So you think you can dance?
March 27, 2008 § 9 Comments
I think it was just a question of time, when I will start writing about my all time favorite TV show – So you think you can dance reality dance show – an absolute winner if you ask me. The US version is starting its 4th season now and there are some pretty good followers around the world (Australia among best and just in progress at the moment 🙂 ). You can imagine I know all previous seasons by heart, because that is just one of those things I can watch over and over and over again. There are some totally awesome and unforgettable shows which gives me the best inspiration and motivation for dance ever.
An award winning, one of best ever shows. Wade Robson’s Ramalama Bang Bang group routine.
How the show works?
Out of thousands and thousands of dancers and wannabe dancers, strict jury has to choose 20 top dancers, which will be able to learn and do various dance styles. And boy do they do that! I mean, you have ballerina doing latin and krumping, a B-girl doing the argentine tango, a hiphoper in slow waltz. And they don’t just learn it, they perform it. They do it like they’ve been dancing all styles for ages. I guess that’s what a good dancer really is – being able to perform just about anything. Versatility is what the jury is looking for. In the end, however, the winner, America’s (if we concentrate on USA) favorite dancer is chosen by people. Televoting only! 🙂
Makers of the show
The creator and broadcaster is Fox TV, where So you think you can dance already became a Nr. 1 show (regarding ratings ). The people who make the show worth seeing, besides the dancers, are world’s top choreographers: Mia Michaels in contemporary, Shane Spars and Dave Scott in HipHop, Wade Robson with the wackiest numbers possible, Tyce Diorio and Mandy Moore with unforgettable jazz and Broadway routines, Alex da Silva with salsa and argentine tango etc. I won’t write all the names, because there’s just so many. You can just take my word on it – they are all awesome!!! I can’t believe I’ve come to a point I think I fell in love with contemporary, because of what Mia Michaels does in her routines. It just breathtaking and totally inspiring.
I suggest you search the ***tube for some shows and than we can discuss what stroke you the most. I put one group routine from Season 2 up, but there are so many more I loved.
Personal thoughts on some SYTYCD moments:
– I loved the fact Sabra won Season 3, since she has been so strong and energetic and just enjoyable to watch,.. although more than i look at the shows, I see Danny was a true winner. The technique he has, the presence, I feel sorry everybody thought he was to self-confident, I think it was just his love to dance that gave that impressions. All he did was dance with his heart, unconditionally. Love him. But I also loved Neil – he was hiding for a while, but he came out and show us all. The battle of the kings… uuuhhh… looooooveeed that one!!
– Benji winning Season 2. He was Americas favorite dancer, no doubt about it. He was the best performer out there. But if it ws for technique it should have been Travis. Although I was a bit dissapointed people voted out Allison before final 4. That I found totally unfair. She to me was number 1 there. Great personality, cute, perfect technique and she could do ANYTHING! You name it – she did it. Flawless. I would vote for her last year.
– Season 1 I won’t comment on, because I don’t know it by heart 🙂 I saw Melody was a little angel out here, and Ashlee mastered all dances, but it was Nick who took the title. Again the favorite dancer was chosen.. well, I guess there are mostly women who vote there…