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Channing Tatum Has Got Moves for Days

Channing Tatum clearly knows how to bust out an expert pole dance, but he's got plenty more awesome moves under his dollar-bill-busting belt.

As evidenced by a video posted by Vanity Fair, the "Magic Mike XXL" star took on seven iconic dance moves in less than 30 seconds — and totally rocked it, as you can imagine.

Not only does the father of 2-year-old Everly (with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum) show us his take on the Pony, he also offers up the Robot, the Funky Chicken and the Vogue, made popular by none other than Madonna.

Tatum appears on the August cover of the magazine, which features a photo spread by Annie Leibovitz of the actor dancing in the rain, à la Gene Kelly.

In the accompanying interview, Tatum talks about the origins of "Magic Mike" — his membership in a dance group called Male Encounter that performed at a Tampa, Fla., nightclub called Joy — as well as his success and fatherhood.

"This is a new phase," he tells the magazine. "Having a child, getting to work with people I've always dreamed of ..."

He also gives a shout-out to his wife, Jenna, whom he met in 2005 on the set of dance movie "Step Up," calling her a "warrior" for giving birth to their daughter.

"We like to think of ourselves as big, strong men, and we could handle whatever situation," he tells Vanity Fair, referring to his experience watching Jenna give birth. "And reality is [that women] are so much stronger than we could ever be. There's a reason why we weren't given that job, evolutionary or whatever. My wife, she's a warrior. She did it as natural as you can. [As a man], you're basically a cheerleader. 'Come on, baby, you can do it.' I would've tapped out in the first."

In recognizing just how hard it is to be a parent, Tatum tips his hat to his own mother and father.

"I now look back on my own parents and have a better appreciation."

Image via Vanity Fair

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