Sterek Week // Sunday: So You Think You Can Dance AU
Stiles Stilinski has been dancing Hip Hop for almost 10 years with no formal training. It’s his passion, something that’s kept him grounded through the death of his mother and helped curb his ADHD. His dream is to win season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance, but he doesn’t really have the confidence that he’ll make it. Much to his surprise, he’s accepted as one of the Top 10 finalists for a special season in which the contestants are paired up with All Stars from previous seasons.
Week after week, Stiles is paired up with female All Stars to perform dances he’s never tried, some he’s never even heard of. But, he continues to impress the judges, and America with his natural talent and ability to pick up the new dances with ease.
Derek Hale is a contemporary dancer, an All Star returning from season 4. He’s quiet and strict, focused on the craft of his dancing. He’s seen Stiles around the set and he can’t quit figure out how this kid with no training is continually leaving everyone in aw. He’s an enigma and Derek is glad they haven’t been paired up yet.
When Stiles makes it to the Top 2, he can’t really believe it. And then he finds out he gets to work with Derek Hale, someone he’s been looking up to for years. But Derek isn’t as excited as Stiles is and he voices his opinions on the matter.
Not to be deterred by anything, especially not the grumpy, gorgeous, completely talented Derek Hale, Stiles works his ass off for a week straight, training harder then he ever has before, which means spending a considerable amount of time with the aforementioned dancer. But what Stiles doesn’t realize is that Derek takes notice of everything he does, how dedicated he is to the dances, how hard he works, how natural the movements come to him, how graceful he looks when he’s lost in the dancing.
When it comes time for the finale show, Stiles and Derek have come to know and respect each other, as fellow dancers and friends. They nail their Broadway and Contemporary dances with ease. And Stiles’ solo performance earns him a standing ovation.
Unsurprisingly, Stiles managed to win the hearts of the judges and America over the last 10 weeks. And his dancing during the finale earns him the title of “Season 7, So You Think You Can Dance Winner.”
And if he managed to win over the heart of a certain contemporary dancer, well, Derek’ll save that surprise for another day.