I'd have to say the Super Bowl. The field was so cool, and Katy Perry was right there. And there were so many eyes—definitely the most eyes I've ever performed for!
Something she's constantly working on:
My feet. I'm flat-footed, so I'm always hearing, 'Point your toes!' And I'm like, 'I am!'
My hair! That, and a pair of leggings with a T-shirt or tank top.
Dance battle secret weapon:
My musicality. I try to listen for those beats that no one else hears, and challenge myself to hit them.
I'm constantly listening to Khalid right now.
I have four Persian cats: Maggie and Luke are the parents and Sammy and Zesty are the babies. (Zesty, who was born during "America's Best Dance Crew" Season 7, is named for Charlize's 8 Flavahz flavor, Zesty Lemon.)
Charlize Glass with her cats (courtesy Glass)
"She's obsessed with her cats," bestie Maddie Ziegler says. "She likes them more than she likes most people!"
Charlize may have learned to travel without her mom while on tour with Radix Dance Convention, but she wasn't always alone: Choreographer Brian Friedman hired Maddie Ziegler, as well as Charlize, to assist him. "We got to share hotel rooms and dance together every weekend—it was so fun!" Maddie says.
Maddie Ziegler and Charlize Glass (courtesy Glass)
The two have become not only best friends, but also an unstoppable dance duo. "They complement each other so well, and make each other stronger dancers," Friedman says. "Charlize's urban groove has rubbed off on Maddie, and Maddie's impeccable technique has rubbed off on Charlize." According to Maddie, the long hours spent together on tour have helped them take their partnership to the next level. "We dance so well together because we just get each other," she says. "Even though we're different, we mix perfectly."
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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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.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.