Dance fans, are you ready? It’s that time in the So You Think You Can Dance competition when we welcome back some favorite dancers from past seasons to partner with this season’s competitors.
I am a huge fans of the All-Stars, and I know that I am not alone. Let’s dish the reasons we love it when the So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars hit the stage.
All-Stars Dancing is Like a Reunion
There is something both endearing and entertaining about seeing our former favorite dancers leaping across the stage again. It’s like a reunion where everyone is fit and super good-looking! This year’s crop of All-Stars includes many fan favorites: Kathryn McCormick (Season 6), Witney Carson (Season 9), Comfort Fedoke (Season 4), Melanie Moore (Season 8), Stephen “tWitch” Boss (Season 4), Neil Haskell (Season 3), Brandon Bryant (Season 5), Marko Germar (Season 8) Jakob Karr (Season 6), and Robert Roldan (Season 7). It is a nice blend of All-Stars from many genres, and seasons.
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All-Stars are Part of Iconic Routines
There are some dances that are forever part of the history of So You Think You Can Dance. Many of these memorable routines feature All-Stars. Alex Wong and tWitch’s Nappytabs Hip-Hop routine to “Out of Your Mind” was amazing, and when Alex was unable to perform it in the finale do to an injury, comedian Ellen DeGeneres took his place. Other unforgettable routines featuring All-Stars? Season seven’s Travis Wall contemporary dance featuring Robert Roldan and All-Star Allison Holker to “Fix You,” and Season eight’s Sasha Mallory and tWitch’s breakfast table Hip-Hop number.
All-Stars Have Back-Stage Romances
I am thrilled that tWitch Boss and Allison Holker (Season 2) fell in love backstage at So You Think You Can Dance and became engaged. How exciting! No made for television “showmances” here. Who doesn’t love a great love story?
All-Stars Give Competitors a Lift
It has been scientifically proven (or at least mentioned a fair bit) that the skill of the All-Stars actually elevates the competitors. Not only are the contestants working with great dancers, but they are learning from dancers that have been through the So You Think You Can Dance process. It stands to reason that this season’s competitors strive to reach the same level as their All-Star partner.
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All-Stars are Moving Up to the Judge’s Table
I confess that I was excited to see Mr. Boss (tWitch) join the judges on the road at this season’s auditions. His infectious enthusiasm and knowledge about the process added some spice to the Detroit auditions and Vegas round. Here’s hoping more All-Stars will slide into a seat at the judge’s table in the future!
So You Think You Can Dance airs Tuesdays at 8pm on FOX.
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