We may live all over the world and study different styles, but there are (at least) eight things that we can all relate to:
We're not Hermione with her time-turner, but we come close: "So you dance 15 hours a week and take 3 Advanced Placement classes and compete every weekend and assistant-teach at your studio and make honor roll?" Yep.
We can always get one. more. loop. out of our hair elastic.
IT'S NOT CALLED PRACTICE! Say it with us: Rehearsal.
An empty studio holds infinite possibility.
A moment not spent stretching or doing self-massage is a moment wasted.
We really wish we could make it to your birthday party/that concert/prom but we just can't. We have dance.
We will verbally take down anyone who suggests dance is easy.
Finally hitting the stage is the best feeling in the world.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.