- The Washingtonian’s After Hours blog reported from the So You Think You Can Dance audition line (thanks Beto for bringing this to my attention):
This is better than in New York,” Michelle Turner-Goldsmith, a 21-year-old Frederick resident and George Washington University alumna, said of the line’s length outside. Turner-Goldsmith, who trained at Twinbrook School of Ballet under Phyllis Blake, plans to do a mixture of ballet and African dance for her improvisation.
Every year, it seems that people feel the need to fuse a variety of dance styles for their audition to stand out, when in fact that trend seems to be occurring in the majority. It’s only 15 seconds for crying out loud! I feel that the people that focus on doing one thing well tend to stand out for their technical ability and expression. Ballet + african really just seems to = modern, no?
Let’s face it, the judges just want to you be able to have extensions that go past your nose, to dance “sexy” if you are a woman and dance “masculine” if you are a man, to be able to do at least 10 consecutive alternating pirouettes/fouettes, and have leaps that clear at least 6 feet.
- Also, the Washington Post has a video up with interviews from the audition line. The word “fierce” is employed. I knew it was just a matter of time before Project Runway’s Christian Siriano forever changed our vocabularies!