Mormon elder holds own in dance-off with Michael Jackson impersonator

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BARCELONA, Spain — Who says Mormons can’t get down?

Certainly not Gus Garcia nor anyone who has seen the LDS elder dance, according to the producers of a religious blog LDS S.M.I.L.E., who posted a video of Garcia participating in a dance-off for the ages with a Michael Jackson impersonator in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Dancing to a remixed version of Jackson’s “Beat It,” a great deal of the late King of Pop’s classic moves are there, including the moonwalk, the robot, the circle slide and plenty of pelvic thrusts.

Seemingly impressed with Garcia skills, the unnamed impersonator worked a couple of “we’re not worthy” bows into one of his routines before shaking Garcia’s hand at the end of the dance-off.

The LDS S.M.I.L.E. blog is apt to post such videos on its YouTube page, including three girls singing a Mormon parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass” and William Shatner mistakenly referring to the drug LSD as LDS.

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