So Much Dance TV This Week!
It's that time of year again: As our beloved drama series wrap up their seasons, the summer TV lineup is just getting started. And that means the return of two of our favorite competition shows—"So You Think You Can Dance" and "America's Got Talent." Eeeee!
It all begins with the Season 9 premiere of "AGT," tomorrow night at 8pm/7c on NBC. Sure, it isn't technically a dance show. But lately, they've been featuring a lot of really great dancers (like our January cover girl, Sophia Lucia!). And last year, a dancer—Kenichi Ebina—won the whole darn thing. Sure, he was the first dancer in eight seasons to win, but we're hoping that now other great dancers will be inspired to give it a go—fingers crossed!
Here's the "AGT" trailer:
Next, of course, is the long awaited premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 11, which will air Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX. We are SO very excited. Gosh, we're still getting over how much we loved shooting season 10 winners Amy and Fik-Shun for our December 2013 cover! (We'll never get over them<3)
We just can't wait to see the talent on this year's show (maybe some of you guys!). And we'll be following the show, episode by episode, so be on the look out for our recaps.
Here's the "SYTYCD" trailer:
Now mark your calendars, set your DVRs, and get ready for a fantastic week (and an awesome summer). Happy Memorial Day!
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: