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May 27, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance – NYC & Miami Auditions

This week is the premiere week of summer Season 7.

The main judges this year are Nigel Lithgoe, Mia Michaels, and Adam Shankman.  During the auditions some of the judges may be absent, but a guest judge will replace the missing judge.

The initial auditions are for picking contestants that will move on to “Vegas”.  “Vegas” is a week where the top ten will be picked to move on to the main show.  Up to this season “Vegas” produced a Top twenty and the contestants were paired up with each other, but this year they will be picking a top ten that will be paired up with “stars” from previous seasons of SYTYCD on their journey to the final show.

Highlights:

New York City Day 1:

Sarah Brinson – Contemporary
YES

Henry and Gisele – Salsa
These two contestants did a routine that was awesome.  It was a clinic as to how to dance ballroom salsa.  To quote Adam, “That was hot!”
YES

Mike Perlman — Hip-hop? (Creator of 1-2-3 Party)
NO

Teddy Tedholm – Contemporary (Went to “Vegas” last year)
Mia described Teddy as “brilliant” and Adam said, “I am honored to watch you dance.”
YES

Daniel Baker – Contemporary
YES

Scott Vogel – His own style (Country Line Dancing)
NO

Chris Dixon – Locking
Yes to the choreography round…NO to Vegas.

Several other dancers did move on to “Vegas” from the choreography round

New York City Day 2:

Jamie Greco – Contemporary (Jamie is a low budget horror film maker)
Jamie did a very entertaining and “fruity” routine.
NO

Wadi Jones – Hip Hop
Wadi did some really great moves and was very light on his feet.
Yes to the choreography round…NO to Vegas

Anthony Burrell – Contemporary
YES

Megan Davis – Contemporary
YES

Edward Spots – Contemporary
A “wow” in our book! That was a beautifully danced routine.
Yes to the choreography round…YES to Vegas

Megan Carter – Contemporary
A beautiful spirit and she had two of the judges crying.
Yes to the choreography round…NO to Vegas

Several other dancers did move on to “Vegas” from the choreography round

Miami Day 1:

Sonja and Jason replaced Adam and Mia as judges.

Michael Petr – Ballroom
He has excellent moves, sharp and made a good partner.
YES

Terrell Rolle – Contemporary
Great story on his background and has great family support.
Very good routine, we wanted more.  Great moves!
YES

Henry Riveria – Contemporary
Henry had some pre-show jitters, but this guy can dance!  That was a brilliant routine.
YES

Ami Riley — Contemporary
Yes to the choreography round…YES to “Vegas”.  (We cheered on this one)

Nine other dancers moved on to “Vegas”.

Miami Day 2:

Candace Craig – Contemporary
Yes to the choreography round…NO to Vegas

Rose Neptune – Ballroom
NO

Jose Ruiz – ‘B’ Boy (Inspired by Legacy from last season)
All the judges liked Jose’s performance.
Yes to the choreography round…YES to Vegas

Twenty other dancers moved on to “Vegas”.

We have nothing else to add except don’t forget about the Happy Feet Foundation.

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