SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: L-R: Top 6 contestant Jim Nowakowski and all-star Anya Garnis perform a Samba routine choreographed by Dmitry Chaplin & Anya Garnis on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Monday, August 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. ©2015 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Becker

SYTYCD 12 Top 6 – Jim Nowakowski & Anya – Samba – VIDEO

Jim and Anya- Samba by Dmitry Chaplin- Chillando Goma by Fulanito – Best ballroom of the season? Jim’s carriage is on point. I honestly can’t really tell that he’s out of is style here. Anya is a great support for him. He’s really bringing the performance this week. I had no idea Jim knew how to be sexy, but he’s really doing it. Great job. So proud of him. Nigel says it looked like Jim was having fun. Nigel didn’t think he was amazing, but he was just shocked he was as good as he was. Nigel also liked Jim’s carriage. Paula says he has to work on his isolations. Jason was shocked too. He thought Jim opened up more than ever on this number.

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Jim’s Solo – Ra by Nathan Lanier – Jim’s mentor is Timothy Draper. He passed away in 2003. Jim is a mess during his package talking about his mentor, just crying his face off. He hopes his mentor is proud of him. Jim has so much technique in his solos. He’s probably the best technical dancer in the competition. Another standing O from the judges.