Toronto, ON (November 4, 2008) – Two more distinguished choreographers, Danny Quilliam and Sho-Tyme, share their expertise with the Top 12 in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s next performance episode, airing at a special time of 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 on CTV. Specializing in dance styles from the Foxtrot to House, Quilliam and Sho-Tyme join Dmitry Chaplin, Gustavo Vargas, Luther Brown and Paul Becker in working with the Top 12 dancers this week. Then, on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV, the first ever SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Top 10 are revealed (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
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In this week’s episode, special guest judges Rex Harrington (artist-in-residence for The National Ballet of Canada) and Melissa Williams (Prince, George Michael) join permanent judges Tré Armstrong and Jean Marc Genereux on the judging panel, while the six remaining couples are paired with both a new choreographer and a new style of dance.
Sho-Tyme – Hailing from Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, Sho-Tyme is a Hip-Hop Street Dancer who has no boundaries in his creativity in dance and has continually shown his passion for creating an entertaining vision for the world to see. From videos to commercials, tours, TV performances and movies, he has done it all. Sho-Tyme has brought himself up from the street-style way of living, and has made his mark on the underground world as well as the industry, proving to choreographers and dancers that what you set your mind to can be done. He has created and choreographed visions for many of the top artists in the industry, including Mya, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. While continually working as a choreographer, Sho-Tyme has maintained his humbleness to never stop learning from his peers, and is always looking to teach and give back to the current and new generation of inspiring dancers. Sho-Tyme’s continuing quest is to show the world, through his eyes, what dance means to him.
Danny Quilliam – A ballroom champion, Montreal’s Danny Quilliam has represented Canada at the World Championships 19 times and placed 4th at the World Professional Classic Showdance Championship in 2002. Danny was the North American Amateur Standard Champion in 1994, the Canadian Amateur Standard Champion in 1995, the North American Professional Standard Champion in 2000 and was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open Professional Standard Championship in 2005. Danny has danced in movies such as Shall We Dance and The Aviator, and performed at the Canadian Legends in Dance in 2008. Danny continues to coach and train many amateur and professional dancers of all levels across Canada.
Tune in to the 30-minute results show on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times) on CTV to catch the Top 12 perform a marionette-themed contemporary group number, choreographed bySO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s Blake McGrath. After the group number, host Leah Miller will reveal Canada’s first-ever Top 10 dancers.
An encore broadcast of this week’s performance and results episodes air back-to-back on Sunday, November 9 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).
Highlights of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA can now be seen on the CTV Media Player at ctv.ca.