Wednesday, July 22, 2009

so you think you can dance?

I love dance, there's no doubt about it, and I realize I have what some may call an "obsession." I tend to get a teensy bit over-enthusiastic about it, especially when talking to friends. I'm particularly enthralled with dance shows on television, like America's Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance.

The latter of those two is my favorite TV show of all time. It beats out Grey's, LOST, even Jon and Kate plus Eight (yup, it even beat Aaden and his adorable glasses. I'm sorry, it was a tough call.)

So why am I bringing this up? Well, because this is my newest outlet, so now I'm going to babble to my readers about how amazing dance is. If you haven't already started watching So You Think You Can Dance (affectionately known as SYTYCD), I'm going to give you a couple reasons why you should definitely check it out.

First of all, it's the summer. There aren't a lot of new shows out, especially on weeknights, so it's great mid-week entertainment.

Second, dance is amazing. I'm not just saying that because I'm a dancer, but seriously, think about it. There are such a variety of styles, from ballroom to contemporary to hip hop. Dancing expresses any emotion and can tell many different stories.

Third, these people are pretty freakin' talented. I can understand not likely Dancing with the Stars, because some of the people downright suck and it's always ballroom. On SYTYCD, dancers are challenged to (and succeed at!) mastering all the styles given to them. Plus! This season is really, really good. Trust me. I've watched since Season 2. These people are good.

Still not convinced? Okay. Now I'm going to have to bring in the big guns - videos of some breathtaking performances.

A contemporary routine about addiction, choreographed by Mia Michaels and danced by Kupono and Kayla:

Another contemporary routine about friends deciding to hook up, choreographed by Travis Wall (a Season 2 contestant!) and danced by Jason and Janine:

And for all you disco lovers, a routine by Doriana Sanchez performed by Jeanette and Brandon:

So there you have it. I hope this convinced at least a few people to check it out if they haven't already. Performance night is Wednesdays at 8pm EST, and the results show is Thursdays at 9pm EST (although if you're not super concerned about who's going home and only wanna see awesome dancing, then you can probably just stick with the performance show).

Happy TV watching!


Maxie said...

I LOVE SYTYCD. And I'm so pumped they're doing a fall season this year too!

ashley said...

you've convinced me...i think i'll check it out!!!...haha...

ashley said...

oh and btw...the addiction dance and travis' dance are my 2 favs from this season (maybe even of all time)