It seems like there's a new dance contest everywhere you look these days. Last week, NBC's "TODAY" show asked you to shake what you've got. Now fashion label Alice + Olivia wants to see you get down.
This particular challenge has a couple of fun, fashion-y twists. Enter by sending video footage of your best moves to email@example.com before next Tuesday, October 23. The brand will select seven finalists—and those lucky seven will get not one but two prizes: 1) a brand-new pair of Alice + Olivia shoes, and 2) a chance to battle in the "Ultimate Dance Party" in the windows (!) of Saks Fifth Avenue on October 30. The winner of that battle—judged by Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet, Abby Elliot and Maria Menounos? She'll be featured in an editorial photo shoot with Alice + Olivia's in-house photographer. Pretty nifty. (New Yorkers: Even if you're not one of the sweet seven, get your booty to Saks after 6 pm on the 30th to join the party.)
Don't forget to enter your fabulous dance video in Dance Spirit's Video of the Month and Cover Model Search contests, too! Free shoes are pretty great—but a free DS subscription, or a chance to appear on our cover? Even better (if we do say so ourselves). Good luck!
(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.