Twitch on Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Edit: The copyright monsters are evidently snatching Twitch videos. Hopefully this one works.

If not, try following this link if you're interested in checking out Twitch's solo from last Thursday.

How talented is this young man?

So the first winner of So You Think You Can Dance was Nick Lazzarini, a trained contemporary jazz dancer. The winner of season 2 was Benji Scwimmer, a west coast swing champion. Sabra Johnson, another contemporary dancer, won season 3.

Can a hip hop dancer win this show?

There are three hip hop/break dancers in the Top 10...Twitch, Joshua, and Gev. I don't know about y'all, but my favorite dances from each of these guys are not the hip hop routines they've done.

So yeah, I think a hip hop dancer can win this show.

But whoever does ultimately win, fans of dance are in for a great ride to the finale next month.


  1. we saw some dancers like this on our last cruise, they were great!

    smiles, bee

  1. Marsha says:

    You know, now that you mention it, I always love whoever is preforming the routines by Mia and Napoleon & matter what their 'specialties' are, these routines are always preformed well by the dancers.

  1. Roger says:

    I am no judge at this contest, but it is interesting to watch.

  1. jennifer says:

    He was awesome! Do you think it is harder to judge the Hip Hop because it doesn't follow a SPECIFIC form or technique? It is very easy to say someone is a talented Ballet Dancer, or Ballroom Dancer because of the Body placement, alignment, turn out, etc. No doubt that he is TALENTED and I wish him the best!

  1. Bond says:

    I think it could happen this season with Twitch or Joshua taking the title...though there as some great women also...

    I don't think comfort will last past this week, even with the second chance and it is a shame Jessica had to bow out.

  1. I can do the robot! Bwahahahahahaha, I can't dance... not one step. A green bean has more rhythm than I do...LOL!

  1. Anndi says:

    It comes down to this...

    Twitch is a dancer, and an excellent one at that.

    Yeah, he can win.

  1. Not a hip hop fan so I don't know. Have a great day Travis. Big hug. :)

  1. Akelamalu says:

    The video isn't showing now Trav so I can't comment on him.

  1. Travis says:

    Bee: Aren't they fun to watch?

    Marsha: I rank the SYTYCD choreographers: 1 Wade Robson, 2 Mia Michaels, 3 Tyce Diorio, 4 Alex de Silva, 5 Tabitha & Napoleon. And I agree that they can usually bring out the absolute best in the dancer regardless of specialty.

    Roger: I learn something new every time I watch.

    Jennifer: I think you're exactly right about judging hip hop. There are some technical things to watch...a buddy of mine from work is a hip hop teacher, and he tells me what to look for technically. But it's tough to spot it.

    V: As I said earlier in email, I think it could come down to partners for Comfort. I think her best pairing will be with Gev.

    Lois: Bwahahahahahaa! Now that's funny...a green bean!

    Ann: You said it best. Dancers dance, no matter what the style or steps.

    Sandee: I'm not usually a hip hop fan either, but he brings me to the style because of his talent and personality.

    Akelamalu: I put another video up, and a link back to the youtube page. I hope that works!

  1. I do think he has a shot at winning. I enjoyed re-watching the first video at top again from the show the night. You're right. The second video no longer works.
    Twitch is a "serious" dancer.

  1. He is simply amazing! I do like Joshua too, though...maybe a tad bit more. The routine that he and his partner did the first week really captured my attention. I ♥ this show.

  1. Oh, I think Twitch can definitely win! He's great!
    I agree with Marsha. I love Mia and Napoleon & Tabitha's routines. If anyone can dance to them, they have oodles of talent!
    Great group this season!

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    No doodling at Trav's Thoughts? I tried it for a first time last night, it's not that bad ;o)