Here's How Benji Schwimmer Creates Choreo for Ice Skaters

We've talked before about how obsessed we are with "SYTYCD" Season 2 champ Benji Schwimmer's beautiful choreography for ice skaters. But how does a guy from the dance world come up with movement that reads on ice?

By dancing it out in a skating rink:


Schwimmer posted the clips of his chilly improv session yesterday. (He's developing a new routine for gorgeous figure skating champion Yuka Sato.) It's a fascinating peek at his creative process. And surprised as the Zamboni guy must have been, the idea makes a lot of sense. What better way to figure out ice-friendly choreography than to step onto the ice yourself?

(Is it just us, or do you guys have an urge to find a skating rink and dance around on it in sneakers now, too?)

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