Tag: sytycd

The Dirt with Melody Lacayanga

Melody and Nick Lazzarini on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 1. Melody Lacayanga is tiny and powerful, and she’s taking the commercial dance world by storm. The feisty, California-born dancer grew up dancing with Chris Jacobsen’s Dance Company of San Francisco (with this month’s cover girl, Chantel Aguirre!), but it was her successful […]

The Dirt with Jaimie Goodwin

Jaimie Goodwin is just 23 years old, but she’s already taken her dance career across the country, around the world and onto the big and small screens. Jaimie grew up dancing at Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach, VA. As a member of the studio’s competition team, Jaimie regularly took home top honors, including […]

Alex Wong's Road to Recovery

Last summer, during “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 7, I was riding high. The judges and audience had been responding well to my performances, and I was really enjoying learning so many different dance styles. After successfully attempting my first hip-hop routine in week three, I felt confident going into my next routine, […]

Cover Model Search Finalist: Kaitlynn Edgar

Kaitlynn Edgar should be exhausted. She flew directly from “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 8 Vegas Week to Dallas, TX, where she spent three days assisting at New York City Dance Alliance. From there, Kaitlynn flew to her home state of Michigan, then hopped on another plane to NYC for the Cover Model […]

Seven Sensational Seasons of "So You Think You Can Dance"

As “So You Think You Can Dance” embarks on its eighth season, the DS editors take a look back at some of the show’s most memorable moments. Sabra Johnson becomes the first female winner during Season 3.   Front-runner and fan favorite Alex Wong gets injured during Season 7 and is forced to withdraw from […]

The Dirt: Lacey Schwimmer

Lacey Schwimmer first shimmied into homes across America on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 3. She made it to the Top 4 with routines like “Dancing,” with Kameron Bink, and “Hip Hip Chin Chin,” a sexy samba with Danny Tidwell. After “SYTYCD,” it didn’t take long for this former competitive ballroom dancer to […]

And The Winner Is…Lauren Froderman!

America fell for the last girl standing. Lauren Froderman took Season 7’s “So You Think You Can Dance” title after spending the final five weeks of the competition as the sole remaining female contestant. “I never felt alone,” says Lauren. “I felt the support of my family, my fans and the All-Stars.” From her debut […]

The Contemporary Conundrum

On “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 7, Ashley Galvan and All-Star Mark Kanemura navigated the sensuous choreography of Travis Wall’s so-called jazz number with convincing abandon. Set to Annie Lennox’s soaring anthem “Wonderful,” the dance’s risky lifts, natural gestures and emotional honesty made the performance come alive. Nigel Lythgoe liked Wall’s routine, but […]