Charity and Andres scored the show's first-ever perfect score! (via YouTube)
Guys, we gotta say it. Although the competition gets SUPER FIERCE, we really really really love The Duels. Why? Because we get to see all of our favorites from earlier in the season perform their hearts out again! Last night's episode of "World of Dance" gave us just that. And while we did lose some greats (😢), the dancing was beyond incredible. It was the Juniors, though, that really shined. Here are our highlights.
Charity & Andres
Two words: PERFECT SCORE. 💯💯💯 This contemporary duo nabbed the first-ever 100 score in "WOD" history. If that doesn't prove they're in it to win it, we're not sure what will. And although their competitor Vivian Ruiz stood her ground and scored in the high 90s, Charity and Andres' flawless performance brought them through to The Cuts. The pair's epic piece to "Way Down We Go" by Kaleo was intense, powerful, and technically insane (tbh we've never even seen some of those lifts they whipped out before).
Sean & Kaycee
It's never a bad day when we get to watch Sean & Kaycee perform, and these two set the bar HIGH last night. Their performance included some of the crispest, most intricate hip hop we've ever watched. They were up against hip hop trio 3 Xtreme, who also brought their A-game, but Sean & Kaycee's adorable chemistry and technical choreography got them through to the next round.
The Lab pulled off what might be the tightest group routine we've seen so far on the "WOD" stage. Their performance to "Lean Back" was insanely clean, super high-energy, and filled with some pretty fierce technical tricks. These kids do not mess around. It was 🔥.
Everyone loves the multitalented Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. Everyone loves Olympic figure skater (and pop-culture icon) Adam Rippon. Everyone loves when dancers ice-skate, and vice versa. So what could possibly be more lovable than the latest episode of the YouTube show "Break the Ice with Adam Rippon," in which Rippon teaches the sisters Ziegler to skate? (Nothing. NOTHING is more lovable than this freakishly cute video.)
Three of our Insta faves (Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy, Robert Roldan, and Gaby Diaz) in one photo!
It's safe to say that we're obsessed with the "So You Think You Can Dance" All Stars. Over the past few seasons, we've loved seeing them up on that "SYT" stage, guiding each new batch of contestants. Unsurprisingly, many of the All Stars are as charismatic online as they are onscreen. While we wait to hear which All Stars will be involved in Season 16, here are six from years past that you should totally be following on Insta.
Sage Humphries rehearsing "White" (Brooke Trisolini, courtesy Boston Ballet)
It's been an eventful few months for Sage Humphries, to say the least. Last November, the Boston Ballet company member made her (very well-received) choreographic debut with a piece called YOU, part of the company's BB@home: ChoreograpHER program. Just one week later, Humphries sustained an injury that kept her offstage for a couple of months. But she didn't have much downtime: Artistic director Mikko Nissinen soon asked Humphries to make a piece for Boston Ballet's first-ever appearance at Boston Calling Music Festival. Now that Humphries is back in the studio, Dance Spirit caught up with her to talk about making ballet rock, working with her composer brother, and what it's like to see her name next to William Forsythe's.