Happy Feet

I realize I JUST posted about Julia Child’s birthday last week but it just so happens to be the 100th birthday of the great Gene Kelly today, and I can’t think of a better reason to write this season’s love note to So You Think You Can Dance.

I love dance and I love that this show gives dancers and choreographers of all genres the opportunity to share their amazing talents with all of us lucky viewers at home. One of my favorites this season is Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, an insanely gifted dancer and extremely likeable guy.

Check out his “Robot-Animated Popper” moves as he auditioned for the show:

And see how much he’s grown so far on the show, adding his own touch to a contemporary routine this week:


Gene Kelly may have never heard of a Robot-Animated Popper by the time he passed away but you have to believe these two have something in common in their soul.

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