I shared this in a post back several years ago: “I never thought I’d be confessing this, but I’ve become addicted to a dance show.”
I’m still addicted (the first step is to admit it - right?)
It started back with So You Think You Can Dance Season Four (which is still my favorite “Four Real” [make sign on shoulder]). It began because we have a daughter who danced all her life and even began college as a dance major. At first, I just watched along with everyone else – but it didn’t take long before I was hooked. Before I knew it I was discussing the difference between Popping, Hip-Hop and Krump, and hoping that my favorite dancers don’t draw the dreaded Pasodoble or Quickstep.
I don’t have time for silly dance shows that attempt to turn football players and country music stars – SYTYCD is for serious dancers only and I even have favorite dancers (Twitch and Comfort both from Season Four). I also now have favorite choreographers – obviously Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo but I’ve also learned to appreciate Sonya Tayeh.
I’m still probably a little less interested in who makes the SYTYCD Top 20 than I am in the OKC Thunder beating the Miami Nazgul (the Nazgul are the want-to-be kings in LOTR in search of a ring they would never have – that’s my hope for the Heat [though it looks like they will get one this year]). But I am glad they were on different nights this week so I didn’t have to choose (choosing between the US Open and Game 3 was hard enough).
So anyway – every few years I should probably acknowledge that I’m still addicted to a dance show. And FTR I don't think I can dance but I love watching those who can – Four Real!