Ashley and Chris’ SYTYCD Journey

Ashley and Chris

The morning after Ashley Rich and Chris Koehl were eliminated from Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance, they hopped on a press call to talk about their time on the show and their plans for the future.

After getting mixed reviews of their Wednesday night Salsa, did they expect to go home?

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Top 14 Results

Chris Koehl, Cat Deeley, Ashley Rich

We said goodbye to Chris and Ashley.

Finalists Ashley Rich, 22, a contemporary dancer from Antioch, CA; and Chris Koehl, 21, a hip hop dancer from Garland, TX, were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

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Three Routines for National Dance Day 2011

National Dance Day is July 30, 2011 and events will include local celebrations at participating Six Flags parks across the country (more locations will be published soon). Below are three National Dance Day choreography videos for different levels of expertise, making it possible for people of all ages and dance backgrounds to celebrate.

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Top 16: Miranda and Robert Eliminated

Robert and Miranda

After last week’s quadruple elimination, finalists Miranda Maleski, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Pittsburgh, PA; and Robert Taylor Jr., 31, a Hip Hop dancer from Brooklyn, NY, were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

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Second Annual National Dance Day is July 30

The Second Annual National Dance Day will take place on July 30Mark your calendar—National Dance Day is back! The second annual National Dance Day will take place once again on the last Saturday of July (July 30, 2011). In the near future, three routines will be available right here on Fox.com/Dance so people of all levels can join in on the fun.

“It’s a wonderful way to stay healthy and have fun whilst doing it,” National Dance Day creator and SYTYCD Executive Producer/Judge Nigel Lythgoe said on Thursday’s Top 20 results show.

WHAT: NATIONAL DANCE DAY, a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation, young and old, to move!  Individuals, families, organizations and communities from across the nation come together through their creative expression in dance.  Any style of dance is welcome and imagination is recommended in order to get the most out of this celebratory day.

WHEN: Saturday, July 30

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Fox and GetGlue Offer Exclusive Rewards

Fan Rewards

FOX and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE have teamed up with GetGlue to offer fans exclusive rewards for checking in to the summer’s hottest dance series.

Fans who check-in now through the finale can earn exclusive stickers. The campaign rewards fans for watching and checking-in during fan-favorite phases of the show — including the Top 20 performances, the Top 10 performances and the Season Finale — with exclusive stickers.

Users will be able to check-in to unlock these exclusive stickers via GetGlue.com, GetGlue apps or check-in widgets on the homepage of FOX.com/dance.

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The First Four Season 8 Dancers Eliminated

Nick, Wadi, Missy and Iveta

Nick, Wadi, Missy and Iveta

After last week’s unprecedented save, finalists Wadi Jones, 24, a Breaking dancer from Ossining, NY; Iveta Lukosiute, 30, a Ballroom dancer from Klaipeda, Lithuania; Missy Morelli, 20, a Jazz dancer from Arvada, CO; and Nick Young, 19, a Tap dancer from Franklin, WI, were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

(Read the full recap)

This week’s results show featured performances by Rage Crew and electro-hip-hop recording duo LMFAO with hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew. It was also announced tonight that the winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will appear in a Gatorade print ad in Dance Spirit magazine and will be featured as a G Series FIT Team Athlete online at www.gatorade.com/athletes, in addition to being crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, winning the $250,000 cash prize and being featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine.

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Play the SYTYCD Predictions Game

Dance Prediction Game

Play the SYTYCD Predictions Game

You can participate in the competition element of So You Think You Can Dance without knowing how to dance with the SYTYCD Predictions Game on Facebook.

Each week, we want you to predict which dancers will be “dancing for their lives” (in the bottom) and which will be “going home” (eliminated) on So You Think You Can Dance. If you believe a dancer will be dancing for their lives, you must move them to the DANCING FOR THEIR LIVES section. All you have to do is click their picture and he or she will be placed in that section. You get points for every match. The final week is a bit different because you will pick dancers and place them in the order in which you believe they will be eliminated and identify/pick America’s Favorite Dancer (the winner of So You Think You Dance).

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Meet the Season 8 Top 20

After thousands of auditions by some of the strongest dancers ever, the judges of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE tonight announced the 20 finalists who will compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer. This season’s Top 20 are Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Wadi Jones, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Iveta Lukosiute, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Missy Morelli, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich, Robert Taylor Jr. and Nick Young.

On Wednesday, June 15 at 8/7c, the Top 20 dance for the judges and America on the season’s first two-hour live performance show. The Top 20 will be paired into 10 couples who will each work with a world-renowned choreographer to compose a dance routine representing their assigned genre. After each Wednesday performance show, the phone lines and online voting window will open and the fate of these 20 finalists – one of whom will be the named America’s Favorite Dancer – will be left up to the voting fans.

Then, on Thursday, June 16 at 8/7c, America’s vote is revealed during the first live results show. The six contestants comprising the bottom three couples will be given a chance to perform solo routines in the hopes of convincing the judges to keep them in the competition. The judges will then decide which dancers stay and which two will be eliminated. Also that evening, catch British pop star Jessie J performing her latest single, “Who You Are,” from the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE stage.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 20 finalists are:

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So You Think You Can Dance Offers Online Voting for First Time Ever

For the first time ever, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestants online at www.fox.com/dance. Online voting begins immediately after the first performance show airing Wednesday, June 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote via toll-free phone lines and text-messaging during the voting window (standard text-messaging rates may apply).

To vote online during the voting window, fans should visit www.fox.com/dance, click the “VOTE” button in the navigation bar and follow the prompts through the voting process. Fans will be required to log in using their Facebook account to complete the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE online voting process, which will feature the name and photo of each of the current contestants. To vote, fans will simply choose their favorite couple (or dancer, beginning with the Top 10), complete the security verification and submit their choice. Fans will also be given the option of posting their vote to their Facebook wall. After each performance show and during the online voting window, fans may cast up to 50 total online votes for that evening’s performances. Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.

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