Allison and Ivan – The Umbrella Dance

I just started using a new (to me) statistics tracker (Pmetrics from Performancing, which I highly recommend based on the week I’ve been using it), and I’ve noticed several hits from people looking for Allison and Ivan’s umbrella dance from last year, which Nigel mentioned a week or two ago on SYTYCD, and which I have also mentioned a time or two as being one my absolute favorites from Season Two. So, I thought I’d oblige and share it. Here’s Allison and Ivan dancing Shane Sparks’ hip hop routine from SYTYCD S2, the one with the umbrella. :)

And looking at that episode, I discovered that it’s also the one in which Heidi and Benji danced their incredible Black Mambo number, so I ripped that as well. It may still stand as the best dance on the show. Although, considering that they are both trained Latin dancers who are also cousins and have danced together competitively and they’re dancing a Latin dance, that’s perhaps not terribly surprising.

(I also updated my earlier SYTYCD recap post with videos; I don’t know how various people’s RSS readers deal with edited posts, so I’m not sure if people can tell when I update the post.)

  • http://tvinthewoods.blogspot.com Beckylooo

    Oooo thanks fro that. I had forgtotten all about that Mambo. I’m not a big Benjoy fan and was bummed he won but that just reminded me why he did and I’m a little bit more ok with it now.

  • http://tvinthewoods.blogspot.com Beckylooo

    Oooo thanks fro that. I had forgtotten all about that Mambo. I’m not a big Benjoy fan and was bummed he won but that just reminded me why he did and I’m a little bit more ok with it now.

  • http://tvinthewoods.blogspot.com Beckylooo

    Ack and excuse my egregious typing errors. I haven’t had my coffee yet.

  • http://tvinthewoods.blogspot.com Beckylooo

    Ack and excuse my egregious typing errors. I haven’t had my coffee yet.

  • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

    Hee, no problem. I’m glad you enjoyed the Mambo! I wasn’t a huge Benji fan either, but there’s just nothing bad to say about that number–it was absolute perfection.

  • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

    Hee, no problem. I’m glad you enjoyed the Mambo! I wasn’t a huge Benji fan either, but there’s just nothing bad to say about that number–it was absolute perfection.