This multi-day special event, which officially kicked off June 20 here in the Big Apple, sounds so incredibly pinch-me-I’m-dreaming amazing that I’m going to have to find some way to break it down—calmly!—for you. Accordingly, here is NYC Dance Week by the numbers:
-2nd year of the festival’s existence
-10 days (June 20-29, 2013)
-38 participating studios, including notables like Ballet Academy East, the Ailey Extension and Dance New Amsterdam
-Free and discounted classes happening across 4 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx) and 1 outside city (Ridgewood, NJ)
-1 injury prevention seminar and 2 days of individualized injury prevention assessments, sponsored by the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries (Scroll down on this page for important info on these happenings.)
-4 cool sponsors, including Zico coconut water and the world-famous Copacabana nightclub
-Classes in an infinite number of dance and fitness styles! Ever wanted to try capoeira, Parkour or hula? Now’s your chance!
-More than 2000 dancers already registered to join in the fun. You must register and print out a pass to take advantage of the free classes and workshops, so make sure you do so before heading out!
Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up online and get ready for more than a week of free, fun dancing! After all, NYC Dance Week only comes once a year…
(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.