Friday, June 12, 2009

So, you think YOU can dance??????

I admit it, I LOVE this show!  I watch it every year!  Having dance for 17 years of my own life, I truly enjoy the talent that this show exposes us to!  There isn't the crazy melodrama that most reality shows bring, it really showcases the dance as an art form! That being said, I have a few dancers that I would like to comment on...
This is Melissa....
Melissa is 29 - old in the dance world - and they call her the "naughty ballerina"!  She is a breath of fresh air!  As one of the judges said, "some things get better with age" and she certainly did!  I have a special love for her because she is a ballerina - my dance genre of choice - but she does so much more!  Her pas de duex was absolutely beautiful, her partner Ade is amazingly strong and at the same time graceful - they called him a "gentle giant" and her certainly is that!  I hope that they are both around for a long time!
This is Vitolio...
Vitolio is not just an amazing dancer, he is also an amazing young man.  His story is truly inspiring - born in Haiti, his mother died when he was 5, raised by his grandmother who was without a job and on his own when he was 15 - and yet, here he his, a self made man following his passion for dance.  How can you not love him?  And he's good too!
This is Asuka....
I don't like to be negative, but this spicy little ballroom dancer rubs me the wrong way.  Don't get me wrong, she's a really good dancer, but she works WAY too hard at being sexy.  I know there is a definite component of "sexy" in a lot of the latin style dancing, but she takes it way too far, and she continues with it long after the music stops.  She is young, I know, but she needs to realize that she doesn't need to play the "sexy card" to draw attention to her talent.  It makes me sad, I hope that the judges (or somebody else) clues her in.

Anyway, not to end on a negative note.  The performances on wednesday we FABULOUS!  I think that at least 10 of the 12 couples were amazing and the other 2 couples weren't shabby, just not phenomenal.  What a great beginning to the season!  I can hardly wait to see what they come up with next week!


2 comments:

The Mom Jen said...

Hey wasn't the Crash Test Dummies dance so unique and cool!? Loving that show, this is my first season watching, Jae loves it too!

lizspin said...

I think I can dance!