It’s truly been a year of “Happy.” I mean, we’ve raved about rendition after rendition after rendition of dances to the Pharrell Williams hit. And we’ll admit it: We’ve tried to resist over the past couple of months. But then, this came along…
You guys, today we’re getting #Tappy.
And we owe it all to this guy—dancer, choreographer and Broadway boy Christopher Rice. Rice is currently a swing in The Book of Mormon (you know, just casually the winner of the 2011 Tony for Best Musical—nbd). He earned his YouTube street cred back in October, when his video “Cups: A Tap Dance“—a tap-tastic cover to the Pitch Perfect fave—quickly racked up over two million views. And now, he’s back for more.
On Monday, Rice unleashed #tappiness on the world with his new YouTube video, “Happy Tap Dance,” aka #Tappy. How has this just now become a thing?! I mean, it makes complete sense: Not only is the play on words brilliant, but tap dance is pretty much the happiest kind of dance I can think of. And to add to the gloriousness, Rice stacked his cast with some of the best dancers to have graced Broadway, in shows like A Chorus Line, Kinky Boots, White Christmas, Newsies, 42nd Street, Billy Elliot, Matilda and West Side Story. Seriously, I dare you not to smile when watching this video.