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So You Think You Can Dance? An interview with SYTYCD adjudicator Jason Winters


There was a lot of excitement about our last dance competition of the year — the VIEW Dance Challenge at the Nerang Bicentennial Centre — and it had a lot to do with the fact So You Think You Can Dance Australia’s Jason Winters was adjudicating.

After the competition, Jason took time out from his busy schedule to give us an insight into what he’s looking for in performance and why our talented ID students deservedly walked away from the recent VIEW Dance Challenge with a swag of awards including:

Industry Dance- View Dance Challenge
  • Highest point scoring small group - 96.16 Humanity 15yrs Contemporary

  • Highest point scoring large group - 93.23 Dance Off 10yrs Jazz

  • Choreography Award- “Humanity” awarded to Miss Aleea

Why are dance competitions so important for young dancers?

Any opportunity to perform is of great importance to young dancers, and helps them to re