6 of the Most Love-Filled Routines in "So You Think You Can Dance" History

February 11, 2021

Happy Valentine’s, dancers! While you might not be able to celebrate with your dance besties or your #Galentines this year, you can celebrate by watching some of the most romantic routines “So You Think You Can Dance” history.

So grab some chocolate, and be prepared to fill the “So You Think”-shaped hole in your heart with six performances so love-filled, they’ll have you dissolving into happy tears.

“L-O-V-E,” choreographed by Al Blackstone

This routine is like if an entire rom-com were wrapped up in a two-minute dance. Koine Iwasaki and “SYT” champ Lex Ishimoto brought the perfect combination of charm and humor to this duet (and brought new, dancy meaning to the phrase “meet-cute”).

“Like Real People Do,” choreographed by Travis Wall

A Travis Wall x Hozier crossover? Bring on the butterflies. Jessica Richens and Casey Askew committed to this dreamy routine, and it showed in their *dreamy* chemistry.

“Welcome Home,” choreographed by Robert Roldan

We can be a little bittersweet on Valentine’s Day, right? (When Valentine’s Day occurs in the midst of Mercury Retrograde, we think it’s allowed.) “SYT” champ Hannahlei Cabanilla and Marko Germar left us more than a little teary after this touching dance.

“Unchained Melody,” choreographed by Travis Wall

What’s more romantic than an homage to Titanic? An homage to Titanic choreographed by Travis Wall, of course. We’ll *never let go* of this routine performed by Audrey Case and Matthew Kazmierczak that features a thrilling leap into a dramatic embrace.

“Ordinary Day,” choreographed by Jason Gilkison

Mollee Gray and Jakob Karr transported us to Old Hollywood with this floaty and romantic Viennese Waltz. Hello, gorgeous!

“The Girl From Ipanema,” choreographed by Al Blackstone

Plenty of us have had a crush that made us want to get up and dance—and that’s the exact vibe captured by this happy-go-lucky routine. TBH, we would be happy to have our hearts stolen by “STY” champ Bailey Muñoz and Gino Cosculluela.