The BYU Cougarettes Just Casually Snagged Two More National Titles
In news that will shock absolutely no one, the BYU Cougarettes (aka our April cover stars) are National Champions once more! The powerhouse dance team clinched the top titles in both D1A hip hop and jazz during last weekend's NDA Nationals in Daytona, FL. Their precise, hard-hitting performances highlight exactly what makes them the team to beat (we're not kidding when we say our jaws were on the floor the entire time). Check them out below, and if you haven't already, make sure to read their cover feature!
Choreography: Shandon Perez. Coaches: Jodi Maxfield & Jamyn Miller
(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.
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.