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It's a Six Pack! CTV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Has First-Ever Top 6 Finale

- CHRISTIAN, JORDAN, LINDSAY, MATT, MELISSA and SHANE will dance-off for Canada's votes -
- ADAM and DENITSA are eliminated from the competition -
- Six perform on Monday, September 5 at 8 pm ET on CTV -

Toronto, ON (August 30, 2011) – Six will perform, but only one will win the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer. For the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA history, it was announced live on CTV tonight that six dancers will remain in the competition to perform in next week’s final performance show. The Top 6 dancers are: CHRISTIAN Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC; JORDAN Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON; LINDSAY Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON; MATT Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB; MELISSA Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON; and SHANE Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON. With six dancers left standing, it was revealed that ADAM and DENITSA received the lowest number of votes and were eliminated from the competition. The Top 6 will take to the stage on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, giving viewers one last opportunity to vote for their Favourite Dancer before the winner is revealed during the live two-hour finale on Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (go to ctv.ca to confirm local listings).

With voting based solely on individual competitors instead of couples, each member of the Top 8 had the opportunity to perform a solo of their choice before the results were revealed. The performances wouldn’t change the results, and for two competitors, it would be their final chance to dance on the stage. Following the solos, it was announced that ADAM LoPapa (19), a Jazz dancer from Woodbridge, ON, and DENITSA Ikonomova (24), a Ballroom dancer from Laval, QC, would be eliminated from the competition.

For the first time in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE franchise history, choreographer Sean Cheesman introduced voguing to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stage. The high-glamour group number featured the Top 8 dancers performing quick and precise movements to Madonna’s “Vogue.” 

The Top 6 dancers now have one last chance to prove they have what it takes to become Canada’s Favourite Dancer during next week’s final performance episode on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. In their last effort to win the country’s heart, they will perform in front of judges Jean Marc Genereux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, and guest judge Mary Murphy.

Canada’s Top 6 dancers are:
1. CHRISTIAN Millette (28), a Ballroom dancer from Montreal, QC
2. JORDAN Clark (19), a Contemporary dancer from Tottenham, ON 
3. LINDSAY Leuschner (19), a Contemporary dancer from Stouffville, ON
4. MATT Marr (20), a Contemporary from Quispamsis, NB
5. MELISSA Mitro (23), a Contemporary dancer from Richmond Hill, ON
6. SHANE Simpson (24), a Jazz dancer from Thornhill, ON

Throughout the final performance show, the Top 6 will work with choreographers Stacey Tookey, Gustavo Vargas and Sho Tyme, and will also perform a solo of their choice as well as a group number by Sabrina Matthews. In addition, the Top 3 girls will work with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, and the Top 3 guys will work with Melissa Williams.

For anyone who missed tonight’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADAResults show, an encore airs on MuchMusic Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. ET. Weekly encores of the Performance and Results shows air back-to-back Fridays at 7 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (visit muchmusic.com to confirm local broadcast times). 

For up to date information, visit dance.CTV.ca, the official online portal for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. The website gets fans up close and personal with their favourite dancers, judges and choreographers through exclusive photo galleries and blogs, while also providing news, episode recaps, a music guide, quizzes, forums and more. New this season, the website gives viewers even more exclusive backstage access with behind-the-scenes hosted videos including interviews with the judges, choreographers and more. The site will also feature various contests throughout the season, and fans can find weekly episode highlights on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

The Top 6 are on Twitter, and fans can follow their favourite dancers to see what they’re up to and what they have to say about the competition. Viewers can as also follow the show’s official twitter for insider information and giveaways