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The Black Gold Experience

Our reader Jena asked for and got the tickets to see Black Gold at The Fillmore in New York City.

She wrote me after her experience:

What an amazing show! I knew I would enjoy it after your postings, I didn’t know anything else about them beside the song on SYTYCD. They are very talented and I don’t expect them to be opening for others for long. I met with Eric after the set and he was a sweetheart, of course I mentioned you and the site. He said that is so amazing and was so glad we enjoyed the show. I need to upgrade my camera for better pics but the VIDs are pretty decent. They played a brand new song for the first time last night called heaven come back. I wish they could have played longer.

She uploaded several videos and photos to Flickr so we can check them out.

Earlier, our reader Ashley B. wrote:

Thanks Emilie for the Black Gold tickets. We made it to the Atlanta show last weekend and it was a lot of fun. Black Gold, the Young Veins, and Rooney have the perfect sound for summer! The music was exciting but also had a laid-back, rest-in-the-sun feel to it. The bands all put on a great show with a lot of energy! My only wish was that it was an outdoor venue – that would be icing on the cake. Readers – take advantage of the free tixs, it is completely worth it!

You can read about my experience here and don’t forget that there are some tickets available for Black Gold’s tour dates:

Sat 7/17 S. Hackensack, NJ School of Rock – I know a reader wants these tickets, but he needs to send me his name asap so I can get it to the Red Bull Records folks. Otherwise, it’s first come, first serve!

Sun 7/18 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

Thu 7/22 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance

Thanks, again, to Red Bull Records for making our Black Gold experiences possible.

July 17, 2010 I Written By

Announcing the Winners of the Master Dance Classes Hosted by Cliche Cosmetics

It was extremely hard to pick the winners of the master dance classes hosted by Cliche Cosmetics. I’m glad John had the majority decision, as senior administrator. πŸ™‚

The dancers who won will be able to study with Katee Shean (S4), Melissa Sandvig (S5), Randi Evans (S5), Victor Smalley (S6) and Noelle Marsh (S6) in either Fort Lauderdale, New York City or Los Angeles.

With no further ado, let’s introduce you to the winners.

Fort Lauderdale’s class will be attended by Kat

New York’s class will be attended by Asia

Los Angeles’s class will be attended by Christine

Thank you to everyone who sent in their stories and who continues to dance. We can’t wait to hear how the classes go – congrats Kat, Asia and Christine!

July 15, 2010 I Written By

Win Tickets to Master Classes Hosted by Cliche Cosmetics

Cliche Cosmetics is hosting the Summer Dance Series, dance classes taught by SYTYCD alum – Katee Shean (S4), Melissa Sandvig (S5), Randi Evans (S5), Victor Smalley (S6) and Noelle Marsh (S6) –Β  and they’ve offered us free tickets for our readers!

Here’s the deal. The master classes are designed for intermediate to advanced dancers and will be hosted during August in Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and New York. At least three members of the faculty will teach in each city. Check out all the details here.

We have one ticket per city to give away. So, if you want them, write in the comments below and tell us why we should give the ticket to you. If you win the ticket, you commit to guest-blogging your experiences for PureSYTYCD – and we want pictures!!! Tell us which city’s class you’d like a ticket for. Get our attention with creativity, inspiration and…compliments and bribes always help, too. πŸ™‚ Tell us how much the class will mean to you. Or tell us what a great guest blog you’ll write. Get our attention and you can win a free ticket to a SYTYCD master class in one of these cities!

Katee Shean, SYTYCD 4 second runner up Melissa Sandvig, SYTYCD 5 Top 6 Randi Evans, SYTYCD 5 Top 10 Victor Smalley, SYTYCD 6 Top 20 Noelle Marsh, SYTYCD 6, Top 20

[7.6. Update and disclaimer: I never mentioned our deadline. We need all of your mini-essays by the 15th so we can make our decision before the first class – and already it’s going to be a hard one. I must disclaim – neither Cliche Cosmetics nor PureSYTYCD can pay any travel or associated expenses. We’re combining our efforts to bring you the opportunity to take the class for free, but make sure you’re in the position to get to the class and stay in whichever city you select.]

July 1, 2010 I Written By