Ruby Castro “So You Think You Can Dance” Audition Video: U.S. Junior Champion Ballroom Dances With Dad
Ruby Castro blew away the judges, with her dad’s help, on Monday’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Watch below!
On the third episode of “The Next Generation” auditions, Castro explained dancing is in her blood. Both her parents are dancers, and they even own a dance studio. And with her dad as her teacher, the 12-year-old currently reigns as the U.S. Junior Champion in Latin ballroom dancing.
She attended the auditions sans partner, and did an intense Latin ballroom routine. But something was obviously missing. So head judge Nigel Lythgoe actually stopped Castro and asked her dad, who was sitting nearby mimicking the moves, to come on stage to join her.
Together they danced flawlessly, even pulling off lifts and earning a standing ovation. Lythgoe quipped afterward, “I’ll bet that lift was a lot easier when she was a little girl.” He then picked up a golden ticket for the next round and announced, “I’ve got really nothing to say. Have you guys?”
The rest of the panel agreed. And after Castro left the room, Paula Abdul could be heard asking, “Wasn’t that fun?” Jason Derulo replied, “Oh my goodness, yeah. That’s a good one.” Check out the full video below!