and so my daughter started recording them and putting them online.”

THE REACTION

“Probably that I’m a celebrity. One of my friends named Alex, he wanted my autograph, so I gave it to him,” laughed Jack, a first grad student.

“My teacher showed the dancing video in front of the whole class too, I wasn’t embarrassed, they’ve seen me dance before. I just did a dance for a school talent show. I did a new dance, sort of, and it was just for fun, like an audition.”

THE FAME

Jack has officially become the little dancer that could. As of 11:30 a.m. Friday morning, the Dancing Kid video had 163,849 views on the Canucks Official YouTube channel, launching the channel up the charts as the 13th most viewed in Canada.

We won’t know the views of Jack’s video through Canucks.com for a few weeks, but the clicks will be high, much like the demand for the video. It has now been featured on Good Morning America, ESPN, Inside Edition, the Huffington Post, Deadspin, Sports Illustrated, Puck Daddy and Global TV, where Jack danced up a storm, live, Friday morning.

THE OTHER DANCES

Not only is Jack young, cute and boisterous, he’s also versatile. Here he breaks it down to Boom Boom Pow, by the Black Eyed Peas, here he does a jig to Great Big Sea, here he proves he knows how to move it, move it, and here he dances faster than humanly possible because the clip is broken. It’s still great, though. And don’t try to learn from Jack, trust me, his dances are not to be taken lightly.