Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by Yanou, May 14, 2013.
What is with these sucky guest judges? Blech!
Couldn't agree more. Some, like Christina Applegate, make very astute comments (better, in fact, than we sometimes get from Nigel and Mary), but most -- such as the one tonight -- are beyond useless.
So, it wasn't social Argentine Tango (duh!) but, I was impressed by Leonardo's ganchos. Lucky for Hayley, I'd say, because, I think Curtis wouldn't have been able to show her off as well as Leonardo did.
It would have been nice if they had given Hayley more tango specific movements.
How long ago was Forever Tango in New York? Is it still there?
The stern face thing comes from the African cool look, and I can't quite make out Leonardo's reply to Nigel's question.
It's on YouTube (so it says), but I couldn't find it, but you can watch here.
And this is interesting...
If you're in Los Angeles, SYTYCD choreographers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo just began offering lessons in Downey (The Elk Club at 11233 Woodruff Ave., Downey).
I seem to remember Skippy Blair telling a story about pushing a piano to that Elks when she first started teaching on her own in the late 50s.
that AT was excellent!! its always great when the contestants get a pro!!
Hayley will prolly win for the girls
I agree that it was really good, and that she lucked out to be dancing with Leonardo. Don't know about the prediction though. Not to say you're wrong, but I have a really hard time choosing between the remaining girls -- it's a very strong field. In contrast, the next few guys to go are pretty clear. Speaking of borderline guys, I was glad to see Alan get a chance to strut his stuff this week -- looked great.
I felt his salsa was slow esp for a latin dancer
Hayley, McKenzie and amy are all close but ive dissected all three hayley to win take dat to da bank!!
franlky I thought he had so little to do besides lifts that he had no chance to actually dance salsa.
You have a point. But I thought that what he did (besides the lifts) was very good! Even my very critical hubby (when it comes to salsa) thought it was very good. IMO Alan looked better than many ballroom dancers who dance mambo or salsa, he had more Latin "sabor". And did you notice? They were given authentic mambo/salsa music (Tito Puente) .
I loved Haley's tango with Leonardo!!!
black mambo benji and Heidi !! THAT IS how its done in this format
Well, yes, of course, but not really a fair comparison. When you've got two partner-dance specialists who just happen to have been dancing together since childhood, I would hope that they would do the best salsa on the show.
the bar is the bar... meet it or beat it alan did neither
I hear you. Still, I'm happy to enjoy watching a dance even if it's not the best of that variety ever, and even if the dancers aren't likely to win the whole thing. I enjoyed that salsa, even though the lifts did interrupt the flow in places. And it was nice to see Alan looking so much more comfortable than he did in the hip hop last week. No big claims from me beyond that.
Unfortunately, I did not see that season of SYTYCD with Heidi and Benji.
Yes, that is how it is supposed to be done. That was really great!!! And it was the real thing!
However, I think it is kind of unrealistic to expect this level from dancers who might not have danced mambo or salsa before (Malice/Melisse?).
I agree with you. It was especially refreshing after enduring all the salsa train wrecks on DWTS. That is what I compared it to.
Who was the choreographer? I don't know him and can't remember his name.
it was an alum of the show cant remember his name either
heid and benji was from alex daSilva
Is Alex still in deep doo with some rather disturbing legal issues? I've loved his dancing for ages.
he was jailed aug 2011 has a ten year sentence
I can answer my own question now... (Google is your friend ).
His name is Jonathan Platero and he was a contestant on season 5 of SYTYCD. Don't know why I don't remember him.
Yes, from what I read he was sentenced to 10 years.
coz he didn't last too long
hahah sooooo true!!
Travis Wall rocks! <3 That routine was beautiful! He is such an incredible dancer! That will go down in SYTYCD history.<
agree so does Allison so does twitch, comfort, and mark
they all killed it last night
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