Dancing’s back! While I watch Dancing With the Stars each season, for me, the real dancing show is So You Think You Can Dance. I continue to be amazed at the wonderful dances created by the show’s choreographers.

For the past two weeks, I’ve been glued to my sofa each Tuesday and Wednesday evening. watching the initial auditions of SYTYCD. This past week was the Las Vegas call-backs, where the top 160 or so had to do various choreographed dances.

On Thursday night, the Top 20 were announced, meaning that the real show will start next week. This is when the top 10 male dancers will be paired with the top 10 female dancers, to do a variety of dances ranging from contemporary to ballroom to hip hop to you name it.

I’ll have to say that Thursday’s show seemed rather brief, giving only glimpses of some of the Top 20. As a result, while waiting for the show to start, I’ve been doing a lot of searching on You Tube to find auditions of the various dancers in the Top 20. I found an interesting viewer created compilation of pictures of all of the Top 20. While it contains no dancing, it has reminded me of the names and faces of some of my favorites.

One of my favorite auditions is in the video I’ve posted here featuring Broadway dancer Evan Kasprzak. He made it into the Top 20, while his brother was the last one cut. So, I’ll keep looking at more videos this weekend, and in between, the SYTYCD theme song will be playing over and over in my head.

How about you? Are you watching? Any early favorites? And what exactly prompted the fight in Las Vegas between Mia and Debbie?

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My first memory is sitting with my mother on a blanket in our backyard surrounded by books and she is reading one of them to me. My love of reading was encouraged by my parents and it continues to today. I’ve gone through a lot of different genres over the years, but I currently primarily read mysteries (historical mysteries are my favorites) and romances (focusing on contemporaries, categories, and steampunk). When I’m not reading or working, I love to travel, knit, and work on various community projects.