Judson Laipply (born March 22, 1976) is an American motivational speaker and dancer from Bucyrus, Ohio. He served as the state president of The Ohio Association of Student Councils from 1993 to 1994. He is best known for his performance in the Evolution of Dance viral video clip. He has worked as a public speaker since 2000.
Laipply first performed “The Evolution of Dance” in March 2001, at which time it consisted of 12 popular dance songs. In 2006, he uploaded a video of the six-minute performance to YouTube. The clip received 70 million views in under 8 months. At that time, it was rated on YouTube as:
#1 Most Viewed All Time Video on YouTube.com
#1 Top Rated Video on YouTube.com
#3 Most Discussed Video on YouTube.com
It has since been surpassed by other videos, the current most viewed video of all time on YouTube being “Gangnam Style” by PSY.
Evolution of Dance