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So You Think You Can Dance – Sabra not getting guest spot – Channel Ten Please Explain

News.com.au have a story which states that Sabra the winner of last years US version of SYTYCD will not be making a guest appearance on the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance.

Sabra and Kameron Binks are in Australia as part of an East Coast tour with Young Performers Australia and will appear at Myer in Brisbane city this Friday to greet fans.

The article said:
It’s understood the organisers have approached Channel Ten in an attempt to have the dynamic duo appear on SYTYCD as guest performers.
But it seems Ten are happy to snub the pair. A spokesman told Qconfidential that “We would prefer to keep the Australian dancers at the forefront”.

The US version was a ratings winner for Channel ten last year, and the station doesn’t want to increase their ratings by having Sabra and Kameron perform! Instead we will have another Monday night performance by a third rate Australian Idol performer, or the over exposed Delta Goodrem.

Do they think Sabra and Kameron will highlight that the Australian dancers are not as good as the US ones?

The producers should have confidence the final six will not be shown up by the American couple.

This fan of the show is extremely disappointed by the cultural cringe Australia is showing at the start of the 21st century.

Link to article here.

April 8, 2008   12 Comments

US So You Think You Can Dance – Interview With Neil Haskell

Neil Haskell was one of my favourite dancers in Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance. He finished number three in the series. He had an amazing athletic style. A bit like Anthony Ikin, but Neil is a much better dancer/performer in my opinion.

Shimmy Magazine has an article with him talking about what he has been up to since the show and top 10 tour finished.

He has finished MTV movie The American Mall to be shown later this year, and he is currently back in New York.

He was also asked who his favourite choreographers were and his answer:

I think Wade Robson’s choreography is the most challenging. It’s strange and quirky. You have to find a way to learn where your weight, your hip, foot and just everything is supposed to be or else it won’t look right. The way he does it is so unique that if you aren’t doing it exactly as he’s telling you to then it’s going to look awkward unique rather than cool unique. I love being able to do his stuff. I also love being able to dance Mia Micheal’s stuff because it is more my style. Her jazz and contemporary feel is very unique as well and it suit my body and way of moving.

Which is interesting as I think theose two choreographers consistently do the best routines on the show.

Unfortunately Neil makes no mention of coming to Australia, however we will have Season 3 winner Sabra and her boyfriend Kameron come out in April.

They will be teaching workshops in Melbourne, and undoubtedly appear on the Australian version So You Think You Can Dance.

Links to those previous blogs here and here.

March 30, 2008   2 Comments

Sabra and Kameron to teach workshops in Australia in April – Yeah!

As I posted in February Sabra and Kameron Binks will be coming to Australia in April. Ted from Blogging SYTYCD has the details here.

Sabra who won the US Version of So You Think You Can Dance in Season 3, and Kameron will be presenting a two day Hip hop and Contemporary workshop on April 5 and 6 at the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Dance in St Kilda Rd, Southbank.

Bookings can be made at http://www.youngperformers.com.au/

The lessons will be at beginners/intermediate and advanced levels.

Expect to see them on the So You Think You Can Dance here in Australia.

March 20, 2008   Comments Off on Sabra and Kameron to teach workshops in Australia in April – Yeah!