Including this extraordinary Travis Wall number for "So You Think You Can Dance" (Adam Rose/FOX)

Here Are This Year's Emmy-Nominated Dance Routines

The Primetime Emmy Award nominations are out! Congrats to the seven choreographers who earned nods for their exceptional TV work this year. Notably, that work was made for just two shows, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "World of Dance." And there was a particularly remarkable snub: While the dance-filled hit "Fosse/Verdon" earned 17 nominations across many of the major categories, Andy Blankenbuehler's fabulous Fosse remixes weren't recognized in the Outstanding Choreography field.

Here are all the dance routines up for Emmys:

"It Takes a Lot to Know a Man," Travis Wall, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Darius Hickman and Taylor Sieve in "It Takes a Lot to Know a Man" (Adam Rose/FOX)

"Glass Heart Concerto," Travis Wall, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Magda Fialek and Darius Hickman in "Glass Heart Concerto" (Adam Rose/FOX)

"Bump," Luther Brown, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Season 15's Top 5 women in the special season-finale version of "Bump" (Adam Rose/FOX)

"Juice," Luther Brown, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Season 15's Top 4 men in "Juice" (Adam Rose/FOX)

"Yummy," Luther Brown, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Season 15's Top 10 in "Yummy" (Michael Becker/FOX)

"Drop It Like It's Hot," Melvin "Timtim" Rogador, "World of Dance"

"Headband," Melvin "Timtim" Rogador, "World of Dance"

"DNA," Melvin "Timtim" Rogador, "World of Dance"

"Malhari," Suresh Mukund, "World of Dance"

"Yeh Raat," Suresh Mukund, "World of Dance"

"O Fortuna," Suresh Mukund, "World of Dance"

"Pegate," Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega, "World of Dance"

Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega (aka Karen y Ricardo) in "Pegate" (NBC)

"La Malanga," Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega, "World of Dance"

"Caminare," Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega, "World of Dance"

"Piece By Piece," Tessandra Chavez, "World of Dance"

"Don't Wanna Think," Tessandra Chavez, "World of Dance"

"Fix You," Tessandra Chavez, "World of Dance"

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A Letter from the Editor in Chief

Hi, dance friends. It is a strange time to be a person in the world, and an especially strange time to be a dancer. As the dance community faces the coronavirus crisis, a lot of you are coping with closed studios, canceled performances and competitions, and a general sense of anxiety about how your world will look going forward.

Yes, dancers are super resilient, and there's been a lot of inspiring community-building happening. #LivingRoomDances and Instagram dance parties and virtual ballet classes with the pros are wonderful. Dance can, and should, be a bright spot in the darkness. But that weird, empty feeling you have? It might be grief. The loss of the certainty of daily class, the loss of the promise of that big end-of-year performance—that's real. The dance studio has always been a safe place; it's especially hard not to have that outlet now, when you need it most.

We're here for you. We—and our friends at Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Teacher, The Dance Edit, and Dance Business Weekly—are doing our best to document the hurdles facing the dance industry, and to advocate for dancers in need. We're developing more online content that will help you maintain and improve your technique while you're at home, and process the mental and emotional fallout of all this upheaval. (You can keep up with the latest stories here.) And we're still making our print magazine. We have issues planned and shot, full of great dance stories and beautiful photos. We're not going anywhere.

We want to hear from you. Talk to us. Or dance to us. Or both. We won't stop moving, and you shouldn't, either.


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