Now that Season 9′s So You Think You Can Dance has ended what else is there to talk about? Forget talk about… what else is there to watch… dance-wise?
It would appear that this is the season of the dance reality shows as two past contestants (and SYTYCD mainstays) from Season 2 have branched out to their own shows (A Chance to Dance and All the Right Moves) and new possibilities have popped up for fans of So You Think You Can Dance could sink their teeth into:
First the obvious… the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour
So You Think You Can Dance’s ninth-season Top 10 finalists will be hitting the road this fall making their way across North America as part of the 2012 live tour, sponsored by Just Dance 4
The 30-city tour will kick-off October 23 in San Diego and will conclude on December 5th in Hollywood, FL with tickets for all shows going on sale Friday, August 24 beginning at 10AM.
Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.
Also for dancers and fans from all walks of life: So You Think You Can Dance Experience (aka SYTYCDX) – the official dance convention
[...] The SYTYCD® Experience is a 2-3 day workshop filled with classes, seminars, mock audition opportunity, and performances! Our weekend will be the most exciting and educational dance event you have ever experienced! This event is for dancers, educators, and enthusiasts 18 & older!
The Experience Includes:
- Classes throughout the weekend
- Seminar Breakouts
- Performances from your favorite SYTYCD Alumni Dancers and other Special Guests
- Solo Showcase Opportunity
- Q and A
- Meet and Greet
- Amazing Scholarship Opportunities
- Optional Mock Audition for the opportunity to perform in the Saturday’s Opening or Closing Number of the Showcase
Also… as featured on So You Think You Can Dance: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers
Featuring the dance talents of:
Christopher “Lil’ C” Toler as Z
Christopher Scott as Copeland
William Wingfield as Katana
Stephen “Twitch” Boss as Dr.E
According to the New York Times
“They lie amongst us, preparing for battle, waiting to rise and change things for good. Some are gifted in ability, others are trained to master it and some, some have it bestowed upon them at birth, but they all must choose.” [...] The lines come from the first episode of “The LXD” or “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers,” a new dance-inspired Web series created by Jon M. Chu, the 30-year-old director of the hit 2008 movie “Step Up 2: The Streets” and the soon to be released “Step Up 3D.”
The series, [...] is produced by Mr. Chu and Hieu Ho with Agility Studios and distributed by Paramount Digital Entertainment and is a leap in Web-based original programming for both the companies and Mr. Chu. (An exclusive clip from the first episode of “The LXD” is available at nytimes.com/dance.)
A Chance to Dance on Ovation TV
A Chance to Dance follows Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, two of the UK’s most prominent contemporary dancers and choreographers, in their quest to create a new dance company for Nigel Lythgoe in just 28 days. Traveling across the country, they audition dancers from dance schools in
- Washington DC
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Austin, TX
The competition and the pressure intensify as the final group heads to the dance mecca of Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, where they must eliminate half the dancers and form a company for the grand finale: an original perofrmance in New York.
Featuring Allison Holker of SYTYCD Season 2 (Top 8)… this is a unique opportunity to see dance auditions in their most rigorous form.
All the Right Moves on the Oxygen Channel
“All The Right Moves” Chronicles The Journey of Emmy®-Nominated Choreographer Travis Wall (Runner Up SYTYCD Season 2) and His Three Closest Friends (Nick Lazzarini – Winner SYTYCD Season 1, Teddy Forance, Kyle Robinson) As They Launch SHAPING SOUND Dance Company.
NEW YORK – May 24, 2012 – Oxygen Media will premiere “All the Right Moves,” a new one hour docu-series following the tight knit friendships and lives of four of the most successful and sought-after dancers in the industry, on Tuesday, July 31 at 11PM ET/PT.
The world of dance is fiercely competitive, but with careers, reputations, and friendships at stake, Emmy®-nominated choreographer Travis Wall (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Teddy Forance (recently featured on “Dancing With the Stars” as dancer and choreographer), Nick Lazzarini (winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” season one), and Kyle Robinson (Julliard-trained and recently featured on “Dancing With the Stars”) band together to take this art form to a whole new level by launching the dance company SHAPING SOUND. Through blood, sweat, and tears these lifelong friends and roommates are determined to come together and make this venture a success, giving background dancers a chance to shine.
Turning their passion into paychecks, the eight episode series kicks off with Travis, Nick and Teddy diving head first into starting their business after years of dreaming about the launch of a contemporary dance company in Los Angeles. But with the competitive world of dance, the guys quickly find themselves knee deep in a power struggle with their friends and peers. Taja, Travis’ protégé, challenges his position as leader while newcomer Kyle questions his role in the company. Meanwhile Jaimie, Travis’ best friend and fellow “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni, longs for a spot in the company after a debilitating knee injury.
This mini-series also features Jaimie Goodwin of SYTYCD Season 3 (Top 10).
And finally there is the obvious: Dancing with the Stars Season 15 on ABC
We’ve seen a stunning supply of sambas, salsas and spray tans during the first 14 seasons of Dancing with the Stars. Season 15 continues this tradition as some of your all-time favorite stars head back to the ballroom in the first-ever All-Star edition of the greatest dance party on the planet!
The stars, the drama, the glamour and the glitter are back on ABC! Dancing with the Stars returns for Season 15 All-Stars edition on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) with a sensational two-hour season premiere.
With SYTYCD Season 4′s Top 6 finalist Chelsie Hightower paired with Season 5 Winner Hélio Castroneves and SYTYCD Choreographer regular Louis van Amstel on the Season 15 cast… this promises to be a very intriguing season.