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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »
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Nigel Lythgoe ...  Himself - Judge 247 episodes, 2005-2018
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Mark Thompson ...  Announcer 236 episodes, 2005-2015
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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to survive the auditions and be invited to Hollywood. Producers traveled to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in search of dancers who represent the soul and rhythm of America. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. See who struts into the producers' hearts and who trips up on the series premiere. A fortunate 50 dancers who survive the auditions will go to Hollywood to work with five of the top choreographers in the business: Alex Da Silva, Brian Friedman, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. During the "Hollywood Week," the semifinalists will dance their hearts out, as they learn challenging routines and hope to impress the choreographers. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Searching for America's favorite dancer.


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2005 (USA) See more »

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not a bad show, could be tightened up a little, and less imitative of American Idol
18 August 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

Not a show I would ordinarily have watched (I've never seen American Idol), I saw an episode last night since I was with my grandmother, and I did enjoy it. I don't care to dance at all, but I admire the style and athleticism some dancers have.

I don't know if the episode I saw was typical, but it was two hours long and the first half hour was spent introducing the dancers and telling their life stories. That was quite boring - perhaps it could have been shorter, or more integrated into the show.

The dancers were a mix of semi-professionals and amateurs, mostly specializing in just one or two styles. The interesting thing about the competition to me was that they were expected to be able to pick up new styles, for example you might have a breakdancer doing swing dancing. Some could pull this off quite well, and some couldn't.

Dancers would perform alone, or with a randomly selected partner. The music they danced to was canned, and I would have preferred a versatile live band to do the different style of music, or perhaps several different bands. I realize the show isn't about the music, but surely some band would have been willing to be in the background letting the dancers shine. I was a bit surprised by the music used for the hip hop dancing, which sounded more like adult contemporary R&B.

Four judges give their comments on each of the performances. They weren't interesting at all, and I found myself wanting them to prove their credentials by showing off their own dancing! At the end, the judges eliminated six performers, who were then given forty-five seconds to do their best dancing, and the viewing audience was given the opportunity to call in to save their favorite among those the judges had booted. I didn't bother - and I suspect most callers will have voted for the person they liked the most, with the most sympathetic life story, rather than the best dancer....


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