I’m so excited that SYTYCD auditions are over and that now we’re getting into the show proper. The auditions are fun to watch, but I don’t think they need to run 5 or 6 episodes of them. My two cents, FOX.
My knitting and I trundled over to a friend’s house to watch the show on Wednesday night. She had TiVoed it earlier in the evening. We don’t have regular TV at my house so, if I want to have a chance to watch this show live, I need to work my connections 😉 Or camp out at an appliance store.
I’ve decided to start a new project to work on while watching the show. Something inspired by dance. Specifically, inspired by this scene from Singing in the Rain.
Now, I’m not about to try knitting something that long or that white. Not worth it. I’d stain if the first time I wore it. I’m knitting this shawl instead. And I’m knitting it in this gorgeous Juniper Moon Findley Dappled colorway.
This was a fabulous first night of competition. Nobody sucked, and that’s rare, especially when it comes to ballroom.
It’s sort of comical to watch the classically trained dancers and hip-hoppers who usually make it into the top 20 try to grock ballroom. Their knees are too turned out. They forget how to stay grounded. They don’t know what to do with their partner. For all the world, they look like spraddle-legged cowboys trying to Cha Cha with their horse.
Not so last night. I was particularly impressed with the Lindsday Arnold and Cole Haribe’s Paso Doble. Lindsay comes from a ballroom background, so I expected her to be good. Cole comes from more mainstream types of dance and martial arts. Honestly, I think it’s the martial arts that makes him “get” this dance.
Lindsay Arnold and Cole Haribe
The other ballroom numbers were very good too, especially for the first night of competition. Nothing special, but nothing to make your eyes bleed either. Full marks for that.
Amber Jackson and Nick Bloxsom-Carter
Witney Carson and Chehon Wespo-Tschopp
Time to frog and start over. Thankfully I had the first episode of Covert Affairs season 3 to keep me company and keep me in good humor.