Dancing in combat boots, Jerusalem style

dancing soldier

A trio of break-dancing Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers strutted their stuff in a video uploaded to Facebook on Thursday. About a year ago, another IDF dance – captured again on YouTube – landed a few soldiers in prison. What do you think about acting so freely when wearing a military uniform? Video below.

This most recent performance features two Nahal male infantrymen and an unidentified female soldier spinning and flipping outside the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.

The clip was originally uploaded to a Facebook page named “Son of the Drummer,” which promotes a local percussion group, also featured in the video. The group uses upcycled materials such as plastic buckets, wooden dowels, and tin cans as instruments in impromptu street performances around Jerusalem. They create sound so vibrant that even folks in combat boots get moving!

Another video of this performance – which appears to have been spontaneous – has been uploaded to YouTube, see below:

No question these dancers are skilled – their acrobatic, polished dance is executed with joyful precision. In fact, after five minutes of moves the only thing “fatigued” about them is their clothes.

Image of breakdancing soldier from Shutterstock

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