Fri, 8 August 2008
Joshua Allen--one of the least trained (despite the repeated claims of "untrained," he has had some formal training) dancers, and the first street dancer ever--has won the title of "America's Most Favorite Dancer," on the 2008 season of So You Think You Can Dance, and the top prize of $250,000! What's more, we have for the first time a pair of street dancers making the top two! This has wonderful implications of giving legitimacy to a dance genre that has not gotten nearly the professional attention it deserves.
As I predicted, the Final Four lined up in this fashion:
3. Katee--who also received a surprise $50,000 check for being the top girl in the competition.
4. Courtney Galiano
Week after week, Joshua proved his ability to grow and to work with some of the top choreographers and make major contributions to all of the dance styles to which he was exposed. It's my hope that Joshua takes this opportunity to grow even more and give back to the art of dance.
The other big news was that Jessica--who had to drop out of the competition due to broken and cracked ribs--has healed enough that she will be able to make the tour. I was hoping that when they had to bring Comfort back in her place that they would allow a "Top 11" tour to happen, and as things are now, it will!
Many congratulations to all of the finalists who once again wowed us and took the art of dance to new levels!
Category:Extras -- posted at: 8:30am EDT
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