Saturday, May 17, 2008

TV Dance News

BuddyTV has the So You Think You Can Dance early season schedule. We'll know the top 20 on June 5th.

Big congrats to choreographer Dave Scott. He was just named winner of the 2007-08 Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Choreography in Film for his work in the Step up 2: The Streets.

Tyce Diorio will be one of the judges on Master Of Dance, TLC's entry in the dance reality genre.

Shimmy interviews Ivan Koumaev.

Tamara Brooks at Zap2It recaps Step It Up & Dance. Welcome back Oscar.

This interview with Step It Up's Miguel Zarate adds some depth to what we know about him. Well, except for the part where he wants to be the next male Madonna.

The Pasadena Star-News catches up with ABDC finalists Kaba Modern.

I was unaware of this America's Best Dance Crew drama at the time:

The theory goes that, because a Kaba-Jabba finale would have resulted in a hip-hop dance showdown featuring almost exclusively Asian faces, dial-in totals were given a, uh, "Florida tweak" to provide Boston's Status Quo crew with a protected berth for the final round.

I wouldn't put it past MTV to tweak the totals, but if you buy into the identity-politics voting theory, isn't it very possible that Kaba-Jabba split the Asian vote?

Our friend Selly remembers Dr. Jimmy Slyde.

The CTV website is doing an outstanding job covering all the events leading to the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.