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Pure So You Think You Can Dance Canada

The withdrawal symptoms of not having SYTYCD on TV haven’t quite sunk in, but next week when I look at the TV Guide (online version of it of course) it’s going to really sink in that we have to wait quite a while for the next season of SYTYCD.

The good news is that fans of SYTYCD (like myself) really don’t have to wait. Tomorrow starts the season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. That’s right, and let me tell you that Canada has some absolutely amazing dancers. The past seasons I’ve seen of SYTYCD Canada have been unbelievable.

As such, Pure SYTYCD will be working to cover SYTYCD Canada similar to how we did SYTYCD US. It looks like Emilie will still be posting all the So You Think You Can Danc Canada music. Mandy (not to be confused with Amanda) and AJ will be covering the latest SYTYCD Canada updates, power rankings, twitter updates, and whatever else they think people will find interesting.

I’m pretty sure that some of the other Pure SYTYCD writers will join in on the fun too. Plus, we’ll still be posting info about SYTYCD US in the off season as well. There’s always interesting SYTYCD tour updates, interviews, and information about the dancer’s careers after SYTYCD. Plus, I’d expect some Flashback posts with videos of great SYTYCD dances to help us make it to the next season.

Also, for those in the US, there’s usually a number of places online that you can catch the Canadian version. Just do a search on YouTube or other site and you’ll find it.

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See So You Think You Can Dance Canada Live in Toronto

Season 3 live audience tickets are available now.

Go to CTV to request tickets if you live or will be visiting the Toronto area.

If you do attend a taping please let us know and we would love to share your story with readers.

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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

Tomorrow it all starts – Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada

So You Think You Can Dance Canada starts tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

A few people have asked if it will follow the same format as the USA season did with all-stars and a Top 10 (well, 11).

Quite simply, no.

This is only Canada’s third season and although all the dancers are all-stars in my book, there isn’t enough to make it as successful as the USA Season 7 all-stars version was. Perhaps in a few seasons Canada will try it but for this season it will be the same with a top 20.

Starting tomorrow and over the next two weeks we will see the Cross-Canada Auditions from Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Vancouver and Montreal.

Here is how it will work, in case you have forgotten.

Dancers will do their solo’s and one of three things will happen:

“It’s a no for me”: If the majority of the judges don’t think dancers can hold their own, they are homeward bound.
“It’s a yes for choreography”: If the judges aren’t sure about the potential of a dancer, or just want to make sure he/she is versatile and capable of picking up choreography, the judges send him/her on to Choreography with Blake McGrath. [Blake Bootcamp]
“It’s a yes for me!: If the majority of the judges see great potential in a dancer, he/she will receive a Boarding Pass to Toronto and head straight to the Finals. [like the USA “Vegas”]

Those who go to Choreo with Blake then have one of two things happen:

“It’s a no for me”: If the majority of the judges don’t think dancers are ready for the show, their So You Think You Can Dance Canada journey ends for this year.
“It’s a yes for me”: The strongest, most versatile dancers receive Boarding Passes to Finals Week.
Finals Week in Toronto

Then the best dancers from each city head to “VEGAS” – – – OK, Toronto (same idea)

Here is what happens there:

Competitors are taught routines in several different styles by prominent choreographers.

At each stage, the judges vote on whether or not to keep the dancers in the competition.
If the judges are split, contestants must “Dance for Their Lives” (i.e. perform a solo in their own style).
Then judges choose the Top 20 — ten male and ten female finalists — to participate in the live show.

As a reminder here is the schedule for the first two weeks:

Sunday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET (two hour premiere) – Toronto Auditions
Monday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Calgary and Halifax Auditions
Tuesday, August 17 at 8 p.m. ET (one hour) – Vancouver Auditions
Wednesday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Montreal Auditions
Thursday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Finals Week
Sunday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET (one hour) – Top 20 Reveal
Monday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Top 20 Performance
Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET (half hour) – Top 20 Results

[Source: CTV]

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Step Up 3D Steps Up!

Hey everybody. I finally saw Step Up 3D yesterday after being delayed due to hurricane season rain, which is no joke here in New Orleans. I don’t really like 3D movies, but Amanda said I had to see it in 3D to get the full effect. I’m so glad I did!

The 3D was used really well in this movie. I always find it hard to sit still during dance movies, but this time I really thought I was in the middle of everything because of how the 3D kinda jumps out at you and pulls you into the action.

Yeah, it was low on plot and what story was there was kinda silly. But, that’s not why you go to see dance movies. The plot is just a frame, an excuse, for all the wonderful dancing. And there was a lot of great dancing.

There were battles galore, a sexy tango scene and an incredibly “Singing In the Rain” – esque dance on the sidewalks and streets of New York. It was especially cool to see old favorites from Disney Channel (the only thing I watched while finishing my thesis a few years ago) and, of course, So You Think You Can Dance.

I would’ve loved to seen some girls from the show (Katee was in the tango scene, but I didn’t catch her) in real roles, like Kherington was in Fame. And I would’ve liked to have seen more of Joshua. I liked the way they used Legacy in the movie and it was absolutely fabulous to see Twitch in such a large role and only proves he’s gonna go far. The best part was being introduced to so many amazing dancers.

I hope y’all will go see it if you haven’t and if you have – write in your thoughts!

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