Does anyone remember that show Superstars of Dance that aired back in January 2009? That was a great chance to see elements of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, but as an INTERNATIONAL dance competition. Of course I rooted for the US Team and I loved Marguerite Derricks’ choreography from the Austin Powers movies.
But since I was already a big fan of DWTS and SYTYCD, I really enjoyed the Ballroom dances in that competition.
One dancer really stood out as my favorite and that was Henry Byalikov!
Let me get on my bandwagon for just a few moments. I’m glad they promoted Peta Murgatroyd to Pro in Season 13. I am still a huge fan of Peta. She does something none of the other dancers do. She GIVES a movement to the audience. That sounds strange, but just compare her style of a typical dancer like Maks or Mark – who can come off as CONCEITED and full of themselves. Oh look at how clever I dance when I show off. And that’s fine to show off, but Peta “gives” a move to the audience watching.
I disagree with the show producers having Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson on the show at all! Lindsay should have NEVER been asked to be a pro before OKSANA DYMTRENKO! That was just tacky, in my opinion, for DWTS to keep picking up 2nds from SYTYCD! At least let the “newbies” start in the troupe first, not just go straight to pro! BTW, more of the celebrities should “retire” like Maks did this season. Hint, hint Cheryl, Derek, Kim – and let the younger troupe members shine!!!
The TROUPE is FANTASTIC this year, by the way! This is the BEST year ever for the Troupe on DWTS! I’m so glad that we get to see the spotlight dance clips now.
The Pros better watch out, because the TROUPE dancers (most of them) are constantly OUT-DANCING the pros.
I know that Mark should watch his back, Henry surely would have stolen some of his thunder, if given the chance to dance with Aly. Not that this would have been the first time. Of course, Henry has been featured before with the Celebrities and Pros.
It’s always such a nice treat to watch HENRY! I love watching his facial expressions and the way he gives a “personal” touch to each dance. Some fantastic gesture, eye moment. I really like the ELEMENT OF SURPRISE of how he will give that personal touch.
Sure wish I could see more of Henry’s Dancing! Guess I will have to wait until The Great Gatsby comes out! CAN’T WAIT!
UPDATE: Here is the petition for Henry to become a Pro! Please sign. Thanks
Henry Byalikov to become regular pro on DWTS
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