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A Chance to Dance Week 7 Videos

This video does a spotlight on Laura, and then shifts its focus to Sarah and Patrick. I like that they focused on Laura a little bit, since she was cut from the tour. She is a sweet girl. It was also nice for Sarah and Patrick to have a bit done on them, since they weren’t selected for the duet piece. Toward the end, Sarah talks about how she was happy for David and Joni, and I felt like that showed how close all these people were. It would have been easy to be bitter about it, but I didn’t get that impression at all from Sarah.

This was such an emotional clip! It’s truly amazing how much a life can be changed in only a month. I loved watching these dancers reflect on their experiences and how it has affected their future. The dancers in this company are good people, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know them over the past month. I’m disappointed that the SYTYCD tour won’t be coming anywhere near where I live.

October 3, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is a journalism student at Brigham Young University in her senior year. She is originally from Littleton, Colorado, and hopes to move back there after graduation. Reality television is her favorite to watch, and has enjoyed writing about America's Got Talent and A Chance to Dance. She is a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys writing (especially blogs), cooking and sewing (while spending far too much time on Pinterest finding inspiration) and being outside with her husband and son.

SYTYCD Canada Cancelled

After one of the most fantastic seasons yet, the Canadian version of SYTYCD has been cancelled by CTV.

Hours after crowning Jordan Clark the Season 4 winner, the announcement was made official, this would be the last season of SYTYCD Canada.

“I can confirm that we are not ordering a fifth season of the series,” Scott Henderson, vice-president of communications for Bell Media told CityNews.ca.

“After four seasons and 92 episodes, CTV has decided to pursue other program strategies. This decision was made after careful consideration, including viewership and economic factors. We remain extremely proud of the legacy of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, including raising the profile of dance in this country,”

Fans are outraged, and they are not alone. Judges, choreographers and dancers alike are all in shocked and disappointed at this news.

Jean-Marc Genereux tweeted:

Dear Fans @SYTYCDCanada.no regrets! you were the best fans in the WORLD..SHOW is gone! But NOT your passion for DANCE,it’s a CTV decision!
You will hear all kinds of reasons!!! But you know what!!! Canada loved his DANCE SHOW and I’m sure the fans will react!!!

@TreArmstrong tweeted:

“Wow…honestly can’t believe #SYTYCDCanada has been cancelled,” Armstrong said Tuesday. “So disappointing for Canada & our amazing talent. Best season EVER! Love You.”
“Hope that #SYTYCDCanada comes back to live once more…thank you for 4 great seasons,” Armstrong wrote Tuesday. “The network, production, crew & talent, love u all.”

Luther Brown tweeted:

Its sad that the show has ended but God is good and we were all blessed to be apart of Canada’s best show! We went out with a bang!!!

Stacey Tookey tweeted:

I’m so sad to hear about the cancellation of SYTYCDC but I am so proud to know a group of people with that much talent & heart!! Love u all!

For me this is sad news. Granted I still watch SYTYCD USA, but there was something special about our Canadian SYTYCD and I am sad to see that go.

A part of me hopes that it will somehow survive, but only time will tell. There are a number of petitions and complaints going on to try and save the show. In the past, I know when a company cancels something, it is usually a done deal, but you never know!

How do you feel about this news?

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September 13, 2011 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

SYTYCD Canada Season 4 Auditions

Tonight on the Top 14 Results Show Leah Miller announced SYTYCD Canada has been renewed for Season 4.

Auditions start in November and will all take place on Saturdays.

CTV lists:

Audition details available to date listed below (subject to change):

-Saint John, NB Saturday, November 6, 2010
Imperial Theatre – 24 King Square South

-Toronto, ON November 20, 2010
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – John Bassett Theatre – 255 Front Street W.

-Montreal, QC Saturday, November 27, 2010
Theatre St-Denis – 1594 St-Denis Street

-Edmonton, AB Saturday, December 4, 2010
The Citadel Theatre – 9828 101A Avenue

– Vancouver, BC Saturday, December 11, 2010
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts – 777 Homer Street

More audition details to come shortly.

How exciting!!! I hope I can pop by the Vancouver auditions and get some photos…

September 23, 2010 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

SYTYCD Canada Calendar

Across Canada your favourite dancers are appearing…..

Jan. 23-24
Vancouver, B.C.: iDance Convention
Sheraton Vancouver Guilford

Faculty includes: Tara-Jean Popowich, Vincent Desjardins, Kim Gingras with Brandon Bryant and Evan Kasprzak from the U.S.’s SYTYCD.

Jan. 23-24
Regina, Sask.: iDance Convention
Delta Regina

Faculty includes: Jayme Rae Dailey, Austin Di Iulio, Natalli Reznik, Cody Bonnell and Amy Gardner

Jan. 30-31
Montreal: iDance Convention
Cowne Plaza Hotel Airport

Faculty includes: Tara-Jean Popowich, Vincent Desjardins, Jayme Rae Dailey, Arassay Reyes with Alex Wong from the U.S.’s SYTYCD.

Jan. 30-31
Edmonton: iDance Convention
Radisson Edmonton South

Faculty includes: Kim Gingras, Natalli Reznik, Francis Lafrenière with Brandon Bryant and Evan Kasprzak from the U.S.’s SYTYCD.

Feb. 4
Belleville, Ont.: Habitat for Humanity PhilanthroPARTY, a fundraiser for Haiti
The Empire Theatre and Centre for the Performing Arts
Performances by Cody Bonnell and Melanie Mah

Feb. 5-7
Calgary: Calgary International Salsa Conference
Hyatt Regency Calgary

Workshop with Tara-Jean Popowich

Feb. 6-7
Montreal: Raise the Bar 6 dance convention
Faculty includes: Luther Brown and Kim Gingras (with Blueprint dance company)

Feb. 6-7
Winnipeg: iDance Convention
Faculty includes: Tara-Jean Popowich, Vincent Desjardins, Jayme Rae Dailey, Natalli Reznik and Brandon Bryant from the U.S.’s SYTYCD.

Feb. 13-14
Calgary: iDance Convention

Faculty includes: Tara-Jean Popowich, Vincent Desjardins, Jayme Rae Dailey, Miles Faber and Brandon Bryant from the U.S.’s SYTYCD.

Feb. 27-28
Barrie, Ont.: DARK Danse presents “Just the Beginning”
Faculty includes: Miles Faber and Jenna-Lynn Higgins

All events are subject to change.

January 24, 2010 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

Season 5 Tour – Atlanta Part One

As promised, I went by the Arena where the Atlanta tour date will be tonight, in order to interview the dancers. Amusingly, when the press were led out to the secured area near the tour buses (it was a gorgeous day, so the interviews were going to be outside), our first view was of Randi and Kupono sunbathing on a blanket – “in their underwear” as one of the folks with me said in a shocked voice. Rascally dancers.

Apparently, they haven’t seen a lot of the sun lately since they usually travel between cities during the night and mostly go into the venues. They have a few days off, as they told me, where they explore the city. Melissa chuckled when I asked her for tour gossip and said, “Maybe we partied at the beginning, but now we’re like, party for 45 minutes and then out.”

I got to meet Jeanine briefly, but she had two telephone interviews during the press session, so she was off to the side doing that. Brandon came out briefly and lay on the blanket, talking to Kupono. He, Kupono and Randi weren’t actually technically available for press access. They’d opted out because they didn’t feel well or just wanted a break. Though, Kupono invited me to sit on the blanket with them when we first went out, so I asked him Christine’s question and he said that his studio back in his Hawaii really did it for him, that was “home” to him. He was going to let me take a picture of him, but one of the handlers told me not to, so I moved on to the official interviews.

First, I met Evan, Jason and Phillip or as I actually called them when our interview was over, “my boys.” :) Here’s a picture, first of Evan and Jason and then of the three of them (Phillip arrived a minute or two later).

Jason and Evan

Jason and Evan

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I asked them a few questions about the tour. Evan said he really enjoyed exploring Boston cause he’d never been there, but that he loved the performance in Detroit. Jason said that he was hoping his hometown would be his favorite performance. Phillip really liked Toronto.

Then, my boys moved on to talk to the local Fox affiliate folks and I chatted for a few minutes with Melissa and Ade. Melissa and I shook hands, but Ade gave me a hug, which made me giggle. I told him he did seem like that type from the show and he said, “Yeah, that’s just how I am.” They were really relaxed and comfortable with each other, which made it a lot of fun to talk to them. Mostly, I just felt like we were hanging out, they were just so chill. Melissa said she really enjoyed the Milwaukee show because she had a lot of support in the audience and Ade favored Manchester because it was the first show and there was a lot of energy from the audience because of that.

Here’s a picture of them. And then a second where they’re jokingly recreating one of their favorite movements, the joke being they don’t actually have any chemistry, (“that is real,” Melissa said).

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As I was leaving, Kupono called the others over to the blanket to show them something in a magazine and they were all clustered together to look. It really does seem like they’ve banded together on tour, which is great to see. I really enjoyed meeting them. Now, I have to go see the show!!

If you haven’t bought tickets to the SYTYCD tour yet, they’re only about half way through the tour and SYTYCD tour tickets are still available.

October 20, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance Canada's Top 10 Results Show

And Then there were 8….

From this point on it will be even more difficult to say good-bye but at least we know they will all be on SYTYCDC Tour this winter

While my Power Rankings were not spot on – I did predict the most important part – – – who was going home

The opening dance routine by Stacey Tookey was pretty incredible and [maybe I am biased] but Melanie, Cody & Jayme Rae really stood out for me in the routine. The pairing was awesomely choreographed, though the group was not in sync and some were obviously stronger than others.

Leah Miller was annoying as ever though I enjoyed watching her fumble her words a bit and I could see that the hair in her eyes was annoying her but she was trying not to have to move it out of the way, thus blocking her face for a millisecond on screen.

Blake McGrath, who I adore, was there again and I have to say, as much as I love his bod – I do not dig the open shirt…. it’s a bit sloppy looking…

Leah’s introduction of Jean-Marc as the French Canadian Fabio made me literally laugh out loud!

Anyways, enough with my rants… here is what happened.

Girls

Amy – not safe (as I predicted)
Kim – safe
Tara-Jean – safe
Melanie – not safe (I disagree!)
Jayme Rae safe

Boys

Everett – safe (good!)
Cody – not safe (shocked me a bit)
Vincent – safe
Austin – not safe (as I predicted)
Emanuel – safe (Canada loves him!)

Solo’s

Amy- was fine but I knew she would be going home.

Melanie- was [if its possible] even more passionate and gave me goosebumps!

Cody- was more of a jazzy hip hop that i really enjoyed. The kid has charisma!

Austin – was amazing! I sensed he’d go home after being in the bottom before, I really think he cockiness in auditions gave him a bad rep early and he just couldn’t get in the votes, but he was AMAZING! I loved that he changed it up and tried something new. It wasn’t so floaty free, airy fairy… it was hard and fun and it was a great send-off.

Good-Bye

Amy & Austin went home, as I predicted

October 1, 2009 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

Ticket on Sale Soon – So You Think You Can Dance Canada on Tour

Tickets for the tour will go on sale Saturday October 3 at 11am local time. Full details regarding ticket purchasing can be found on Ticketmaster for most shows or on AEGlive.com at dance.ctv.ca..

The SYTYCDC Tour 2009 will showcase the most sizzling routines and mesmerizing performances of the season. The national tour includes the following 18 stops:

November 25 – Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
November 27 – General Motors Place – Vancouver, BC Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
November 29 – Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB
November 30 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
December 1 – Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, SK Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
December 2 – Pengrowth Saddledome – Calgary, AB Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
December 4 – RBC Theatre at MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
December 6 – Sudbury Arena – Sudbury, ON
December 8 – WFCU Centre – Windsor, ON
December 9 – John Labatt Centre – London, ON
December 10 – Air Canada Centre – December 12 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
December 12 – Copps Coliseum – Hamilton, ON Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
December 13 – K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON
December 15 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC (co-presented by Gillette Entertainment Group)
December 18 – Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
December 19 – Colisee Pepsi – Quebec City, QC
December 21 – Harbour Station – Saint John, NB
December 22 – Metro Centre – Halifax, NS

I hope to go to the Vancouver Show… I’d travel to other shows but in the Winter… in Canada… well… just not a great idea… though I did drive across Canada in the middle of December once… but that’s another story ;)

September 29, 2009 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 12 Results Show

And now we are down to Top 10. The ten that will go on tour and perform across the country. I am happy with the Top 10 for the most part, heck I’d go see the Top 20 pretty much…. there were so many great dancers this season.

They opened with a very sexy piece from Luther Brown to Lil Kim’s “The Jumpoff”. I loved the leather cat suits the women wore and the body art on the men. Kim was featured again front and center, I didn’t care for her or think of her as a front runner but she is really becoming quite the sexy vixen of a front runner. The routine was hot and had lot’s of hip shaking, spanking and allure.

Results

Kim & Emanuel – Safe (as predicted)

Melanie & Cody – Not Safe (NOT as predicted – SHOCKED!)

Corynne & Austin – Not Safe (as predicted)

Tara-Jean & Everett – Safe (NOT as predicted)

Jayme Rae & Daniel – Not Safe (NOT as predicted)

Amy & Vincent – Safe (NOT as predicted)

Solo’s

Melanie – Passionate, beautiful, predicted she’d make it on to Top 10 and am still shocked she was even in Bottom 3 Couples.

Corynne – Seemed a bit frantic, predicted she would be leaving even last night.

Jayme Rae – Her movement and lines looked great, I predicted she’d make it to Top 10.

Cody – a fan fave, had to make it to Top 10 though his solo didn’t seem as strong as I have seen him in the past.

Austin – he excels in his solo, so beautiful and passionate

Daniel – hard-hitting and very entertaining

Good-Byes

Corynne & Daniel went home. I predicted Corynne would go home but had thought Austin would also leave, however, he always pulls out an amazing solo and stays, despite being in the Bottom 3 three times now.

Now we are in the Top 10 – It will be exciting to see what these amazing dancers bring… who are you all rooting for to win now?

September 23, 2009 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

SYTYCD 5 Tour Preparations

The good people over at SYTYCDism found an interesting video where a bunch of the contestants from SYTYCD season 5 talk about the SYTYCD 5 tour. Check it out:

I didn’t check every city, but at first glance it seems like there are still SYTYCD tour tickets available in most cities.

September 9, 2009 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour

So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s Top 10 are following in the footsteps of So You Think You Can Dance US and going on tour. Here’s the So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour Ticket Information (Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster).

So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s Top 10 are taking their moves on the road for an historic, 15-city, Canadian tour.

Fans will need to act fast, or they may miss the opportunity to see their favourite dancers in person. Tickets for the national tour go on sale this weekend November 21st, 2008.

The So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour 2009 will feature hit routines from the #1 new show of Canada’s fall season.

The Top 10 dancers from CTV’s #1 new show, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, will be hitting the road this winter with an all-new stage show.

The tour, which offers fans from across Canada the chance to see the top 10 dancers performing their hottest routines in hip-hop, contemporary, ballroom, tango, mambo and salsa, is produced by 19 Entertainment, dick clark productions, AEG Live and Donald K Donald, and presented by Virgin Mobile.

Tickets for the So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009 tour go on sale the weekend of November 21st, 2008. Please note that the times below are local times. On sale dates and ticket purchase information for each market is as follows:

Vancouver
Friday, January 30, GM Place
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Buy Tickets

Kelowna
Saturday, January 31, Prospera Place
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Tickets available by calling 250-762-5050, at the box office, or at www.selectyourtickets.com

Edmonton
Monday, February 2, Rexall Place
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Buy Tickets

Calgary
Thursday, February 5, Stampede Corral
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Buy Tickets

Saskatoon
Saturday, February 7, Credit Union Centre
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Buy Tickets

Regina
Sunday, February 8, Brandt Centre
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Buy Tickets

Winnipeg
Monday, February 9, MTS Centre
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Buy Tickets

Thunder Bay
Tuesday, February 10, Fort William Gardens
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Tickets available by calling 807-625-2929 or at the box office

Sudbury
Thursday, February 12, Sudbury Arena
On sale Friday, November 21 at 10:00 am
Tickets available by calling 705-671-3000, at the box office or at www.greatersudbury.ca

Toronto
Friday, February 13, Air Canada Centre
On sale Saturday, November 22 at Noon
Buy Tickets

Montreal
Saturday, February 14, Place des Arts
On sale Friday, November 21 at Noon
Tickets available by calling 514-842-2112, 1-866-842-2112, or at www.laplacedesarts.com

Ottawa
Sunday, February 15, Scotiabank Place
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Tickets available by calling 613-599-3267 (599-FANS), 877-788-3267 or at www.capitaltickets.ca

Hamilton
Tuesday, February 17, Copps Coliseum
On sale Saturday, November 22 at Noon
Buy Tickets

London
Wednesday, February 18, John Labatt Centre
On sale Friday, November 21 at Noon
Tickets available by calling 1-866-455-2849, or at www.johnlabattcentre.com

Kingston
Saturday, February 21, K-Rock Centre
On sale Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 am
Tickets available by calling 1 877 554 8399, or at www.tickets.com, or www.k-rockcentre.com

“Before we even crown Canada’s first-ever favourite dancer next month, So You Think You Can Dance Canada is making history with 19 and Dick Clark’s first-ever Canadian dance tour,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “As the #1 new series of the fall, the tour is an opportunity to give back to the fans who have supported the inaugural season in such overwhelming numbers.”

The Top 10 dancers hitting the stage are (in alphabetical order):

1. Allie Bertram, 18, a Ballet dancer from Calgary
2. Arassay Reyes, 21, a Contemporary/Latin dancer from South Surrey, BC
3. Danny Arbour, 26, a Latin and Ballroom dancer from Montreal
4. Izaak Smith, 19, a Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer from Prince George, B.C.
5. Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, 18, a Contemporary dancer from Loretto, ON
6. Lisa Auguste, 27, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Rexdale, ON
7. Miles Faber, 21, a Popper and Boogaloo dancer from Calgary
8. Natalli Reznik, 28, a Hip-Hop/Latin dancer from Toronto
9. Nico Archambault, 23, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Montreal
10. Vincent Noiseux, 22, a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

November 20, 2008 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?