The show So You Think You Can Dance? is back on this season! It is higher caliber and more intense than Dancing With the Stars. SYTYCD has trained dancers on it; some are professional, some are very talented amateurs. The show starts off with 20 dancers, 10 male and 10 female, selected in auditions from all over the country. Thousands try out; less than 200 get selected for the Las Vegas auditions; then 20 get picked for the show.
The dancers are high-quality, and they are pushed hard to master styles out of their specialty. You get to see all types of dancing on the show.
You can watch Allison and Ivan dancing a modern/contemporary routine to “Why” by Annie Lennox from a few seasons ago, Allison and Ivan dancing a hip-hop routine to “Sexy Love” by Ne-Yo, and Allison dancing a solo to “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble.
Last season, Joshua and Katee did a Bollywood routine to “Doom Taana” from the Om Shanti Om soundtrack, Chelsea and Mark did a salsa routine to “Fuego” by Joe Baatan, Joshua and Twitch did a trepak (Russian folk dance) to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and more…
Update (8:32 PM): You can see some SYTYCD dancers dancing a nice entertaining routine to “Don’t Stop the Music” as sung by the American Idol singers.
Other countries have their own SYTYCD, too — the Australians Talia and Loredo did a lyrical jazz routine to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. And the Austrailians Talia and B.J. do a nice lyrical hip-hop routine to “Dead and Gone” by T.I. The story told in dance, the battle in someone’s soul, adds a lot to the song…at least I liked it. The top three Australian girls did a Broadway routine to “Wilkommen” from the Original Broadway Cast of Cabaret (if I understood the song title stuff correctly).
On SYTYCD Canada, Lisa and Vincent did a nice Afro jazz routine to “Hlohonolofatsa,” by the Swoeta Gospel Choir.
Back in America…watch Heidi and Benji do a fast, hot, and furious routine to “Black Mambo” by Angel and the Mambokats.
Dance and rhythm are very mathematical.