15 of the best dance routines ever from So You Think You Can Dance

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“Hummingbird and Flower” (Hok & Jaimie, season 3) – Jazz

Choreographer: Wade Robson

This routine is a little different than the others. Though it’s categorized as jazz, choreographer Wade Robson considered it more of his version of a ballet. Jaimie is a flower, and Hok plays a hummingbird that falls in love with her when he sees her in the garden.

There’s a reason this performance has gone down as one of the best in SYTYCD history. It’s weird, but insanely beautiful, which is perfect for a pairing of a weird b-boy and a beautiful contemporary dancer. Hok flutters around the stage, contorting his body like a bird as he makes his way towards Jaimie, the beautiful flower dancing in the wind.

Hok the hummingbird, examines this alluring flower and tries to get closer to her. The performance draws you in so well that for a second, you almost forget that they’re not really a hummingbird and a flower.

The number wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful music that’s accompanying it, “The Chairman’s Waltz” from Memoirs of a Geisha. The whole thing together is truly a masterpiece. You probably know what comes next: Wade was nominated and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography once again. His first was for the “Ramalama (Bang Bang)” routine from earlier on the list.

It’s hard to believe that Wade Robson, the man who choreographed Britney Spears’ iconic “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video, was the same person who created this piece of art. But that goes to show what a talented man he is.