Introducing: Romina D’Ugo of MTV’s ‘Turn the Beat Around’

Former So You Think You Can Dance Canada contestant Romina D’Ugo been dancing for her life since she was a small girl. She does it yet again, this time as the aspiring dancer/choreographer Zoe in the new MTV, made-for-TV movie, Turn the Beat Around (premiering, Friday, February 26, 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific) In Turn the Beat … More Introducing: Romina D’Ugo of MTV’s ‘Turn the Beat Around’

Getting into Step: The Season Five ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Auditions in NYC (UPDATE)

It seemed like yesterday that MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC) crowned its first all-female crew champions, We Are Heroes.  So, it may be a bit of a shock to you (or at least to me anyway) that they were back on the road looking for top notch crews for season 5 which is slated … More Getting into Step: The Season Five ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Auditions in NYC (UPDATE)

The ‘It Factor’: Laurie Ann Gibson of ‘Making His Band’ and ‘P Diddy’s Starmaker’ Breaks It Down Boom Kack Style (UPDATE 2)

I’m a woman obsessed…obsessed with the “It” factor. The secret sauce. The right stuff. One’s own personal 11 herbs and spices. I don’t know when I became obsessed with “It”.  Maybe the obsession developed during all of those years of taking dance classes, watching people being put through their paces, seeing some go on to … More The ‘It Factor’: Laurie Ann Gibson of ‘Making His Band’ and ‘P Diddy’s Starmaker’ Breaks It Down Boom Kack Style (UPDATE 2)

Now on the Main Stage: Vogue Evolution on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’

I love being right. Yes, I do. I love the smug satisfaction that comes with it. When I first saw New York City-based dance crew Vogue Evolution do their thing at the New York City season four auditions for MTV’s Randy Jackson presents America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC), I knew that they had “It” — … More Now on the Main Stage: Vogue Evolution on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’

Moving and Grooving the Pounds Away: Tara Guiliano of Oxygen’s ‘Dance Your Ass Off’

Okay, when I heard the title of the new Oxygen reality show, Dance Your Ass Off (Mondays, 10 p.m. Easter/Pacific) hosted by Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur,  I thought to myself, “What?” Then, when I read the premise of the show: severely overweight contestants dance away the pounds with a professional partner in a … More Moving and Grooving the Pounds Away: Tara Guiliano of Oxygen’s ‘Dance Your Ass Off’

Dance Crews Step to It at MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Season 4 Auditions in NYC (UPDATE 2)

I really love to watch dancers do their thing.  Something about living, or rather moving, vicariously through others without having to break a sweat, as I say to myself, “Yeah, I could do that..but not today,” brings joy to my teeny heart. So imagine the joy I felt watching hours of dance routines performed by … More Dance Crews Step to It at MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Season 4 Auditions in NYC (UPDATE 2)

Commerical Interruption: ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Holding Auditions in NYC

Because I love the kids and think that MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC) is one amazing show and because I’m all about going for it and living the dream, I’m spreading the word about this audition opportunity on Sunday, June 14.  If you are a member of a badass dance crew, get a pen … More Commerical Interruption: ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ Holding Auditions in NYC