• Social media users have lots of thoughts and feelings about TV dating/dance show 'Flirty Dancing'. (Twitter)Source: Twitter
Playing on the idea of 'love at first dance', UK series 'Flirty Dancing' sees choreographer Ashley Banjo teach a dance routine to separate singletons, with the pair then performing it together on a blind date.
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

18 Nov 2019 - 2:09 PM  UPDATED 18 Nov 2019 - 2:12 PM

If there are two things commercial TV viewers love (or love to hate), it's dating shows and dancing shows.

But what if there was some miraculous way to... combine the two?

Look no further - because the UK's Channel 4 has done just that with its series Flirty Dancing.

Non UK-citizens were introduced to the show this morning via a tweet Esquire writer Justin Kirkland, who wrote: "I have been introduced to #FlirtyDancing - a blind date show where two people learn a dance separately and then must perform it upon meeting each other - and now I’m RUINED."

According to an official description for the dating/dancing series, the show plays on the idea of 'love at first dance', with choreographer Ashley Banjo teaching a dance routine to two separate singletons, who then perform it together on a blind date.

"Taking inspiration from the dance halls of years gone by, two singletons learn one half of a dance routine and are then brought together in unique locations to see if there is magic on the dance floor," the show's description reads.

"By letting the dancing do the talking, Ashley hopes the sparks will fly and connections are created."

While it sounds like this self-conscious writer's personal nightmare, the dance shared by Kirkland is incredibly sweet - and the two men seem to be having the time of their lives.

"That was amazing," one of the men says after finishing their routine.

He adds: "I'm a bit emotional, that was so good."

Social media users were quick to lap it up, with one follower describing it as "one of the most wholesome thing I've ever seen."

Another wrote: "This is super cute and definitely for all of the musical theater kids who wanted life to have spontaneous dance sequences."

There could be some science behind the concept, too, a Twitter user mused.

"Mirroring each other’s movements is a quick method for social bonding," they explained.

"There’s also a shared vulnerability that would quickly create an intense connection. They’re also very well matched in terms of attractiveness, contrasting physique, etc."

Anyway, bring on Flirty Dancing Australia, we guess!

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