Posts Tagged ‘Season 8’

SYTYCD Lighting Team Wins an Emmy Award!

SYTYCD earns Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Lighting.

On Saturday, September 15, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2011-2012 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 64th Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. Congratulations to the So You Think You Can Dance lighting team for their second win in a row!


Neil Haskell and Ariana DeBose in Bring It On: The Musical

Neil Haskell partnered Melanie Moore in a memorable Season 8 piece.

Every time I catch a musical in Los Angeles, Season 3 finalist/Season 7 and 8 All-Star Neil Haskell leaps on to the stage. You might remember that I unexpectedly caught him as Snowboy in West Side Story earlier this year. On Saturday night, I attended a new musical comedy called Bring It On: The Musical, and I was delighted to see that Neil had a large role as Steven, the main character’s boyfriend. Not only does he dance in this part, but he also shows off his acting and singing chops! I was also excited to see Season 6’s Ariana DeBose in a major role as Nautica. When I attended Vegas week during Season 6, I witnessed Ariana’s mesmerizing solo and was bummed when she was eliminated during the first week of the show. Seeing Ariana dance, sing, and act in Bring It On: The Musical made me realize she’s really found her niche in musical theater. To top it off, the show’s Director and Choreographer is Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed two Broadway routines on So You Think You Can Dance’s 4th season and 6th season.


Melanie Moore on the Cover of Dance Spirit Magazine

See America's Favorite Dancer, Melanie Moore, on the Cover of Dance Spirit Magazine

America’s Favorite Dancer, Melanie Moore, danced away with the Season 8 title, $250,000, she’s on and in the new G Series FIT print campaign, and now she graces the cover of Dance Spirit magazine’s November issue.


The Dancers Hit Up Graceland

Dancers in Graceland

Dancers in Graceland

The touring Season 8 So You Think You Can Dance contestants got the rockstar treatment when they visited Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion yesterday. Judging from the pictures we received, it looks like everyone took full advantage of their rare day off from touring around the country! Tonight, October 18, the So You Think You Can Dance tour hits up Elvis’ hometown, Memphis, TN, for a night of performances.


SYTYCD Tour GetGlue Sticker

Check-in to SYTYCD Tour on GetGlue.

Who is excited for the So You Think You Can Dance 2011 Tour?! Check-in on GetGlue to unlock an exclusive tour sticker.


SYTYCD Tour Launch Party

The Season 8 Top 10 took over Six Flags.

Your Season 8 Top 10 celebrated the launch of the tour by taking a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, where they took over the park on Friday, September 2. The park was closed especially for the dancers, who are about to embark on a 32-city tour. The tour kicks-off on September 17 in Orlando, FL. See when your favorite dancers are coming to a city near you, click here!


Melanie Moore’s Return to Marietta

Season 8's champion, Melanie Moore, with Host Cat Deeley

On Saturday night, America’s Favorite Dancer, Melanie Moore, returned to her hometown of Marietta, GA where she was met by family, friends, and fans upon her arrival.

Watch her homecoming.


Interview with Melanie Moore

Melanie Moore is Season 8's winner!

The morning after Melanie Moore was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, the Contemporary dancer from Marietta, GA hopped on the phone for a press call where she talked about her new title, being a front-runner, her partnership with Marko Germar, and more.

The dancers have undergone a grueling schedule for the past several months. What does Melanie plan to do between now and tour rehearsals? “I have 10 days off and I was planning on being at my studio and taking classes. That’s one thing about me—I can never sit still for that long. My boyfriend Mitchell is moving back up to Athens to go to the University of Georgia. He’s been out here supporting me throughout the competition, so I’m going to help him move in and spend some time with him. I’m ready to step out of the spotlight for just a couple minutes at least.”


We Have a Winner!

Season 8 Winner Melanie Moore

Melanie Moore is America's Favorite Dancer!

The eighth season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE came to an exciting conclusion tonight as Melanie Moore, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Marietta, GA, was named America’s Favorite Dancer and awarded a cash prize of $250,000. She will be featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, and will be recognized as a Gatorade athlete on and in the new G Series FIT print campaign.

Fans are invited to cast their vote for their favorite G Series FIT ad in which Moore will appear. Voting is open now at, and will conclude on August 24. The ad with the most votes will be featured in the November issue of Dance Spirit magazine.


Who Made it to the Finale?

Caitlynn, Ricky, Cat
A week before the grand finale, we said goodbye to Caitlynn Lawson and Ricky Jaime.

Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Sasha Mallory and Melanie Moore were named this season’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Top 4 finalists on Thursday night’s exciting results show. Eliminated tonight were Ricky Jaime, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Miami, FL, and Caitlynn Lawson, 18, a Contemporary dancer from Moses Lake, WA.

Tonight’s show also featured performances by American Idol finalist Pia Toscano, who sang her new single, “This Time,” and dance troupe the Bad Boys of Dance.