“SYTYCD: The Next Generation” Season 13 Recap: Meet the Top 10!

June 27, 2016

We have a Top 10!

Last night’s episode of “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” didn’t waste much time. In the second day of The Academy, the dancers learned a hip-hop routine from Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo and a contemporary piece by Travis Wall. And we went from 30 dancers to 20, and then to the final 10. Here are our Top 5 moments from the show.

1. Jenna’s dress. 

Yeah, Jenna, we’re going to need to borrow that ASAP. Thanks.

(Photo via Twitter, @danceonfox)

2. Team Kathryn’s contemporary showdown

Kathryn’s team was stacked with Tate, Avery and Quinn, and it was heartbreaking knowing all three couldn’t stay—because they should have. All three girls moved with grace, power and maturity, and Travis’ choreography was a natural fit on each of them. So Kathryn had her work cut out for her in narrowing her pick from three dancers to one. (Ultimately, Quinn was cut after the contemporary round, leaving Tate and Avery to duke it out with their solos.)

3. Whenever J.T. is on camera

Is J.T. the best dancer of the bunch? Probably not. But we cannot get enough of this kid and his smile. We have loads of respect for how hard he worked during The Academy. After a tough ballroom round, he showed up for the hip-hop and contemporary portions ready to throw down.

(Photo by Adam Rose/FOX)

4. Finally getting a little dose of Sophia Lucia

We knew Sophia was auditioning for the show since long before it aired and assumed she’d be a no-brainer for the Top 10. (Spoiler: She actually doesn’t make the Top 10!) Even though she was eventually cut from Team Paul, we loved getting to see her move a bit during this episode.

5. Meeting the Top 10!

(Photo via Twitter, @danceonfox)

Here’s who will be competing in two weeks for the live shows:

Team Joshua: Sheaden

Team Robert: J.T.

Team Kathryn: Tate

Team Fik-Shun: Kida

Team Comfort: Tahani

Team Jenna: Jake

Team Gaby: Emma

Team Jonathan: Daniela

Team Sasha: Jordan

Team Paul: Ruby

We can’t wait to see what happens next. Check back in two weeks when the live shows begin.

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