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The Best ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Performances Ever

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough on 'Dancing With the Stars'Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

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Dancing With the Stars has been one of the most popular competition shows on TV for over a decade, with its mix of celebrity contestants and professional dancers wowing audiences with their incredible routines. Over the years, the show has seen some amazing partnerships between celebrities and their dance partners, resulting in some unforgettable performances. These are some of the best DWTS performances ever.


8. Apolo Anton Ohno, Julianne Hough’s Sultry Rumba

Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough’s Rumba to “Cool” was a sultry and passionate performance that showcased both Ohno’s athleticism and Hough’s choreographic talent. The routine remains one of the show’s most memorable performances and helped secure Ohno’s win in Season Four.

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7. Amber Riley, Derek Hough’s Fun Charleston performance

Amber Riley and Derek Hough’s Charleston to “Bang Bang” was a fun-filled, high-energy routine that showcased both Riley’s natural rhythm and Hough’s choreographic talent. The routine was a fan favorite and helped secure Riley’s win in Season 17.

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6. Jordan Fisher, Lindsay Arnold’s Emotional Contemporary Routine

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold’s Contemporary routine to “Take Me Home” was a beautiful and emotional performance that showcased Fisher’s vulnerability and Arnold’s choreographic talent. The routine was a standout moment in Season 25 and helped secure Fisher’s win.


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5. Meryl Davis, Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Passionate Argentine Tango

Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy‘s Argentine Tango to “Montserrat” was a passionate and intense performance that left the judges and audience in awe. The pair’s chemistry was undeniable, and the routine showcased both Davis’ grace and Chmerkovskiy’s strength.

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4. Kristi Yamaguchi, Mark Ballas’ High-Energy Freestyle Routine

Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas’ Freestyle routine to “Workin’ Day and Night” was a high-energy, fast-paced performance that showcased both Yamaguchi’s athleticism and Ballas’ choreographic talent. The routine was a fan favorite and helped secure Yamaguchi’s win in Season Six.

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3. Bindi Irwin, Derek Hough’s Emotional Freestyle Tribute

Bindi Irwin’s tribute to her late father Steve Irwin was a touching and emotional moment on the show, with Hough choreographing a beautiful Freestyle routine that celebrated Irwin’s love for her dad. The pair danced to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand,” and the routine left not a dry eye in the house.


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2. Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson’s Jazz Routine

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson’s Jazz routine to “It’s Not Unusual” was a high-energy, fun-filled performance that showcased Ribeiro’s natural rhythm and Carson’s choreographic talent. The routine included several iconic moves from Ribeiro’s time on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and it remains one of the show’s most beloved performances.

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1. Jennifer Grey, Derek Hough’s Viennese Waltz

This performance was a standout moment in DWTS history. With Jennifer Grey and Hough delivering a stunning and emotional Viennese Waltz to the tune of “These Arms of Mine.” The pair’s chemistry was palpable, and the routine left both the judges and the audience in awe.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

What about Cheryl Burke and Drew Lacey early win. One of the very best ever dances.

DeeD
DeeD
8 months ago

Hough & Pickler performed a Contemporary that brought me to tears with the beauty of it. They won that season. I realize that all the very best can’t all be shown in top 10s however try changing up the lists to include those deserving accolades.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

Totally wrong!!! You’re very biased here with the Houghs!! There were way better dances than these!! Who picked these.??

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