So, a bunch of people think they can dance.
This popular summer competition kicked (and spun and flipped) off on Fox last night with a two-hour premiere, as judges and viewers were treated to a number of talented acts. Foremost among them?
Shafeek Westbrook, a 22-year break dancer from North Philadelphia who combined classic moves with a contemporary, interpretive flow that earned Shafeek a standing ovation.
"A friend of mine died in 9/11," Westbrook said. "My dance was supposed to be him climbing out of the rubble of the World Trade Center."Other opening acts who stood out include:
Stepheon Stewart, who created something he refers to as the Zombie Dance.
Daniel Baker, a 23-year-old Aussie ballet dancer with no need for a shirt.
Jarell Rochelle, a 22-year old native of Huntsville, Texas with a sad personal story you can learn about here:
Bree Hafen, a 29-year old from McKinney, Texas with a ridiculously cute daughter.