DANNY TIDWELL UPDATE

You guys! I missed So You Think You Can Dance again last night! I thought it was on on Thursdays (wasn’t it on Thursday last week?) and was all set to tape tonight when commenter Jonathan sent me an email asking me what I thought of the second week of auditions. Argh. Trying to find somewhere online to watch re-runs…

Can’t they wait till ballet season is over?! Seriously, it wasn’t on this early last year right? I don’t remember it conflicting with Blackpool, ABT, and NYCB like this.

Anyway, in lieu of a post on this week’s show, I thought I’d just link to this Rickey post (which is where I got the pic above from), which commenter Jonathan sent me. Thank you, Jonathan!

Apparently, Danny Tidwell will be in the Broadway cast of Memphis, which is scheduled to open in the Fall, and will be in Fire Island over the summer for the Fire Island Dance Festival.

It’s always interesting to keep up with the SYTYCD dancers and see what becomes of their careers, if and how the show has helped them. So far we have Danny and Neil Haskell on Broadway, Sabra in a very cool NY-based contemporary ballet company, Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin on Dancing With the Stars… I wish Danny would come back to ABT but I know that’s not going to happen. But it’s okay — there are plenty of fabulous dancers there to keep me in a pretty constant state of awe :)

For others who missed last night’s show, I find Ballroom Dance Channel does a good job of straight-forward reviews.

7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the update on Danny! The schedule has been Wed and Thurs. and will be again next week with Vegas and the Top 20.

  2. I wish Danny would go back to ABT, too! Or something like Complexions. I miss his grace and musicality so much.

  3. GothamTalieGirl

    You better not miss it next week… Alex Wong (Miami City Ballet/The Winger) made it to Las Vegas!!!

  4. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Yes, someone told me about Alex! I had no idea he was trying out — so psyched! I loved him when I saw him dance here with Miami City Ballet several months ago. I thought he was the best in the company, honestly. And he was promoted to principal shortly thereafter.

  5. Dannie,
    My dear, where have you been? My husband I fell in love with you on SYTYCD and when the show was over we couldn't really find what you were up to. We're just huge fans of ballet and you consistenly gave us goose bumps and made us cry; you're a beautiful dancer. 😉 We were just hoping to see perform once the show was over.

  6. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Hi — thank you for commenting. I don't know what is up with him but I will definitely keep my eyes out for the Broadway show he's reported to be in in the fall and will definitely let people know!

  7. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Hi — thank you for commenting. I don't know what is up with him but I will definitely keep my eyes out for the Broadway show he's reported to be in in the fall and will definitely let people know!

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