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SYTYCD Alumni is America’s Best Dance Crew newest judge

I came across an article on In case you haven’t heard ABDC is coming back for a sixth season and there is a new judge on the panel. SYTYCD season 3 and ABDC season 3 alum Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval has joined the judging panel. He will be taking Omarion place joining JC Chasez and Lil’ Mama. I am really excited for Dominic, I think he will be a great addition to the show and should be intresting to see a different side of Dominic. He might just be the breath of fresh air the show needs because in my opinion after Shane Sparks stepped down a judge, the show was just lacking something and Omarion was not the best choice. But that is my opinion. Here is was producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson had to say:
“I am so happy that D-Trix is joining the panel having been a part of one of the greatest dance crews ever. He’s going to be one of the best people to give the crews advice because he’s been there; we couldn’t have anyone better qualified.”

*again thanks to wet paint for this info.

March 31, 2011 I Written By

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 UK Season 2 Episode 1 Music

Hi everybody. I’ve just had a chance to watch last week’s premiere episode of SYTYCD UK Season 2. The auditions are always tough to grab the music from, but I’ll do my best. Please write us in the comments if you have music to add. The episode is currently available on the BBC’s website and will be available for 5 more days. So watch it now!

Intro: ?

The line: Example’s “Kickstarts” – Kickstarts - Kickstarts - EP and a rap song with lyrics that include “let’s go/let’s go.”

Nigel’s intro: 2 Pac’s “California Love” – California Love - The Very Best of Death Row

Arlene’s intro: Instrumental of Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” – Ain't That a Kick In the Head - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin

Sisco’s intro: Mark Ronson’s “Bang Bang Bang” – Bang Bang Bang - Record Collection (Deluxe Version)

Louise’s intro: Something with a heavy beat and “s-s-sexy” in the lyrics.

Quick montage of dancers while explaining the process: Something instrumental, perhaps Vitamin String Quartet. It builds into a familiar pop song, just can’t put my finger on it. Help?

Matt Flint intro: Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” – Forget You - F**k You - Deluxe Single

Matt Flint’s tap dance audition: Etta James “In the Basement” – In the Basement, pt. 1 (Single) - Etta James - Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Stephanie Powell’s samba audition: Robin Thicke’s “Everything I Can’t Have” –Everything I Can't Have - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition)

Stephanie goes through: Florence & the Machine’s “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Lungs

Shanelle and her mother Cordelle in line dancing with Cat: Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” – Crazy In Love - Dangerously In Love

Shanelle & Cordelle dancing in the hallway: Buster Poindexter’s “HOT! HOT! HOT!” – Hot Hot Hot (Radio Edit) - Dance Vault Remixes: Buster Poindexter & His Banshees Of Blue - Hot Hot Hot - EP

Shanelle & Cordelle’s audition: Alexandra Burke’s “Don’t Make Me Start Without You”

Yes to Shanelle for choreography, no to Cordelle: an instrumental section of The Script’s “Breakeven” – Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) - The Script

Katie Love’s intro: Mika’s “Love Today” – Love Today (Live from Parc des Princes) - The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Deluxe Version)

Katie Love’s audition: Pink’s “Dear Mr. President” – Dear Mr. President - The People Speak (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Katie Love moves on: Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” – Your Love Is My Drug - Animal

Tomasz Wisniewski’s intro: Black Eyed Peas’s “The Time (Dirty Bit)” – The Time (Dirty Bit) - The Beginning (Deluxe Version)

Tomasz’s audition: David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland’s “When Love Takes Over” – When Love Takes Over (Blame Remix) - Now! That's What I Call Dance Imports

Tomasz head’s out: Something with a lyric that sounds like “we will not be famous.” Suggestions?

Cat dances with contestants in line: Alexandra Burke’s “Broken Heels”

Kirsty Swain intro: Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” – Relax - Bang!...The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Kirsty Swain’s audition: Janet Jackson’s “Make Me” – Make Me - Number Ones

Judges arguing montage: Black Eyed Peas’s “Shut Up” – Shut Up - Elephunk

Paige Smith intro: Something instrumental, maybe a piece of “Make You Feel My Love”?

Paige Smith audition: Shontelle’s “Impossible” – Impossible (Main) - No Gravity

Paige goes through: Owl City’s “Fireflies” – Fireflies - Ocean Eyes

Intro to choreography: Kelly Rowland’s “Work” – Work - Ms. Kelly

Choreography: Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” – Dynamite - Rokstarr

Paolo Debernardi intro: Michael Jackson’s “Bad” – Bad - null

Paolo’s audition: Kenny Loggins’s “Footloose” – Footloose - Footloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)

Paolo gets cut: Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” – Beat It (Restored Version) - Thriller (25th Anniversary, Zombie Cover)

Bad dancing montage: ?

Charlotte Scally intro: David Guetta and Rihanna’s “Who’s That Chick” – Who's That Chick? (feat. Rihanna) [Single Version] - Who's That Chick? (feat. Rihanna) [Single Version] - Single

Charlotte’s audition: David Guetta ft. Fergie “No Getting Over” – Gettin' Over You (feat. Fergie & LMFAO) - One More Love

Hip hop montage: Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hurray” – Hip Hop Hooray - Greatest Hits: Naughty's Nicest

Rithy Pereira’s audition: The Ranger$’s “I’m a Monster” – I'm a Monster - Jerkin' Is a Habit, Vol. 1

Andres and Hannah audition: salsa music? help?

Andres and Hanna are split up: Boys II Men’s “End of the Road” – End of the Road - Legacy - The Greatest Hits Collection (Deluxe Edition)

This first episode was so awesome. Can’t wait for the next one! Make sure you catch it before it leaves BBC’s website.

March 29, 2011 I Written By


Hi everybody. I’m back after a little tiny break and I hope everybody’s doing great!

Guess what else is back?! SYTYCD!

The UK version returns on March 23rd and Nigel is going to commute every week from the US for American Idol to Britain for SYTYCD UK. I loved last season, I’m really excited that I don’t have much longer to wait for Series 2.

Our own US version of SYTYCD returns May 26th. I’ve read that Mary Murphy may have to tame her Tamale Train a bit after her throat surgery. It’ll be interesting to see if John will like the quieter Mary better.

Anybody else excited to know when we’ll get our SYTYCD fixes again?

March 14, 2011 I Written By

SYTYCD Dancers Were Featured in House Number

If you did not catch last Monday nights episode of House. Mia Michaels choreographed the ‘Come On Get Happy’ number which featured dancers Allison, Dominic, Martha, Noelle & Billy (sorry if I missed anybody else that’s all I got from the closing credits). You can see the video of the performance below. Just a word of warning if you have not seen this episode it does contain spoilers

The episode will be shownin Australia 21st March, 2011

March 8, 2011 I Written By