Musicians and magicians, contortionists and comedians: All kinds of accomplished (and not-so-accomplished) hopefuls have graced the "America's Got Talent" stage. But as DS fans know, few things are more impressive—or require more talent—than dance.
"AGT" just announced its 2012/2013 audition schedule, and guys: It is extensive. If you know you can dance, and dream of having Howard Stern sing your praises, take a look at the list of dates and locations below. Odds are the "AGT" scouts will be in a city near you sometime between now and January. Show them what you've got! (And by the way—you might want to consider incorporating a cute dog or two into your audition routine. Have you seen last year's canine extravaganza of a winning act??)
Nov 14 & 15, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Convention Center
Nov 29, 2012 - Seattle, WA - Venue TBA
Dec 1st, 2012 - Portland, OR - Oregon Convention Center
Dec 8 & 9, 2012 - New Orleans, LA - Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center
Dec 10, 2012 - Birmingham, AL - Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Dec 11, 2012 - Memphis, TN - Venue TBA
Dec 13, 2012 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Convention Center
Dec 14, 2012 - Savannah, GA - The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa
Dec 15, 2012 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Convention Center
Dec 16, 2012 - Norfolk, VA - Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Jan 12 & 13, 2013 - San Antonio, TX - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
(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.