Dancing with the Stars 2015: TV and film dance routines night inspires Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin to attempt 'Dirty Dancing' lift


The upcoming installment in season 21 of the long-running dance competition series, “Dancing with the Stars 2015” will see the contenders trying their moves to re-create and put their own twist on some of the most iconic famous dances in television, music videos and movies.

According to reports, the performances will be a mix of steamy contemporary hip-hop to romantic numbers. Viewers can even look forward to the “Magic Mike” rendition of Carlos PenaVega and the famous lift in “Dirty Dancing” to the tune of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by dynamic duo Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin.

Hough shared a photo on his Instagram of their rehearsal as they tried the scene that has been the trademark of the film. Complete with the white overalls and the location near a body of water, he captioned it with, “What an honor to pay homage to this iconic dance film. Nobody puts Bindi in the corner. #teamcrikey #timeofmylife @bindisueirwin.”

Jennifer Grey who originally popularized the move told The Guardian that she has no intention of ever trying it again, “I don’t know how all these people who re-enact it have the guts to throw themselves into the arms of anyone other than Patrick Swayze. It’s insane! Watch it over and over again but never ask me to do it again because I’m too fing old. I have a family and I want to live longer,” she said.

Meanwhile, aside from Irwin, Hough and PenaVega, the complete list of couples for the sixth week includes: Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold for “Jailhouse Rock” from Jailhouse Rock; Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas for “I’m A Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears; Andy Grammer and Allison Holker for “Good Morning” from Singing in the Rain; Hayes Grier and Emma Slater for “You’re the One that I Want” from Grease; Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess for “You Should Be Dancing” from Saturday Night Fever; Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel for “Vogue” by Madonna; and Tamar Braxton and Valentin Chmerkovskiy for “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson.

Joining the panel composed of Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli for the week is four-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John as a guest judge.

Dancing with the Stars week six airs on October 19, 8pm ET, followed by another episode on October 20 at 9pm, ET.