so you think you can dance
Host Cat Deeley previews Season 14 of the hit dance competition show.
Four-time Emmy nominee Cat Deeley chats with BUILD about her experience as host of the 14-time Emmy-awarding winning show, "So You Think You Can Dance." 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. In addition to that, she also hosts USA's "Big Star Little Star." The show is a fun-loving celebrity family game show which pairs stars with their kids as they playfully test their knowledge of one another. Needless to say, Cat Deeley is quite the host.
And its ambiguous ending makes it even more haunting.
Today, with more training opportunities available to talented young black students, filling the pipeline for these programs remains a challenge. How do you spot talent and recruit students when they may have no idea what ballet is?
We struck gold twice in a matter of weeks -- my daughters, Lea and Sara, and I -- intoxicating artistry in dance at a pair of performances spanning the old and new year.
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This past round of Emmy Awards was TV and Broadway choreographer Spencer Liff's second chance at the win. Twice now, he's been nominated for his work on "So You Think You Can Dance," but again the recognition fell short.
When your child has special needs, it's a major upset to that expectation. Aside from missing Sophie, her leaving is also a stark reminder that the natural order has been disrupted. There are upsides to an empty nest, but we won't experience them.
As I approached from the southern end of Manhattan, where the sun had just risen, I couldn't quite believe what I was witnessing. She moved gracefully, dramatically and with intent all over the Mason and Hamlin -- sitting, leaning, standing, en pointe.
She started out on "So You Think You Can Dance," and her dancing career flourished from there.
Most performers can't pin-point exactly when their lives changed, but Christina Perri remembers the moment clearly.
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