How to Become America's Favorite Dancer

June 6, 2011


Lauren Froderman impressed “So You Think You Can Dance” audiences and judges alike with her versatility and bubbly personality, eventually winning Season 7 (and a spot on the
cover of DS
 !). Now, Lauren has some advice for the new crop of contestants vying for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. Here, she reveals a few tips for success on the show: 

  • “Be yourself–being genuine is a likable trait.” 
  • “Take the challenges on the show one step at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed.”
  •  “Turn the judges’ negative critiques into positives to help you improve.”
  •  “Be confident in yourself.”
  • “Make friends. That way, regardless of how you do on the show, you will have won in your heart because you’ll have a new family.”
  • “Make sure you remember to laugh every now and then.”
  • “Give every routine and dance style 110 percent!”
  • “Be vulnerable and grow.”
  •  “Don’t be boring in your interviews–that’s the time to let America see your personality.”
  • “Most important, appreciate and recognize who gets you through each week: the awesome fans!”


Photo by Frank Micelotta/FOX