7 "Wow" Moments From Last Year's "SYTYCD" Auditions
Season 16 of "So You Think You Can Dance" is almost here and we are SO. EXCITED. While we wait for the new season to roll around (it premieres Monday, June 12!), we figured we'd reminisce about some of the most iconic auditions from last year. And...cue music!
Jay Jackson (aka Laganja Estranja)
Of course we have to start this this list off with Miss Estranja, honey darling! Okurrrr! Seriously, this performance put the biggest smile on our faces.
We were literally saying "what?!" throughout Bridget Derville-Teer's entire audition. The eerie darkness she brought to her routine was so intriguing.
The fluidity, the control, the flexibility—Hannahlei's jaw-droppingly beautiful audition was a fitting first step on her path to the Season 15 title.
Ryan "Opium" Green
He called this style of dance "visual intoxication," and that's pretty much the best way to describe it! We still stan.
Imagine having as much talent as the tap-tastic Eddie Hoyt. CANNOT. RELATE.
Emily Carr has SO much control during this audition routine. It's truly incredible to watch.
We'll never forget the moment we were introduced to Dustin Payne, future dance legend. And we're sure we're not the only one who felt hardcore jealous watching his audition.
Ralph Lauren is kicking off the celebration bright and early with a gender-neutral capsule collection featuring a rainbow version (naturally) of its pony logo. And the brand chose a bunch of influential LGBTQIA+ community members to model the looks—including our favorite danseur in heels, Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters.
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)
Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.
The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.
Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancyFX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.