So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Las Vegas Week

Earlier Emilie posted about the SYTYCD Season 7 contestants that were seen participating this week in the SYTYCD 2010 Las Vegas Week: Billy Bell, Brandon Dumlao and Alex Wong. The good news is that we have more information about the So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Las Vegas Week.

Motivated by Emilie’s post and a little bit of prodding from Pure SYTYCD’s new blogger, Marianya, I decided to make the trip down to the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas to see if I couldn’t crash the So You Think You Can Dance season 7 auditions. I say crash because we recently reached out to our SYTYCD press contact to get access, but hadn’t heard anything yet. Why we don’t have a direct line to the So You Think You Can Dance PR people, I don’t know. You’d think they’d love SYTYCD bloggers like our site. Not like we’re hard to contact. Just go to our Contact Us page, but I digress.

So, I headed down to the SYTYCD 7 Las Vegas week auditions. Before heading down I realized a few issues. First, I had my 6 year old son with me. Not a huge deal, but I’d have to explain to a 6 year old boy why it’s fun to hang out in front of a theater seeing random people come out. Second, my wife is out of town with my other 2 kids and of course took the camera and video camera with her to record the trip. That left me with our older video camera which turned out to have a dead battery.

I charged about 10 minutes of charge on the video camera and headed down to see what I could see. Luckily, I knew the theater they were using since I’d been there previously for the Miss America pageant and some other event. I was also lucky that the doors to the theater lobby are glass.

When we got there, sure enough there was a big sign saying that they were filming So You Think You Can Dance and some message about you might be caught on camera and shown on broadcast TV. Then, there was a security guy at the door. Inside the lobby I could see some producers sitting at a table and then a girl came running out the lobby door. So, I pulled out my camera and started shooting the sign and inside the lobby.

Remember I only had 10 minutes of battery so I had to save the battery as much as possible. After my first shot, I saw a girl run out of the lobby door and seemed to be heading to her room. I was mad the camera was off and missed her. So, I somehow convinced my son to hang around with me, hoping I could catch her as she came back. Of course, she came running back even faster and I missed her again. Dang.

Well, long story short, I did a number of circles around the place with my son with him likely not having any idea what I was really doing. Although, it was funny when I got him on camera and the sign for “Peep Show.” Uh, no. I did catch 2-3 girls on camera as they were exiting or inside getting interviewed. Didn’t recognize any of them, but one of them came out and was with her parents and some luggage. So, I’m assuming she must have been sent home?

However, the most exciting find was when I saw Teddy Tedholm. You remember Teddy? The guy with the bow tie and the crazy golf pants his mom bought him? I actually got quite a bit of video of Teddy. Even saw him being filmed leaving and then I filmed him leaving completely. It was kind of funny. He did look kind of disappointed, but maybe I was just reading into things. (Update: SYTYCDism has Teddy listed as cut in the hip hop round (which was today), so I must have seen him just after he was cut.)

Of course, you could be the judge for yourself, but unfortunately I have some issues with getting the video off the camera. Since it’s my old camera I have to reinstall a special card to export it to my computer…Ugh! So, hopefully tomorrow I’ll get around to doing that and I’ll upload a few videos for you all to enjoy. Plus, then you can tell me if you recognize any of the dancers in the videos. One of them was with Teddy and she was really excited when Teddy wasn’t so happy. So, I’m assuming she made it through.

It was pretty fun going and kind of being paparazzi like. I might have to try this again tomorrow and/or Saturday. Anyone know how long the Vegas Auditions go? Videos from the experience tomorrow.