Dressed in matching sparkling hooded fishnet tees, Jonathan Troncoso and Jorge Valcarcel stepped on the World of Dance stage to impress. And when Jennifer Lopez’s “El Anillo” started playing, the duo – the first male salsa couple featured on the show – showed that on top of being stylish, they had explosive dance moves.
After performing a series of dizzying spins and incredibly acrobatic feats – as J. Lo sang along to her song – the bedazzled dancers received generally positive reviews. (J. Lo gave them some feedback on where they could improve.) They ended with a 88.7 score (out of 100).
While they didn’t get a perfect score, they did help shine a spotlight on same-gender dance community. “We want to bring awareness to the same-gender community,” they told Out. “We want everyone to see that same-gender dancing can be just as strong and impactful as traditional dancing. We want people to see us an like or dislike us as dancers and not simply because we’re two men dancing together. We just wanna dance.”
Read more about Jorge and Jonathan on Out.