Oh, yeah. After watching last Wednesday’s “So You Think You Can Dance” episode on Fox, I agree with the high decibel assessment of judge Mary Murphy: You are one hot tamale, girl! You are hot!
She was speaking about Allison, a lyrical dancer who steamed up the floor with her partner Ivan, a hip-hopper. It blows me away that they were able to nail the Tango choreography after just a few days of instruction.
Tango is an amazing dance. To me the waltz is romantic but not sexy. Hip hop is sexy but not romantic. Tango has it all. Especially when highly skilled dancers like Allison and Ivan do their thing.
But not only then.
Browsing through the “tango” selections of YouTube, I came across this video of a couple doing a simple, sensuous Tango walk. In front of some elevators, no less. It shows how Tango still can be muy romantic and sexy without the high octane moves Allison and Ivan showed off.
Here are some more photos of their A+ performance. I’ve watched every episode of So You Think You Can Dance over its two seasons. I’ve seen many Wow! moments, but Allison and Ivan’s 100 seconds on the dance floor topped them all.