We can always still dream that we hope to see the Aussie version return in the near future. But we can deal with watching the U.S. version coming to Channel 10′s 11 in the New Year. No date has been mentioned yet we’ll let you know. This is Season 6 that is shown in the promo
They don’t say WHICH season will be represented in the tour, phhfffft!, but I’m assuming it MUST be Seasons 6 and 7. If FOX knows what’s good for them, they won’t deny us our Season 6 dancers. Me and Annie will be there for the first show, in New Orleans. Thanks for the tip, Annie!
|Sep-19||New Orleans, LA||Lakefront Arena|
|Sep-21||Houston, TX||Reliant Arena|
|Sep-22||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre|
|Sep-24||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Sep-25||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|Sep-27||Duluth, GA||Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|Sep-29||Miami, FL||American Airlines Arena|
|Sep-30||Orlando, FL||Amway Arena|
|Oct-02||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|Oct-03||Richmond, VA||Richmond Coliseum|
|Oct-05||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|Oct-06||Trenton, NJ||Sun National Bank Center|
|Oct-07||New York City, NY||Radio City Music Hall|
|Oct-09||Mashantucket CT *||MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods|
|Oct-10||Manchester , NH||Verizon Wireless Arena|
|Oct-11||Boston, MA||Agganis Arena at Boston University|
|Oct-13||Rochester, NY||BlueCross Arena|
|Oct-15||Long Island, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|Oct-16||Atlantic City, NJ||Boardwalk Hall|
|Oct-17||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Oct-19||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Oct-20||Detroit, MI||Joe Louis Arena|
|Oct-22||Pittsburgh, PA||CONSOL Energy Center|
|Oct-23||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|Oct-24||Columbus, OH *||Schottenstein Center|
|Oct-26||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena|
|Oct-27||Milwaukee, WI||Bradley Center|
|Oct-29||Rockford, IL||Rockford’s MetroCentre|
|Oct-30||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|Nov-02||Broomfield, CO||1stBANK Center|
|Nov-04||West Valley City, UT||Maverik Center|
|Nov-06||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome|
|Nov-07||Portland, OR||Rose Garden|
|Nov-09||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|Nov-10||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion at San Jose|
|Nov-12||Las Vegas, NV||The Theater for the Performing Arts Center at Planet Hollywood|
|Nov-13||San Diego, CA||San Diego Sports Arena|
|Nov-14||Ontario, CA||Citizens Business Bank Arena|
|Nov-16||Los Angeles, CA||STAPLES Center|
|Nov-17||Glendale, AZ||jobing.com arena|
|* Mashantucket on sale at 9am and Columbus on sale at 11am|
NOTE: Schedule subject to change
The music has been so incredible already this season, before the live performances even begin!! I thought I would put together a Top 26 (for the number of All-Stars/Contestants) list of songs from the season so far. This is based on YOUR clicks, so it doesn’t count those songs we’re all dying to download, but can’t yet (i.e. Shawn McDonald’s “Hope”).
Maybe you can use this list to make a SYTYCD Season 7 playlist for yourself.
Season 7′s Top 26 So Far
1. Damien Rice’s “Prague” –
2. Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go” – YAY!!!
3. Sam Sparro’s “Black & Gold” – This song has been popular on SYTYCD before, in Season 6 and on SYTYCD Australia. And, of course, SYTYCD alum Kherington danced to it in the “Fame” remake.
4. Rebecca Sayre’s “New Girl” –
5. Telepathe’s “Lights Go Down” –
6. Kate Nash’s “Nicest Thing” –
7. Itzhak Perlman’s “Theme from Schindler’s List” –
8. Ryan Calhoun’s “Who We Are” –
9. Portishead’s “The Rip” –
10. As always, Oona’s “Tore My Heart” – from Season 6
11. Jimmy James’ “Fashionista” –
12. Juliana Joya’s “Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole)” –
13. Richard Walters’ “The Animal” –
14. Anouk’s “Lost” –
15. Ron Pope’s “You’re the Reason I Come Home” –
16. Jason Reeves’ “Photographs and Memories” –
17. Billy Porter’s “Time” –
18. TV on the Radio’s “Wolf Like Me” –
19. The Audition’s “The Way You Move” –
20. Future of the Left’s “Arming Eritrea” –
21. Shawn McDonald’s “Take My Hand” – , which I linked to instead of “Hope,” which isn’t released yet.
22. Kill Hannah’s “New York City Speed” –
23. Max Richter and Dinah Washington’s “This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight” – from the “Shutter Island” soundtrack.
24. Craig Armstrong’s “Ruthless Gravity” –
25. DeVotchKa’s “Queen of the Surface Streets” – , which I listed mistakingly instead of “And the Winner Is” -
26. Lil Wayne’s “Da Da Da” –
The difference between #26 and #27 was only 1 hit, so, a lot of the songs that I didn’t list have also been popular. Like, Juliana Joya’s “Something About You,” which came close, but was used later, so it probably hasn’t picked up the steam that “Spinning Around” has. Incidentally, almost all of these songs are now listed first on the artist pages, which leads me to believe all of our traffic is helping the artists, as well!
Want to know what other songs Season 7′s given us so far? As we progress through the season, you can find all the Season 7 music here. Didn’t see your favorite on the list? Love one of the songs? Let us know in the comments. Enjoy!!
I *reallllllly* need to talk about this one!
-First of all, can we all agree here and now that Ade is Ade from S5 and the S7 contestant’s name is Adechike or Chike? Cause this is going to get very confusing very fast, unless we set some ground rules. Lol
-I loved that little dance routine that some of the contestants did with their luggage in the opening montage.
-Wade and Amanda *seriously* need an Emmy for the opening All-Star/Top 11 “Fame” group routine. Like, now. I loved the “Alice in Wonderland”-funked up flavor to it. I love Wade’s choreography – how it can be both elegant and dirty at the same time. It’s like crack for us SYTYCD fans. Loooooved the “partner exchange” near the end and all of their poses at the end and Alex’s face. Clearly, he loved being part of that routine.
-Cat rocks. “Thank you for coming to my tea party.” Cat, I’ll go to your tea party anytime. Just don’t ever leave SYTYCD, please.
-Wonderful to meet the new director, Nikki Parsons, and see her in the control booth. That was a nice, personal touch. Kinda like how SYTYCD AU showed us a lot of footage with the costumers.
-Everyone went mad when Mia was welcomed back. I’m mad for Mia, so I get it.
-11 seconds to say what we have to know about the contestants? Pretty cute. Especially Kent’s, “uh, I’m single.” Not for long…
-Travis, Travis, Travis!! “Paris is Burning” is a gooooorgeous routine. Oh my goodness!! I love the idea of basing a routine on celebrating the fall of an empire. How not standard is that? Um, I mean unique. Creative. As cool as the whole routine was, and kudos to chipper LoFro for holding her own in a mental piece like this, the highlight for me was seeing Kathryn and Mark dance together. So…
-Season 8 should be a fall season that is JUST SYTYCD alumni dancing routines together, showcasing the dancers associated with the show. Kinda like the “pro dance” routine in the middle of the results show? But a season full of that. Why not? Then, back to regularly scheduled programming in the summer with Season 9.
-Cat’s right when she said, “Kent, you look quite mad.” And when she asked him who was his ideal woman and he said, “someone like my mom,” and then blurted, “Beyonce!” Toooo funny.
-Got a bit teary when Travis said, “Four years ago, I was on that stage and now I’m sitting next to these guys.” Wonderful!
-And speaking of “sitting next to these guys,” I love that they’re having the choreographers on the judges’ panel for their routines! Can we keep this for the whole season?!?! Why shouldn’t they chime in on what they thought about the routine? Sure, it’ll mostly be positive platitudes, probably, but every once in a while, we might get a disappointed reaction, etc.
-Tyce’s routine from Sweet Charity and the 4 girls, Alexie, Melinda, Allison and Lauren was killer! Loooved it! I agreed that I couldn’t really tell the difference between the All-Stars and the contestants. This was the one routine where I think that was really true.
-I loooved their dresses!! Especially Melinda’s!
-Cat was so cute when she said, “I wanna be in your gang, girls! Please, let me be in your gang!”
-Then, Cat pointed out that Tyce worked with J.Lo and Tom Cruise *this week* and I loved that he said there was no difference between that and working with the contestants/All-Stars.
-I thought Nappytabs routine with Jose, Twitch, Comfort and Dominic was really smart and creative. It was clearly predicting his journey from contestant, to alumni pro dancer and All-Star. Clearly, Jose was loving Cat’s attention afterward. I wonder if Dom’s got some competition? And how he’ll react, if so? Lol.
-Speaking of that… I thought the Cat/Dom interplay was definitely scripted and cheesy, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think it was funny/cute. I did. Cat can pull off cheesy. And they kinda acknowledged that it was a “bit,” when Cat said, “we need to go somewhere with this.” Loooved when Dom said, “I can’t see you” and craned up at her.
-I loooved that Nappytabs confirmed my read on the routine and said it was about initiating Jose into the SYTYCD family. Nice to have such supportive choreographers and fellow dancers.
-Yay, Jason Gilkison!! I liked the “Work” routine, but it kinda reminded me of the DiLillo Couple/Karen Hauer routine from Season 6′s “Meet the Top 20″ showcase episode, which Jason also choreographed. And, as much as I like Cristina (and, I do!!), everybody was overshadowed by Pasha in that routine. Pasha!!! Do I really need to say more? I think he could’ve handled another dance partner. Also, Pasha needs to be a pro dancer on Dancing with the Stars. Anybody agree? Also, did anybody else notice that Cristina was the only dancer to get called out for something technical? She was told she has kinda “lazy feet.” I don’t think any of the other dancers got anything but positive feedback.
-Cat’s “These girls danced their dresses off! That’s called shaking it!” Lol.
-Mia’s contemporary “This Bitter Earth” was PHE-NOM-ENAL!!! She’s baaaaaack! I love her creative choreography. The idea of a routine about “time, the journey of life,” is just incredible. I wonder if she got first pick of dancers? Billy, Alex and Ade all stood out to me, but I especially loved Ade’s full committment to the “old man” end of the spectrum. More than any of the other routines, I felt like these 3 guys got to represent themselves, got significant “solos” within the routine, which was not just due to Mia’s choreography, but also to the camera work. It was beautiful. I especially loved the point where they were spread across the stage and swayed in unison with each other. And when they walked off the stage together.
-Mia’s comments after the routine, “It was an honor,” with her hand on her heart and to Ade, “Welcome home.” And calling Billy a freak and Alex a beast. Cat saying, “Let’s hear it for the freak and the beast.” Looool.
-I didn’t like that Adechike called himself the underdog. Maybe he feels that way, but it seemed a little too forced to me. I dunno.
-Sonya is amazing. Adechike, Ashley, Robert, Neil and Courtney were all really good in “Freak.” Only thing is that I think Courtney and Ashley were too easy to mistake for each other because they have the same coloring, height and hair color. The guys were all vastly different and because there was an extra one, they kinda got little solos in the routines, so they stood out. Course, I wasn’t complaining when Neil got his moment to show off his spins and jumps. Yaaaaaay, Neil’s back!!!
-Robert did an impression of Sonya!! Awesome!!!! I laughed so hard. And I loved that Sonya called Adechike on calling himself an underdog – though, she did it in a positive way.
-At the end, Mia leaned over and whispered in Nigel’s ear. Wonder what she was saying? It almost looked like she was kissing him. Lol.
-It’s weird that the judges/Cat didn’t address Kathryn and Mark at all, but then they did address the rest of the All-Stars. It’s like the new director, Nikki Parsons, called down from the control booth and said, “Guys, it feels/looks weird when you completely ignore the All-Stars. Talk to them, let them talk.” And it was a good thing when they did.
-I would’ve loved to have seen how the contestants/All-Stars were chosen for which choreographers/routines. I would’ve much rathered seen that or rehearsal footage than have the judges/choreographers say a single word about the routines. Why say anything when they’re not judging?
-Seriously, we need an entire season of just showcases like this one. It’s like Survivor’s “Fan vs. Favorites,” but eeeeeeven better because it’s about dancers. And it’d give SYTYCD dancers an even larger platform, a longer life on t.v. What do y’all say?
I can’t believe I’m going to attempt this, but I’m gonna do a Meet the Top 11 routine ranking (1 is the best, 7 is the “worst” in my personal opinion):
Meet the Top 11/All-Star Routine Ranking
7. The Nappytabs’ Jose-Twitch-Comfort-Dom routine was probably my least favorite, mostly because of the genre of hip-hop, more than anything else.
6. Despite Pasha’s hard work, Jason’s “Work,” was not as good to me as many of the others.
5. Tyce’s “Sweet Charity” with Alexie, Melinda, Allison and Lauren. So well danced!
4. Loved Sonya’s “Freak,” but it had soooo much competition for my favorite.
3. Travis’s “Paris Is Burning” had so many things to love. It’s a hard call, was almost #2 or even #1. Tomorrow, it may be.
2. Mia’s “Bitter Earth” routine with Ade, Alex and Billy gave me chills.
1. Sorry, but it has to be Wade and Amanda’s full-out group routine “Fame.” Stunning!!!
Alright, a lot of you are probably going to disagree with me. Ready? Set? Go!
This came from the same site as my previous post. Bianca was too upset to do an interview.
Again my heart goes out to him and his family.
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m going through SYTYCD withdrawal a little bit. I don’t like not having a second episode this week!
This past weekend, I rented this flick called “Love N’ Dancing” and was surprised to see bitty cameos by Season 2′s Benji and Heidi and that tided me over a bit till last night’s Season 6 episode. I remember that Seasons 3′s Neil had a cute and memorable role in “American Mall” that amused me when I saw it. Maybe you can still catch Kherington in “Fame” theaters somewhere in the country.
Still, we’ll have to wait till next year to see Season 4′s Joshua, Katee and Twitch in Adam Shankman’s “Step Up 3-D” (and Season 2′s Ivan, too). 2010 will also bring the movie that Paula van Oppen turned down a place in Season 6′s Top 20 for – “Burlesque.” It sounds a bit like “Coyote Ugly,” but with a burlesque club instead of bar. Season 4′s Chelsea Traille will play a character named Coco.
Do you know of any SYTYCD alumni movie roles I might’ve missed? Planning on seeing any of these movies? Already seen them? Lemme know what you think.
You know what I’d love best at moments like this, when I’m craving some SYTYCD? DVDs of past seasons!
Sometimes the can be so many misconceptions on what some of the dancers can or cannot do. I know that they are classified into one category which for some of these dancers it’s completely unfair. Contemporary dancers are some of the most well rounded dancers. They typically have studied every style of dance (with the exception of ballroom and maybe a few other styles). If they grew up in a dance studio chances are they took jazz, tap, ballet and lyrical/contemporary classes. That being said they have most likely chosen their favorite style to classify themselves. Fun fact in the tour program Evan said that he always has his TAP shoes with him. Kathryn can tap as well…I took at the same studio she did…that’s how I know.
I also think tap dancers are also misunderstood. I don’t think anyone who hasn’t danced know what it takes to be a tap dancer. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about tap dance and its technique:
“Tap dancers make frequent use of syncopation. Choreography typically starts on the eighth or first beatcount. Another aspect of tap dancing is improvisation. This can either be done with music and follow the beats provided or without musical accompaniment, otherwise known as a cappella dancing. Hoofers are tap dancers who dance primarily with their legs, making a louder, more grounded sound. This kind of tap dancing, also called “rhythm tap”, came primarily from cities or poor areas. Today this is not the case, especially with such a wide variety of styles spreading throughout the world. Steve Condos rose out of his humble beginnings in Pittsburgh, PA to become a master in rhythmic tap. His innovative style influenced the work of Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and Marshall Davis, Jr. The majority of hoofers, such as Sammy Davis Jr., Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, and LaVaughn Robinson are African American men, although today the art form transcends racial and gender stereotypes. Savion Glover is the best-known living hoofer, who helped bring tap dance into mainstream media by choreographing and dancing for the major motion picture Happy Feet, a film about a tap dancing penguin. Another well-known tap film is 1989′s Tap, starring the late Gregory Hines and many of the old-time hoofers. Early dancers like Fred Astaire provided a more ballroom look to tap dancing, while Gene Kelly used his extensive ballet training to make tap dancing incorporate all the parts of the ballet. This style of tap led to what is today known as “Broadway style,” which is more mainstream in American culture. It often involves high heeled tap shoes and show music, and is usually the type of tap first taught to beginners. The best examples of this style are found in Broadway musicals such as 42nd Street. Common tap steps include the shuffle, shuffle ball change, flap, flap heel, cramproll, buffalo, Maxi Ford, single and double pullbacks, wings, Cincinnati, the shim sham shimmy (also called the Lindy), Irish, Waltz Clog, the paddle and roll, stomp, brushes, scuffs, and single and double toe punches, hot steps, heel clicks, single, double and triple time steps, riffs, over-the-tops, military time step, new yorkers, and chugs. In advanced tap dancing, basic steps are often combined together to create new steps.”
Tap is the first dance class I ever took and I have loved it ever since. That is why I’m excited about the tap dancers to be on the show. On the meet the top 20 we saw more of a Broadway style of tap dance. They have little time to learn a routine so sometimes they have to go with the more simplistic choreography. They not only have to dance the same but they also have to sound the same…which isn’t always easy. Plus for the show their taps have microphones attached to them so we can hear them at home. Each of the tap dancers represents a different from of tap. Phillip for me reminds me of a mix of Gene Kelly and Gregory Hines. He is more Broadway to me, very light on his feet, though he is able to transition into the rhythm tap. Bianca and Peter are the Rhythm tappers. They stay low to the ground. I have to admit I was kind of hoping that they wouldn’t be choreographed just to let them improvise and work together to create something. Nigel is right they look cool calm and collected from the waist up and their feet moving really fast. I could go on and on but I won’t I thought Wikipedia explains tap better than I could but if you guys have anymore questions, I will try to answer them the best I can.
I had a feeling, from the buzz around Jakob Karr, that he was no newbie to the (from what I hear) relatively small word of dancers. It’d be hard to find someone with his level of talent who hadn’t been in competitions and such before, yes?
Well here is one of our Season 6 Top 20, Jakob Karr, dancing with Season 5′s Favorite Dancer, Jeanine Mason. Enjoy.
I’m so excited to see the new Top 20. Who will excite me as much as Jeanine and Evan and Phillip and Janette and Ade and Randi and Jason and Kayla and Kupono Brandon and Caitlin and Melissa? Also, I can’t wait to see how accurate Margaret’s spoilers turn out…
I have a feeling I’ll need LOTS of help with the music today, though.
There wasn’t many new songs in this episode – guess they must’ve taken pieces of songs and used them all over, cause there were just a few.