Check out this cool interview with Mia Michaels and a couple of the Rockettes about working together on the opening number for the New York Spring Spectacular. I heard they’re going to be performing this opening number at the All Star game this weekend.
Most of you know that I’m biased to Las Vegas since I live here, but one thing I love about the casinos in Las Vegas is that they aren’t afraid to stretch how they celebrate. As one of my Italian friends told me, “Las Vegas is excess.” With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that for the 1st birthday of Caesars Palaces’s Baccanal Buffet they would have Travis Wall choreograph, direct and star in a special video performance at the Buffet. Plus, he brought a long a number of familiar faces: Nick Lazzarini, Jaimie Goodwin, Kyle Robinson, Kayla Radomski, Dom Palange, and Kayla Kalbfleisc. If you haven’t seen this video, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
I think this is just a preview of the full video. At least I hope that’s the case. I’d love to see more of Kayla Radomski. It’s been too long since I’ve enjoyed her dancing.
One video wasn’t nearly enough for tonight. So, here’s another video with Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Twitch, and Cat Deeley talking about So You Think You Can Dance Season 2013. Plus, they show a ton of great moments from last season to remind us why we love the show. Enjoy!
For those who can’t wait for tomorrow night, I’ll try and distract you with more videos tomorrow.
SYTYCD 2013 premiere is a 2 night event Tuesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
As if all of you weren’t already excited for the premiere of the 10th season of So You Think You Can Dance, this video is going to pump all of you up. Nerds and dancers alike are going to love it. It’s called The Science of Dance and does an amazing job illustrating the beauty and technique of so many dancers. I can assure you that you won’t be able to watch this video just once. Enjoy!
We’ve got a lot more videos we’d like to post before the premiere tomorrow night. SYTYCD 2013 premiere is a 2 night event Tuesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
I always love it when my worlds collide. Tonight tWitch and Allison Holker danced on Dancing with the Stars. Those two need no introduction on this site. Although, many on this site might not know Lindsey Stirling from America’s Got Talent (Although, Lindsey is probably more famous from YouTube than from AGT). Anyway, it’s a great performance and it’s wonderful to see Allison and tWitch dancing together. Enjoy the video of their dance embedded below.
I think it’s time I bust out the video I recorded of Allison and tWitch dancing together in a night club in Las Vegas. Comfort was there as well. Who would like to see that?
Thanks to Vogue over on Pure DWTS, I came across this really great Sugar and Bruno video that contains a whole slew of SYTYCD dancers. I guess I should have known that dancers make for great models. Chelsie, Kathryn and Mollee are a few of my favorites in the video. Plus, how amazing does Stacey look? She’s defying time.
Step Up Revolution, the latest film in the wildly popular Step Up franchise, arrives on 3-D Blu-ray (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital Copy plus UV), DVD (includes Digital Copy plus UV), On Demand and Pay-Per-View November 27. However, we’re happy to provide readers of Pure SYTYCD a chance to win it before you can buy it. That’s right, we’re giving away a free copy of Step Up Revolution.
I just got my copy of it and it’s sick. Most of you already know that since you’ve seen it in theaters, but the Blu-ray disc and DVD contain more than two hours of special features including deleted scenes, music videos from J. Lo and Timbaland, multiple featurettes and commentary with the director, choreographer and several cast members.
Plus, I also love that they include the digital copy download when you purchase the Blu-ray or DVD.
How to Enter:
We’ll keep this simple. To enter just leave a comment below. You can say anything you want in the comment, why you love Step Up Revolution, Favorite SYTYCD memory, a video of you dancing, etc etc etc. Leave a comment with a valid email address. I’ll pick a winner at random from those who comment, then I’ll contact you to get your info so we can send out the prize.
Note: We can’t send to PO Boxes and sorry but this is US only.
For those who haven’t seen Step Up Revolution, here’s a video taste of how big they made the dance sequences.
Plus, how about some amazing pictures of Kathyrn McCormick and Twitch in Step Up Revolution.
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.
Well, the finale is finally here. That didn’t take long, did it? There’s been a few teasers that something “shocking” will happen, so I was excited/nervous to see what that was. I was thinking some of the dancers weren’t going to be able to dance in the gala (that would have been terrible). Luckily, that wasn’t it.
Overall, I thought the gala performance was beautiful. It was such an interesting combination of different dance styles, and all of the dancers really blended together well. Here is the full performance from tonight’s episode:
I was happy to see that Eldon was doing better from last week’s episode. His fate seemed up in the air, but he definitely did a great job.Here is one of his greatest moments:
And here is another one of my favorite clips from last night. This is David’s solo from the night, and I thought it was incredible.
Overall, this has been a great journey. Can you believe they put together this performance in just a month? I sure can’t. When I was in high school, I was in a show choir, and it took us a month to learn simple steps (then again…we definitely weren’t professional dancers — I’d never really danced until I was in it!) I felt so bad for Tanisha though, but she held it together so well. Not a lot of people would have been able to keep their emotions in, and pull it off some graciously.
I loved seeing everyone in the dressing room, the energy in there was so high. I’m sure they were all going on adrenaline. It was obvious that all of the dancers had grown close throughout this whole experience.
So the big shocker was revealed toward the end of the episode. Only eight of the twelve dancers would be in the opening act for the SYTYCD tour. I’m still trying to figure out why that is. You could see the hearts breaking of the dancers — both those that stayed and those that got let go. I think Laura’s was the saddest to watch. She looked so sad, and understandably so.
In the end, the ones that wouldn’t be going on the tour were Laura, Michelle, Jen, and Courtney.
This will be one of the last posts on a Chance to Dance I’ll be doing, and I have to say, I’m a little bit sad. I’ve grown attached to these dancers, and have looked forward to watching the show. I think this stroke of genius from Nigel Lythgoe has changed the lives for everyone that was on the show, whether or not they made it to the gala. Here are some final thoughts from the Ballet Boyz:
In case some of you missed my tweet about Laura Gruener, I’m absolutely in love with her dancing and personality and can’t wait to see her dance in the finale of Chance to Dance tonight. If you’ve missed the previous episodes of Chance to Dance, you can still stream them on Facebook for really cheap. It’s well worth the investment and you can watch all the episodes commercial free.
I think you have to see the whole series to know why I just adore Laura. From what I can tell she’s a real sweetheart that’s incredibly sincere. I think the picture below does a great job capturing the special, natural happiness that she has:
I also did a little searching online to try and find out more about Laura before she was on Chance to Dance. I found a few pictures of her including one when she must have been 11 years old in some ballet company:
Even better is that I found a couple YouTube videos of Laura Gruener dancing at the PA School of Performing Arts. I think you’ll enjoy the videos of her dancing:
Now I’d really love to see her audition for So You Think You Can Dance. I’d love to see her do other genres. Either way, I look forward to seeing her dance tonight in the finale of A Chance to Dance.