March 31, 2009

The Top 6

Two more dancers were voted off SYTYCD last night, Hip hopper Timomatic and Gianne, who was voted off the show for the second time as she was asked to come back to replace Penny who had to pull out of the show due to a rib injury.

The 3 remaining couples who will fight it out for the final 4 this Sunday are BJ & Talia, Ben & Amy, Charlie & Kat.
The season finale is just around the corner and only 2 weeks left of the competition.

March 29, 2009

SYTYCD U.S.A Season 5

While Australia is coming to the end of Season 2 of "So You Think You Can Dance" and counting down the Top 10, the U.S.A is just about finished auditioning for Season 5.

SYTYCD U.S.A have added new cities to the casting call for auditions from Miami, New York, LA, Denver, Memphis and Seattle, so it should be a good competition with many more auditions and some really great talent from all over America.

Pointed Toes will keep you updated with any news or updates about the up and coming Season 5 of SYTYCD U.S.A.

March 27, 2009

No.9 Box office Hit

Coyote Ugly (2000) Directed by David McNally

An aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford (
Piper Perabo) leaves home to work at a NYC bar where they dance and perform for male patrons, Violet meets and fall in love with Kevin O' Donnell (Adam Garcia).

Adam Garcia who plays Kevin is an Australain Actor and has been in the Tap dancing movie "Bootmen" and the re-release of the 1980's dance hit "Fame" (In Cinemas this September, 2009).

March 24, 2009

First elimination of the Top 10


This was the first elimination that was decided by the public, Australia voted and was saying goodbye to Brazilian dancer Gianne and Jamaican dancer Loredo. Everyone was in tears (even the SYTYCD judges), but it is all part of the competition and 2 dancers had to go home.
The 8 remaining dancers had to draw out of a hat their new partners.
TheTop 8 pairings for this week : Charlie & Penny, Talia & Ben, Amy & Timomatic and Kat & BJ.

March 22, 2009

Miami City Ballet and Beyonce

Male dancers Alex Wong and Jeremy Cox from Miami City Ballet were seen warming up backstage at one of their performances to Beyonces' latest song "Single Ladies".
They learnt the entire dance routine from Beyonces film clip with a few added dance moves like a couple of pirouettes and a ponche.
It is great to see dancers having fun backstage and it is definitely one way to forget about those nerves before going on stage.

March 19, 2009

Dance Quote of the Week

"Any Problem in the world can be solved by dancing"- James Brown.

March 18, 2009

No. 10 Box Office Hit

Step up 2: The Streets (2008)

Step Up 2: The Streets is about two dance students Andie (Briana Evigan) and Chase (Robert Hoffman) from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts and they become very close and start a dance crew with a group of friends.

To prepare for the role of Chase Collins, Robert Hoffman actually went into the Baltimore city underground dance scene and participated in competitive break dance circles.

Also the Finalists from MTV's "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" (2008), the JabbaWockeez, appear in the movie briefly wearing their signature white masks.

Step Up 2 has some really great dancers and breakdancing tricks. The final dance scene in the rain is amazing.

March 17, 2009

The Top 10


It was the end last night for Contemporary dancer Danny and Hip Hopper Lamb.
It wasnt a unanimous decision by the judges and was the most difficult decision they have had to make so far as the competition is getting tougher and tougher each week.
The Top 10 for "So You Think You Can Dance" has been decided and the dancers now have to swap partners.
The new pairings for the Top 10 show are Charlie & Talia, BJ & Amy, Loredo & Gianne, Ben & Penny and Timomatic & Kat.
Dont miss the Top 10 show this Sunday, 7:30pm.

March 16, 2009

Top 10 Box Office Dance Films

Dirty dancing and Step Up 2 ( Photo by Martha Brockenbrough Special to MSN Movies)

At Pointed Toes we have found the Top 10 Box Office Dance Films from 1977-Present.
Each week we will be counting down the Top 10. We will share with everyone some interesting trivia and dance scenes from each of the Top 10 Films.
The count down is made up of some of the best dance movies ever made, so stay tuned.

March 13, 2009

Bronze Ballerina

Edgar Degas' Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, (Little Dancer of Fourteen Years) 1879-1881, is the only sculpture Edgar Degas chose to exhibit throughout his lifetime.
Last Month, the bronze sculpture depicting a young ballerina was bought by a private bidder at Sothebys Auction house in London for $30 million.

Dont forgot from one of Pointed Toes earlier posts this year that Edgar Degas is exhibiting at the National Art Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The exhibition was only on for a limited time and ends this month 22nd March 2009.
So dont miss out, as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of Degas' amazing works.

March 11, 2009

Museum Pieces

Dancers perform in Northern Cupola Hall of Berlin's Neues Museum to mark its re-opening after a 10 year rebuild.
The 154 year old Musuem which was partly destroyed by a Bomb during World War II.
The Museum will be open to the public from October 2009.

March 10, 2009

Its down to the Top 12


Ballroom dancer Damien and Hip Hopper Pania have gone home. It was a split decision and they were the unlucky chosen two not to be part of the "So You Think You Can Dance " Top 12.

Pania will now join her boyfriend Emmanuel who was eliminated from last weeks show.

Amy and Ben will now join up and start a brand new partnership which wont be easy as the Top 12 this week will have to perform 2 routines to make it into the Top 10 dancers for 2009.

March 6, 2009

Dance Quote of the Week

" It takes an athlete to dance but an artist to be a dancer" - Shanna La Fleur

March 5, 2009

Mcdonalds Ballet Scholarship

Mcdonalds Ballet Scholarship 2009
Sunday August 2, 2009
Opera House-Concert Hall

The McDonald's Ballet Scholarship is an intensive competition that gives dancers across the country the opportunity to compete in front of large audience. It is one of most valuable awards and events to particpate in as it encourages students in the study of ballet to follow their dreams.
The evening also incudes the Open Jazz Group finals with 6 chosen dance schools competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trophy and cash prizes.
The Total Prize Value for the Scholarship Exceeds $36,000.
The outright winner of the Ballet scholarship winning a $15,000 scholarship with the Royal Danish Ballet and a $3,000 cash prize and the runner up winning a $10, 000 Scholarship and $2,000 cash prize and the other 6 finalists receive a $1,000 cash prize.
It is a great evening of entertainment and tickets are on sale now and sell out fast so dont miss out.

March 3, 2009

Two more contestants have gone home



Hip- Hop dancer Emmanuel and Contemporary dancer Chanelle were sent home from So You Think You Can Dance Top 16 last night..
It was the first week that a couple wasnt sent home.
So Chanelles's partner Loredo and Emmanuel's partner Talia will now pair up and get ready for another week of competition.