Dancing off the Edge

with Jenny T. Partridge

Archive for May, 2007


Posted by jennytpartridge on May 25, 2007

I’m ecstatic! The third season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE started last night, and I was glued to my television set. Well, not literally glued, of course. But I am thrilled! Summer used to be the worst for TV, but not now.

As always, I am astounded by the people who DO THINK they can dance, and should, instead, be walking around with paper bags over their heads–at least while dancing. It’s kind of like American Idol. Why does no one tell those people they cannot sing? Do they enjoy seeing their relatives humiliated? I’d be the first one to disabuse one of my children, should I have any….ever…..that they were tone deaf.

But back to SYTYCD. Like AI, there are scores of people who really DO think they can dance, and frankly, they CAN’T! Lord allmighty. My personal favorite was Sex. He’s back from last year. This guy really THINKS his name applies to him. He thinks he personifies sex. He does not. I won’t say more because that would be mean, but whooooheee. No thanks.

And not only does he NOT personify SEX, but he can’t dance either. I think he might have been SLIGHTLY better than last year. Maybe. But that’s only BETTER than he was before. It doesn’t stand up to the real standards. So Nigel got nasty with him, because he would not listen. And Sex (Get this: it cracks me up) brings his MOTHER with him to the auditions. And she stands up and defends him! Hilarious stuff. If you can watch this on Youtube or somewhere else, you have to catch it. This is from last year, I believe. Worth watching.

After watching this, I changed my mind. He is NOT better than last year.

Of course, there were some promising dancers so I’m excited for the upcoming weeks. One hip hop dancer (I can’t remember his name) was challenged to do a swing routine, so he rose to the challenge, used a fellow hip hop dancer, and did a HILARIOUS routine. He made it through!

Two amazing Russian Salsa dancers made it through to Vegas, and also top twenty dancer Stanislav brought his sister to audition, and she was AMAZING! She made it through, too.

Lots of heartwarming stories, like a dancer who has had two hip surgeries, and still managed to make it through, and the story of a dancer who was in Israel when the floor fell in a nightclub, and she was critically injured. She made it through, too! Very cool.

So, the first night was fun, with horrid dancers that make you squirm, and great dancers who made me smile and want to prance about my living room, and the just okay, who went home determined to try again next year.

I can’t wait for the next installment!


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