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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel
    Most people would kill to dance half as good as the contestants on this show. What is your problem with the girls doing the WCS? It's not like they have a choice what they dance. So how can you fault them for dancing outside of their specialty?
    I'm not "faulting" anyone. All I'm saying is, I prefer to watch dancers within their specialty. If I want to see ballet, I'll go to The Nutcracker or something. I go watch the Rockettes if I want to see good tap dancing. In the mood for Irish, I'll watch Riverdance or something like that. I enjoy seeing people do what their best at, where they really shine. I have a lot of training in tap and ballet. I took a hip-hop class for two years just to have a little fun and branch out a little. Did I enjoy it? Sure. Should I ever perform it in public? Heck no! I'll stick to what I'm good at.

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    Not that it matters, but I think the reason people like this show is because of a more open view. Not that I think that anyone should not have their own view, but people attempting things outside of their little safety net should be, can be and will be appreciated. And for someone to just stay in their zone and never do there best at other things once and a while would be a sad day and a reason for disappointment that the "adventure attitude" be lost. I guess sometimes people shine when they reach for something new too.

    As for the show,

    Quote Originally Posted by heyang
    - "....consider Fred Astaire’s rule – during filming, he insisted that his entire body from head to toe be visible. I have the same complaint with ice skating."
    I would say bigger complaint with Ice Skating and I never knew that was Fred's rule.

    The lady named Pandora in the "review" was wonderful dancer. It is interesting how some don't have that ABLITY TO BE FLEXIBLE IN STYLES. She was really good at what she did do. I am glad they finally aired that.

    Martha & Travis were good, but it seems like the are "stand off ish" of each other. I don't know what that is. Not that interesting.

    Ashleigh & Dimytri (what is with these names) I belive did an awsome job and show interest and integrity. Ashleigh did the best job in character and totally disagree with one of the judges - she is "steeling my heart" - lol - for favorite. Sucker for the smile. Dimytri, big woop, danced well, but that character of the dance just wasn't there.

    Natalie & Musa, took a minute to get into it I think because Musa felt his way and Natalie kept the time, that might be different but I like it. I liked Natalie's dress the most. Musa seems like this is the greatest thing in the world that is ever going to hap[pen to him. Just seems so happy to entertain. Class act, but I don't think he is the best dancer.

    Donyelle & Benji Dance so nicely together. It was not the best thing to hear Donyelle mispronouncing and not having a clue what she was saying - apeal dropped a few, come on you are a dancer....why don't you know. And it has become distracting how smitten Benji is over her. But they do dance so nice and Donyelle is a "sweet personality." I did like the "play / learn time he did with Dimytri.

    Allyson & Ivan - I love the Jitter Bug! I Loved it. Ivan was a little silly and I think Allyson carried the two. Hated the pants, she is now a favorite too - eech getting harder to decide.

    Jessica & Jaymz That was the best choreography but the most "unfelt" of performances.

    Dimytri & Jessica are my vote out - that sounds bad...oh well.
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    I've only watched a few minutes of the show - all I know is I would not want to be judged by someone who wears a hat so low one can't see his eyes. Who is this wierd dude anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancindiva03
    I'm not "faulting" anyone. All I'm saying is, I prefer to watch dancers within their specialty. If I want to see ballet, I'll go to The Nutcracker or something. I go watch the Rockettes if I want to see good tap dancing. In the mood for Irish, I'll watch Riverdance or something like that. I enjoy seeing people do what their best at, where they really shine. I have a lot of training in tap and ballet. I took a hip-hop class for two years just to have a little fun and branch out a little. Did I enjoy it? Sure. Should I ever perform it in public? Heck no! I'll stick to what I'm good at.
    I don't blame you. When I'm looking for performing artistry, I go to the Opera and Ballet - not to figure skating.

    Regarding ballet, if one can get away from 19th century ballet, they will find a world of modern ballet which is more exciting and just as beautiful.

    So you think you can dance is not necessarily Ballroom Dancing but it certainly uses ballroom in its agenda. We are looking for the best of those contestants who is capable of managing in all the different dances which are part of the show. Not unlike the Olympics Best Athlete.

    BTW. I would not take this show all that seriously. It is geared to ratings and those dancers who appear to be winning the votes will be retained on the show.

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    Maybe I'm not watching properly but Musa does not seem to me to be a dancer. Even with last night's performance which one would expect him to be brilliant, he stood by the gal's side most of the time and let her do the work. But he'll be back.

    Donnyelle and Benji did the best job, imo last night.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater
    I've only watched a few minutes of the show - all I know is I would not want to be judged by someone who wears a hat so low one can't see his eyes. Who is this wierd dude anyway?
    Shane [don't know his last name] and I think he's one of the only judges that actually brings some good to the table... he points out where they could have been better. He admittedly doesn't have a lot of knowledge on the more straight backed and "snooty" (my word not his) dances, but he still gives some great comments


    I like the show, maybe because I'm stupid when it comes to the art, but I enjoy seeing people try new things... and how is DISCO supposed to be something Musa would shine in? He's a breaker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    ... Musa does not seem to me to be a dancer.
    I completely agree, and I think you made the comment that he will keep coming back because of who he is to something of that effect, I too believe that. He is so grateful and eager it makes him so likable and charming - total opposite of Dimytri. It is a pop contest once again and the most talented might not win. I am also not getting the feeling Dimytri is the best example of versatility and expression on this show. He seems a little arrogant and self righteous to me, I hope he doesn't "kill off" Ashleigh with his curse. I think she is very versatile with that stellar smile - earmarks of a performer in my mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    Donnyelle and Benji did the best job, imo last night.

    Joe
    Again I agree, to me there is something honest when they are dancing together. I am not reading Donyelle that well, other then I think she adapts well and moves wonderfully, so I can't really see if she feels the same as Benji - but that boy is head over heals!

    I have not been trained to the degree of some of you on the ins and outs of Dance (High school show choirs a couple of Jazz / contemporary girlfriends), but it is what you feel is the best, what moves you - that's where I feel anyone is qualified to voice their opinion. And versatility is the key to this show. Not how good you are at any one thing. That has an element of excitement to it as well.
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    I think Benji has a great chance of making it to the finals and winning... he's got the same likeability factor as Clay Aiken did in American Idol... and I don't think I'm the only one that sees the similarities... yes some of his mugging gets old in a hurry, but there's something about Benji that just makes me LOVE to watch him. He's a kick! I don't think he needs to worry.

    I don't think Dimitry is arrogant, confident: yes... extremely so... and there's nothing wrong with that (do i think he has a great body, not as much as he does, but he's not the only one inlove with his looks, a lot of the ladies on that show seem to think they have it all too lol)

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    BTW, I think Shane is my favorite judge as well. I also thought he is a great choreographer - I like the new "spins."

    Maybe arrogant is not the perfect word to describe Dimytri, but I thought his performance last night was lackluster and didn't "play it up" do to not wanting to endanger his cool image. That particularly seemed true when the responses came back and the look on his face was so "holier than thou." Maybe a better word to explain him would be conceded.

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    We're also talking about someone who is extremely proud of their craft. He is extremely good at what he does, and I can't blame him for not wanting to look completely stupid. That "program" sucked. And it wasn't the dancers' fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle
    We're also talking about someone who is extremely proud of their craft. He is extremely good at what he does, and I can't blame him for not wanting to look completely stupid. That "program" sucked. And it wasn't the dancers' fault.
    While I thought that almost all of the choreography this week was uninspired, I do blame any dancer who holds back because they don't want to look stupid. The rule of performance is: if you THINK you look stupid, you definitely will. A professional caliber dancer will put everything they have into any performance they do, even if the choreography isn't great. If he holds back because he thinks he's better than the choreography, that is a HUGE fault of his as a dancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinevere
    A professional caliber dancer will put everything they have into any performance they do, even if the choreography isn't great. If he holds back because he thinks he's better than the choreography, that is a HUGE fault of his as a dancer.


    As for the vote, one out of 2 ain't bad At least one of the 2 last "greater than the show attitudes" of the guys is gone. It is really hard with the ladies though, jeesh what talent! They are all good at this yet the ladies I feel are so evenly matched....hard.

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    But as far as I'm concerned that program wasn't worth the airtime and it wasn't the dancers... I don't think going all out would have helped in teh slightest... jmho


    as for who got voted off... I really liked that couple, and I'm very disappointed that Jaymz got voted off... he was a great dancer, and I don't know why he was chosen to go out of the 3 guys... but oh well...

    Bring on Benji!

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    I liked the Doll and Magician concept, it is an old one at that. It IMO is to bad he didn't give it his best (which would have been the most admirable thing to do) so we could have seen what it was really worth. Let me clarify "liked" as being on the lower end of the enjoyment spectrum. I LOVED the Jitterbug and he was pritty stiff, yet he gave it his all. The best pro was still the "Vietnamese" Waltz. I can't believe someone who says they're a dancer didn't know Viennese. She still danced it really well though! I can see why Benji has such a big crush!

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    I think that Donyelle just read it wrong and now it's become a 'block' in her head. It was funny how they joked about it.

    As Dan Karaty said, Donyelle and Benji just seem to be so entertaining no matter what they are doing. I think they both realize how fortunate they are to have this opportunity and they are just enjoying it so much. Neither of them are the physical epitome of dancers, but they are wonderful.


    A question for the Canadian viewers - I heard somewhere that the show is either ahead or behind a week. Ladskater mentioned a judge wearing a hat this week. In the US, the judges were Simon, Mary and Dan - none wore a hat. As someone else mentioned Shane is a judge during week's when he is not choreographing.

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