James Van Der Beek's Tango - Dancing with the Stars

  • Published on Sep 17, 2019
  • James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater dance the Tango to "Whatever It Takes" by Imagine Dragons on the Dancing with the Stars Season 28 premiere!
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Comments • 479

  • Roxolana Young
    Roxolana Young 12 days ago +1

    Gosh if he wasn’t taken. Hell of a man here.

  • Lee Cox
    Lee Cox 16 days ago +3

    WOW. This was incredible. If I didn't know better, I'd swear he was a pro -- or at least a ringer!

  • Kerline Semexant
    Kerline Semexant 17 days ago +1

    This is why he one of my favorites💖

  • Kelly Li
    Kelly Li 18 days ago +1

    He looks like pro

  • ThatCritique
    ThatCritique 18 days ago +1

    Nice Start...

  • thenarrowvalley
    thenarrowvalley 19 days ago +2

    I’m disappointed no one has mentioned the life imitating art moment of him being on DWTS in Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23.

  • Aaron Wilkins
    Aaron Wilkins 19 days ago

    This was a very good first dance. His lines impressed me, as did his armography and delicate extensions and his sense of 'leading'. However as a routine I felt this was more like an AT in place than a Ballroom. I also think he needs to close his feet more keep his posterior in more tightly. He lost his core and upper body in that finishing spin sequence which inevitably meant his head drooped and shoulders lurched. But I think he is a huge contender for the Mirrorball. 6.

  • Sarah Johnson
    Sarah Johnson 20 days ago +2

    Calling him as winner for this season!

  • Gail Remp
    Gail Remp 20 days ago


  • Maria Elizabeth Durham
    Maria Elizabeth Durham 21 day ago +1


  • North Land
    North Land 21 day ago

    Sean Spicer victory! season winner. calling it now

    • Nella J
      Nella J 17 days ago

      God, I hope not. That would be even worse than Bobby Bones from last season. The judges get to pick out of the bottom 2 each week starting with the 1st elimination who they can save. If it comes down to it, Sean will be eliminated if he ends up in the bottom 2 with someone like Kel Mitchell or James Van Der Beek. Heck, even Ray Lewis will be saved if it came down to him and Sean Spicer.

  • Marvin Lamb
    Marvin Lamb 21 day ago +1


  • Susane Almeida
    Susane Almeida 22 days ago +1

    Love The dancing, but id rather see they dance to a Latin song, more passionate and sexy

  • Laurie Diorio
    Laurie Diorio 22 days ago

    O’HELL YES ! Not To Shabby, ..Not To Shabby at ALL !

  • dinosawrsgoraawr
    dinosawrsgoraawr 22 days ago +1

    Stealing our hearts yet again. Way to go James and Emma. Your hard work is extremely apparent.

  • FeatheredWingz
    FeatheredWingz 22 days ago

    'kay so...if they do the trio night like they tend to do (by bringing back former contestants). yeah, I want a James & Emma trio dance with Juan Pablo, thanks!

    • Tiki80
      Tiki80 22 days ago

      Omg I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT!!! YES YES YES..OMG now u hyped me up!

  • Random Hater
    Random Hater 22 days ago +1

    He’s so ugly, I can’t finish watching this

  • Patrick Star
    Patrick Star 23 days ago +1

    All I can say is DAYUM!!!! By far my favorite dance of the night!!

  • Shasha8674
    Shasha8674 23 days ago

    They are great!b God bless!

  • La Femme Fictionale
    La Femme Fictionale 23 days ago

    Shout out to anyone who remembers him fake-doing this on Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23!

  • Gabriela Medrano
    Gabriela Medrano 23 days ago +1

    Damn this was good!!

  • Sue Barber
    Sue Barber 23 days ago +3

    James and Emma were my favorite dance of the evening. So much potential by several other cast members, though James had polish, smooth moves, leg extension, great connection with partner Emma, fantastic choroegoraphy by Emma. The only negative in my opinion is James needs to point his toes more on the leg lifts. This is definitely a team to watch!

  • Ms As
    Ms As 23 days ago +12

    Well, if dawson would have Been dancing with joey like that, she would Choose him over pacey at the end oft the day 😂

  • My Dear Journal
    My Dear Journal 23 days ago +3

    ⚫ Dad
    ⚫ Daddy
    🔘 Daddiest

  • Lisa Westervelt
    Lisa Westervelt 23 days ago +4

    I’m calling it right now. James will be in the finals!!!

  • LAdwv7495
    LAdwv7495 23 days ago +2

    James was the only good dance of the premiere. He and Emma easily have this in the bag. What a terribly bad season.

  • haute jhonny
    haute jhonny 24 days ago +2

    i can't believe this has less views than Spicer. okay

    • Tiki80
      Tiki80 22 days ago +1

      Spicer is controversial=buzz=more views

  • RandomFantom 321
    RandomFantom 321 24 days ago +1

    No wonder why this man had the highest score

  • susan weber
    susan weber 24 days ago

    For anyone who watches DWTS, you need to see James in Apartment 23.

  • booboodavila
    booboodavila 24 days ago

    Hell, I knew he was going to be good not FANTASTIC. Good for him, wow.

  • K I M
    K I M 24 days ago

    He thick af🤯

  • DemenCha's Dungeon
    DemenCha's Dungeon 24 days ago

    Bitch in apt 23 LMAO 💀

  • Tasha Marie
    Tasha Marie 24 days ago

    I was not expecting that. Damnnn I see you James! Amazing job!

  • Nene Espinoza
    Nene Espinoza 25 days ago +1


  • Audraelynne Grimmelhaussen

    awesome, James! Ugh I feel like a college girl again having a crush

  • The Marlena Effect
    The Marlena Effect 25 days ago

    Omg!! I became an instant fan of James! I've watched this video over a hundred times. My goodness, sexy , strong and gorgeous. I was shocked how well he did. I predict that he will be the winner this year! No doubt in my mind. Way to go James. I'm proud of you! Wow just wow!

    • Tiki80
      Tiki80 22 days ago

      U never know.. Im rotting for him too.. but hannah has strong bacheloe fanbase.. remember joe last season

  • Jasmine W
    Jasmine W 25 days ago

    Dawsonnnn tryna make joey regret choosing Pacey!

  • Christine Sampson
    Christine Sampson 25 days ago

    I really didn’t expect him to be so good!!!! I thought maybee he would be stiff BUT WOW!! Not at all!!!! Amazinggg 🤘🏻

  • S C
    S C 25 days ago +1

    James Van Der Beek for the win. The graceful, gentle, yet manly leading of his partner; the unexpected leg lift with pointed toe at 1:04 was poetry in motion. This is a father of 5 children under the age of 8, and he is able to prepare for this competition like a professional dancer.

  • Kristy Noel
    Kristy Noel 25 days ago +2

    Chloe and June are SCREAMING!

  • Sean P
    Sean P 25 days ago

    Imagine Dragons is the worst band of all time!

  • Paula Lobo
    Paula Lobo 25 days ago

    What was the score

  • jmnny85
    jmnny85 25 days ago

    Great performance BY JB! The judges seemed strangely blase about it. He looked great in those pants too lol😃

  • homemadehuman
    homemadehuman 25 days ago

    Came to watch his ass, stayed for the dance, and his ass.

  • DoranneB
    DoranneB 25 days ago

    Sooooo good! I can't wait to see next week's dance! Best of the night, for me.

  • sharene myers
    sharene myers 25 days ago +1

    Yep! Thats a wrap! Bravo!!!

  • Catrina [Thicc Sister]

    Now _thats_ americas ass

  • Miranda Kathrein
    Miranda Kathrein 25 days ago

    He is really an incredible dancer. I'm happily surprised. 💜

  • Julia Farina
    Julia Farina 25 days ago +2

    Wikipedia: "Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, the son of Melinda (née Weber), a former dancer and gymnastics teacher..." Dancing is in his blood, of course he's good!

  • Disha Lemans
    Disha Lemans 25 days ago

    Did you know that the Taliban now controls more territory than before the start of the Afghan War?! Crazy right? Nice moves Dawson!

  • bpxl53yewz
    bpxl53yewz 25 days ago +1

    Come on. I want to see the judges' scores. Why cut it off??

  • bpxl53yewz
    bpxl53yewz 25 days ago

    He must've had some ballet background. He did a pirouette! Great posture.

  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson 25 days ago

    Watched dwts bored out of my mind all night. Was there even another good couple besides these two???? Dawson locking it up this season. Guaranteed

    • Tiki80
      Tiki80 22 days ago

      Dont know what u watched but everyone was good except 2 or 3 for being week one. This is the most competitive season ever

  • BL Smooth
    BL Smooth 25 days ago

    What's up with the band? The music helps make the performance explosive. This week, the music sucked. Come on ABC.

  • jakibros
    jakibros 25 days ago

    That was NOT a tango. DWTS is really stretching what is dance these days. Len Goodman would have had a fit. Van Der Beek could have handled a REAL tango.

  • Danny Steeler
    Danny Steeler 26 days ago +2

    I was hoping he would dance to Paula Cole *LOLOLOL*

  • sophia annelise
    sophia annelise 26 days ago +1

    damn James got cakes 🤭

  • Rezeea A
    Rezeea A 26 days ago +2

    Oh my god that intro tho

  • Dixon Foggins
    Dixon Foggins 26 days ago +1

    His big fat ass...love it!!!