So You Think You Can Dance wasn'tÂ a part ofÂ my TV-watching repertoire until the summer 2009 season.Â My friends thought it was odd, given my fixation on and obsessive coverage of Dancing with the Stars; after all, SYCYCD alums Lacey Schwimmer, Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin have all served as pro dancers on DWTS since their stints on the Fox reality dance competition.Â In addition, I'm a former dancer myself so it seemed approrpriate that I'd want to see other dancers in action.Â As my friend Kristin reasoned, why not see how they got their public starts?Â So I did.
So far, it's been interesting.Â My favorite dancers keep changing.Â The guys tend to blend together for me (isn't that terrible?!) but the girls are all clearly different in my mind.Â Here are my random thoughts on the ladies... so far!
So You Think You Can DanceÂ 2009 gal #1:Â Melissa.Â Amazing.Â Incredibly graceful, lithe, the perfect dancer's body all-around.Â Elle MacPherson may be The Body, but Melissa is SYCYCD's The Body.Â She's excelled in her routines thus far; her extensions are beautiful.Â I'd like to see her thrown into a really aggressive hip hop routine, or perhaps one of Mia Michaels' crazy modern numbers.Â I'm wondering if she'd falter.Â If not, she'd be a great pick to win the competition.Â And of course, it doesn't hurt that she's 29.Â As a thirtysomething myself, I like seeing her shine among all of the very-recent-kids in the pack!
So You Think You Can DanceÂ 2009 gal #2:Â Randi.Â Adorable.Â That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of Randi.Â She struck me as wholesome and innocent at first glance, and I've been largely impressed by every dance she and Evan have performed.Â In fact, I think she's really carried Evan and wonder if she'll do that for her new partner next week as well!
So You Think You Can DanceÂ 2009 gal #3:Â Janette.Â Power-house.Â Total power-house.Â It seems like Janette can go and go and go; she embodies the spirit of don't stop til ya get enough.Â (Just a little Michael Jackson tribute thrown in there for good measure.)Â Despite her go-go-go'ness, she doesn't sacrifice style for motion; her precision is beyond impressive.Â And of course, as a loyal DWTS fan, I have to note that she bears a physical resemblance to Cheryl Burke, if only in the hairstyle.
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