jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
Anyone wanna talk SYTYCD Season 7? First (competitive) performances were tonight, and I have things to say!

I have opinions on this whole All-Star thing )
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
Anyone wanna talk SYTYCD Season 7? First (competitive) performances were tonight, and I have things to say!

I have opinions on this whole All-Star thing )
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
GUESS WHAT'S BACK TOMORROW TODAY THURSDAY, EVERYONE!?

Why, only my favoritest summer show ever, So You Think You Can Dance! :D :D :D

AND-- it's an all-stars version! Or at least partly all-stars. There are 12 returning dancers who will act as partners to the top 10 (not 20) contestants. They'll only partner for their particular styles, so not everyone will be on every week. The all-stars:

Season 2: Allison
Season 3: Anya, Dom, Lauren, Neil, PASHA!!!
Season 4: Comfort, MARK!!!, Twitch, Courtney
Season 5: Ade
Season 6: Kathryn

SYTYCDism linked a great all-star tribute video:



And I decided to go find a few of my favorite dances featuring the returning all-stars.

dancespam ahoy! click the cut for more videos than you can shake several sticks at. )

I was going to link some more videos of dances I loved from seasons 5 and 6, but holy crap, I'm tired. Another time!
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
GUESS WHAT'S BACK TOMORROW TODAY THURSDAY, EVERYONE!?

Why, only my favoritest summer show ever, So You Think You Can Dance! :D :D :D

AND-- it's an all-stars version! Or at least partly all-stars. There are 12 returning dancers who will act as partners to the top 10 (not 20) contestants. They'll only partner for their particular styles, so not everyone will be on every week. The all-stars:

Season 2: Allison
Season 3: Anya, Dom, Lauren, Neil, PASHA!!!
Season 4: Comfort, MARK!!!, Twitch, Courtney
Season 5: Ade
Season 6: Kathryn

SYTYCDism linked a great all-star tribute video:



And I decided to go find a few of my favorite dances featuring the returning all-stars.

dancespam ahoy! click the cut for more videos than you can shake several sticks at. )

I was going to link some more videos of dances I loved from seasons 5 and 6, but holy crap, I'm tired. Another time!
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We are back to NORMAL on SYTYCD! Praise be! In the past I've mumbled a bit about how maybe they shouldn't do audience vote in the early rounds, so the popular-but-not-great people (or people paired with a popular dancer, Kherington) don't stick around till Top 10 and thus take tour spots away from people I'd rather see. I TAKE IT BACK. I TAKE IT ALL BACK. GIVE ME MY BIANCA BACK, YOU BASTARD BASEBALL TEAMS.

Er. Anyway.

Onto this week! If this show were on ABC, I would swear Cat's outfit was a subtle promo for V )

And I'm going to the STYCYD tour!!! I bought a ticket! I AM FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!
jaina: (Default)
We are back to NORMAL on SYTYCD! Praise be! In the past I've mumbled a bit about how maybe they shouldn't do audience vote in the early rounds, so the popular-but-not-great people (or people paired with a popular dancer, Kherington) don't stick around till Top 10 and thus take tour spots away from people I'd rather see. I TAKE IT BACK. I TAKE IT ALL BACK. GIVE ME MY BIANCA BACK, YOU BASTARD BASEBALL TEAMS.

Er. Anyway.

Onto this week! If this show were on ABC, I would swear Cat's outfit was a subtle promo for V )

And I'm going to the STYCYD tour!!! I bought a ticket! I AM FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!
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I finally got to watch last week's results show for SYTYCD (I had read the results over the weekend) and OMG MARKSIE YAY IT WAS STILL JUST AS AMAZING THE TWENTY-BILLIONTH TIME AROUND. I will never ever get tired of watching Mark and Chelsie dance. I miss last season a *lot.*

I think I'm voting Jeanine for the finale. I'd really like it if there were an option to vote Anyone But Evan...but I'm going with Jeanine.

ETA: EEEEE Marksie picture!
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I finally got to watch last week's results show for SYTYCD (I had read the results over the weekend) and OMG MARKSIE YAY IT WAS STILL JUST AS AMAZING THE TWENTY-BILLIONTH TIME AROUND. I will never ever get tired of watching Mark and Chelsie dance. I miss last season a *lot.*

I think I'm voting Jeanine for the finale. I'd really like it if there were an option to vote Anyone But Evan...but I'm going with Jeanine.

ETA: EEEEE Marksie picture!
jaina: (swme - dancing stormies)
OMG. YOU GUYS. I was waiting for the SYTYCD Vegas results show to come on, so I watched:

GLEE.

AND YOU GUYS. THIS SHOW. IT IS AMAZING.

WHY DID WE NEVER HAVE A SHOW CHOIR GLEE CLUB IN MY HIGH SCHOOL YOU GUYS. All the fun of musical theater and none of the bother of the acting scenes!

ALSO. The "Rehab" blue polka-dot dresses. I MUST HAVE ONE. Witness the awesomosity that is a show choir version of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab":


(Apparently there are a bunch of SYTYCD alums and auditionees in that number too, so, awesome! I wonder if Lauren got costume flashbacks to the Hairspray group dance?)

*cannot stop gleeing*
jaina: (swme - dancing stormies)
OMG. YOU GUYS. I was waiting for the SYTYCD Vegas results show to come on, so I watched:

GLEE.

AND YOU GUYS. THIS SHOW. IT IS AMAZING.

WHY DID WE NEVER HAVE A SHOW CHOIR GLEE CLUB IN MY HIGH SCHOOL YOU GUYS. All the fun of musical theater and none of the bother of the acting scenes!

ALSO. The "Rehab" blue polka-dot dresses. I MUST HAVE ONE. Witness the awesomosity that is a show choir version of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab":


(Apparently there are a bunch of SYTYCD alums and auditionees in that number too, so, awesome! I wonder if Lauren got costume flashbacks to the Hairspray group dance?)

*cannot stop gleeing*
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
I am in love with this video, you guys-- a flash mob dancing to "Do Re Mi" in a train station in Antwerp. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger as more people join in, and the end (from about 3:23 on) is particularly awesome. I *loves* me a good production number. The awesomeness is diminished somewhat because it's a corporate-sponsored promotion, not a genuine flash mob/improv everywhere thing, but the sheer scale of it remains pretty impressive.

jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
I am in love with this video, you guys-- a flash mob dancing to "Do Re Mi" in a train station in Antwerp. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger as more people join in, and the end (from about 3:23 on) is particularly awesome. I *loves* me a good production number. The awesomeness is diminished somewhat because it's a corporate-sponsored promotion, not a genuine flash mob/improv everywhere thing, but the sheer scale of it remains pretty impressive.

jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
Finally got around to watching this week's Tivoed DWTS. Well, Tuesday's episode; Monday is too full of other shows. Anyhow, some quick thoughts: )
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
Finally got around to watching this week's Tivoed DWTS. Well, Tuesday's episode; Monday is too full of other shows. Anyhow, some quick thoughts: )
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
Awww, it was the last night with our SYTYCD couples. Next week they'll be all broken up, which is happy and sad, I guess.

Chelsie and Mark- Meh on their first dance. I think the music choice was unfortunate. But the Broadway? YOWZA. I am going to miss this pairing so, so badly. I hope they both stay on the show for a long time so we can see them dance together again! Mark is somehow getting hotter every week. I have no idea how he's doing it, but I'm not complaining.

Twitchington-- The juggernaut rumbles along. I'll be very happy to see them dance with other people; I think Kherrington (that NAME!) was really, really lucky to get paired with Twitch. The judges have been really easy on her. There was a really unfortunate moment in their tango (what a waste of great music!) where there was a closeup of her face, and she just looked...blank. I have no idea what her personality is, other than that she smiles a lot and apparently has flawless skin. Or really good makeup.

Comfort and Thayne-- Are so gone. Unless Will/Jess wind up in Bottom 3, and the judges give Comfort yet another shot (but I don't think they will). No chemistry, and Comfort is just not progressing technically.

Courtney and Gev-- My other favorites! I voted for them a ton tonight, because they're adorable and they have tremendous chemistry and they have fun onstage and I'm incredibly impressed with the way Gev picks up new dance styles. (Also, HI PASHA AND ANYA!!!) And they dressed Gev like Indiana Jones! Oh costume people, you know how to make me smile.

Will and Jessica-- Are just not a good match. I don't know what it is; whether Jessica is just a level below him, or if Will doesn't partner well, or what the reason is, but they have just never connected, and it shows in their dancing. It was especially obvious in the Garden of Eden thingie; there's no smoothness, no confidence that the other person will be there to catch them or hold them.

Katee and Joshua-- Rocked the house tonight. Bollywoooooood! I liked Joshua to start with, and Katee's winning me over, slowly but surely. She truly is an amazing dancer. She was so graceful in the waltz, it was just fantastic to watch her.

Mia Michaels-- GO AWAY. Stick to choreography and leave your nasty, non-constructive judging self out of it.
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
Awww, it was the last night with our SYTYCD couples. Next week they'll be all broken up, which is happy and sad, I guess.

Chelsie and Mark- Meh on their first dance. I think the music choice was unfortunate. But the Broadway? YOWZA. I am going to miss this pairing so, so badly. I hope they both stay on the show for a long time so we can see them dance together again! Mark is somehow getting hotter every week. I have no idea how he's doing it, but I'm not complaining.

Twitchington-- The juggernaut rumbles along. I'll be very happy to see them dance with other people; I think Kherrington (that NAME!) was really, really lucky to get paired with Twitch. The judges have been really easy on her. There was a really unfortunate moment in their tango (what a waste of great music!) where there was a closeup of her face, and she just looked...blank. I have no idea what her personality is, other than that she smiles a lot and apparently has flawless skin. Or really good makeup.

Comfort and Thayne-- Are so gone. Unless Will/Jess wind up in Bottom 3, and the judges give Comfort yet another shot (but I don't think they will). No chemistry, and Comfort is just not progressing technically.

Courtney and Gev-- My other favorites! I voted for them a ton tonight, because they're adorable and they have tremendous chemistry and they have fun onstage and I'm incredibly impressed with the way Gev picks up new dance styles. (Also, HI PASHA AND ANYA!!!) And they dressed Gev like Indiana Jones! Oh costume people, you know how to make me smile.

Will and Jessica-- Are just not a good match. I don't know what it is; whether Jessica is just a level below him, or if Will doesn't partner well, or what the reason is, but they have just never connected, and it shows in their dancing. It was especially obvious in the Garden of Eden thingie; there's no smoothness, no confidence that the other person will be there to catch them or hold them.

Katee and Joshua-- Rocked the house tonight. Bollywoooooood! I liked Joshua to start with, and Katee's winning me over, slowly but surely. She truly is an amazing dancer. She was so graceful in the waltz, it was just fantastic to watch her.

Mia Michaels-- GO AWAY. Stick to choreography and leave your nasty, non-constructive judging self out of it.
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
The rules were simple: Using no words or images, interpret your Ph.D. thesis in dance form.

Click for videos. This is glorious, y'all. Truly.
jaina: (league of shadows dance training)
The rules were simple: Using no words or images, interpret your Ph.D. thesis in dance form.

Click for videos. This is glorious, y'all. Truly.

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