As a follow-up to my blog on Getting Out of Your Element - in case you didn't see the season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - a surprise "dance super-star" stepped in to replace Alex Wong as a tribute to his performance (since he was injured).
This. Is. Priceless.
And truly, 100% defines, getting out of your element:
I know it's hard to sometimes break from the norm - to try something new that might be difficult - and to never give up, when what you're facing is so far out of your element, it's not even funny.
If you aren't a fan of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), you might just be after seeing this video clip.
Alex is currently competing for this year's title and is a classically trained ballet dancer - and he's absolutely amazing to watch in his natural surroundings. However, what would the show be, if they didn't shake things up a bit? This week, Alex was paired up with All-Star season 4 - 2nd place finisher, tWitch - who just so happens to specialize in freestyle / hip hop dancing.
Performing what's known as a Nappytabs hip hop choreographed routine, watch what it truly means, to be out of your element...and what happens, when you actually realize, that you can do anything.
UPDATE: Because of copy right issues, YouTube has been either pulling down all videos or trying to request that the videos only be viewable on YouTube itself (no embedded links allowed). The link below may or may not work - so if it doesn't, just click on the link in the middle of the YouTube screen below, and it will direct you to the clip. You can also click on this link, to go directly there YouTube - and you can search by Alex Wong and tWitch for all videos. Sorry for the run around!
NEW: Here is the link to watch Alex perform what is considered, more his "element"...it's absolutely beautiful to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHiwmZj1Wbc
UPDATE 7.12: So if any of you are fans of SYTYCD, you know by now, that Alex suffered a major injury to his ACL last week. As a result, he was automatically placed in the bottom 3 for last week's show, and subsequently, released from the show since his injury will require surgery and months to heal. What devastating news for someone that would've won it all! I'm not sure what higher entity keeps pushing Alex away from performing on this show (he was forced to drop out last year, since he wasn't allowed to break his contract with the Miami City Ballet) - but hopefully he will return again next year to take the title that is so well deserved.
From season 7, week 3.
Twitch and Alex dance a Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo choreographed routine
Music: Outta Your Mind by Lil Jon and LMFAO