I just can't get into So You Think You Can Dance Canada. There, I said it. I watched it on and off this season, but I never became hooked. There were some nice moments, but the whole affair was pretty dullsville. Watching Emanuel Sandhu hip hop dancing with broken bones was entertaining, but not enough to carry a whole dance competition. Let's be honest, SYTYCDC looks like the poor relations compared to its US counterpart. Even the costumes look like they were borrowed and returned to the Halloween costume section of Value Village. No disrespect to Value Village.
I've found the choreography lacking on SYTYCDC too - apart from Stacey Tookey's work. Luther Brown's hip hop choreography is way too down and dirty for Prime Time TV. Pushing the envelope with suggestive moves doesn't necessarily make for a better dance routine.
This past summer's season of the American So You Think You Can Dance was the worst season in its history. Even judge Nigel Lythgoe couldn't contain his anger at the sloppy choreography and lackluster dancing at times. There were some good moments, but nothing like what we've seen in the past.
As we await the new US SYTYCD, I thought I'd share two of my favourite dances from that show. Please let it be THIS good again.
First Neil and Sabra's sassy jazz number.
Next, Twitch and Katee's contemporary piece. I love Duffy's song and the fact that Mia Michels used Amy Winehouse as her inspiration. The audience just eats it up.