Not as bland as season 5 (AKA “So You Think You Can Dance Contemporary And Not Much Else”), but still – it seems more than ever that female hip-hop dancers are effectively dead on this show, despite that whenever they make it top top 20 they invariably do reasonably well. (Comfort top 8 season four, Sara top 6 season three, Donyelle top 4 season 2, et cetera). I suppose that “only” eleven contemporary dancers is about as low as the show is willing to go.
I was kind of rooting for vaguely-Hispanic-looking-guy-with-moustache – I really liked his Broadway performance from last week and knew he was a hip-hop dancer – but I guess they felt they’d been adventurous enough putting through Russell, Kevin and Legacy, to say nothing of three tap dancers. (Speaking of tap dancers, what is all this “first tapper in So You Think You Can Dance” business? Sandra from season 1 was a tapper. Have we all erased her from show memory now?)
EDIT TO ADD: Oh, yeah, and there’s no way Russell doesn’t have some formal training. I’m laying odds on another Joshua-style “he’s an untrained dancer! If you don’t count the dance camps as training.”