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When he was 8 years old, Quincy Eaton was just a regular third grader who loved to dance around the house. One year later, he's known by millions as the boy who dances his way to the dinner table in one of McDonald's most popular commercials in years.

Shown during some of television's highest rated events—the Oscars®, the Grammys® and the Superbowl—more than 200 million viewers around the world have watched this 9-year-old strut his stuff.

Quincy says he's been dancing as long as he can remember. "When I start dancing, I usually can't stop," he says. His smooth moves even earned him the nickname "Happy Feet."

Sheryl, Quincy's mom, says her son has been moving to the groove since he was just a few months old. "When he was little, he'd always jerk around in his high chair," she says. "But when he was about 6 months old, and he started doing this thing with his neck. We just thought, 'Okay, oh, wait a second. I don't think you're supposed to be able to do this at 6 months old.'"

When he auditioned for the McDonald's commercial, Quincy's unique style stood out. He got the part and introduced America to the "Cha-Cha Slide," a dance created by Chicago's own DJ Casper. The rest is TV history!
FROM: Oprah Presents the World's Smartest Kids
Published on May 30, 2008


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