So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, has hit the road to captivate audiences again this fall with more stops than ever before. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the So You Think You Can Dance Tour is stopping at Los Angeles’ iconic Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles.
The So You Think You Can Dance Tour features this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. The tour gives fans around the country the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.
The tour kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans and is crossing the United States and Canada with more than 70 stops. The first leg of the tour finished up on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Maverick Center in West Valley City, UT. The dancers returned for the second leg of the tour at the Rabobank Theatre in Bakersfield, CA, on Thursday, Jan. 22 and will be running their final performances until February 11th in Vancouver, BC.
The Season 11 dancer lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart.
We caught up with dancer Zack Everhart and alternate Carly Blaney to talk about what it’s like being on tour, their favorite city they’ve performed in so far, and how they’ve grown as a dancer since their first audition. Check out the Q&A below. To see when the So You Think You Can Dance Tour comes to your city, click here.
CS4U: The So You Think You Can Dance Tour is finally coming to Los Angeles this Wednesday! What are you guys most excited for this week?
Zack: “I’m really excited to perform at the Nokia Theatre. I’ve never been to a show or performed there but I’ve heard a lot about it — it’s a huge theatre!”
Carly: “I’m really excited to perform there as well! A lot of So You Think You Can Dance alumni are coming too, so it will be really fun to meet everyone and have them watching in the audience.”
CS4U: How has life been on the road?
Zack: “It’s been a blast. It’s really tiring sometimes, but we are all able to do what we love so it’s incredible.”
CS4U: What can fans expect from the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour when they come to L.A. Live this Wednesday?
Carly: “We’re doing a ton of dances from the show and also some never-before-seen numbers, so the fans can expect a ton of high energy and a wonderful night of dance.”
CS4U: Could you tell our readers at home why they should go see the show?
Zack: “If you’re a fan of the show, then you’ll love the live performance. What it basically is is So You Think You Can Dance coming to life on stage and you’re right in front watching it in person. Even if you have never seen the SYTYCD on TV, it’s two hours of incredible dancing.”
CS4U: Since our website is called CelebSecrets4U, can you share one secret about touring that our fans wouldn’t know?
Carly: “Before every show, we do a shake off. We all get together and chant a countdown “10 ,2, 3, 4 – 9, 2, 3, 4,” and so on. We go down the line and shake off until we get to 1 and then its time to perform!”