Swing dancing has been around since the 1920s, so it stands to reason that it takes quite the routine to surprise spectators who attend swing dancing competitions.
But at the Capital Swing Dancers’ Presidents’ Day weekend convention in 2015, audience members and fellow dancers alike were blown away when Ben Morris and Jennifer DeLuca performed. With decades of experience and numerous awards between them, everyone knew they would be a force to be reckoned with. Their routine was unorthodox, to say the very least, and it was apparent from the moment they stepped onto the dance floor.
The ladies almost always wear A-line dresses or pencil skirts and heels or wedges that harken back to that bygone era… so what was Jennifer doing in this getup?
We’re not sure why they blew off convention so completely with these outfits, or why they decided to forego all of the moves you typically see in swing dancing routines. But that’s a decision only the most seasoned dancers can afford to make, and what follows is one of the most unique performances you’ll ever see.
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It’s set to George Thorogood & The Destroyers’s 1977 hit, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and they’re completely in-sync throughout the song, moving without a hitch. Watch how Ben spins her like she’s a human dreidel!
How in the world do they move that fast?!
This amazing couple won over the judges and crowd alike with their unique take on this classic style of dance, and they won first place in the classic division! That certainly proves the point that just because something’s always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it always has to be.
Check out the full performance in the video below, and share to spread their talent!
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