Why Dancing Scenes Are So Difficult For Bridgerton's Luke Newton

Anybody who was born in the 1800s must have been a seriously skilled dancer after attending all those formal balls. At least, that's what we assume from all the episodes of "Bridgerton" we've binged. Because of that, it would only make sense that all of the actors cast in the successful Netflix series would have to be quite talented when it comes to their dance moves, too.

It turns out that the actors go through hours of rehearsals to perfect every step of their performances that we see on each episode of the show, and these choreographed scenes are actually some of the most difficult ones for actor Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton

"I like the dance rehearsals and, like, doing the dancing is great," he said during a recent press conference that The List attended ahead of "Bridgerton" Season 2. "It's when you've got the earpiece, it's, like, one of the hardest things."

As difficult as it is to dance with an earpiece, Luke Newton can't go without one

Luke Newton certainly knows what he's doing on the dance floor, so he removed his earpiece while filming "Bridgerton" one day to prove it. Yet, without any instrumental music playing in his ear, "they told me I was massively out of time, so then I put it back in," he laughed at the press conference.

The set of the Netflix period drama must always be bustling because Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton, often has a hard time focusing on the melodies playing in his ear. "I feel like I've got two left feet because I can't hear the music," he admitted. "I can hear everyone else talking."

Remembering every dance move, reciting the character's lines, listening to the director's cues, hearing the background dancers, and staying in beat with the music simultaneously is truly an incredible feat. Yet, just when Newton feels like he's perfected every step of the routine, it's time to do another take. 

"Then you've got to change ears for [a different] side of camera, and it just becomes, like, headphone choreography," he said. "It's great."

Season 2 of "Bridgerton" is available to stream Friday, March 25, on Netflix.