Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Old Favorite, New Season: So You Think You Can Dance

I apologize for not writing this last night, I was exhausted!

A new season has started of So You Think You Can Dance and I could not be more excited! It is one of my all time favorite shows and I've watched all ten seasons now with my mom and it's one of my favorite times of the week!

This weeks audition city was Boston and boy did it deliver. Auditions are probably my least favorite part of the show but Vegas week is in two weeks and that is my favorite part!

Over the years there have been a great number of dances on the show and I thought, with my theme in mind (old favorites revisited) I would give you a Buzzfeed worthy list of my top ten favorite dances of all time!

So here we go!

10. Romeo and Juliet: Season 5
Style: Classical Pas De Deux
Dancers: Melissa and Ade
Choreographer: Thordal Christensen
Why: It was a beautiful ballet piece (one of the first ever on the show!) and it was so well done. I just watched it over and over again on repeat.

9. Mercy: Season 4
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Katee and Twitch
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Why: It was fun! The door was a great prop and the passion that the two of them had was clear and just all around fun to watch!

8.If it Kills Me: Season 5
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Jeanine and Jason
Choreographer: Travis Wall
Why: It was beautiful. (The answer every time, I know) But truly one of the best dances. This was the dance that I realized Jeanine was probably going to win!

7. No Air: Season 4
Style: Lyrical Hip Hop
Dancers: Katee and Joshua
Choreographer: Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo
Why: This list wouldn't be complete without a "Napitabs" routine! It was well done, beautifully danced, and overall just took my breathe away!

6.Calling You: Season 2
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Travis and Heidi
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Why: One of the most memorable dances without a doubt and just wonderfully done. It inspired me to get back into dance which I am so pleased about!

5.Time: Season 3
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Lacey and Neil
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Why: This piece made me bawl like a baby. It is so touching and just the emotion that the dancers had and the heart and soul Mia put into it made it one of my all time favorites.

4. Dreaming With A Broken Heart: Season 4
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Twitch and Kherington
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Why: The bed was an amazing prop, again. The way that the dance flowed and just seemed effortless was amazing and I love watching it over and over again.

3. This Woman's Work: Season 5
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Melissa and Ade
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Why: TEARS. TEARS EVERYWHERE. This was just so beautiful and the two of them together, and just WAH. Way to go Tyce, probably one of the most emotional dances ever.

2. Bleeding Love: Season 4
Style: Lyrical Hip Hop
Dancers: Chelsie and Mark
Choreographer: Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo
Why: By far the best hip hop piece done by two non-hip hopers (or just in general) ever. I love it so much and I watch it again and again.

1. Gravity: Season 5
Style: Contemporary
Dancers: Kayla and Kupono
Why: BECAUSE ALL OF THE EMOTIONS. It is packed full of everything that should ever be in any dance. The emotions and relativity were so close to my heart at the time (and still are) and the intensity in which it was danced was amazing.

So there you go! That's my top ten list of all time on So You Think You Can Dance. I know it is heavy in seasons 4 and 5 and that's because they were my favorite seasons and the dances were the most memorable to me. Mia Michaels also appears on the list a lot because her choreography always has such a great story that it always gets me going.

Two others that are worth mentioning are Fix You and Sweet Dreams.

Again these are just my favorites and I honestly could do dances from each season that get me going, but that would be an even longer post!

1 comment:

  1. I still LOVE "Outta Your Mind" that Twitch and Alex danced....I also LOVE LOVE LOVE Twitch :) You did pick some of my favorites too!