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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Enter the World of the Knicks City Dancers with 2 of Their Newest Rookies

Auditions rarely fail to deliver on suspense. But this? This was the nail-biter to end all nail-biters. Hayoung Roh and Chelsea McCloskey, both professional dancers based in NYC, had made it through what felt like endless rounds of cuts, both on Zoom and in person. Out of the nearly 500 dancers (from 30 states and nine countries) who'd answered the Knicks City Dancers' open call for video submissions, just 20 remained—McCloskey and Roh among them. "We were separated into six holding rooms, where we kept trying to figure out the math," Roh recalls. "How many girls are there in total? Who was called back?"

Finally, the women returned to the audition room to dance one last time—or so they were told. Instead, KCD head coach Alyssa Quezada dropped her bombshell: All 20 women had made the final cut. They would be 2021–22 Knicks City Dancers: the latest and greatest edition of one of the most prestigious NBA dance teams. "It was the biggest celebration and the coolest moment of my dance career so far," says McCloskey now. And that was just the oh-so-perfectly-dramatic beginning.

Chelsea McCloskey stands on her left leg while kicking her right leg up with her arms crossed, a smile on her face. She is auditioning for KCD. Chelsea McCloskey Photo by Tess Mayer


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