Emmy 2012 – Outstanding Choreography from SYTYCD, DWTS and Smash (VIDEO)

This morning the Emmy 2012 nominations were announced. In the Outstanding Choreography category, the usual suspects, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars were represented, joined by newbie show, Smash.  Check out routines from all the nominated choreographers.

Canadian contemporary choreographer, Stacey Tookey, Hip Hop choreographer, and The LXD alum, Christopher Scott and Broadway choreographer, Spencer Liff, were nominated from So You Think You Can Dance.

From Stacey Tookey:

In This Shirt was from the SYTYCD 8 Meet the Top 20 episode, and featured the talents of Melanie Moore, Ricky Jaime, Miranda Maleski, and Sasha Mallory.

SYTYCD 8 dancers, Mitchell and Caitlyn, perform a moving routine to Adele’s “Turning Tables”.

SYTYCD 8 contemporary dancers, Sasha and Melenie play suppressed housewives in this piece set to “Heart asks for Pleasure”.

From Christopher Scott:

SYTYCD 8 All Star, Twitch, joined Sasha for a sultry hip hop routine set to the blues tune “Misty Blue.”

The SYTYCD men perform to “Velocity”. It’s like “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” but scary!

From Spencer Liff.

SYTYCD 8 dancers, Melanie and Tadd perform a routine to the Love Story theme.

SYTYCD 8 dancers, Sasha and Marko dance to “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees.

SYTYCD 8 dancers, Ashley and Chris perform a steamy routine to “Please Mr. Jailer”

SYTYCD alum and frequent choreographer, Travis Wall and Teddy Forance are nominated for Dancing With the Stars! His nominated routine was a Macy’s Stars of Dance piece, featuring Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, Melanie Moore, Kyle Robinson, Channing Cooke, Chantel, Jaimie Goodwin, Taja Riley, Noelle Marsh, Ryan Ramirez and Kayla Kalbfleisch. Hi SYTYCD dancers! The show dominates, even when it crosses over to DWTS. Heh.

And finally…the newbie Smash! Joshua Bergasse was nominated, but of his three routines– National Pastime, Let’s Be Bad, Never Met a Wolf, I could only find Let’s Be Bad and National Pastime online. NBC obviously was pretty aggressive about taking video down from the freshman show.

Let’s Be Bad

And a “ghetto” video of National Pastime

  • Mike Nguyen

    A little surprised at some of the SYTYCD routines chosen for nomination.

    I thought the wall routine with Sasha and statue routine with Melanie and Marko were deserving.

  • Anonymous

    The “Misty Blue” routine with Sasha and Twitch is one of my favorites from Season 8.  I think there should also be an Emmy nomination for the dancer because even if there is good choreography, the dancer brings it to life through their emotional and technical interpretation, IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    My favorite dance routine was the Tap routine featuring Matt Flint (SYTYCD UK winner), Nick Young, and Jess LeProtto on the Finale of So You Think You Can Dance.  It’s a great routine to “Can’t Buy Me Love”.  Maybe it wasn’t nominated because the three tappers did the choreography themselves?  It was just awesome and I watched it more than a dozen times.  Yep, my favorite!

  • http://twitter.com/youtweetmetoo it’s me

    Yay SMASH

  • V Jemmy

    I have to route for Stacey Tookey on this one.  I still watch the Turning Tables performance with Mitchell and Caitlyn every couple of weeks.  LOVE that routine.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Looking again, I think, The SYTYCD men perform to “Velocity” is also a terrific routine.  However, Smash could take this thing. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XY62PETGTXO3FFQXX45UKQ2O7M Steph

    Smash’s choreography and original songs are all amazing. I could see Smash winning this category as well as the original song category for “Let Me Be Your Star.”

  • hcpoirot

    So I am hoping FOX keeping SYTYCD. Cause if they cancel SYTYCD, where will the Emmy people find nominee for BEst Choreo? All from DWTS?

    Though the rating suffers, SYTYCD still produce lots of memorable routines.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Right now, SYTYCD seems so rushed.  One day isn’t enough to provide family entertainbment.  I wish FOX would give SYTYCD 30 minutes for the Finale Results Show.  I will miss this show so much if it gets canceled.