Dancer Aoniken Quiroga stunned those attending a Vienna tango festival with his moves to “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis. While those in attendance likely expected his slimmer and pretty dance partner to steal the show, the larger man busted out all his best moves, quickly becoming an impressive sensation.
With so many able dancers out there, it’s always exciting to see new and passionate performers take the stage. Whether they be professionals or amateurs, there are a lot of people out there who are fun to watch dance.
Although we know better than to judge people by their appearance, many people find it hard to resist that habit. Still, there are plenty of people who have surprised others with their abilities after being judged by how they look. A singer like Susan Boyle proved this when she blew talent show competition judges away with her angelic voice after being judged by her dowdy appearance.
This same judgment is just as flawed when it comes to physical activities, such as dance. Some people think that larger people would have a tougher time busting out impressive dance moves when this just isn’t so. Someone’s size has nothing to do with their ability to move their body if they’ve practiced and put the work in.
This happened at the TANGOAMADEUS dance event in 2012. A larger man took the stage and shocked those who were watching. His moves were so impressive that no one could take their eyes off of him. He managed to shock those in attendance with his slick moves and made for some mesmerizing viewing for those at home.
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Even more impressive, Quiroga and his partner chose a song that really got them moving. Amazing to dance to, this catchy song really gets people going. “Great Balls of Fire” is one of Lewis’s most famous songs because it gets people excited and moving. Such a fast song requires fast footwork, and the dancers did not shy away from pulling out some of their fastest moves.
When the pair originally came out, viewers thought they would be keeping their eyes on the female dance partner. Beautiful and decked out in an alluring gold dress, she was an easy woman to pay attention to. Still, her partner quickly stole the show. For being a larger man dressed in a simple outfit of black pants and a white shirt, Quiroga’s moves couldn’t help but grab everyone’s attention.
The fast-paced song started, and it is likely viewers still did not believe the larger man would be able to keep up with its tempo. Still, Quiroga was about to fool all of them with his undoubtedly impressive dance moves.
Not only was the larger man a competent dancer, but he was also a dancer above the rest. In fact, because the song was so fast-paced, and his moves so impressive, it seemed at times that his fit and beautiful dance partner had trouble keeping up with him! It wasn’t long before viewers could see that this man’s size was not getting in the way of his amazing dancing.
Impressively, Quiroga twirled his partner. Perhaps more impressive still, his partner managed to twirl him. With impressive hip moves and a one-footed twirl, viewers were quickly assured that this man had trained for this moment.
The man’s large size likely worked to his advantage, as he quickly proved everyone’s expectations to be incorrect. Because of this, he impressed everyone watching the entire time he danced, holding their attention from start to finish. The man was light on his feet and undoubtedly impressive.
While it can be tempting to judge people on superficial aspects, such as a person’s size, it’s important to remember that looks can be deceiving. Many people have surprising talents or have worked hard pursuing their hobbies and dreams, which usually have nothing to do with the way they look. Judging someone on their outward appearance is not only problematic and can hamper them from fulfilling their goals but can lead you to underestimate their true worth, skills and abilities. If this video proves anything, it’s that this young man decided to pursue his passion for dancing while likely having to detract naysayers every step of the way. His gumption and commitment to dance show in every skilled and confident move he makes on the dance floor.
Since the video was released online, it has garnered upwards of 3.5 million views. Many viewers remarked on Quiroga’s amazing performance, saying he was extremely talented. Others remarked that he even stole the show from his dance partner! This man has become an inspiration for dance lovers everywhere. Regardless of your size, this man will remind you that anything is possible. If you love to dance, there is nothing stopping you from getting out there and enjoying yourself. Be sure to see the video for yourself below!
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