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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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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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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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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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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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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