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SYTYCD Season 10 – Top 14 (Now 12) Performances: Music List

Group Dance:
Style: Jazz / Ballroom
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh, Dmitry Chaplin
Song: District 78 – Dimman Kryar Dimman Kryper Sakta In - Dimman Kryper Sakta In - Single

Alexis: Ben E King – Stand By Me Stand By Me - Ben E King
Jasmine: Dianne Reeves – Endangered Species Endangered Species - The Best of Dianne Reeves

National Dance Day
– Jennifer Lopez – Live It Up Live It Up - Live It Up - Single
– Bruno Mars –

Jenna & Tucker
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Luther Brown
Song: Wale feat Big Sean – Slight Work Slight Work (feat. Big Sean) - Ambition (Deluxe Version)

Alexis & Nico
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: The Bengsons – Ashes Ashes (As Heard On

Hayley & Curtis
Style: Argentine Tango
Choreographer: Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo
Song: Juan D’Arienzo – Este Es El Rey Este Es el Rey - A Don Juan

Makenzie & Paul
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: Santigold – You’ll Find a Way You'll Find a Way - Santigold

Jasmine Aaron
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Justin Giles
Song: Birdy – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - Birdy (Deluxe Version)

Amy & Fik-Shun
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Christopher Scott
Song: Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On Let's Get It On - Number 1's: Marvin Gaye

Malece & Alan
Style: Salsa
Choreographer: Jonathan Platero
Song: Tito Puente & His Orchestra – “Pa’ Los Rumberos” Pa' los Rumberos - Dance Mania (Legacy Edition)

Group Routines
– Broadway: Joe Cocker – Come Together Come Together - Across the Universe (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition]
– Contemporary: RyanDan – Tears of An Angel Tears of an Angel - RyanDan

July 30, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD Season 10: Top 16 (Now 14) Performances – Music List

Top 16 Group Dance
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey and Peter Chu
Song: “New World”—The Irrepressibles New World - Nude

SOLOS
Makenzie Dustman: “Claire de Lune”—Laura Sullivan Claire de Lune: - Piano Solos
Alan Bersten: “Return of the King”—X-Ray Dog
Curtis Holland: “Used To Love U”—John Legend Used to Love U - Get Lifted / Once Again
Mariah Spears: “Set It Off”—Kardinal Official feat. The Clipse
Dorian ‘BluPrint’ Hector: “Illusion of Choice”—Gramatik Illusion of Choice - #Digitalfreedom

Alexis & Nico
Style: Jive
Choreographer: Toni Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
Song: “Mayhem” – Imelda May Mayhem - Mayhem

Jenna & Tucker
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Travis Wall
Song: “Hangin By A Thread” – Jann Arden Hangin' by a Thread - Happy?

Mariah & Blu-Print
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Brian Friedman
Song: “Fall into the Sky” – Zedd & Lucky Date feat. Ellie Goulding Fall Into the Sky (feat. Ellie Goulding) - Clarity

Malece & Alan
Style: Hip-hop
Choreographer: Dave Scott
Song: “Bassline”—Chris Brown Bassline - Fortune (Deluxe Version)

Hayley & Curtis
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Dee Caspery
Song: “Don’t Let Go Yet” (Radio Edit)—David J. Roch Don't Let Go Yet (Radio Edit) - Don't Let Go Yet (Radio Edit) - Single

Amy & Fik-Shun
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Tyce DiOrio
Song: “Under the Bridge” (Sous le port) from The Triplets of Belleville Under the Bridge (Sous le pont) - The Triplets of Belleville (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Makenzie & Paul
Style: Hip-hop
Choreographer: Dave Scott
Song: “Pretty Lil’ Heart” – Robin Thicke feat Lil’ Wayne Pretty Lil' Heart (feat. Lil Wayne) - Love After War (Deluxe Version)

Jasmine & Aaron
Style: Quickstep
Choreographer: Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
Song: “Pencil Full of Lead” – Paolo Lutini Pencil Full of Lead - Sunny Side Up (Bonus Track Version)

July 23, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD Season 10: Top 18 (Now 16) Performances – Music List

GROUP DANCE
Top 18 Group Dance
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Christopher Scott & Sonya Tayeh
Song: Sóley – “Pretty Face” (Nathan Lanier Remix) [unable to find the Remix version, so here is the single version Pretty Face - We Sink]

DANCE FOR YOUR LIFE
Alexis Juliano: Otis Redding – “Try a Little Tenderness” Try a Little Tenderness - The Very Best of Otis Redding
Jasmine Mason: Jazmine Sullivan – “10 Seconds” 10 Seconds - Love Me Back
Jenna Johnson: Jessie J & Big Sean – “Wild” Wild (feat. Big Sean) - Wild (feat. Big Sean) - Single

Amy & FikShun
Style: Paso Doble
Choreographer: Jean-Marc Généreux
Song: Jack Trammel – “Tactical Dominance” (Orch Hybrid Version) Tactical Dominance (Orch Hybrid Version) - Behemoth

Jasmine Harper & Aaron
Style: Broadway
Choreographer: Spencer Liff
Song: Smash cast feat. Megan Hilty – “They Just Keep Moving the Line” They Just Keep Moving the Line (SMASH Cast Version) [feat. Megan Hilty] - Bombshell (Music from the TV Series

MaKenzie & Paul
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Lindsay Nelko
Song: Idina Menzel – “No Day But Today” No Day But Today (Live from Soundstage) - Idina Menzel - EP

Jasmine Mason & Alan
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: Charlotte Martin – “Veins” Veins - Veins

Jenna & Tucker
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Keoni & Mari Madrid
Song: Michael Jackson – “Dangerous” (Immortal version) Dangerous (Immortal Version) - The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection

Malece
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: Sleeping at Last – “In the Embers” In the Embers - Atlas: Light - EP

Hayley & Curtis
Style: Samba
Choreographer: Jean-Marc Généreux
Song: Club des Belugas – “Straight to Memphis” Straight to Memphis - Forward

Alexis & Nico
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Spencer Liff
Song: Nina Simone – “I Put a Spell on You” I Put a Spell on You - The Best of Nina Simone

Mariah & BluPrint
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Luther Brown
Song: M.I.A. – “Bring the Noize” Bring the Noize - Bring the Noize - Single

July 9, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD Season 10: Top 18 Performances – Music List

Top 20 Group Dance
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Song: Moonrise Kingdom – The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pt 1: A Veiled Mist The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pt. 1: A Veiled Mist - Moonrise Kingdom (Original Soundtrack)

Dance For Your Life Solos
Mariah: Waka Flocka Flame – Hard in de Paint Hard In da Paint - Flockaveli (Deluxe Version)
Carlos: Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Radioactive - Night Visions
Brittany Ooah – Hacksaw Hacksaw - Hacksaw / Tubstomper - Single
Jade: Alicia Keys – De Novo Adagio (Intro) De Novo Adagio (Intro) - Girl On Fire

Hayley & Curtis
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Ray Leeper
Song: Jessie J – Mama Knows Best

Je Harper & Aaron
Style: Lyrical Hip Hop
Choreographer: NappyTabs
Song: Alicia Keys – Tears Always Win Tears Always Win - Girl On Fire

Malece & Jade
Style: Bollywood
Choreographer: Nakul Dev Mahajan
Song: “Radha” from Student of the Year Radha (From

Alexis & Nico
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: Ólafur Arnalds & Arnór Dan Old Skin - For Now I Am Winter (Bonus Track Version)

Brittany & BluPrint
Style: Broadway
Choreographer: Spencer Liff
Song: Ice Princess – It’s Oh So Quiet It's Oh So Quiet - Ice Princess (Original Soundtrack)

Jasmine Mason & Alan
Style: Argentine Tango
Choreographer: Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo
Song: PP Music – Escape from Slavery Escape from Slavery - Gothic Impact

Makenzie & Paul
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: Trish – Mannequin (Skeet & Tito Remix)

Mariah & Carlos
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: Ellie Goulding – Dead in the Water Dead In the Water - Halcyon (Deluxe Version)

Amy & Fik-Shun
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: NappyTabs
Song: Dorrough – After Party After Party - After Party - Single

Jenna & Tucker
Style: Cha-Cha
Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin
Song: Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez – I LIke it Like That I Like It Like That (Aaron Jerome Remix) - I Like It Like That Fania Remixed

July 3, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD Season 10: Top 20 Performances – Music List

Here is the music for the Top 20 Performances! I will show the Group Routine first then the partners are after the break:
Top 20 Group Routine including Judges and Choreographers
Choreographer: NappyTabs
Song: Puttin on the Ritz: Herb Alpert Puttin' On the Ritz - Puttin' On the Ritz - Single
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June 25, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD Season 10: Meet the Top 20 – Thoughts

This is something that I haven’t thought that I would actually create… a thoughts / power rankings post. Considering that I am swamped with RL and all, but I will do what I can to clarify what I noticed.

Disclaimer: These are just my (as in Marianya’s) opinions, and does not reflect the opinions of any of the bloggers on the site.

HIP HOP
I am a little disappointed to not be able to see Emilio in the Top 20. If you recall he is the fanboy that eventually was asked to be a part of Phillip Chbeeb’s crew (I.aM.mE). However, since he is injured he could not participate in the competition.

As for the Hip Hop routine between Fik-Shun and Mariah… we haven’t seen too much of Mariah during Season 10 except in a few montage sequences, however we did get a chance to see her full audition during Season 9. Whileas Fik-Shun we have had an eye-full of throughout the season thus far.

Knowing this much, I felt that Mariah was far more engaging and drew my attention much more than Fik-Shun did during this routine. True Fik-Shun has a very strong personality, but until he could find a way to shine even more next to other dancers (like Mariah) I am afraid he could get lost in the shuffle.

CONTEMPORARY (Round 1)
We have had decent exposure with the four contemporary dancers of the first contemporary dance of the night. However, when watching this particular routine choreographed by Stacey Tookey the men appeared to be evenly matched whileas between the women I found myself drawn more towards Jasmine as opposed to Makenzie.

TAP
Wow, just wow. I really like this mix of tappers far more than in previous seasons. The female is probably stronger than the males at the moment, however… I find that I enjoy Aaron over Curtis, but that is my opinion.

I would be interested to see how Aaron fares in the Top 10 Guys and whether he would exceed expectations or is just cannon fodder? I am seriously hoping for the former a la Benji Schwimmer from Season 2.

ANIMATION
Between the two, Jade appears to be the stronger dancer with a more outward personality. “BluPrint” though strong as well appears to have a bit of an emotional wall during the routine… well in comparison to that of Jade.

However, Jade had a harder time during Vegas week as opposed to “BluPrint” so it would be interesting to see how they fair in the upcoming weeks.

CONTEMPORARY (Round 2)
Three for contemporary dancers, one of which has had a lot of screen time whileas the other two received passing mentions.

Unlike the previous Contemporary routine, the dancers of this one choreographed by Mia Michaels were much more evenly matched for they have all drawn my attention equally. I loved the piece for each individual dancer as well as a whole.

Because of this, I feel that the two unknowns in this piece might actually strike a cord with the audience in time depending on the routines and partners in the upcoming weeks.

BALLROOM / LATIN
Love that Paul is part of the group, however I find it disheartening that Alan was chosen over his brother Gene… Why? When watching this particular routine I found myself drawn more to Paul over Alan… whilas the girls drew my focus evenly (much like the first contemporary routine).

It will be interesting to see how the ballroom dancers fare this time around.

JAZZ
This is probably the strongest dance of the night. If only for the fact that the dancers are not only evenly matched but incredibly strong independently too. But their personalities shown for different reasons and as thus both excelled in this piece as well.

IN CONCLUSION
Interesting that already in the “Meet the Top 20″ episode there are already dancers that I personally see as weaker than others in their groups. If this is the case, I will be interested to see how they fare come the first performance episode next week when the pairings are made and they are (hopefully) dancing styles that would challenge them.

June 19, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Memphis Audition Music

Finally a quick list of audition music from the Memphis Auditions!

Mind you this is not complete… so any help is greatly appreciated.

MEMPHIS DAY ONE AUDITIONS
Introduction:
– C2C – Down the Road
– Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation

Dorian Hunter
Audition: District 78 – On the Edge

Curtis Holland
Introduction: Flight of the Bumblebee Flight Of The Bumble Bee - 100 Must Have Classical Songs A-Z
Audition: Al Hirt – Green Hornet Green Hornet - Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack)

Tucker Knox
Introduction: OneRepublic – I Lived
Audition: Ray LaMontagne – Let It Be Me Let It Be Me - Gossip In the Grain (Bonus Track Version)

Contemporary Dancers Go Through: Locksley – Don’t Make Me Wait Don't Make Me Wait - Locksley

Courtney Thurston
Audition: Celine Dion – Power of Love The Power of Love - My Love (Ultimate Essential Collection)
Dad Dances: Chris Brown – Yeah 3X Yeah 3X - Yeah 3X - Single

Bad Dancers: American Authors – Believer Believer - Believer - Single

ShanShan Qiao-Roethlisberger
Audition: Equinox 9 – Mist of the Mountain

Nico Greetham
Audition: Ólafur Arnalds – Brotsjór Brotsjór - Dyad 1909

Elise Freilinger
Audition: Ben Howard – Old Pine Old Pine - Every Kingdom

MEMPHIS DAY TWO AUDITIONS
Jenna Johnson
Introduction: Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
Audition: Lloyd feat Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne – Dedication to My Ex (Miss That) Dedication to My Ex (Miss That) [feat. Andre 3000 & Lil Wayne] - King of Hearts (Deluxe Version)

Novien Yaber
– Audition:

Isabel Freiberger
Audition: Eddie Palmieri – La Malanga La Malanga - The Best of Eddie Palmieri

Caleb Brauner
Introduction: Devo – That’s Good That's Good - Oh No! It's Devo
Audition: Percy Faith and His Orchestra – Theme from “A Summer Place” Theme from

Montage of Chivalrous Men: The Avett Brothers – Hard Worker Hard Worker - Mignonette

Men Contemporary Goes to Vegas:
– Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Put a Spell On You
– Sean McConnell – Madly in Love With You Madly In Love With You - 200 Orange St
– James Brown – This is a Man’s World This Is a Man's World - Soul Box

Larry Booze
Audition: T-Pain – Dance Floor Dance Floor (feat. Tay Dizm) - Rappa Ternt Sanga

Jasmine Harper
Introduction: Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix) Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix) - Eyes On Fire - Single
Audition: Destiny’s Child – Amazing Grace Outro (Amazing Grace... Dedicated to Andretta Tillman) - The Writing's On the Wall

Out of Town Talent Montage: Elvis Presley – Burning Love Burning Love - The Essential Elvis Presley (Remastered)

Paige Pellicano
Introduction: Elvis Presley – Memphis Tennessee Memphis Tennessee - Elvis Presley: Artist of the Century
– Dad Singing:
– Audition:

Choreography Round Music: Atwater Men’s Club – My Life’s a Dream My Life's a Dream - My Life's a Dream - Single

June 4, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD’s All-Star Dancers ENGAGED!

In case you don’t already know… SYTYCD Season 4 Runner Up, Twitch, and Season 2’s Finalist Allison Holker are officially ENGAGED!

News started from their individual Twitter accounts…


We began our journey in 2010 and are now stepping into a new chapter!!! I found the MAN that completes my so http://t.co/JE4gvrGg
@Allisonholker
Allison holker


And is now spreading throughout various media outlets

And just for kicks… apparently Travis is getting in on the action and is looking for a dress to wear to the wedding… any suggestions?


Congrats to @ & @ on their engagement! You two are amazing and I can’t wait to find my dress for the wedding!!!
@travISova
TRAVIS WALL

From all of us here at PureSYTYCD… best wishes to the happy couple!

January 22, 2013 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

So You Think You Can Dance Renewed for Season 10

YES! It is official. Via their official Facebook Page, So You Think You Can Dance has announced that they were renewed for a tenth season on FOX.

According to the press release auditions for Season 10 will start in mid-January in Austin, Texas then will also visit Detroit (Michigan), Boston (Massachusetts), Memphis (Tennessee) and finally Los Angeles (California).

A breakdown of the dates, cities and venues are below:

Friday, Jan. 18: Austin, Texas (venue TBD)

Monday, Feb. 11: Detroit, Michigan
Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 E. Congress Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Thursday, Feb. 21: Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston MA 02111

Thursday, March 14: Memphis, Tennessee
Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Friday, March 22: Los Angeles, California
Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

If you are planning to audition… make arrangements for at least two days following the initial audition in the possibility of a callback.

Best of luck to anyone thinking about auditioning!

December 20, 2012 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

So You Think You Can Dance – The Off-Season

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.)

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September 19, 2012 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)