Bunheads Make Room at the Barre for SYTYCD’s Jeanine Mason

Jeanine Mason, So You Think You Can Dance season five winner, has booked a recurring role on the ABC Family ballet drama Bunheads, starring Broadway diva Sutton Foster, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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Classroom Connection

Observing students with a critical eye and responding with thoughtful feedback is something dance educators do in every class. You can let your students practice these skills as well by using So You Think You Can Dance as a format for a role-playing exercise for 10- to 13-year-olds.

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Ailey Company to Appear on So You Think You Can Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform an excerpt of artistic director Robert Battle’s The Hunt on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance on July 25.

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‘SYTYCD’ Results Show Gets the Ax

Producer Nigel Lythgoe dropped a bomb on So You Think You Can Dance fans in this New Year by announcing via Twitter that Fox has canceled the dance competition’s results show, reports EW.com.

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SYTYCD Tapper Conjures Up Ann Miller in Video Tribute

Former So You Think You Can Dance contestant Melinda Sullivan and Imagiland Productions have teamed up with producer George Wang to present Shakin’ The Blues Away, a song and dance tribute to late performer Ann Miller.

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Search for Season 9 ‘SYTYCD’ Dancers Starts in Atlanta

Prospective contestants for “America’s Favorite Dancer” are expected to line up around the block at the FOX Theatre in Atlanta on January 5 when auditions begin for the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance.

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Canada’s ‘SYTYCD’ Canceled by Network Despite Popularity

After its Season 4 finale this past weekend, the Canadian edition of the TV hit So You Think You Can Dance has been canceled.

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‘SYTYCD’ Tour Brings Its Star Power to 32 Cities

So You Think You Can Dance’s eighth-season Top 10 finalists will dance across North America this fall during the show’s 2011 tour, beginning September 17 in Orlando, Florida, and finishing up November 2 in San Diego, California.

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Ryan Ramirez of ‘SYTYCD’ to Lead Class at Nor Cal Dance Arts

Ryan Ramirez, a Top 12 So You Think You Can Dance contestant from this year, will lead a master class July 21 from 7:30 to 9pm at Nor Cal Dance Arts, 418 N. Capitol Avenue, San Jose, California.

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Chicago Hip-Hop Workshops Led by SYTYCD Favorite tWitch

Hip-hop choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance favorite Stephen “tWitch” Boss will guest teacher at an intensive workshop August 20 and 21 at Dance Rogue, 2060 Mitchell Drive, Oswego, Illinois.

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Last Chance to Audition for Season 8 of ‘SYTYCD’

Calling all dancers—the final open audition for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance will be held March 12 and 13 at the Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.

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Monsters Presents Master Class with Choreographer Luther Brown

Monsters of Hip Hop presents an open master class for intermediate and advanced-level dancers with Luther Brown on March 4 in Maryland.

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So You Think You Can Dance on Tour

There’s a grand tradition of dance on television. Some shows were funky (Soul Train), some were mostly fluff (Solid Gold), but few have made a splash like So You Think You Can Dance.

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Top TV Dancers Take to the Floor at Ballroom Dance Camp

Want to learn your favorite dance or improve on your fancy footwork? Sign up for the Superstars of Ballroom Dance Camp, with lessons and dance parties hosted by world and U.S. champion professional dancers, to be held at the Burbank Marriott and Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, from February 4 to 6.

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Playing Favorites

So You Think You Can Dance, along with other dance-related reality TV shows, has escorted a new excitement for dance into the American living room. We love to see dance in prime time, with male dancers accepted by a public that’s also getting an education on different styles of dance.

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SYTYCD Finalists Headline Faculty at New England Dance Workshop

Faculty for the New England Dance Workshop will feature Lauren Gottlieb and Allison Holker of So You Think You Can Dance, and Issac Spencer, who has danced with Cullbert Ballet in Sweden.

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Ballroom Dance for the Bubblegum Set

Ballroom dance may be undergoing a resurgence, thanks to the popularity of hit TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars. But it’s still a challenge to find many men under the age of 40 who know that a fox-trot is even a dance, never mind what the steps are.

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SYTYCD Finalist Mark Kanemura Joins Tremaine Tour as Guest Teacher

Mark Kanemura, a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance and a tour dancer for Lady Gaga, has joined the Tremaine Dance Convention tour as a guest teacher. A native of Oahu, Hawaii, Kanemura will be guest teacher when Tremaine visits New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 4 and Austin, Texas, on December 11.

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SYTYCD leaps into 40-city tour this fall

New Orleans fans of So You Think You Can Dance caught the first date of the TV show’s fall tour this week, as America’s favorite dancer and company headed out on a 40-city travel itinerary.

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Rizzo Foundation Raffle Winner Gets SYTYCD Tickets

Caitlin Cellini of Pennsylvania is the winner of a raffle for orchestra tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance stage show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on October 7.

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Tony Bellissimo Joins Tremaine Roster

Hip-hop specialist Tony Bellissimo has joined the roster of Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions as a guest faculty member.

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Charity Ticket Raffle for SYTYCD Tour

Dréa’s Dream, a charity that supports dance therapy for children with cancer and special needs, invites dance lovers to enter a fund-raising raffle. The prize: tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2010 on October 7 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

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DanceLife TV From Brooklyn to Los Angeles with Tyce DiOrio

Tyce Diorio has become an internationally acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning choreographer for his work on So You Think You Can Dance. While in Los Angeles, DanceLifeTV.com sat down with Tyce to reflect on his roots as a young dancer from Brooklyn, New York, and his successful career as a pro dancer and choreographer. We got the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a choreographer on SYTYCD, and Tyce shared his thoughts on competition and what dance means to him.

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The Modern Male

The world of contemporary dance is luring boys like never before, glamorized by movies and TV shows like High School Musical, So You Think You Can Dance, and Glee. Guys who are taking modern classes are doing it because studios are making it part of their overall package, and they’re making it attractive.

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Free Classes All Day at North Carolina School

Artistic Motion School of Dance in Greensboro, North Carolina, is joining the push to launch National Dance Day on July 31 by offering free classes all that day.

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ABT Duo to Perform on So You Think You Can Dance

American Ballet Theatre soloists Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews are scheduled to perform on Fox TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Thursday, July 22.

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Ailey Dancers Featured on SYTYCD

Jamar Roberts and Rachael McLaren of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform an excerpt from Ulysses Dove’s Bad Blood on Fox TV’s So You Think You Can Dance on July 15.

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Learn from SYTYCD Veterans on Cape Cod

Russell Ferguson, “America’s Favorite Dancer” from the sixth season of TV’s So You Think You Can Dance, will be one of the master class teachers at the Nationals Competition of Turn It Up Dance Challenge on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Three-City Tour for TV Dance Stars

Five performers from TV’s So You Think You Can Dance will be official faculty of “The Summer Dance Series 2010,” hosted by Cliché Cosmetics in three cities: Los Angeles, July 31 and August 1; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, August 7 and 8; and New York City, August 21 and 22.

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DanceLife TV | Bollywood Meets Hollywood

Meet Nakul Dev Mahajan, director of Los Angeles’ NDM Studios, where Bollywood dance is thriving and being passed on to the next generation. Learn what Bollywood really is and how its culture is being preserved here in the United States. Mahajan’s dancers have been seen on So You Think You Can Dance and at performances throughout the country. Their passion for the art is contagious!

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Lythgoe Chosen as Entertainer of the Year by Tremaine

Nigel Lythgoe, the co-creator, producer, and judge of So You Think You Can Dance and former executive producer of American Idol, will receive the Tremaine Entertainer of the Year Award at the Tremaine Dance Conventions & Competitions National Finals Gala in Orlando, Florida, on July 10.

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A Los Angeles Landmark | The Edge Performing Arts Center

A Los Angeles landmark for dancers, the Edge is home to some of the most recognizable choreographers and teachers in the industry. Not only will you enjoy a tour of the school, but you’ll hear insights from Bill Prudich, founder and executive director of the Edge, as well as Sonya Tayeh, a faculty member and choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance.

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DanceLife TV | Up Close and Personal with Teddy Forance

He grew up at his family school, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where DLTV caught up with him at its 75th anniversary performance. Teddy spent 2008 touring the world with Janet Jackson and has been the assistant to “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Mia Michaels. In this DLTV interview Teddy describes what dance means to him and how it has become his life’s passion. You’ll be amazed at his insights.

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Concert Dance, Back in Prime Time

It gave viewers a sampling of dancers and choreographers from the big leagues—not enough to scare off the culture-shy, but enough to make the open-minded sit up in their Barcaloungers and say, “Whoa! Those guys got skills!”

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Common Ground | Small-Screen Dancing, Big-Time Impact

I’ll never forget the day I landed in “the big chair.” It was shortly after the end of the second season of the hit Fox Broadcasting Company show So You Think You Can Dance. I was at a meeting of artists, wearing my usual hat as the “dance person.” There were a few empty chairs in the room, one of which was large and comfortable looking. One of the artists piped up, “Nancy, you take the big chair; your art form is hot right now.”

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