It’s so refreshing to see performers put a clever new spin on an old classic!
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Every year, dancers from all over the world flock to Toulouse, France for the Global Grand Prix Swing Championships. This multicultural event honors traditional swing dancing, while also encouraging new forms as well as creative and diverse interpretations of the dance. At the 2022 GGP event, spectators were treated to just that, when dance partners Thibault Ramirez and Emeline Rochefeuille took the stage.
For starters, the team didn’t choose a standard swing song at all, opting instead for “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. Their fluid movements fit the song perfectly: a mixture of traditional and avant-garde elements that kept with improvisational West Coast Swing style. Emeline even pulls off a moonwalk that would make the King of Pop himself proud!
With dancing like this, it’s little wonder that the pair won first place in the Strictly Open Finals. Watch their electrifying performance below, and don’t forget to share.
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