This week, contemporary dancer Sabra Johnson
was named America's Favorite Dancer on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance
. Now, fans will be able to see their personal favorite dancer when the show heads out on a national tour next month. Kicking off in Albany on September 21, the tour will feature the top ten dancers as well as alternates Hok Konishi, Shauna Noland, Jesus Solario, and Shauna Noland. The dancers will hit fifty cities in just two short months, with the tour wrapping up November 30 in Reno, NV.
The tour will feature new routines as well as fan favorites from the seasons. Concert goers can plan on seeing Wade Robson's hummingbird piece, featuring Konishi and Jaimie Goodwin as well as Mia Michaels' tribute to her father, danced by top four finalists Neill Haskell and Lacey Schwimmer. The top ten will also dance group numbers together and the tour will feature solos as well.
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The dancers have hardly had time to rest since the show wrapped. According to a BuddyTV interview with Sabra Johnson
, they only have a week off before heading into rehearsals and then out on the road. Tickets went on sale August 11 but are still available for many dates. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or AEGlive.com.
The show has grown in popularity and critical recognition since debuting two summers ago. This year, the show is nominated for two Emmys. Mia Michaels and Wade Robson have been nominated for Outstanding Choreogrpahy. A record sixteen million votes were cast this past Wednesday night for the winner. Also, on the season three finale, head judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe announced that the show would return next year for a fourth season.
So You Think You Can Dance
was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Image courtesy of FOX)