So You Think You Can Dance 100th Episode in Pictures and Videos

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The 100th episode was bittersweet. We could not make a recap of it because we were totally disappointed with how America voted. How can Janette Manrara be eliminated over Melissa Sandvig and Kayla Radomski?! She and Jeanine Mason are the strongest dancers that could possibly win it all. We would have loved to see Janette and Jeanine battle it out in the Top 4… How sad.

Enjoy the photos anyway.

Backstage with SYTYCD staff and cast

Top 8 week and Elimination Recap

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This is a Mia Michaels Contemporary piece done in Season 2 with Travis Wall and Heidi Groskreutz. Watch the Emmy winning performance here.
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Jaimie Goodwin and Hokuto “Hok” Konishi of Season 3, performed Jazz, “The Chairman’s Waltz” from Memoirs of a Geisha, Choreography by: Wade Robson. Watch the Emmy winning performance here.

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Group dance: “One” – A Chorus Line (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels), Watch the performance here.

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Ramalama “Zombie” dance from Season 2 with Wade Robson. Watch the performance here.

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Katie Holmes in a so-so taped Broadway performance. Watch it here.

So You Think You Can Dance Get Fit DVDs Released

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Your Favorite Dancers from the Hit Series Show You How to Get Fit and Have Fun

You’ve seen exactly what they can do on the wildly popular show

“So You Think You Can Dance.” Now six of the hottest dancers from past seasons will show viewers how to get in top shape with the release of two brand new fitness DVDs on July 21: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE GET FIT: Tone and Groove and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE GET FIT: Cardio Funk. With nearly 20 million viewers each week “So You Think You Can Dance” is a pop culture sensation entering into its fifth season on air. For the first time ever, fans can tone and sculpt their bodies by moving along with the incredible dancers from the show as they demonstrate easy-to-follow routines in a variety of genres.
In Tone and Groove viewers can flex and condition their muscles with Stephen “Twitch” Boss as he takes them through a Hip Hop routine, tighten their abs with Dmitry Chaplin through the Cha Cha and then stretch it out with Katee Shean doing jazz. Cardio Funk turns up the heat as Courtney Galiano puts viewers through their paces on the disco floor, Travis Wall gets hearts pumping in a contemporary routine and Lauren Gottlieb’s Hip Hop dance works up a sweat. With over 90 minutes of calorie-burning and body-sculpting moves, each DVD also includes a warm up and cool down session, a bonus workout, behind-the-scenes interviews with the dancers and more. The DVDs arrive just in time for the highly-anticipated finale of season five and will be available for the suggested retail price of $16.99 each.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE GET FIT: Tone and Groove and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE GET FIT: Cardio Funk are each presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English Stereo sound. The following details each disc:

tone+groove_sytycdTone and Groove:
o Introduction
o Warm Up
o Workouts:
o Hip Hop – Twitch
o Jazz – Katee
o Cha Cha – Dmitry
o Tone and Groove Bonus Workout
o Cool Down

Bonus Features:
o Interview with executive producer Nigel Lythgoe
o Interview with Twitch
o Interview with Katee
o Interview with Dmitry

cardiofunk_sytycdCardio Funk:
o Introduction
o Warm Up
o Workouts
o Hip Hop – Lauren
o Contemporary – Travis
o Disco – Courtney
o Cardio Funk Bonus Workout
o Cool Down

Bonus Features:
o Interview with executive producer Nigel Lythgoe
o Interview with Lauren
o Interview with Travis
o Interview with Courtney

US Women’s Water Polo Team Wins With GOLD-a! Men’s Team Stymies Italians


The Chinese were playing with their hearts and souls, but the USA women would not back down, matching them score for score.  1-0.  1-1. 1-2. 2-2. 2-3. 3-3.  This was getting tough.

Again another tie at 5-5, and the USA and China were showing that neither was going to back down or go under.  Natalie Golda already had 3 goals for the United States team.

6-5 US!!  Nope. 6-6.  Wow.  7-6 US!!  Nope 7-7.  Yikes.  8-7 US!!  And finally a 2 goal margin at 9-7!

9-8, Uh oh.  10-8. Phew.  10-9.  You have to be kidding!!!!  10-10.  Oh C’mon!  11-10 China.  OK, now we are starting to get worried.  11-11.

With 3 minutes to go the US scored again.  Lauren Wenger made a perfect pitch past the Chinese goaltender for a score.  12-11.  Lauren’s score would win the game.

The Chinese came down and made a wonderful shot.  It barely missed hitting the left post, and the Chinese returned to defense.

China had earned major respect.  This is a US team that had held opposing teams to single digits for 8 consecutive years.  Oh my!

The US pulled it out 12-11.  Natalie Golda finished with 4 goals.

Men’s Waterpolo Team Stymies Italians

The USA played Italy in Waterpolo and it was a relatively high scoring affair. With 6 minutes to go in the 4th, the US team led 9-7.

Team USA’s #4, Jeffrey Powers, threw a side-arm and skipped the ball past Italy’s goaltender for his second goal and a 10-7 lead.

The US team would need the cushion, as Italy charged back bring it to 10-9 and generating a look of concern on the US coach.

Lyne Beaubien, #7, positioned himself dead center in front of the net. Within a split second of receiving the ball, he pitched a hard shot on goal and scored for the US, bringing them back to a 2 point lead 11-9.

That would prove to be enough for the US squad, but Italy was not done. After an exchange of goals, the Italian team drove back with just over a minute left and scored to bring the score to 12-11.

The US burned the clock down to 24 seconds before giving Italy possession. Italy took a time out to set up at least one shot. Italy was on a power play for the bottom 15 seconds and could not get off a shot in time as the clock ran down.

US 12-11 in a nail-biter, and the US remains undefeated at 2-0.

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