Dance
Brother and sister named dance champions after delivery of intricate dance routine
With steps like that the competition never stood a chance. They totally crushed it.
Jessica Adler
08.31.21

Jennifer and Jeremiah Willis are a dancing duo to be reckoned with, but they’re also more than that. Hailing from the Willis Clan, they are well known for their musical talent.

What they were less known for, however, was their serious dancing skills.

But all that changed when they took the floor at the USOpen Swing dancing competition.

The sibling dancers pulled off an intricately perfected routine that shot them to the top in the Young Adult category.

Prepare yourselves, because this performance was made to take the world of dance by storm.

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Believe it or not, some siblings can actually manage to get along.

We’re used to watching brothers and sisters squabble on television shows and perhaps in your home too.

But there are some that actually grew up spending a lot of quality time together – like the Willis family from Tennessee.

The 12 kids (yep, a whole dozen) merged their musical and dancing abilities to perform as a group, stealing the hearts of people across America.

Currently, though, just the oldest siblings make up their band The Willis Clan.

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In this classic clip, only two Willis siblings entered the swing dance competition.

Jeremiah and Jennifer are dressed in flannels and blue jeans, which is a good representation of their country style. However, their routine is far from just a simple two-step.

With the family’s song “Now or Never” playing in the background the siblings jump into action. From the very beginning, their moves demonstrate absolute grace as they spin, dip, and glide across the floor.

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It’s a swing dance finely peppered with the Willis flair.

Watching them work as one is mesmerizing, to say the least. They move smoother than silk demonstrating gifts that are leaving some people speechless.

At points, Jennifer gives off the appearance of a twirling ballerina (in a flannel, of course).

Amazingly, the two are between the ages of 14-17, which is the age range of the category they’re dancing in.

The amount of time and practice it would have taken to execute the routine as well as they did is mindblowing, and to be young teens is even more impressive.

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YouTube Screenshot - USOpen Swing

According to the US Open Swing Dance Championships website, now in their 37th year, they’re considered the “oldest swing competition in the world.”

They explain:

“More competitors come to The Open to perform their swing routines than any other event in the world. Dancers consider The US Open to be the most challenging and exciting swing competition on the planet. Spectators get to witness the most amazing dance performances that will be seen in one place, at one time.”

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Jennifer and Jeremiah are prepared to leave the audience breathless.

Once you witness how stunning of dancers these siblings are, likely, you’ll be applauding that they were chosen as winners.

It’s a dance that proves this family isn’t made up of one-trick ponies. They’ve been given many talents, and fortunately for us, they share them all with the world. E

ven the fact that The Willis Clan’s song is playing in the background gives it another extra kick.

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YouTube Screenshot - USOpen Swing

Unsurprisingly, the internet has also been going crazy over Jeremiah and Jennifer’s beautiful routine. It’s been watched more than 1.8 million times on the US Open Swing YouTube channel.

Many people have shared positive comments too. One person wrote:

“I’ve seen them dance before but I just found this. That was OFF THE CHAIN! Good God they are awesome. That lift and dip at 2:04 is…AWESOME!…”

Another commenter shared:

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this dance because it’s absolutely stunning! Jair and Jenny are perfect dance partners, and you can really see all of the hard work and dedication they put in! Love the Willis family!!”

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YouTube Screenshot - USOpen Swing

See this sibling duo steal the win with their original performance in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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