The Modern Family star proved she's got the moves by taking to the dance floor with Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough

By Tara Fowler
Updated August 26, 2014 12:15 PM
Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Sofia Vergara cut loose – footloose – on the dance floor at HBO’s post-Emmys party.

“We always try to find out where Sofia’s going ’cause that’s where the dance party is,” her Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson told PEOPLE on the Emmy Awards red carpet.

The actress didn’t disappoint, joining outstanding-choreography nominee Derek Hough for a turn around the floor set to Kenny Loggins’s “Footloose.”

The Dancing with the Stars pro didn’t hold back, twirling Vergara, 42, around and around, picking her up and spinning her while the crowd looked on and cheered. Check out a video of the pair dancing below.

The actress was the subject of controversy earlier in the night, after offending some viewers by participating in a bit that involved her displaying her curves on a revolving pedestal during the show.

She laughed off the criticism, telling reporters, “I think it’s absolutely the opposite. It means someone can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money, so I absolutely think it’s ridiculous.”

Modern Family took home three awards – outstanding comedy series, directing for a comedy series and supporting actor in a comedy series for Ty Burrell.

• With reporting by MELODY CHIU and SCOTT HUVER

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