If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 times, So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows on TV. I honestly think it is the best pure-talent show in the reality competition genre. As good as Bravo’s shows like Top Chef and Project Runway are, you still have some idiots who are just good TV sneak in. On Dance, after the obligatory audition rounds (which are shockingly short if you’re an “Idol” fan), everyone who makes it through to Vegas has serious chops.
They’d have to. Make a wrong move doing some of those routines and a dancer could hurt not just themselves, but their partners too.
I’m also a huge Katie Holmes fan. Yeah, yeah, the TomKat craziness sort of hurt her rising star a bit, but what can I say, Dawson’s Creek rocked my world. Plus, in my teenage years, when I was still trying to do the acting thing, pretty much every big part I ever got was because I decided to don my best Joey Potter impression.
Enough preamble; on July 23, 2009 So You Think You Can Dance celebrates its 100th episode. During that episode, Katie Holmes will dance and sing in a Judy Garland tribute piece choreographed by frequent-judge/choreographer, Tyce Diorio.
As Variety reports (and as Wednesday’s show announced), the performance will serve as promotion for the new Dizzy Feet Foundation. Director (and frequent Dance collaborator) Adam Shankman, Nigel Lythgoe (who is executive producer and head judge), Dancing With the Stars’s Carrie Ann Inaba and Katie Holmes are the foundation’s founders. Dizzy Feet is dedicated to promoting dance education, giving scholarships to talented dancers and choreographers and bringing dance education programs to disadvantaged children.
FOX’s SYTYCD blog has more details.
Check out the video of Cat Deely and Katie Holmes discussing the Dizzy Feet Foundation and the upcoming performance.