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This video of a bearded Alaskan dancing to Alicia Keys is everything

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published February 12, 2016

Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week -- a bearded man dancing (and at one point falling) on the docks of a small Southeast town.

The man behind the magic is Justin Hoyt, from Ketchikan. Hoyt's been planning to make the video for "a very long time," he wrote in a Facebook message. The video was shot in Hoonah, a small Southeast Alaska town west of Juneau, on Sunday morning, right before the Super Bowl.

"I don't really know what inspired me. I have been fixing on doing a series of dance videos to Alicia Keys' music, because I've been getting really pumped on her stuff lately," Hoyt wrote. "But all of a sudden all of the pieces fell into place, and my friends were able to help make my dream a reality."

Hoyt posted the video to YouTube on Monday. By Friday morning it had been viewed more than 40,000 times.

His friend Alex Terrazas (credited as Cheechako in the clip) held the steady-cam wide shot, Richard Priest II ("Father Dick") shot the scenes from across the water and Donnie Sanderes ("Donnie Bear") held the boom box. Hoyt danced and directed.

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