EILAT, Israel — Videos of kids dancing hilariously is a time-honored Internet tradition. But two kids under the age of 10 will leave those videos in the dust and blow your minds with their dance skills.
By the time most children hit 8 years old they are fairly coordinated but with room to grow. They are joining sports teams and dance classes, climbing trees and otherwise figuring out how they physically relate to the world. They still have their clumsy moments, but hey, even most adults do too.
Then there’s this dancing duo, who were both salsa dance champions by the time they were 6 years old.
Beberly Devers, 7, was the 2013 World Latin Dance Cup champion, and Kevin Tellez, 8, took first place at the World Latin Dance Cup in 2012, and it’s easy to see why.
Their tiny feet fly during the fastest salsa song I’ve ever heard, and neither of them miss a step. But their coordination and speed are just the tip of the iceberg.
Both dancers show a maturity in both their partnership and their level of performance. Kevin is there for Beberly at every turn, conscious that she is counting on him during the dips, lifts and even a flip. He only concentrates fully on himself during his adorably macho solos.
Beberly’s performance is outward and for the audience. She generally looks natural and easy in her moves while making sure to connect and perform to her audience rather than just dance.
The tiny couple, representing Colombia, performed this demonstration dance in April at the Israeli Salsa Congress & Holy Land Salsa Tour 2014