so you think you can dance, season 3: first impressions.

The only reality competition I watch is finally back with season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance. I spent the last 2 hours catching up thanks to our trusty PVR. Initial thoughts:

  • The dancers this season are much more impressive than last year’s bunch! I don’t think anyone necessarily deserved to go home in the first round.
  • Top 3 fave performances this week: 1) Danny and Anya’s jive; 2) Lacey and Kameron’s contemporary; 3) Jesus and Sara’s routine
  • Yeah, yeah, Wade Robson’s choreography is really unique…but it gets less impressive the more routines I see. They all look the same, after a while. Mia Michaels is my favourite.
  • I’m constantly disappointed by the poor choreography of every salsa performance I’ve seen on the show thus far. Salsa seems to be lumped with the stiffer latin/ballroom style instead of with tango or street dances. I’ve seen better spontaneous routines from social dancers around the Vancouver scene!
  • Very happy to see lindy hoppers featured during the auditions and Vegas trials. Unfortunately, with the pseudo-period costumes and campy music, the pair made lindy seem rather quaint and didn’t showcase how liquid and freeing the movements can be.
  • I was sad to see Ricky leave the show so early. I thought he had an amazing solo and did show his range, whereas Domenic was saved by personality alone.
  • Benji is awesome and all, but did he really need to drop his pants?!

What do you think of the season so far?

One Reply to “so you think you can dance, season 3: first impressions.”

  1. After watching various clips, I was disappointed with the swing dance couples. Not so much in their dancing, but with the editing around them that seemed to focus more on their relationships and non-existent romances rather than their dancing. Meh.

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