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SYTYCD Week of 7/1 Recap

This week started off with a bang as Janette and Brandon took the stage with an electrifying Jean Marc and France Genereux Cha-Cha. Filled with a fun mix of fast and slow steps, along with some dangerous tricks, the two pulled it off flawlessly, and caused Nigel to scream (as much as Nigel screams), “That…
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SYTYCD Week of 6/24 Recap

After an emotional week in Hollywood, the dancers had to take the stage and continue to battle it out for the top 10. After reporting on what they would be doing if they weren’t dancing, the dancers proved they were just as good as usual. But once the feathers settled, two dancers still had to…
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Remembering Michael Jackson

It seems that across the generations, everyone has at least one of those, "where were you when..." kind of days. It may have been, "Where were you when Pearl Harbor happened?", "Where were you [caption id="attachment_125" align="alignright" width="250"] Michael Jackson was always right at home onstage. Photo courtesy of Fanpix.com[/caption] when JFK was shot?", "Where…
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So You Think You Can Dance: Week of 6/17 Recap

Another surprising week on SYTYCD. The couples informed the audience about some of their partner’s secrets and of course there were lots of fabulous dances! Up first was Evan and Randi with a “fun” jive by Louis Van Amstel. The judges critiqued Evan’s style saying that it was a little too smooth and too jazzy…
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Swing Dance Fundraiser

Every month the Saratoga Music Hall is home to the Diamond Dance – the biggest swing dance event in the Northeast. Once a year, the party is also for a good cause and a portion of the proceeds this year is going towards Team Rafiki. Team Rafiki is a locally based group working to improve…
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So You Think You Can Dance Week of 6/10 Recap

This season’s finalists for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance have started off with a bang! Wednesday’s episode showed some of the strongest contestants we’ve seen on the show so far. Jeanine and Phillip started the night off with a Tabitha & Napoleon Hip Hop routine. Despite Phillip’s lack of professional training... (Continue Article)
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So You Think You Can Dance Auditions

For the first time, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance is holding a dual season. As the finalists get underway for season 5, auditions are currently being held for season 6. Next up on the audition tour... (Continue Article)
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Studio Spotlight: The Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance

[caption id="attachment_103" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy of the Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance"][/caption] There are many great dance studios throughout this country. If you are in the upstate NY area, keep checking back here for periodic local studio spotlights. This week's spotlight: The Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance.  Located in the heart of historic Saratoga…
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A Day with Maks & Karina

Sometimes people can surprise you. [caption id="attachment_65" align="alignright" width="194"] Jenna Caputo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy[/caption] I think we all have felt at one time or another that we're just rolling through life, doing our own thing, and no one else really notices. And sometimes that is the case. We are so caught up in our own…
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Mr. Frankie Manning – Legend of Swing

[caption id="attachment_37" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Frankie Manning Dancing at the Saratoga Savoy Diamond Dance[/caption] I just found out that the great Frankie Manning died this morning from complications of pneumonia. Frankie Manning was a legendary Swing dancer and choreographer, known for revolutionizing the Lindy Hop. Among many other things, he is famous for performing the first…
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