"SYTYCD" Tour Dates Announced!
Your favorite "So You Think You Can Dance"-ers are coming to a theater near you! Season 9's Top 10—Audrey, Chehon, Cole, Cyrus, Eliana, George, Lindsay, Tiffany, Will and Witney—are about to embark on a 30-city tour featuring performances of this year's most popular routines. Where can you catch 'em? Here are the tour dates and locations:
Oct 23: San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
Oct 25: Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A.
Oct 26: Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
Oct 28: Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Oct 30: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov 1: St. Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre
Nov 2: Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theatre
Nov 3: Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
Nov 5: Rosemont, IL - Akoo Theatre
Nov 7: Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Nov 9: Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
Nov 10: Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Nov 11: Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
Nov 13: New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov 14: New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov 16: Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Nov 17: Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods/MGM Grand Theater
Nov 18: Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
Nov 20: Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
Nov 21: Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
Nov 23: Atlantic City, NJ - The Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
Nov 24: West Long Branch, NJ - The MAC at Monmouth University
Nov 25: Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
Nov 27: Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Nov 28: Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Nov 30: Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
Dec 1: Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Dec 2: Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Dec 4: Tampa, FL - Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 5: Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Get your tickets here !
On a related note—we just saw the final version of our December cover, featuring winners Eliana and Chehon. And you guys: It's AMAZING. Get excited!
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.
The groundwork for Erin Carpenter's company, Nude Barre, began when she was a teenager. At 16, she earned a spot in the residency program at The Kennedy Center in partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem. "We were required to wear nude—as in, our actual skin tone—tights and shoes," she remembers. Carpenter brought her "sun tan" tights and a pair of pink ballet shoes with her, because that was all she could find. But she wasn't allowed in class because her dancewear didn't match her skin. "I was so embarrassed," she says. "I looked unprepared. I just didn't have the right nudes." Her teacher explained that the dancers dyed their tights and pancaked their shoes.