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Bindi Irwin has been tearing up the stage of Dancing with the Stars for the past five weeks, and along with teammate Derek Hough, the frontrunner and fan-favorite shows no signs of slowing down. This week, the partners are drawing inspiration from one of the most iconic dance-centric movies of all time: Dirty Dancing.

And that means emulating these two timeless characters played by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

Based on these newly released images from their lakefront rehearsal, it seems like Bindi and Derek aren't shying away from the film's most recognizable move, that unforgettable lift.

Check out a little preview of what's sure to be a cha-cha-charming tribute to Dirty Dancing from the Australian powerhouse.

Bindi's been having the time of her life on Dancing with the Stars

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And she took some rehearsal time to try out her leaps in a lake—just like Baby did. If there are any points for authenticity, I'd say she and Derek deserve tens across the board. I mean, even the outfits are on point.

One key difference between this training regimen and the one in the movie: Baby needed to be coaxed into the lift by partner Johnny Hassle, but Bindi appears to be the one taking charge. That persistence and the lovable commitment to the show are what shot this team to the top of the leaderboard.

But, how did she measure up to Jennifer Grey?

Derek posted this comparison picture to his Instagram, and it's clear that these two did their homework. They're continuing their adorable domination of the competition while still finding time to get in some laughs and have a good time.

Tune in tonight at 8pm to see Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough rumba their way through an homage to Dirty Dancing.

(Source: E! Online)


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