"DWTS: Juniors" Week 8 Recap: The Semifinals

Sky Brown and JT Church perform the tango (via @dancingabc on Instagram)

We're nearing the end of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" and we're more than a little sad about that. But as the end of the competition nears, the dancing has been taken to the next level. The technique is pretty close to perfect and the performance quality from these little dance darlings is equal to that of the pros! We'll admit we're not jealous of the judges as they score these dance prodigies. It was hard enough to pick one stand-out performance of the night. These kids are talented dancers and the winner is anyone's guess at this point!


Sky Brown and JT Church's Argentine tango really stood out this week. These pint-size performers were on fire as they performed this technically challenging dance. Sky's maturity and passion took front and center during this routine and we couldn't look away. She pays attention to the details and has the poise and passion of dancers twice her age. What I love most about watching this couple, though, is the fact that they make the traditional steps as exciting to watch as the lifts and trick steps. And that's the sign of a true dancer. Every week Sky improves by leaps and bounds, and at this rate, she'll be ready to join the pros on "DWTS" next season.

Sky & JT's Argentine Tango - DWTS Juniors www.youtube.com

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