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SYTYCD Canada Twitter Round Up

I know there are frequently twitter round-up’s posted but I wanted to start by sharing the SYTYCD Canada Twitter Accounts. If you know of any other’s let us know and we will update them.

Official SYTYCD Canada Twitter.

Judges & Choreographers
Muther Brown
Tre Armstrong
Blake McGrath
Mary Murphy
Stacey Tookery

Season 1
Natalli Reznik
Miles Faber
Vincent Noiseux
Kyle Mylrea

Season 2
Melanie Mah
Cody Bonnell
Nicholas Begin.
Natalie Lyons
Everett Smith
Kim Gingras
Amy Gardner
Jayme Rae
Danny Lawn
Taylor James
Daniel Dory

Blue Print Cru

Who am I missing?

See all SYTYCD Twitter Accounts here.

*Thanks Nate for updates

August 15, 2010 I Written By

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

America's Best Dance Crew features SYTYCDC Alumni

Montreal-based Blueprint Cru, featuring So you Think You Can Dance Canada alumni Vincent Noiseux (Season 1 Top 8) and Nicolas Bégin (Season 2 Top 16) have made it to the Top 4 on America’s Best Dance Crew after beating out the jump-rope dance cre Saltare last week.

Original BluPrint Cru member and Top 8 SYTYCDC dancer Kim Gingras is hoping for the win.

“Top 4 is insane,” Kim says. “At first, it was just about auditioning, and then it was about making it past Regionals and getting onto the show. Top 4 seemed so far away, and all of a sudden, we’re here.

“It’s a hard competition. All of the teams are really good!”

I have watched ABDC since the beginning and this season has been quite interesting. I am, of course rooting for BluPrint Cru, however, I think their #1 Competition is the very awesome Poreotix.

Tune in to watch the final 4 battle it out – Check local listing, Canadians will find it on Much Music, American’swill find it on MTV.


March 30, 2010 I Written By

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

Which New Choreographers Should SYTYCD Bring In?

With last week’s surprising news about the departure of longtime choreographer Mia Michaels, the door has been left open for some fresh new faces to possibly make their mark on the SYTYCD scene. I went to my trusty pal YouTube to find some choreographers I think might be good fits for SYTYCD.

Shannon Mather is a great choreographer with a surprising connection to SYTYCD. Her brother is S1 superstar Blake McGrath!! She and Blake work together often. I found this video of a piece Shannon choreographed and it’s danced by none other than Nathan Trasoras!

Speaking of Blake, he’s done some great work for SYTYCD Canada, but I’d love to see him come back to the US show to do a couple pieces, since Canada’s season is just about to end. Here is one of his pieces featuring eventual season 1 champ Nico Archambault and his partner Arassay Reyes.

This is another one of Blake’s pieces featuring S1 finalist Miles Faber and his partner Lisa Auguste. I’ve watched a lot of SYTYCD videos, and I can personally say that I’ve never been affected by a piece the way I was affected by this one. It’s artistry in motion.

Here’s Sean Cheesman, also from SYTYCD Canada. He’s a super versatile choreographer whose pieces range from afro-jazz to broadway (in Canada, they call it “musical theatre”. He also does contemporary. I’m including two of his pieces here. The afro-jazz piece is from season 1 and it features Vincent and Lisa. I think the mixing of their skin tones with their white costumes is exquisite. And the dancing is very grounded and they move with a lot of purpose.

The second piece is from this current season of SYTYCD Canada and it’s a musical theatre piece featuring finalists Tara-Jean and Everett. Everett is a tapper, and Sean was able to stick a lot of tap in there and he knew that Everett could pull it off. It has great musicality and they both ooze personality. With the possibility of as many as 3 tappers in the S6 top 20, having Sean, who has a tap background, could be a great pull.

If they’re looking for some fresh hip hop voices, Luther Brown might be a guy to consider. Here are a couple of his pieces. The first one features Nico and Arassay from SYTYCD Canada. It’s actually done to the same song that NappyTabs used for S4 with Twitch and Kherington and the “jail break” routine.

The second piece features S2 top 8 guy Cody and his partner, top 6 girl Melanie. They spent the season with the reputation much that like of US S5’s Randi and Evan, “they’re just so cute!” They both proved to be chameleons throughout their time on the show.

Gustavo Vargas is a latin ballroom choreographer from SYTYCD Canada, here are a couple of his pieces.

Salsa (Nico and Arassay)

Salsa (Nico and Natalli)

These are just a few names of people who could be a great fit on the new season of SYTYCD. Are there other people whose work you’d like to see on the show?

October 21, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Top 6 Choreography Critiques

Top 6 already??  Seriously?  I don’t know how it happened.

Mary Murphy as guest judge- this should be interesting, at least it will give the judges some more energy while doing the judging.

Vincent/Tara Jean

This piece was great.  I think that Tara Jean was the star of that piece, but that might be because she was wearing very little and managed to land some amazing lifts.  On the other hand- Vincent was terrific as well.  I love the idea that Salsa can be updated and young while still holding its technical merits.


I was totally underwhelmed by this piece.  It felt forced and awkward the whole way through.  The music was loud and annoying.   They are so much better than this piece showed them to be.  And that lift over the head- I think that might have been the most awkward, un-attracted and un-stable lift I’ve seen on this program.  People won’t remember this piece.

Emanuel/Jayme Rae

It’s either going to be magical or horrific.  There is no middle ground in the Quickstep.  This just wasn’t good enough- the Quickstep has to have a fluidity to it and they both were quite stiff and uncomfortable looking.  As Mary said- the open work was fun to watch, but those steps and choreography weren’t Quickstep moves.  I don’t believe that axels are usually seen in a Quickstep.  I hope that Emanuel does better in the next piece- because he might be in trouble based on that piece.

It seems to me that the judges in Canada are much more leniant than the judges on the American version of the show.  I wonder why that is because if Nigel was reviewing that piece he wouldn’t have had nice things to say like Jean-Marc did.

Vincent/Tara Jean

This piece is why people dance.  It was as full of emotion and connection as it was with movement.  Neither Vincent or Tara Jean out-danced one another.  It was all about the moment.  No special lights, no elaborate costumes were necessary.  They put it all on the stage with such courage and beauty.  I’m amazed.


It’s difficult to go from such a tender piece to a hard hitting hiphop however this piece was well executed.  The connected pieces were well done, and they pulled off the dirty-ness that was needed to bring the steps to life.  It was fun and totally convincing.

Emanuel/Jayme Rae

I liked this piece- but I’m always nervous about a piece that was too many props involved.  I think that Jayme Rae out-danced Emanuel this time.  I keep getting distracted by Emanuel’s facial expressions but maybe it’s just me.  It was really really sexy, but I guess I just didn’t really believe it.

October 13, 2009 I Written By


I’m not over the fact that Canada got it wrong when it came to the guys vote last week.  Austin should have stayed at home.  But nevertheless we press on to the top 8!

First observation: I want to be Mia Michael- what a gorgeous mama with the shaved head.  Hot Hot Hot.

Boys Dance:
This piece was really well choreographed by some guys definitely were out-danced by others.  There is a reason that Emanuel was in the back-he wasn’t as clean or seeming comfortable enough with the choreography.  Although he does have a sprained ankle – so I’ll lay off a bit.  I did love the fact that it was a ‘manly’ piece with great music.

Tara Jean/Vincent

I was in that piece.  It was an innocent love that had moments of sexyness in it.  I thought that they were totally in the music and into to each other.  It was just a beautiful piece.  I’m jealous of Vincent’s feet.  Always beautifully pointed.

Kim and Cody

I guess that SYTYCD Canada has a deep seeded love affair with old school style hiphop.  What about lyrical??  It was good they were both good.  Didn’t move me or do anything that we haven’t seen before.  I’m just bored with the hiphop.


The judges are going to rave about this piece.  I thought that there were nice moments in the piece but as a whole it didn’t move me the way that contemporary usually does.  People have been commenting about something looking off with Emanuel’s chest, I think that because his legs are so long it makes him look shrunken up top.  That was noticeable to me in this piece.  I just didn’t think that there was much genuine in this piece.  I didn’t really believe that they were together.  I guess I was wrong- the judges didn’t rave.

Jayme Rae/Everett

I think that it’s because Everett is a tap dancer he has this organic level to him that makes him even compete with Jayme Rae and her falling-apart costume.  Jayme Rae is just this dirty hot thing who may not like to be in the follow position but she is in total charge of her hips.  It was a great piece.  It just shows the audience that you have to be ‘in’ the piece for us to love it.

Top 4 girls

Loved it!  Sexy in a vintage kind of way.  It was great and classic.

Vincent/Tara Jean

Lil C!  this was good, although Vincent got lost compared to Tara Jean.  He just wasn’t hitting it hard enough.  But he is such a good dancer, it almost didn’t even matter.  He was 90% there.

Smooth Waltz

It was lovely.  The choreography was.  The dancing itself just wasn’t really flowing.  They were uncomfortable in the piece and it showed.  People on the moon could see how awkward it was.  It was lovely but terribly uncomfortable.


I didn’t like this piece.  It had zero rhythm and even though Disco is so hard to dance and pull off, it shouldn’t look as hard as it did.  Also, for Emanuel being in this God-like shape he should be throwing her around that stage with no problems or effort.  The whole seemed way to heavy.  Emanuel might be in trouble.

Jayme Rae/Everett
Jazz Funk

Now that is what Jazz/Funk’s definition is.  The characters were fantastic and believable.  The movement was crisp and clean throughout.  The timing was spot on. The connection between Jayme Rae and Everett was totally on point.  I loved this piece!

It definitely ended on a high note..  I can’t imagine who will be going home.  Should be interesting!

October 6, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Canada Top 10 Critiques


I can’t believe that we are already down to half of the dancers.  This week we get to judge individually:

Vincent and Melanie
Paso Doble

I thought that this piece was great!  Part of the trouble with the Paso Doble is that something it can seem so serious and full of back story, instead this piece was like vampires dancing.  It was Hot! Hot! Hot!  the moves were really speedy but feet were pointed and their were super fast retractions.  And the lift??  Forget about it… Just amazing!

Cody and Amy
Stacey Tookey

Just beautiful.  This piece proves that you don’t need super huge tricks to show beautiful dancers.  Cody was incredible and step up- I think that this was the first time I’ve seen him as a ‘man’ dancer.  Especially coming out of hiphop.  Amy was good- but she didn’t shine that way that she really should have seeing as this was her discipline of dance. So far we are 2/2!

Emanuel and Tara-Jean
Tony and Melanie

I liked this piece.  I loved the music- I loved the feel of it.  Tara-Jean was great as was Emanuel however he needs to watch his face because it contorts or his tongue is out.  His feet are a little sloppy, but for Tara Jean seemed totally natural.  I liked it.  Emanuels hips need their own phone number- good gracious!

Everett and Kim
Jazz Fusion

This piece was great as well, however it didn’t really feel like anything new and that was disappointing to me.  But I did like the pairing of Kim and Everett a lot.  They really had to play a whole different person.  Blake just said that was the best performance of the night? And Tre said of the season??  Come on- that’s a little extreme.

Austin and Jayme Rae

I really love Austin.  I think that he is by far the best male dancer and I also love Jayme Rae.  They are both no joke on hte floor.  I believe the piece as much as you possibly can.  But ShoTyme always seems to keep his dancers so far away from eachother.  That is getting old to me.

I think that that was the strongest show so far!

September 30, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Finale

The finale of So You Think You Can Dance Canada is one of the best shows of the year since it brings back all of the top 20 dancers to perform the best dance numbers from the season. It was also really cool to see 2 group numbers from the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Check them out:

Don’t forget to download all the So You Think You Can Dance Canada finale music and also pickup your SYTYCDC tour tickets.

December 8, 2008 I Written By

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Music from the Finale of So You Think You Can Dance Canada

It took me a little while to go back to the So You Think You Can Dance Canada music archives and find all the songs from the finale of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. However, I think I’ve got all of the songs from the finals listed below. Let me know if something is missing or if something isn’t quite right with the music. Make sure you go back and check out all the past So You Think You Can Dance Canada music.

Luther Brown choreographed a top 20 group hip-hop routine to “Get Up” by 50 Cent
50 Cent - Get Up - Single - Get Up
Get Up – Music Video
Natalli and Nico danced to the choreography of Melissa Williams in a disco number from the Top 6 performance show to the song “Knock on Wood”—Amii Stewart
Zoom Karaoke - Disco Superhits 2 - Knock On Wood (Karaoke Version In the Style of 'Amii Stewart')
Danny and Allie danced a mambo from the Top 18 show which was choreographed by Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith to the song Mambo Gozon—Tito Puente
Tito Puente - The Very Best of Tito Puente - "King of Kings" - Mambo Gozón
Miles and Lisa danced Blake McGrath’s contemporary piece from the Top 6 show (Blake dedicated this dance to his grandmother and had a huge mirror set center stage) to the song “The Face”—RyanDan
RyanDan - RyanDan - The Face
Melissa Williams’ theater number was danced by Nico and Arassay during the Top 18 week to the song Somebody to Love—Queen
Queen - Queen: Greatest Hits I & II - Somebody to Love
Queen - Greatest Video Clips 1 - Somebody to Love – Music Video
On the first top 20 episode Allie and Danny danced a Melissa Williams jive to the song Rock This Town sung by Stray Cats
Stray Cats - Stray Cats: Greatest Hits - Rock This Town
Rock This Town – Music Video
From the Top 16 show Lisa and Vincent danced Sean Cheesman’s Afro-jazz number to the song Hlohonolofatsa—Soweto Gospel Choir
Soweto Gospel Choir - African Spirit - Hlohonolofatsa
From the Top 12 week Natalli and Francis danced a salsa by choreographer Gustavo Vargas to the song “Hasta Que Se Rompa el Cuero” – Sonora Carruseles
Sonora Carruseles - De Colombia Para el Mundo - Hasta Que Se Rompa el Cuero
Lisa and Vincent danced to the very first house number during the Top 12 week to the song 100% Pure Love—Crystal Waters
Crystal Waters - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love
100% Pure Love – Music Video
Lil “C” ‘s Krump was danced by Miles and Lara originally performed during the Top 16 week to the song Tiny Ram Antem—Tha J-Squad

From the Top 8 show Natalli and Vincent danced choreographer Stacey Tookey’s contemporary piece to the song “Happy Ending”—Mika
MIKA - Life In Cartoon Motion - Happy Ending
Happy Ending – Music Video
Luther Brown’s hip-hop choreography was danced by Allie and Izaak from the Top 6 show to the song “Tell Me”—Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera
Diddy featuring Christina Aguilera - Press Play - Tell Me
Nico and Arassay danced Paul Becker’s jazz from the Top 12 week to the song It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World—James Brown
James Brown - 20 All Time Greatest Hits! - It's a Man's Man's Man's World
From the Top 18 week Natalli and Francis performed Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin’s paso doblé to the song España Cañí—Manhattan Pops Orchestra
Manhattan Pops Orchestra - The Glory of Spain - España Cani
Lara and Miles danced Danny Quilliam’s foxtrot the performed originally during the Top 12 performance to the song “Summer Wind”—Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé - Michael Bublé - Summer Wind
From the Top 14 week Blake McGrath choreographed a jazz-funk piece for Kaitlyn and Izaak to the song Breakin’ Dishes—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Breakin' Dishes
From the Top 8 performance week Eric Caty choreographed a samba for Miles and Allie to the song “Aguanite”—Héctor Lavoe
Héctor Lavoe - El Cantante - The Originals - Aguanile
Natalli and Nico danced the quickstep during the Top 6 performance choreographed by Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith’s to the song “Swingin’ at the Savoy” – Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's - Jump for Joy - Swingin' at the Savoy
Top 20 group number inspired by ‘Dirty Dancing’ to the song “Do You Love Me” by The Contours
Contours - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Motown 1960s, Vol. 1 - Do You Love Me

Click on any of the itunes images above to download the So You Think You Can Dance Canada music on iTunes.

Remember to buy your tickets for the So You Think You Can Dance Canada Tour

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So You Think You Can Dance Canada Top 8 Results Show

The half hour SYTYCDC results show where some talented dancers are sent home.

December 3, 2008 I Written By

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SYTYCDC Top 8 Performance Videos

The best dance talent in Canada dances in the top 8 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada

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