Thursday, December 20, 2007

SYTYCD News Roundup

Pasha and Anya perform: Stamford, Ct. is the location for 2 performances this weekend of Rhythm Of Love, billed as "The Best of Ballroom" meets "The Best of Broadway". This preview in The Stamford Times includes a quote from Anya Garnis:

The show offers dynamic competitors Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis ["So You Think You Can Dance" finalists just back from the national tour], Benito Garcia and Emilee Peterson, Felipe Telona, Jr. and Carolina Orlovsky-Telona, Garry and Rita Gekhman, JT Thomas and Tomasz Mielnicki [smooth champions from "Dancing with the Stars"], and Jose DeCamps and Joanna Zacharewicz [also featured on "Dancing with the Stars"]. Garcia, a well-known dancer who began his career as a Fred Astaire Dance Studio teacher, is cast as in the role of dramatic lead in "Rhythm of Love," the timeless tale of boy meets girl, boy misses getting the girl because he's so focused on learning how to dance, boy finally dances with the girl of his dreams. He plays opposite Peterson as the dramatic female lead.

Garnis, who appeared in last year's production of "Rhythm of Love," is excited that her sport is receiving so much attention in this country.

"The ballroom world is a little bit isolated, compared to every other type of sport, so I feel that it's the right time and great for us as ballroom dancers," she said, adding that they train as hard as any athlete to succeed. "It takes so much stamina and physical and emotional preparation for the competitions and the shows. It's definitely an artistic sport."


Shauna teaches tonight in Santa Cruz. Her Myspace bulletin:
just wanted to let you all no that...
*** i will be teaching class tomorrow.. Thursday, Dec. 20th
at 'No Limits' in Santa Cruz, CA!

2600 south rodeo gulch, suite c
Soquel, CA. 95073

-5:30pm-6:30pm juniors class($15)
-6:30pm-8:00pm advanced class ($25)

HaPpY HoLiDaYs!
-Shauna :)

Audition cities prepare: Salt Lake City's Fox 13 featured a video report on the upcoming season 4 auditions. Charleston, S.C.'s CityPaper posted the video of Travis Wall's audition there for season 2.