I was hearing rumors about a dancing Santa in Yakima. What? I've lived here almost my entire life -- give or take a few years, but I've never seen this dancing Santa.

It's almost like he's a Yakima urban myth.

Well, I decided to try to track this mythical Santa down. I threw out a Facebook request, asking if anyone knew who the dancing Santa was. Luckily, someone did!

I contacted him and made arrangements to visit with him.

I wanted to know how he got started doing this dancing Santa thing and why. (And of course get video of him shaking his Santa booty!)

Dancing Santa is at 622 S. 21st Ave., off of Tieton Drive, every night from 7-9 until Dec. 22.

Here's what he has to say about why he does what he does ...