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Dwayne Johnson, the dancer? See why The Rock is groovin'

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Whether in the wrestling ring or in a an action flick, it's clear Dwayne Johnson is a man of many talents. But there's one skill he's only recently revealed: The Rock can dance.

Johnson unveiled his smooth moves on Instagram, and during a Wednesday morning visit to TODAY, he explained what the fancy footwork is all about.

"I'm shooting a movie right now — it's a big action comedy with Kevin Hart — and in it, my character was relentlessly bullied in high school, but loved to dance," Johnson explained. "He becomes a CIA contract killer, but he's still that young boy. So that's why I’m taking dance lessons now."

Those lessons certainly seem to be paying off.

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You'll have to wait until the summer of 2016 to see his full routine, however; that's when "Central Intelligence" is set for release. But you don't have to wait that long to see Johnson on the big screen. His new film, "San Andreas," opens in theaters May 29.

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