DWTS: 10 Most Emotional Performances

  
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8. Amy Purdy Dances About Losing Her Legs

When the Most Memorable Year dance came around in season 18, Amy Purdy performed a heartfelt contemporary dance that reflected back on the anguish of losing her legs, but also the strength it took to overcome such a crippling challenge and rise above it all. It’s safe to say this performance earned a standing ovation!

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7. Alexa PenaVega Dances Through Battle with Bulimia

In season 21 Alexa PenaVega used her Most Memorable Year dance to share the story of her years long struggle with bulimia. Despite it being an emotional performance, it had a happy ending with PenaVega eventually overcoming her disorder. Partnered with Mark Ballas, the two used contemporary dance to tell her story with Mark acting as the eating disorder and PenaVega portraying herself. “This was a part of my life that I was always so afraid of people finding out,” she said. “You’re going to watch something that hurt me, but watch me pull through it.”

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