It's been 17 years since Alyson Stoner starred in Missy Elliott's "Work It" music video, but apparently dancing is like riding a bike — you just remember how to do it. Or at least, that's the case for the 26-year-old. On Monday night (August 26), she joined the rapper onstage during her Video Vanguard performance, which was a medley of greatest hits, including "Work It."

On Tuesday (August 27), the dancer took to Twitter to respond to a fan asking if she had to rehearse before the epic performance. "Let's talk quick facts.." she wrote. "[Choreographer] HiHat hit me up a day before to jump in, said ‘do your thing' and then it was showtime. But those grooves don't leave your system."

Clearly, because she definitely crushed it.

Missy also praised Stoner on Twitter. "it’s been 17 years since we did Work IT and over the years people always ask me where is that lil girl from your video 'Work It,'" she wrote, "so I couldn’t of done this vma performance without you there! Love you thank you so much"

Stoner was going to be at the awards show regardless, as she was on hand to help honor Missy with the Video Vanguard Award. "I promised I wouldn't cry this time, I cry at every award," the emcee told the crowd when she received her golden moonman. "I never thought that I'd be standing up here receiving this award.

"Previous Vanguard Award recipients include Jennifer LopezBeyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna and P!nk.

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