Posts tagged ‘SYTYCD’

December 4, 2009

League of Extraordinary Dancers

I love dance.  In another life I would have totally been a dancer.  In any case, I will never stop advocating for; the recent major exposure its gained is wonderful.  And the Dizzy Feet foundation is awesome.  Check out the League of Extraordinary Dancers on SYTYCD:

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December 3, 2009

Noelle & Ryan – Smooth Waltz

I’m really sad to see her go.  I think her solo and partnered dances are really good, especially her solo.   And her and Ryan’s waltz  was beautiful.

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December 3, 2009

Contemporary – Ellenore & Jakob

Creepily fantastic.  And best of the night.  I absolutely loved it.

November 22, 2009

Stacey Tookey

As much as I love Mia’s work, Stacey Tookey has almost overtaken her as my favorite contemporary choreographer (Travis Wall is an entirely different category/level hahaha there is no limit to my love for that boy).  She choreographed the fear piece fro Kathryn and Legacy that I had posted a couple weeks ago.   Here’s a look back at another piece she did last season for Brandon and Kayla.

November 7, 2009

Argentine Tango – Ryan & Ellenore

I’m always drawn to the Argentine tango, but this one is spectacular.  Especially for a jazz dancer and a latin ballroom dancer.

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November 7, 2009

Bollywood – Nathan + Mollee

They’re sooo cute but I’m really impressed with the technique in this routine.

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November 4, 2009

Contemporary – Kathryn & Legacy

I’ve watched like every SYTYCD season (except for the very first one) and I love dancing.  I could probably go on and on. haha Surprisingly, I like practically everyone in the top 20 this time (the original one I mean).  However, my favorite is still probably Nathan.  I’ve liked him ever since I saw him audition for season 5.  Not to mention, he’s a cutie.  But, the piece here isn’t of him and Mollee (probably post that one soon).  This is a contemporary piece I was impressed by:

August 6, 2009

SYTYCD Season 5 Finale

This finale was INSANE. For one, they never hosted the finale at the Kodak Theater before. There must have been something in the air because they were all quite phenomenal. Of course 3 out of the top 4 are ASTOUNDING dancers. Brandon is one of the best male dancers. Ever. He literally defies gravity. His technique and the power behind it are simply breathtaking. I’m always really impressed by guy dancers because they have the power to push it beyond a level that girls usually perform at. (Damn that testosterone.) But who I’m really rooting for is Jeanine. This girl is gorgeous and her dancing matches her beauty. Her lines are extraordinary and I finally am impressed by a girl’s solo. In the seasons past, even the most beautiful and excellent dancers delivered lackluster and noncreative solos. Jeanine’s solos are truly impressive, clearly conveying personality and that stellar technique.

And thus, she goes on to win. :) I’m sad that Kayla got 4th as opposed to 3rd but I guess I forgot to factor in Evan’s enormous popularity. Brandon and Jeanine most definitely deserved to be in the top 2. But with a new season coming already in fall, I kinda think Jeanine is a little robbed of being able to rest on her laurels. Not to mention season 5 tour is in fall as well. Fox is packing it all in and there’s going to be an overdose of dance. While I adore dancing, I can imagine many people splitting their time between the new season and tour instead of fully enjoying both. The nice thing about SYTYCD in the past is that it’s in the summer where one has the time to to watch and enjoy it. But now it’s being added to my fall viewing schedule and that’s already packed with: Lie to Me, Gossip Girl, Glee, and SYTYCD. Now to mention my school schedule may actually already kill me. But enough. Congratulations Jeanine. I was rooting for you the entire season.

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July 17, 2009

Travis Wall Amazingness

Travis Wall is, without a doubt, my favorite dancer of like all time. He’s so unique in his style, not to mention his talent is astounding. Now’s he delving into choreography. And it is beautiful. He’s really making his mark on the dance world and I, for one, am glad to bear witness to the rise of such talent. Here’s his debut on SYTYCD: