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A Chance to Dance Company Goes on SYTYCD Tour and Other Juicy Speculation

A Chance to Dance is over now, but you can still catch it streamed online. It’s a great watch if you have a weekend and need something fun to do. If you love dancing, you won’t be disappointed.

Although, the dancers on A Chance to Dance are really just getting started with their careers. As we saw on the Chance to Dance finale, most of the dancers are going to be going on tour with SYTYCD.

Marianya is planning on going to the tour stop in Chicago I believe, so we should get a full report on the tour early on. Plus, I’m quite sure that Amanda will find a tour stop as well. You can see all the SYTYCD tour stops on the AEG website.

While we wait to hear exactly how they’re going to merge the Chance to Dance company with those from SYTYCD, it’s fun to speculate about what things they might do.

First, I bet the opening dance and finale dance will be phenomenal since they’ll have so many dancers to work with. At least I hope they make those new dances that combine all of the dancers into a montage of beautiful dancing.

I also wonder if they’ll do big group dances. I think in some past tours they didn’t do some of the group dances because they didn’t have enough dancers. I wonder if they’ll do those now with all the dancers from Chance to Dance joining in.

Another interesting possibility is if some of the Chance to Dance dancers get an opportunity to do some of the SYTYCD dances. Maybe it won’t happen, but what a wonderful opportunity for those on Chance to Dance if it happens.

In other speculation, I wonder if some of the dancers from A Chance to Dance will show up on the next season of SYTYCD. That would be fun. I don’t think some of the dancers are as versatile as they need to be to have success on SYTYCD, but I’d still love to see them.

Finally, this is my best speculation of the whole post. I haven’t seen the ratings for Chance to Dance and the other critics talking about it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this was Nigel’s attempt to try out another dance show. How cool would it be if Nigel took A Chance to Dance and expanded it to a full series as opposed to the 7 episodes we got this year. The dynamics of a company are interesting and there’s something beautiful and refreshing about not knowing what to expect next in the show. I hope they do this, but we’ll see. I’m sure Nigel is keeping an eye on how to create a dance show to replace SYTYCD once it meets its final demise.

October 8, 2012 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

SYTYCD Tour – Without Music!

Tonight, in Boston, the music went out during Lauren and Billy’s performance of “Boogie Shoes.”

Billy_Bell Well… The accapella version of boogie shoes was not originally On the set list… But we did it! @laurenfrodie only you babe! Love you! about 4 hours ago via Echofon Retweeted by 13 people

The now-seasoned pros just went on with the dance, regardless. Here’s a video from Jen on Twitter. It’s a pretty amazing, video, check it out:

October 11, 2010 I Written By

Alex Gets a Standing O at Radio City Music Hall

I totally stole this from Rickey (thanks, Rickey!!!!), but I just knew y’all would love to see it.

Alex came on stage after they played a video of the “Outta Your Mind” performance and gave everybody an update about his Achilles tendon and you can just feel the love from the audience (turn down your volume as soon as it starts playing).

How must that feel as a dancer, to get THAT reaction and to be so beloved! Can’t wait to see Alex dance again and can’t wait for SEASON 8!

October 7, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD T-shirts for the SYTYCD Tour

Well, I meant to do this post right after the finale of SYTYCD. Unfortunately, I got a bit busy and never got around to it. Thanks to Emilie, Amanda, McPhee and Malicious Mandy for keeping things going on Pure SYTYCD while I took a bit of a break.

Well, I know that many of you have already been to see the SYTYCD tour. My tour date seems like forever away (about a month). So, I’m still waiting for my chance to enjoy the show. Plus, I got fourth row tickets which isn’t too bad. If you haven’t gotten your SYTYCD tour tickets yet, there are still some SYTYCD Tour tickets on Ticketmaster. Still a month worth of tour stops left. I’m personally going to the Las Vegas one.

If you want to be really cool at the SYTYCD tour stop, then you should definitely get a shirt that shows your love for the show. Here’s some possible t-shirts that should work or you can get a “I Heart LoFro” t-shirt if you prefer.

Personally, I think I’m going to go with the “I Live SYTYCD” t-shirt below (in a Men’s style of course):

If you see someone in Las Vegas with a shirt like this, you’ll know it’s me!

October 4, 2010 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

SYTYCD 2010 Tour – New Orleans

Hi y’all.

So, my mom and I attended the 2010 SYTYCD Tour in New Orleans last night. This is our second year – last year, we saw the show in Duluth, with Amanda. This year, you’ll get write-ups on two different cities from us.

If you haven’t bought your tickets to the SYTYCD tour, there are still SYTYCD tour tickets available on Ticketmaster but many shows are selling out so go buy them now.

There will be some tour spoilers below, so stop reading if knowing ahead of time will bother you. πŸ™‚


First of all, we were the first date on the tour and each show is always a little different, so I don’t know what they’ll change up.

We were on the side of the stage, so the girls started shrieking whenever they caught even a glimpse of the dancers peeking out from the curtain. They kept calling Kent’s name, so I was pretty sure that he hasn’t lost any fans since the finale. πŸ™‚

The opening was pretty stellar, all intense music and spastic lights, but honestly, I was just so glad to see all those dancers again that I think I would’ve enjoyed them reading a phone book on stage. They flashed the names of the dancers on the big center screen and then lifted to reveal the dancers standing in a line.

Just to give you an idea scope of the intensity of last night’s opening and the phenomenal New Orleans audience, check this out:

I think one of the most interesting things about the tour was seeing who replaced the original dancers who weren’t dancing. For instance, the first dance was My Chick Bad with Russell stepping in for Twitch and he did a great job with Lauren. When Ade stepped in for Neil in the baseball Broadway routine, I have to admit that as much as I loooove Ade, I missed Neil. Though, I didn’t miss Neil nearly as much as I thought I would when Robert replaced him in the Travis Wall betrayal routine with Kent. Kent and Robert danced the hell out of that and Robert really made it his own. It’s a tough thing to make me forget about Neil, but I was totally absorbed in the routine.

They showed the “Outta Your Mind” on the big screen and I thought it was a good solution. Obviously, they had to have it but they couldn’t just re-cast the two dancers. As they proved when they had Ellen dance the tribute with Twitch.

There always seems to be a running joke, or at least there was last year (Russian folk, anyone?) and this year, it was the rock used in the King Arthur-themed Dominic-Jose piece. Even though I enjoyed it better live, I still object to Dom bowing to Jose. No way Jose dominated, sorry. Dom = dominate. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I won’t tell you how the rock became the running joke – you’ll just have to see for yourself.

The last thing I’ll mention about the performance is that there’s a surprise in the second half involving Lauren and Kent and that infamous prom dance. It’s a really cool surprise and it ended the show. So, look for it when you check out the tour.

Oh, I guess it’s worth mentioning that some of the dancers were naturally a little more natural while introducing the other performances. Kent and Robert, for instance, didn’t really sound different at all from their regular selves, while some of the dancers (who shall remain nameless) were cute but pretty unnatural while speaking on the sidelines. I think it’s an invaluable part of their process – learning public speaking. πŸ™‚

It’s a great show. There are already videos up on YouTube (better than mine) and you can see some great photos taken by someone who clearly had a better seat than me.

And, as we did last year, my mom and I waited to meet all the dancers after the show. And waited. And waited. We waited about two hours. It was not my favorite part, especially because they kept telling us it was going to be 45 minutes and then 45 minutes would pass and then they’d say 45 minutes again. But, while we were waiting, we befriended all the folks in line around us. And I caught these priceless homemade shirts.

Kent take me to Wapokenta

Robert you make Heaven a place on Earth

I want to lay Ade

And meeting the dancers MORE than made up for the two hours’ wait. It was midnight and it was still hot and we were all exhausted. But, they were ALL so grateful we came to see them, that we waited to meet them. They were humble and sweet and so wonderful. They spent time with each and every person, gave hugs and took pictures and signed everything put in front of them. And I got pictures with all of them. Of course, I cropped myself out of them as best I could and they were taken on my cell phone, but check out the pictures below.

Some quick notes of introduction:
-These photos are in the order that I met the dancers.
-Even though he acted like he remembered my mom and me, I’m not sure Ade possibly could, but I love him for faking it. πŸ™‚ He gives the best hugs.
-Kathryn asked me where I was sitting and seemed to recognize me. I told her I was waaaay up on the side, but that I wrote for this site, along with her former studio-mate Amanda. She spent a good amount of time with us and had to help me find her picture in the book for her to sign cause I was so tired. Lol
-Robert is lovely. He also spent a lot of time with us and also with everybody I saw him talking to. That kid is going far.
-I told Ashley how upset I was that she had to withdraw from the competition and she seemed really touched. I think it’s really cool of her to go on tour with her Season 7 peeps rather than go for another season next year, though I’ll miss seeing her on t.v.
-AdeChike is really funny and personable. He had no trouble connecting with everybody in line and seemed to really enjoy all the fans.














September 20, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Tour T-shirts

I know that many of you are preparing for the tour. You’ve bought your tickets and you can’t wait to go and see your favorite dancer perform live. If you haven’t bought your tickets, go and buy them now. What are you waiting for?

Now we want to help you take your fandom to a whole new level. Pure SYTYCD is going to do some special t-shirts for readers of Pure SYTYCD. However, I need your help picking the design. I’ve uploaded a bunch of designs below. Let me know which ones are your favorites. Then, I’ll post again when I’ve created shirts for the best ones.

Be sure to click on the image to see the full size image since it cuts some of the images off.

August 25, 2010 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

Pure SYTYCD Tour T-Shirts

Now that SYTYCD season 7 is over, we at least have the SYTYCD tour to look forward to. In fact, if you haven’t already bought your SYTYCD tour tickets, what are you waiting for? Go and BUY THEM NOW!!

Now, as I thought about the tour coming up, I thought about how cool it would be to have some Pure SYTYCD tour t-shirts. I actually have a few designs that say Pure SYTYCD, but I thought I’d ask first if any of the Pure SYTYCD family of readers had some design skills and wanted to design a t-shirt for the SYTYCD tour. If there’s more than one, we could have a few shirts or we could vote for our favorite one or something.

As a small incentive, whoever designs the t-shirt that I like most, I’ll buy them a t-shirt. Plus, I’ll wear that t-shirt when I go and interview the dancers at the Las Vegas tour stop. Not to mention, I’m guessing that hundreds of Pure SYTYCD readers will be wearing them too and you can know that you made them!

Ok, so if you’re interested in designing a t-shirt, leave a comment or drop us a note on the Contact Us page and we’ll see what we can put together.

Note: Make sure that whatever t-shirt you design doesn’t violate any of the show’s copyright or images (ie. images of dancers from the show or the official logos of the show.

August 12, 2010 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Tour Dates and Locations

Ticket for the sale don’t go on sale until Thursday, Friday or Saturday of this week (depending on where you live). You can find the specific dates on the links below. So, just bookmark the page.

Good news is that we just got the presale code for the tour which is β€œDANCE2010” and runs Thursday 10am-10pm PST.

Now on to the list of dates and locations for the So You Think You Can Dance 2010 tour and links to buy the tickets on Ticketmaster.

Sep. 19 – New Orleans – Lakefront Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 21 – Houston – Reliant Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 22 – Grand Prairie – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 24 – Kansas City – Sprint Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 25 – St. Louis – Chaifetz Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 27 – Atlanta – Gwinnett Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 29 – Miami – AmericanAirlines Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 30 – Orlando – Amway Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 2 – Charlotte – Time Warner Cable Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 3 – Richmond – Richmond Coliseum – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 5 – Baltimore – 1ST Mariner Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 6 – Trenton – Sun National Bank Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 7 – New York City – Radio City Music Hall – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 9 – Mashantucket – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 10 – Manchester – Verizon Wireless Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 11 – Boston – Agganis Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 13 – Rochester – Blue Cross Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 15 – Long Island – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 16 – Atlantic City – Boardwalk Hall – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 17 – Newark – Prudential Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 19 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 20 – Detroit – Joe Louis Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 22 – Pittsburgh – CONSOL Energy Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 23 – Louisville – KFC Yum! Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 24 – Columbus – Schottenstein Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 26 – Rosemont – Allstate Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 27 – Milwaukee – Bradley Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 29 – Rockford – MetroCentre – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 30 – Minneapolis – Target Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 2 – Broomfield – 1STBANK Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 4 – Salt Lake City – Maverik Center (formerly known as The E Center) – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 6 – Tacoma – Tacoma Dome – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 7 – Portland – Rose Garden – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 9 – Sacramento – ARCO Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 10 – San Jose – HP Pavilion at San Jose – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas – The Theater for Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 13 – San Diego – San Diego Sports Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 14 – Ontario – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 16 – Los Angeles – Staples Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 17 – Glendale – Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster

You can also find the SYTYCD 2010 Tour on Facebook and Twitter.

July 28, 2010 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

SYTYCD Seasons 6 and 7 Tour

Since the tour dates have been announced, and Nigel was kind enough to clarify that dancers from both Seasons 6, Season 7 and the All Stars are going to participate… one thing that Nigel mentioned to Ashley was that she was “chosen” to participate on the tour as long as her injury has healed. Chosen? Meaning that not everyone is going to get a chance to be on the tour?

And as Emilie mentioned before… there might be dancers in Season 6 that won’t be able to make the tour due to contractual obligations elsewhere (they have to dance to put food on the table after all! πŸ˜€ ).

So below are a series of polls… the Top 10 dancers of Season 6, the dancers of Season 7 sans Alex Wong, and the All Stars… You get to decide who you’d like to see go on the tour! You are able to select as many dancers as you would like… in this case there’s no limit! πŸ™‚ Enjoy.

July 16, 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 2010 Tour Dates Announced!

They don’t say WHICH season will be represented in the tour, phhfffft!, but I’m assuming it MUST be Seasons 6 and 7. If FOX knows what’s good for them, they won’t deny us our Season 6 dancers. Me and Annie will be there for the first show, in New Orleans. Thanks for the tip, Annie!

SYTYCD Tour Dates Announced

Sep-19 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
Sep-21 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Sep-22 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
Sep-24 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sep-25 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Sep-27 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
Sep-29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Sep-30 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
Oct-02 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Oct-03 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
Oct-05 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Oct-06 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center
Oct-07 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
Oct-09 Mashantucket CT * MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Oct-10 Manchester , NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Oct-11 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University
Oct-13 Rochester, NY BlueCross Arena
Oct-15 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
Oct-16 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Oct-17 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Oct-19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct-20 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Oct-22 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Oct-23 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Oct-24 Columbus, OH * Schottenstein Center
Oct-26 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Oct-27 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Oct-29 Rockford, IL Rockford’s MetroCentre
Oct-30 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Nov-02 Broomfield, CO 1stBANK Center
Nov-04 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
Nov-06 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Nov-07 Portland, OR Rose Garden
Nov-09 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
Nov-10 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
Nov-12 Las Vegas, NV The Theater for the Performing Arts Center at Planet Hollywood
Nov-13 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
Nov-14 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
Nov-16 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Nov-17 Glendale, AZ arena
* Mashantucket on sale at 9am and Columbus on sale at 11am

NOTE: Schedule subject to change

July 13, 2010 I Written By