Rockettes’ Pick for Dancer of the Week: The Orgill Family
Who: The Orgill Family from Highland, Utah
Why we chose them: For many households, decorating for the holidays usually means stringing colorful lights around the Christmas tree, lacing garland around the banister and hanging stockings from the mantel. But for the Orgills, it pretty much involves creating a Christmas-y makeshift stage in the family living room.
While the stage decorations are new, the living room might look familiar. That’s because this is the fifth year the Utah family has choreographed and performed a Christmas mash-up dance with all eight siblings! On this year’s soundtrack: a Pentatonix-version of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and Mariah Carey’s classic, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
This year, the siblings keep up the tradition of donning their mother’s old Christmas sweaters, but give a nod to trends unique to 2016, like working in “Juju on that Beat” moves and even posing for a mannequin challenge mid-routine. They even throw in a very impressive leap (you’ll know which one we’re talking about); and Mom and Dad make a cameo at the end!
Fun fact: This isn’t the first time the Orgill family are our dancer’s of the week! In their 2015 Christmas dance video, the family of eight siblings broke it down to the Justin Bieber’s “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”
Rockette kicks (on a scale of 10 to 10!):