American Idols LIVE! 2011 Tour dates; Pre-sale starts @10am May 11th

It’s here! The American Idols LIVE! 2011 Tour is coming to a town near you this summer. See Season 10’s Top 11 perform at a town near you. Locations have been announced.

All tickets go on public sale at 10 AM on May 13th, with the exception of Toronto, Canada, whose tickets go on sale at 12 PM on May 13th.

Use the code AMERICAN beginning at 10am your local time on Wednesday, May 11.
You have only until 10pm Thursday, May 12 to take advantage of the pre-sale code.*

CHECK OUT TICKETS HERE.

New for this year! VIP Packages and they’re available starting with the presale:
LIMITED QUANTITY!
SUPERSTAR PACKAGE – $250.00
*One top price reserved ticket in the first fifteen (15) rows
*One Meet & Greet with select members of American Idol Tour**
*One Exclusive autographed American Idol Tour photo***
*One Official American Idols Tour Program
*One Official SUPERSTAR American Idol VIP laminate & matching lanyard

**Please note American Idol Member Participation in meet & greets can vary by show
*** Autographed photo to be picked up at meet & greet

Here are the tour dates and locations for 2011:

DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE
10am unless noted
7/6 West Valley City, UT Maverik  Center May 13
7/8 Everett, WA Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center May 13
7/9 Portland, OR Rose Garden May 13
7/11 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion May 13
7/12 Oakland, CA The Oracle Arena May 13
7/13 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose May 13
7/15 Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre LA Live May 13
7/16 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena May 13
7/17 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Arena May 13
7/19 Oklahoma City, OK Cox Convention Center May 13
7/20 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie May 13
7/21 Houston, TX Reliant Arena May 13
7/22 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena May 13
7/24 Orlando, FL Amway Center May 13
7/26 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center May 13
7/27 Raleigh, NC RBC Center May 13
7/28 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena May 13
7/30 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena May 13
7/31 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center May 13
8/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center May 13
8/3 Minneapolis, MN Target Center May 13
8/4 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center May 13
8/6 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena May 13
8/7 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena May 13
8/9 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center May 13
8/10 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center May 13
8/11 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena May 13
8/13 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall May 13
8/14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center May 13
8/17 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center May 13
8/19 Washington DC Verizon Center May 13
8/20 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum May 13
8/21 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza May 13
8/23 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum May 13
8/25 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at HarborYard May 13
8/27 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center May 13
8/28 Albany, NY Times Union Center May 13
8/30 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center May 13
8/31 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena May 13
9/1 Worcester, MA DCU Center May 13
9/3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena May 13
9/6 Syracuse, NY War Memorial at OnCenter May 13
9/7 Reading, PA Sovereign Center May 13
9/9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre May 13 @ 12pm
9/10 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena May 13

SYTYCD 7 Top 11 featured on Us Weekly, [ June 28th Issue 802 ]

A spread of the Top 11 dancers on this week’s issue of Us Weekly. “Introducing the hottest hoofers on the Fox hit,” say the magazine.

This feature validates the show’s ‘arrival’ to mainstream media. We don’t recall a SYTYCD article from celeb magazines before or maybe we haven’t been paying attention much.

By Eric Andersson with reporting by Ingrid Sheaffer for Us Weekly

Here it is with a PDF file for better viewing.

Us Weekly: SYTYCD 7 Top 11

Results: Who got eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance 7?

The Top 11 of So You Think You Can Dance Season 7:

* AdeChike Torbert
* Alex Wong
* Alexie Agdeppa
* Ashley Galvan
* Billy Bell
* Cristina Santana
* Jose “Full Deck” Ruiz
* Kent Boyd
* Lauren Froderman
* Melinda Sullivan
* Robert Roldan

Check back here weekly to see who is eliminated until ultimately we get “America’s Favorite Dancer.” Results show are Thursdays at 9pm ET. Performances and voting nights are on Wednesdays, 8pm ET.

CONGRATULATIONS, Lauren Froderman!!!

Robert Roldan and Kent Boyd | voted off 8/12

Adechike Torbert | voted off 8/5

Billy Bell | voted off 7/29

Jose Ruiz | voted off, 7/29

July 22: no one is voted off!! They are eliminating two people next week!! Following Idol’s save?? What gives?!

Another week, another injury. Another dancer eliminated due to injury!!

Ashley Galvan, voted off 7/15

Alex Wong is eliminated from the competition due to a lacerated Achilles tendon.

He needs an operation and 3 months of rest. SYTYCD wants him to come back.

Voted off 7/8

Melinda Sullivan
voted off July 1

Cristina Santana

voted off 6/24

Alexie Agdeppa

voted off 6/17

SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Lauren Froderman

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Full name: Lauren Rose Froderman
Nickname: Frodie or LoFro
Age: 18
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Dance Style: Contemporary Jazz
Born in: Phoenix, AZ
Birthday: September 6

Describes herself as: Energetic, hardworking, outgoing (or friendly), Positive 🙂

A recent high school graduate, Lauren Froderman was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old. At age 10, Froderman performed with the Phoenix Rockettes. Her life’s ambition is to perform on Broadway and become a school teacher.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 3

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes; competed for 12 years; trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap (only a little)

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Baryshnikov!

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: So You Think You Can Dance(Vegas week). Other than that, dancing with my studio girls at Dance Motion.

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: Contemporary
Ballroom – yikes!

First performance with Kent Boyd along with all-star Mark Kanemura and Kathryn McCormick in a contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall| Music: “Paris is Burning” by St. Vincent

Photoshoot interview, June 2nd

Audition, June 3. 2010


via Fox Dance

SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Robert Roldan

 

Full name: Robert Jeremiah Roldan
Nickname: None.
Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: North Hollywood, CA
Dance Style: Contemporary
Born in: Thousand Oaks, CA
Birthday: July 21

Describes himself as: Goofy, personable, charismatic, loyal

Robert Roldan took his first Hip Hop class at age 11. After graduating from high school, he performed with the “Bad Boys of Dance” for a year and a half. In addition to dance, he enjoys singing, acting and fashion.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 11 years old

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: One of my favorite dancers is Sylvie Guillem

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: One of my most memorable dance experiences is when I performed on “Dancing with the Stars”

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: I hope to pick Hip Hop or Contemporary. I’m nervous to pick Ballroom.

First performance with Adechike Torbert and Ashley Galvan. Jazz routine with all-star Neil Haskell and Courtney Galiano, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh | Music: “Freak” by Estelle feat. Kardinal Offshall

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

via Fox Dance

SYTYCD 7 Profilie Spotlight on Jose Ruiz

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Full name: Jose Herminio Ruiz III
Nickname: “Full Deck”
Age: 23
Hometown: Miami, FL
Current Residence: Pembroke Pines, FL
Dance Style: B-boying (smooth, flowing, explosive)
Born in: North Miami, FL
Birthday: September 15

Describes himself as: Humble, confident, strong minded, explosive

Jose Ruiz is a self-taught B-Boy who has never had professional dance training. He describes his dance style as “smooth, flowing and explosive.” Ruiz has competed in international dance competitions and performed on cruise ships. He also enjoys yoga and plays several musical instruments.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 14

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: No

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Myself

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Competing in Paris and Montreal

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: I hope to pick Contemporary | Afraid of Ballroom

First performance dancing on his own style with all-stars Twitch, Comfort Fedoke and Domenic “D-Trix” Sandoval to a hip-hop routine choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon. Music: “Din Daa Daa (District 78 Remix) by George Kranz.

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Melinda Sullivan

Full name: Melinda Loretta Sullivan
Nickname: None.
Age: 22
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: Thousand Oaks, CA
Dance Style: Tap
Born in: Long Island, NY
Birthday: September 30

Describes herself as: Creative, Rhytmical, Artistic, Inspired

A native of Long Island, NY, Melinda Sullivan is this season’s sole tap dancer. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and has appeared in “Cats,” “High School Musical,” “High School Musical 2” and “Wonderland.” Sullivan is passionate about music and dance education, and is a fan of tap-dance legend Gregory Hines.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 4

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Gregory Hines

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: Tap dancing at a jam session with Gregory Hines at Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: Broadway. Ballroom

First performance on the show, June 10. 2010. Music: “There’s Got To Be Something Better Than This” from Sweet Charity (Original Broadway Cast)
Continue reading SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Melinda Sullivan

SYTYCD 7 Profile Spotlight on Ashley Galvan

Full name: Ashley Galvan
Nickname: Booboo
Age: 19
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Current Residence: Burbank, CA
Dance Style: Lyrical
Born in: Visalia, CA
Birthday: June 26

Describes herself as: Funny, helpful, outgoing, humble

Ashley Galvan began dancing at age 3. She appeared in 2009’s “Fame” and toured with the Broadway show “Wonderland.” In addition to dancing, Galvan loves swimming, shopping, movies and fast food.

More Q&A

How old were you when you started dancing?

Answer: 3 years old

Do you have any formal training?

Answer: Yes

Who is your favorite professional dancer?

Answer: Mallauri Esquibel

What has been your most memorable dance experience?

Answer: My first solo at the age of 4.

What style do you hope to pick out of the hat? Which style of dance are you afraid to get?

Answer: Ballroom | Hip Hop

First performance with Adechike Torbert and Robert Roldan. Jazz routine with all-star Neil Haskell and Courtney Galiano, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh | Music: “Freak” by Estelle feat. Kardinal Offshall

Photoshoot Interview, June 2nd

Audition Video | June 3. 2010

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