Dancer Wows Crowd in Tom Cruise Take-Off to ‘Old Time Rock-n-Roll’

Tom Cruise‘s dance to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock-n-Roll” in the movie Risky Business is one of the classic movie scenes of the 1980s. Here’s a woman who’s updated it for a dance competition and wowed the crowd with her moves.

The idea for the scene actually came from Cruise himself. According to director Paul Brickman, the script originally called for Joel to simply turn up the music and dance around the house. But during rehearsals, Cruise suggested that he should dance to “Old Time Rock and Roll” and wear only his underwear and socks. Well this dancer has on more than that but her moves certainly go toe-to-toe with Tom.

Tanya Georgiievska is an online dance instructor, along with her husband Sondre Olsen-Bye. At the 2020 “Rock That Swing” Festival, Tanya did a take-off on Cruise’s classic scene, right down to the button down over white shorts.

Tanya didn’t love her performance but was proud of it nonetheless: “This was my personal challenge – to go solo on one of the biggest swing dance stages. The dance wasn’t perfect, but I did it and feel very happy about it.” The crowd, on the other hand, disagrees–from the cheers, it appears they think she did just great. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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