You Need To Watch This 72-Year-Old Hip-Hop Dancer Absolutely Slay

Toni Basil has moves you won’t believe.

1. You guys, this gorgeous kween is Toni Basil.

2. You might remember her from her 1982 hit song “Mickey.”

3. (Don’t watch this video unless you want this song stuck in your head for the next 7-10 days.)

4. In the ’80s she choreographed for artists like the Talking Heads and David Bowie, and since then she’s been dancing and judging international street dance competitions.

How fucking cool?

5. Here she is posing with some lady named Adele* while on tour with Bette Midler.


6. Earlier this summer, Basil attended a workshop held by French dancer Babson Baba Sy. When he realized who she was, he beckoned her to the front of the class to perform for everyone, and, well, WOW.

8. “I’ve always been a dancer, and I will always be a dancer,” Basil told BuzzFeed. “Dance has been my lover, my doctor. I know I have my health because of this.”

Need we remind you, she is 72 years old? Basil said the best way to stay as fit as she is is to “start dancing immediately. Run to the closest dance studio, and study the style of dance of the music you love. If you love hip-hop music, go to a hip-hop class. If you love salsa, take a salsa class. It will become infectious and you’ll keep going back.”

9. Keep on KILLING IT, Toni!

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