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World Dance Day!

Today is World Dance Day, everybody. Enjoy! Move a little!

Also, Season 6’s Ellenore has been announced one of the Grand Marshals of Dance Parade New York, along with Elizabeth Zimmer, DJ Jellybean Benitez and Amy Marshall (Marshal Marshall).

April 29, 2010 I Written By

Top 24 Contestant Ryan Ramirez Dances with Noelle Marsh and Brandon Dumlao

Check out this great video of Season 6’s Noelle Marsh and Season 7 Top 24 Ryan Ramirez during a recent session of Noelle’s improv class. What do you think?

And here’s a video featuring her with Brandon Dumlao:

And don’t forget the video of her dancing with Mia!

April 28, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Australia – Finale Opening Routine, The Cast of Fame Perform Videos & Regina Spektor Song Download

Please comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on the work I have done I haven’t heard anything from anybody on how much work I have done on this show.

Regina Spektor Performs ‘Eet’ Download Link

The Cast of Fame Perform Audio Download Link

Opening Group Routine: (Must See) (choreographed by Jason Gilkison & Matt Lee with Bonnie Lythgoe directing the Sydney State Theatre Opening)

The Cast of Fame Perform (including former SYTYCD Contestants Talia, Charlie, BJ, Camilla, Timomatic, Ben, Amy, Stephen & Marko) choreographed & directed by Kelley Abbey

If posting this elsewhere please credit Pure SYTYCD

April 26, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 7’s Top 24

SYTYCDism posted a list of the Top 24 contestants. They haven’t been narrowed down to the Top 10 who’ll dance with the All-Stars, but they’re a pretty exciting bunch, as is. It’ll be sad to see any of them go.

Girls:

Alexie Agdeppa (I’m SO excited about this one! Hope she’s Top 10)
[With Pauline Mata!]

Ashley Galvan

Bridget Krouse

Cheryl Smith

Christina Santana

Jacelyn Orle

Katie Muth

Lauren Froderman

Lexie Contursi

Melinda Sullivan

Missy Morelli

Ryan Ramirez
[With Mia Michaels!]

Guys:

Adechike Torbert
-No Video Found-

Adrian Lee

Alex Wong (Yay!)

Anthony Burrell

Anthony Kin

Billy Bell (YAY! Seemed like a given, but you just never know…)
[With Jeanine Mason!]

Chris Koehl

DuJuan “DJ” Smart

Jose “Full Deck” Ruiz

Kent Boyd

Robert Roldan
[Psst! Click through to YouTube – looks like Robert’s danced with a lot of the STYYCD alum already!]

Sergey Onik

What do y’all think of our Season 7 Top 24? Which ones would you most like to see in the Top 10?

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SYTYCD Australia – Jason Coleman Featured on ANZ Netball Championships Yesterday

Just a heads up. I just happened to turn over to One HD yesterday afternoon with the Brisbane Firebirds vs. Melbourne Vixens game where Jason Coleman was featured. Where he had to teach 3 netballers the dance of Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’. Lauren from Season 1 was featured also as the judge. At Jason’s Ministry of Dance Studios in Melbourne.

If I can find a download of the game I’ll make sure I’ll post the video sometime during the week for everyone 🙂

Also I’ll post some videos of last week’s finale for everyone to see during the week also which features the wonderful opening Top 20 routine.

April 25, 2010 I Written By

Pasha and Anya in “Burn the Floor”

I came across the “Burn the Floor” youtube channel today and I want to share some clips of Pasha and Anya dancing. Plus for me it is also a great reminder of why they were selected as All Stars for season 7.

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Dance is one of my biggest passions. I grew up dancing at Augusta West Dance Studio (the same studio that Kathryn McCormick). I have a BFA in theatre/dance from Valdosta State University. Tap is my favorite style of dance.

SYTYCD Cross Country Dance Comparison

Many thanks to Margaret for this tidbit, I figured that I would bring it out for you guys to see…

The first song in this post is Don’t Touch Me Busta Rhymes - Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water on 'Em) - Single - Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em) by Busta Rhymes danced as hip-hop.

From SYTYCD US Season 4 Week 3: Kherington Payne and Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Choreography by Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (aka NappyTabs).

From SYTYCD Canada Season 1 Week 4: Nico Archambault and Arassay Reyes choreographed by Luther Brown

So who do you think danced it better? The Canadians or the Americans? 😀

Better yet, how about this dance comparison:

Read more..

April 24, 2010 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... =)

Katie Holmes Back on SYTYCD?

I found some articles (here and here and here) this morning that showed pictures of Katie Holmes and Tyce Diorio leaving a dance studio together yesterday. All three mention SYTYCD and two actively speculate whether Katie will be back on the show. Check them out!

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SYTYCD Dance Comparison

Now that we know all the All-Stars that are going to participate in Season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance, I thought it was be fun to look at some dances that – interestingly enough – used the same music in various seasons of the show. Though all dancers are going to be alumni, not all are to be a part of the All-Star pool. However, it’s always fun to reminisce.

Below are two videos that uses the song Right Here Waiting Richard Marx - Richard Marx: Greatest Hits - Right Here Waiting performed by Richard Marx.

The first is from Season 1 Week 4, a lyrical routine performed by Ashlé Dawson and Blake McGrath. Choreography by Tovaris Wilson.

The second video is from Season 5 Week 1, a contemporary routine performed by Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi. Choreography by Mandy Moore.

So who do you think danced it better? Which choreography do you prefer more?

April 23, 2010 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 Australia – Robbie’s Prize Pick

A lot of the fans were saying that Robbie would be picking Australian Dance Theatre Company which is actually a Contemporary Dance Company where Robbie’s Dance style is contemporary.

But a bit of surprise for his prize Robbie decided to choose ‘Burn the Floor’ instead. Where he will travel across the U.S. in 35 dates across the country with Jason Gilkison.

Here’s the Official News on what Robbie will do with the money and why he decided to choose ‘Burn the Floor’: (edited due to mistake)
In a spectacular, dance-packed finale, Robbie has been crowned Australia’s favourite dancer winning $200,000 and a unique opportunity to choose one of three amazing dance contracts.

In the offering; tour America as part of Jason Gilkison’s dance sensation “Burn the Floor”, a role in Australian Dance Theatre’s “Ignition” at the Adelaide Festival Centre, or a part in the Australian production of the Broadway musical “Hairspray”.

Robbie, 18 from Allawah NSW, has chosen “Burn the Floor”, saying he “couldn’t resist the idea of travelling overseas and learning from the master himself, Jason Gilkison”.

As for the prize money, well he’s got plans for that too!

“I will give more than half to my family and use the other half to go to America to do workshops for about three months. I’d also like to buy a hot car, a Jeep Wrangler I’m thinking…”

Jessie Hesketh, 19 from Sylvania NSW is this year’s runner up. She has been a hot favourite all year and has dazzled us week after week with some of the most spectacular dancing we have seen on the show. This will not be the last we see of her!

So that’s it for another year – remember, keep stretching and always always always point those toes….

April 22, 2010 I Written By