We want to issue a trigger warning on this episode. Recent allegations have come to light regarding the actions of Travis Wall and his actions toward young dancers at conventions. In this episode, recorded in April 2021, we are highly complimentary of Wall as a dancer and choreographer. If that may be upsetting to you, we urge you not to listen. We believe survivors.
Bree and her hockey pal Liz, host of the Leafs podcast Real Gud Pros (@realgudpros on Twitter) sit down to talk about their other big passion: dance (dance, dance, dance). Did So You Think You Can Dance help the world of dance, or hurt it? Can you imagine if the show hadn’t hired Cat Deeley? When did the show just become something competition dancers tried out for when they turned 18? Is Tyce Diorio both the best choreographer and the worst judge? And, of course, we have to ask: what was with the way this show treated Black men?
Here is a playlist of some of our SYTYCD highlights.