The seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance came to a spectacular conclusion last night as Lauren Froderman, 18, a Contemporary Jazz dancer from Phoenix, AZ, was named America’s Favorite Dancer and danced off with the cash prize of $250,000. She will be featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, and will be the first-ever dancer featured as an athlete in Gatorade print ads in select publications and online at www.gatorade.com.
Fellow finalists – Kent Boyd and Robert Roldan – were eliminated as host Cat Deeley revealed the voting results. Lauren had this to say about winning So You Think You Can Dance: “I cannot even believe how amazing this journey has been! I feel so blessed, and am so grateful to my family, friends and fans. Thank you for believing in me and naming me America’s Favorite Dancer. This is truly a dream come true. Thank you, America, it was an honor dancing for you!”
In addition to naming America’s Favorite Dancer, the Season Seven finale of So You Think You Can Dance featured performances by this season’s Top 11 dancers. The celebration also showcased the judges’ favorite routines from the season – including a very special dance number by tWitch Boss and Ellen DeGeneres – as well as performances by Russell Ferguson and Lil C; indie rock duo Black Gold; dance sensations Quest Crew; 7-year-old tap dancer Luke Spring; Charlie Bruce, the winner of the U.K. version of So You Think You Can Dance; and tap-dancing siblings the Manzari Brothers.
This season’s Top 7 dancers will participate in the 40-city So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2010. The tour kicks off Sunday, Sept. 19 in New Orleans, LA, and tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information.