Rockettes Pick for Dancer of the Week: Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton Banks)
Who: Alfonso Ribeiro
Why we chose him: If you’re a fan of the ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, then you’re probably more than familiar with Alfonso “Carlton Banks” Ribeiro’s infamous arm-swinging, hips-shaking dance move: “The Carlton.”
After Alfonso took a so-so swing at the American Century Celebrity Gold Tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev., he gave the fans (who were cheering for him despite his missed shot!) what they wanted with a little help from fellow golfer and ’90s boy band heartthrob Justin Timberlake.
Without missing a beat, Alfonso broke out and did the iconic dance move in the tee box—and Justin couldn’t help but join in on the fun.
Fun fact: In 2014, Alfonso was on the 19th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and was paired with professional dancer Witney Carson. The dancing duo went on to claim the coveted mirror ball trophy, beating out Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson and her partner Mark Ballas, and Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.
Rockette kicks (on a scale of 10 to 10!):