Thursday, July 3, 2008

Romance and passion on the dance floor

You may not know this, but I have another passion besides reading. Dance. I have not done much of it myself as of late. I need to do more. I incorporate dance into my teaching and run an after school dance club for kids in grades 4-6. I am an unrepentant So You Think You Can Dance junkie. I own seasons 1-3 on DVD. I can not miss an episode. I am an addict.

Last night I was watching the show and drooling, as one does when there are gorgeous half nekked menz on their TV screen. But I was also drooling over the choreography. The passion and emotion that the dancers and choreographers created was amazing. There were two dances in particular that brought to life the relationship between and man and a woman.

Will and Jessica's lyrical jazz routine is hawt! When he grabs the shirt and pulls it up onto her shoulders, and then pulls it off of her... that needs to be worked into someone's book. Stat!

Then there is the pain following the ending of a relationship. How many of you have laid in bed at night after a breakup tortured by memories of your ex? The expressions on Twitch and Kerrington's faces as they gazed at one another across the bed was haunting.

It is truly beautiful to see those things that draw us to romance embodied in another discipline.


Bridget Locke said...

I have to say that first one when he grabs her leg and pulls her to him and they clasp each other? Definitely hot. :) Could definitely be used for a hot sex scene, especially if the couple is arguing in bed and the guy just grabs her, pulls her to him and plants one on her. *sigh*

Nicola O. said...

Hmmm. I haven't been watching this show, but those are some amazing routines. Very hot.

Ciara said...

I saw the one you posted on your gtalk away message - it was Grrrreat! So hot. I don't watch TV, but this was awesome. Thanks!

Carrie Lofty said...

I wish the shirt routine had been done by anyone else, because I'm not a fan of Jessica at all. But the Twitchington bed routine was fantastic. I also loved Chelsie & Mark's "Kiss Kiss" and the other Mia contemp of the night by Katee & Joshua. Excellent night, overall.

Sarai said...

Alright i have never ever watched this show but wow that first video was so HAWT omg I can totally see it very nice. Sadly enough I love dance but never got into this... I wonder why?

Shannon said...

I can keep watching these dances over and over. I just love contemporary dance.

sarai- You should watch this show! It is on tonight. Fox at 7/8pm (depending on time zone).

I am so addicted to this show. I've even been trolling Youtube watching videos of dances from SYTYCD Australia. My students keep talking about the version from Poland (since most of them have moved from there.) I need to check that one out soon.